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  • SEOUL, Oct 30- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd saw its July-September quarterly profit fall to the lowest level in more than three years, as a decline in earnings from its smartphone business set the South Korean giant on track for its worst year since 2011.. The global smartphone leader has lost market share in annual terms for the past two quarters, lagging behind...

  • Samsung vows changes after mobile profit plunges Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 7:49 PM ET

    But its rapid success with a product category pioneered by rival Apple Inc. is undergoing an equally stunning reversal. Apple also eroded Samsung's leading market share in developed nations. Unlike Apple's take it or leave it approach, Samsung boasted that it gave more choice to consumers, launching at least two flagship models per year and making...

  • Samsung Elec Q3 operating profit down 60.1 pct on year Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 7:43 PM ET

    SEOUL, Oct 30- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said third-quarter profit fell 60.1 percent from a year earlier to the lowest in more than three years, as earnings for the mobile division continued to shrink. The world's top smartphone maker on Thursday reported a July-September operating profit of 4.1 trillion won, in line with its estimates issued earlier in...

  • LG Electronics profit surges on smartphone sales Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 1:21 AM ET

    SEOUL, South Korea— South Korea's LG Electronics Inc. said Wednesday its third-quarter profit jumped 87 percent over a year earlier as smartphone sales set a record high. LG Electronics said its July-September net income reached 202.6 billion won on sales of 14.9 trillion won. Samsung Electronics, which is scheduled to report third-quarter earnings on...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 28- The U.S. government filed a lawsuit against AT&T Inc on Tuesday, alleging the No. 2 U.S. wireless carrier sold consumers unlimited data plans but would slow their Internet down once they used a certain amount of data. The Federal Trade Commission, which filed the lawsuit, said that this "throttling" of Internet feeds was deceptive and said that in...

  • Oct 28- Corning Inc, the supplier of Gorilla glass to Apple Inc and Samsung Electronics, reported higher-than-expected quarterly revenue and earnings, helped by launches of new smartphone models. Shares of the company, which also supplies LCD panels to consumer electronics companies such as Sony Corp, LG and Lenovo Group, rose 1.6 percent in early trading.

  • Oct 28- Speciality glass maker Corning Inc reported a 23 percent rise in quarterly net sales, helped by higher demand for its glass used in TVs and smartphones. The company supplies glass for Apple Inc's iPhones and Samsung Electronics' Galaxy devices, and makes LCD panels for Sony Corp, LG and Lenovo Group, among others. Net income rose to $1.01 billion, or 72 cents...

  • Fitbit joins the smartwatch race, replaces Force Monday, 27 Oct 2014 | 1:14 PM ET
    Fitbit Surge watches

    The company announced a new line-up wearables and two of the devices include optical heart rate sensors, something new to Fitbits, Re/code reports.

  • Oct 23- Touchscreen chip maker Synaptics Inc reported lower-than-expected first-quarter revenue and profit, hurt by weak demand from smartphone makers, sending its shares down 13 percent in extended trading. "Given that certain Samsung designs that have come out recently are not using Synaptics touch IC products, we think that would probably be a real driver...

  • Oct 23- Touchscreen chip maker Synaptics Inc reported lower-than-expected first-quarter revenue and profit, hurt by weak demand from smartphone makers, sending its shares down 13 percent in extended trading. "Given that certain Samsung designs that have come out recently are not using Synaptics touch ID products, we think that would probably be a real driver...

  • Oct 23- Touchscreen chip maker Synaptics Inc reported lower-than-expected first-quarter revenue and adjusted profit, hurt by weak demand from smartphone makers, sending its shares down 8.5 percent in extended trading. The company, which makes fingerprint ID and touchscreen chips for Samsung Electronics Co Ltd's smartphones, reported an adjusted profit...

  • BEIJING, Oct 23- Fast-growing Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi Inc said on Thursday it is migrating some data on non-Chinese customers away from its servers in Beijing due to performance and privacy considerations. Data belonging to the privately owned company's non-Chinese users will be moved in several phases to Amazon Inc servers in the United States and...

  • IPad Mini users trade up—and down: Report Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 1:44 PM ET
    From left: The new iPad Mini 3 and the new iPad Air 2

    Demand for Apple's iPad Mini may be waning as more users gravitate toward bigger—and smaller—devices, according to a Slice Intelligence.

  • FRANKFURT, Oct 21- Smartphone users won't recognise the name B2X, but if your battery dies or your screen breaks, the odds are that the company will be working behind the scenes when you seek a repair. "B2X is doing a nice job of stitching together what are all the very disparate processes that go into the aftermarket for mobile phone repair," said Michael Dominy,...

  • Oct 21- Magic Leap Inc, a startup focused on augmented reality technology, said it raised $542 million in a funding round led by Google Inc.. Investors in the latest round included Qualcomm Inc, the world's No.1 mobile phone chipmaker, Andreessen Horowitz, KKR and Legendary Entertainment. Sundar Pichai, senior vice president of Android, Chrome and Apps at Google,...

  • LONDON, Oct 21- British chipmaker ARM Holdings' predictions of improving smartphone demand and strengthening royalty growth met with a cool stock market response after it fell short of third-quarter revenue expectations on Tuesday. The company that provides the technology that powers the iPhone 6 pointed to Apple's booming sales, but investors will take...

  • FBI Director James Comey on Thursday made his strongest comments yet about encryption features built into new cell phones by Google Inc and Apple Inc, warning they could hurt law enforcement efforts to crack homicide and child exploitation cases. FBI agents are generally able to access information stored on cell phones with a court order related to a...

  • iMac with retina starts at $2,499     Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 2:27 PM ET

    CNBC's Jon Fortt reports Apple's iMac with retina display will start at $2,499. Brian Sullivan challenges the pricing.

  • Apple unleashes iMac with retina     Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 2:07 PM ET

    CNBC's Jon Fortt reports Apple has released an iMac with retina display and the iPad Air 2 will start at $499.

  • iPad Air 2 unveiled     Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 1:37 PM ET

    CNBC's Jon Fortt reports Apple has unveiled the iPad Air 2. Tim Cook says this one's even better.