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
IKEA'S augmented reality app allows users to photoshop an IKEA product into their homes, allowing customers to assess color scheme and the item's size before purchasing it.
*CEO says emerging markets remain strong for Henkel. FRANKFURT, Aug 8- German consumer goods company Henkel, which makes washing powder, shampoos and cleaning products, joined rivals in taking a more cautious view of growth in emerging markets.
Laneige, or "the snow", is one of about two dozen brands made by South Korea's biggest cosmetics company Amorepacific Corp which is using its Asian cachet and pocket-friendly prices to give global firms like L'Oreal SA, and Procter& Gamble Co a run for their money.
Aug 5- Cosmetics maker Revlon Inc will buy Spanish beauty care company The Colomer Group for $660 million, reacquiring a professional products business it sold 13 years ago. Revlon sold its professional products business in 2000 to the Colomer family and CVC Capital Partners for $315 million.
NEW YORK/ SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 1- Motorola on Thursday unveiled a new smartphone that consumers can personalize with a choice of colors and materials, hoping to stand out in a crowded market and justify the $12.5 billion that Google Inc paid for the ailing handset maker. "Motorola could have done this without Google equally well.
A new company called "Hello Flo" hopes to recruit girls at the beginning of a decades-long cycle of buying feminine products with Period Starter Kits.
NEW YORK/ SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 1- Motorola on Thursday unveiled a new smartphone that consumers can personalize with a choice of colors and materials, hoping to stand out in a crowded market and justify the $12.5 billion that Google Inc paid for the ailing handset maker.
NEW YORK/ SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 1- Motorola on Thursday unveiled its highly anticipated Moto X smartphone, which will be customizable with different colors for AT&T customers and marks the cellphone maker's first flagship device since Google Inc bought the company in 2012..
Aug 1- Procter& Gamble Co's quarterly profit fell less than expected and full-year's earnings should rise at least as much as last year, indicating the world's largest household products maker is making progress with Chief Executive A.G. Lafley back at the helm.
NEW YORK, August 1- A New York state judge could decide as soon as Thursday whether J.C. Penney Co Inc can sell certain Martha Stewart-branded home goods despite rival Macy's Inc's exclusive deal with the doyenne of U.S. home decor.
TOKYO, July 31- Japanese IT services provider NEC Corp said on Wednesday it would halt development of new smartphones and restrict its future smartphone business to existing models as it dramatically restructures its business.
TOKYO, July 31- As the breakneck growth in the global smartphone market eases, the mostly Japanese companies that make the robots that build the phones are looking to automakers to take up the slack. Robotics remains a strength in a Japanese electronics industry that has been hammered by competition from rivals in South Korea and Taiwan.
*H1 adjusted earnings up 7 pct to 118.3 pence a share. LONDON, July 29- Reckitt Benckiser's focus on health and hygiene products is paying off, the consumer goods group said on Monday, as demand for brands such as Durex condoms and Dettol disinfectants helped it to nudge up its annual sales forecast.
*Ups 2013 capex by $1 bln to 24 trln won, may increase further. SEOUL, July 26- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd announced a $1 billion increase in investment on Friday, hoping a strong recovery in semiconductors will make up for weakening smartphone growth as it faces mounting pressure to produce eye-catching new gadgets.
SEOUL, July 26- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd is under mounting pressure to produce eye-catching new smartphones after its mobile business shrank 3.5 percent in the second quarter, taking the gloss off a record $8.5 billion operating profit.
July 25- Colgate-Palmolive Co posted lower quarterly profit as the impact of the stronger dollar pressured its international business, and lowered its 2013 earnings forecast as Latin American sales slipped. The consumer products maker said on Tuesday that profit fell to $561 million, or 60 per share, from $627 million, or 65 cents per share, a year earlier.
SAN FRANCISCO, July 24- Shares of Qualcomm Inc rose more than 3 percent after the leading mobile chipmaker posted third-quarter results that met expectations and eased concerns about slower growth of smartphone sales.
Target and other retailers know what you're up to, and they even have a word for it: "Showrooming." But now the retail chain has determined to compete with online prices.
SINGAPORE, July 24- After five years of blistering growth sales of high-end smartphones have hit a plateau and the $2 trillion industry- telecom carriers, handset makers and content providers- is buckling up for a bumpier ride as growth shifts to emerging markets, primarily in Asia.
July 23- Broadcom Corp forecast third-quarter revenue below expectations, underscoring concerns on Wall Street that smartphone growth might be waning, and sending the chipmaker's shares lower.