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  • Huawei says H1 smartphone shipments up 62 pct y/y Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 10:11 PM ET

    HONG KONG, July 29- China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, the world's third-biggest smartphone manufacturer, shipped 34.27 million smartphones globally in the first half of 2014, a 62 percent rise from a year before, the company said on Tuesday.

  • TOKYO, July 29- Japan's Sony Corp is hammering out plans to rise from the ashes of nearly $10 billion lost in six years by building a future around its last consumer electronics blockbuster- the PlayStation.

  • Samsung postpones launch of Tizen smartphone Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 5:45 AM ET

    SEOUL, South Korea— Samsung Electronics Co. said Monday it is delaying sales of its first Tizen-powered smartphone in the latest setback to the company's ambition to create a mobile platform to rival Google's Android or Apple's iOS.

  • Space Needle under drone attack? Not so fast... Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 9:37 AM ET
    The Space Needle is shown in downtown Seattle.

    After concerned reports from tourists, police confirmed an American landmark has not, in fact, been hit by a drone strike.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, July 24- Amazon.com Inc's new "Fire" smartphone contains chips from Qualcomm Inc, NXP Semiconductors NV, and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, according to repair and teardown specialists iFixit, which pried one open on Thursday.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, July 24- Amazon.com Inc posted a much larger-than-expected loss in the second quarter as it continues its rapid pace of investment in new businesses such as digital content and consumer electronics.

  • *Expects 2nd- qtr revenue of about $345 mln vs est $328 mln. *Expects 2nd- qtr adj earnings $0.27/ shr vs est $0.20. July 24- RF Micro Devices Inc forecast quarterly results above market expectations, helped by higher demand for its chips that connect devices such as Apple Inc's iPhone and Samsung Electronics Co's smartphones to networks.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, July 24- Amazon.com Inc's new "Fire" smartphone, aimed at extending the online retailer's reach, includes chips from Qualcomm Inc, NXP Semiconductors NV and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, according to repair firm iFixit, which pried one open on Thursday.

  • July 24- Amazon.com Inc's new "Fire" smartphone features "gimmicks"- such as 3 D effects and object scanner- that may not be enough to entice users away from similarly priced Apple Inc iPhones and Samsung's Galaxy S5, reviewers said.

  • Swatch denies Apple smartwatch collaboration Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 10:18 AM ET
    Swatch watches are displayed at the launch of the Scuba Libre collection in New York.

    Swiss watchmaker Swatch has denied a media report saying it was working with technology company Apple on a smartwatch.

  • Amazon's future is tied to Prime, say analysts Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 10:15 AM ET
    Amazon.com logos are displayed on computer screens in Washington.

    While investors will be focused on Amazon's giant e-commerce business when it reports earnings Thursday, its future is tied to Prime.

  • *Q2 op profit 606 bln won vs 524 bln won analyst view. SEOUL, July 24- LG Electronics Inc signaled further improvement in its mobile business after record smartphone sales propelled the South Korean manufacturer to its highest quarterly profit in more than three years.

  • BEIJING, July 24- The mobile industry has long held that Samsung's broad range of mobile devices makes it nimble in changing markets, while Apple loses out by rigidly sticking to its high-end gadgets. Apple Inc's latest quarterly results showed sales of its high-end phones in China grew at nearly twice the pace analysts had expected.

  • Nokia sees brighter future without handset unit Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 3:09 AM ET

    HELSINKI— There is life after mobile phones for Nokia. Nokia Corp.' s stock closed up 7.3 percent at 6.14 euros on the Helsinki Stock Exchange. Suri gave an upbeat outlook for the core networks unit which now accounts for around 90 percent of Nokia's revenue.

  • LG Electronics says 2Q profit more than doubled Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 1:38 AM ET

    SEOUL, South Korea— LG Electronics Inc. reported a forecast-beating quarterly profit Thursday and gave an upbeat outlook for smartphone profitability as its mobile division ended a streak of losses. Like other South Korean exporters, LG Electronics said the strength of the country's currency, the won, eroded its oversea profits.

  • Israelis rush to apps in Gaza conflict Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 1:33 AM ET

    Israelis have used smartphones, mobile applications and telecoms technology to try to minimize casualties in the latest conflict in Gaza.

  • FTC commissioner warns on mobile health-data gathering Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 8:44 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO, July 23- Federal Trade Commissioner Julie Brill, speaking in Washington on Wednesday, expressed concern about the way apps on smartphones and mobile devices are siphoning sensitive health data, and how some of that information may then be shared with third parties.

  • Amazon Fire phone innovates, but is it better? Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 8:26 AM ET
    Amazon's 3-D Fire smartphone.

    The $199 AT&T exclusive offers some advantages over its smart phone competitors, but is it worth the buy? NBC News reports.

  • UPDATE 1-Apple revenue lags Street forecasts Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 4:42 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO, July 22- Apple Inc posted a smaller-than-expected 6 percent rise in quarterly revenue on Tuesday, after selling 35.2 million iPhones in an increasingly competitive smartphone market. Shares in Apple held steady at $94.72 on Nasdaq after the news.

  • Apple revenue lags Street forecasts Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 4:32 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO, July 22- Apple Inc posted a worse-than-expected 6 percent rise in quarterly revenue on Tuesday, after selling 35.2 million iPhones into an increasingly competitive smartphone market.