STOCKHOLM, Dec 4- Fingerprint Cards is aiming to sell its identity technology to most of the world's biggest smartphone makers, which are likely to follow Apple in offering touch recognition for mobiles from next year.» Read More
TOKYO, Dec 4- For Japan's electronics firms, the kitchen is the final frontier. Companies from Panasonic Corp to Toshiba Corp are diverting engineers and money away from their TV operations and into developing' smart appliances' after losing out in the living room to cheaper Asian rivals.
NEW YORK-- GT Advanced Technologies said Tuesday it plans to sell 12 million shares of stock and $125 million in debt due in 2020.. GT Advanced Technologies Inc. creates products for use in consumer electronics and other technologies. In November, the Merrimack, N.H., company said it will supply sapphire material to Apple Inc. as part of a multi-year agreement.
LONDON, Nov 28- Britain signalled it would force tobacco companies to scrap branded cigarette packaging on Thursday in an attempt to reduce the number of children who may be drawn to smoking by striking and brightly coloured packs.
AMSTERDAM, Nov 28- The Dutch Health Ministry sounded an early warning on Thursday about the possible health risks of electronic cigarettes, announcing plans to clamp down on labelling ahead of European regulations.
Burned by debt, and burdened by minuscule wage growth, the working poor are spurning plastic and returning to a retro way to stay on budget.
TOKYO/ OSAKA, Nov 27- Japanese electronic component makers are looking beyond a fickle smartphone market that once lured them with rocketing growth, tying their fortunes more closely to the most resilient of Japan's big industries: automobiles.
Risks of choking, deafening or lead poisoning earned these toys slots on a "most dangerous toys of the year" list. NBC News reports.
Retailers use big data to maximize revenue—that is to take as much of your money as they can. Why shouldn't you have the same power?
*Chinese regulator not saying why Qualcomm investigated. Nov 25- Qualcomm Inc said on Monday it faces an antitrust probe in China, sending its shares lower as investors worried the investigation could hurt the chipmaker's business in the fast-growing smartphone market.
ST. GEORGE, Utah-- Dixie State University in St. George will soon have a tobacco-free campus. The university's board of trustees unanimously voted Friday to ban all tobacco products on campus beginning Jan. 1. The ban covers all indoor and outdoor areas and all uses of tobacco, including such products as electronic cigarettes.
Of the Big 4 wireless companies, Verizon and T-Mobile did the best job of making their customers happy, according to a survey. But you may want to read on.
PARIS, Nov 21- French cosmetics giant L'Oreal has created a new travel retail division to make the most of a 17- billion-euro market that is booming as a new, moneyed middle class emerges from China to Brazil.
CARACAS, Nov 20- Venezuela's government and South Korea's Samsung Electronics said on Wednesday they are forming a joint venture to assemble devices and home appliances in the South American country. Industry Minister Ricardo Menendez said early production of smaller items such as tablets and cellphones is expected to start next year.
Nov 21- Japanese consumer electronics firm Panasonic Corp will launch about five compact digital cameras next year, half of this year's number, as it looks to return the business to profitability by fiscal 2014, the Nikkei reported.
Department store chain J.C. Penney becomes "just another retailer" after third-quarter earnings, CNBC's Jim Cramer said.
HELSINKI, Nov 19- Nokia shareholders approved the 5.4 billion euros sale of the company's mobile phone business to Microsoft, deciding the deal's financial benefits outweighed any objections to the loss of a Finnish national asset.
HELSINKI, Nov 19- Nokia shareholders were set to approve the sale of the company's mobile phone business to Microsoft on Tuesday, deciding the deal's financial benefits outweighed objections by a minority of investors upset by the sale of a Finnish national asset.
SINGAPORE, Nov 19- London copper slid to a three-month low on Tuesday after U.S. *Investors rewarded Beijing on Monday for its ambitious reform plan, sustaining a stocks rally led by consumer goods shares seen as direct beneficiaries of the promised easing of China's one-child policy and efforts to boost consumption.
HELSINKI, Nov 19- Nokia shareholders are expected to approve the sale of its mobile phone business to Microsoft on Tuesday, with the deal's financial benefits likely to outweigh resistance from a minority of investors upset over the sale of a Finnish national icon.
*Shares of Qualcomm, Synaptics rise as sales to China grow. *China market big enough to support latecomers- analysts.