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  • China's incredible shrinking factory Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 5:00 PM ET

    HUIZHOU, China, April 17- Eight years ago, Pascal Lighting employed about 2,000 workers on a leafy campus in southern China. Cankun, an appliances factory in southern China featured in the documentary Manufactured Landscapes, had more than 22,000 manufacturing employees in 2005, according to its annual report. Some Hong Kong- owned factories in southern China...

  • April 15- SanDisk Corp forecast a steeper-than-expected fall in full-year revenue and said it plans to cut jobs to reduce costs, as the data storage products maker struggles to meet demand for its flash-based memory products. Shares of SanDisk, which makes products for cloud computing and datacenters as well as for smartphones and other mobile devices, fell 6...

  • *EU sends Google antitrust charge sheet over shopping searches. *Google says its products foster competition, help consumers. It also started another antitrust investigation into the Android mobile operating system, a key element in Google's strategy to maintain revenues from online advertising as people switch from Web browser searches to smartphone...

  • LONDON, April 15- China's Huawei unveiled its flagship P8 and P8 Max smartphones on Wednesday, devices that stack up against the latest models from Samsung and Apple in technical specifications if not marketing budget. Huawei, a major player in the telecoms network equipment market, ranked fourth in global smartphone sales last year, shipping 68 million units,...

  • China's Huawei shows smartphone credentials with P8 launch Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 11:04 AM ET

    LONDON, April 15- China's Huawei unveiled its flagship P8 smartphone on Wednesday, a device that stacks up against the latest models from Samsung and Apple in technical specifications if not marketing budget. Huawei, a major player in the telecoms network equipment market, ranked fourth in global smartphone sales last year, shipping 68 million units, giving it a...

  • Intel's shares rose 3 percent to $32.42 in after market trading. Intel has been lagging behind rivals such as Qualcomm Inc and ARM Holdings Plc- the British company behind the processor in Apple's iPhone 6- in the fast-growing smartphone market. Intel forecast current-quarter revenue of $13.2 billion, plus or minus $500 million.

  • Record sales for S6? This expert doesn't think so   Thursday, 9 Apr 2015 | 7:32 PM ET
    Record sales for S6? This expert doesn't think so

    While the new Galaxy S6 smartphones will likely sell well, Samsung's expectations for record shipments may be too optimistic, says Jan Dawson, chief analyst at Jackdaw Research.

  • Apple watch remains a 'nice to have': IDC   Thursday, 9 Apr 2015 | 6:33 PM ET
    Apple watch remains a 'nice to have': IDC

    While initial reviews have been mostly positive, the creation of a "must have" need for the Apple Watch remains crucial, says Kiranjeet Kaur, senior market analyst at IDC.

  • SEOUL, South Korea— When Samsung dubbed development of its latest smartphones "Project Zero," it was sounding a note of desperation as sales tumbled and it lost pole position in the crucial Chinese market to rivals Xiaomi and Apple. In the final quarter of 2014 it slipped marginally behind Apple in sales, according to Gartner, a market research firm.

  • Is the 'Internet of Things' becoming a reality?   Wednesday, 8 Apr 2015 | 12:43 AM ET
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    CNBC discusses the development of the "Internet of Things" (IoT) with guests from Bosch Software Innovations and The Internet of Things Council, who are in Singapore for the "IoT Asia 2015."

  • Can Galaxy S6 kick-start Samsung's recovery?   Tuesday, 7 Apr 2015 | 6:24 PM ET
    Can Galaxy S6 kick-start Samsung's recovery?

    Patrick Moorhead, president & principal analyst, Moor Insights & Strategy, says the Galaxy S6 is a "marked improvement" from Samsung's previous phones.

  • Are things looking up for Samsung?   Monday, 6 Apr 2015 | 11:24 PM ET
    Are things looking up for Samsung?

    Mehdi Hosseini, senior analyst, Semiconductors and Storage at Susquehanna Financial Group, discusses Samsung's guidance for its first-quarter operating profit.

  • Sharp is struggling to survive: Expert   Monday, 6 Apr 2015 | 9:11 PM ET
    Is Sharp running out of options?

    Amir Anvarzadeh, director of Japan Equity Sales at BGC Securities, explains why plans to spin off part of its panel-making unit won't be the solution for Sharp.

  • SEOUL, April 7- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd expects January-March profit to be its highest in three quarters, beating expectations and suggesting that the tech giant is on track for an earnings recovery ahead of the launch of new flagship smartphones. Operating profit likely reached 5.9 trillion won in the first quarter, the South Korean manufacturer said on...

  • Toshiba accounting probe: Time to sell the stock?

    Toshiba said it will appoint a committee to investigate possible problems with its accounting. Ed Rogers, CEO & CIO at Rogers Investment Advisors, explains what that means for the firm.

  • This expert is bullish on Samsung stock   Sunday, 5 Apr 2015 | 9:12 PM ET
    This expert is bullish on Samsung stock

    Kunal Ghosh, emerging market portfolio manager at Allianz Global Investors, says Samsung Electronics is seeing a "multi-faceted resurgence," which will bode well for the stock.

  • April 3- Plaintiffs in an antitrust lawsuit against Google Inc on Friday withdrew their case accusing the search engine company of harming smartphone buyers by forcing handset makers using Android operating system to make Google's own applications the default option. The lawsuit argued that Google requires Android handset manufacturers such as Samsung...

  • *Operating profit tipped at $4.8 bln- analysts. SEOUL, April 3- Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd likely saw January-March earnings slip for the sixth straight quarter, but investors are betting on a rebound this year on healthy chip sales and high hopes for its new flagship smartphones. Shares in South Korea- based Samsung hit a more-than 21 month high in...

  • BEIJING, April 2- Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's finance arm and smartphone maker Xiaomi Inc said on Thursday they will jointly develop mobile payment systems using wearable technology, a first for China's major tech firms. Xiaomi and Ant Financial, an Alibaba affiliate which includes China's most popular online payment service Alipay, will enable the Alipay...

  • Traditional makers jump on smartwatch bandwagon   Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 8:47 PM ET
    Traditional makers jump on smartwatch bandwagon

    Sam Yang, founder and managing director of Kairos Watches, explains why it is developing smartwatches with Switzerland-based Sequel, a unit of Timex Group.