TORONTO— BlackBerry says it is laying off an unspecified number of employees globally as it makes changes to the operations responsible for making its smartphones. The Waterloo, Ontario- based company said in a statement Saturday that the job cuts will affect people who make the hardware, software and applications for its phones, including devices such as the...» Read More
May 21- Best Buy Co Inc, the largest U.S. consumer electronics chain, reported better-than-expected quarterly profit and sales, helped by strong demand for smartphones and large-screen TVs. Best Buy said its revenue growth in the United States was driven by sales of mobile phones bundled with billing plans by telecom carriers. Best Buy's revenue from the United...
Patrick Moorhead, president & principal analyst at Moor Insights & Strategy, discusses the outlook for Lenovo.
Jean-Louis Lafayeedney, director at Societe General Haitong, explains why he expects the world's number 1 PC company to outperform with its full-year financial results due Thursday.
WILMINGTON, Del.— A Delaware bankruptcy judge on Wednesday refused to reopen a disputed auction for the sale of RadioShack's intellectual property, including trademarks and data on some 67 million customers of the electronics retailer. While certain issues remain to be resolved, Shannon said he was prepared to approve the sale of the RadioShack brand and...
NEW YORK— For those not satisfied with just a premium phone, Samsung and LG are offering two models best described as the Lamborghinis of smartphones. You're already getting a lot with flagship phones from those two companies. For about $100 more, you can get a super-charged experience.
SEATTLE, May 20- Microsoft's plan to make its new version of Windows a mobile hit by letting it accept tweaked Apple and Android apps has met an obstacle: some of the software developers the company needs to woo just aren't interested. Windows phones accounted for just 3 percent of global smartphone sales last year, compared with about 81 percent for devices with...
Samsung's heir-apparent faces a delicate balance: carefully preparing for change - of style more than strategy - while preserving his ailing father's legacy.
After years of telling investors an Apple-branded television was imminent, Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster offered a mea culpa on Tuesday.
Michael Yoshikami, founder & CEO of Destination Wealth Management, discusses Carl Icahn's open letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook about how he believes Apple's stock is worth about $240
Daniel Ives, managing director and senior analyst at FBR Capital Markets, says China will be "front and center" in Apple's growth story moving forward.
NEW YORK— Japanese electronics giant Panasonic is showcasing a new wearable camera for police officers, and shares of rival body camera makers Digital Ally and Taser slumped. Panasonic's Arbitrator Body-Worn Camera weighs 4.6 ounces, is water-resistant and has eight hours of battery life. Panasonic announced the new camera on Wednesday and began showing it...
Chinese smartphone giant, Xiaomi, is set to open its doors to U.S. and European consumers shortly.
COPENHAGEN, Denmark— Danish industrial designer Jacob Jensen, who gave ultramodern, minimalist forms to high-end products including consumer electronics and kitchenware, has died. Jensen belongs to Danish designers' golden era of the 1940 s and' 50 s, alongside Hans J. Wegner, Arne Jacobsen, Finn Juhl and Poul Kjaerholm. Some of his works are now part of the...
Dropbox founder and CEO Drew Houston, discusses collaborations with businesses, and keeping information secure.
Peter Boardman, managing director of Tradewinds, discusses how cut-throat competition in Japan's LCD market is hurting Sharp.
Companies – even new ones – appear to be skipping out on capex, but that spending may just not get counted because your kid is playing with it, UBS said.
*Car companies use Nvidia's "supercomputer on a chip". DETROIT, May 14- It took Silicon Valley chipmaker Nvidia Corp the better part of a decade to gain acceptance as a global automotive supplier, a lesson for other technology firms hoping to make a similar transition from consumer electronics to car components. Nvidia had a thriving business in supplying...
Standard General bought the RadioShack brand name for $26.2 million in an auction.
Japan's loss-making Sharp said it had secured a $1.7 billion bailout from banks, its second major rescue in three years.
Toshiba is likely to mark down three fiscal years of profit by at least $419.43 million in total after an internal probe into accounting irregularities.