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  • TORONTO, Dec 19- BlackBerry Ltd on Friday reported a bigger-than-expected drop in third-quarter revenue, sending shares of the struggling smartphone maker lower, even as it eked out a small adjusted profit and began generating cash flow again. Revenue fell to $793 million from $1.19 billion a year earlier, falling short of analysts' expectations of $931.5...

  • CHICAGO, Dec 18- Despite a disappointing Thanksgiving weekend, U.S. holiday sales may squeak by expectations if steeper and longer-running discounts lure enough shoppers. An uptick in last-minute shopping trips on the all-important weekend before Christmas is likely to benefit consumer electronics chains like Best Buy and home improvement retailers...

  • SAN JOSE, Calif., Dec 18- A judge on Thursday said she would require consumers suing Google over its Android smartphone operating system to submit more factual details in order for an antitrust lawsuit to proceed, at a time when the Internet search company faces increased regulatory pressure. The lawsuit filed earlier this year says Google Inc requires Android...

  • SAN JOSE, Calif., Dec 18- Google will try to persuade a U.S. judge on Thursday to dismiss an antitrust lawsuit over its Android smartphone operating system, as the Internet search company faces increased regulatory pressure from European authorities. The hearing in San Jose, California, federal court is over the lawsuit filed by two smartphone consumers who say...

  • NEW YORK/ TORONTO, Dec 17- BlackBerry Ltd launched its long-awaited Classic on Wednesday, a smartphone it hopes will help it win back market share and woo those still using older versions of its physical keyboard devices. "The conversation about BlackBerry has changed in the last year," Chief Executive John Chen said as he launched the Classic at Manhattan's...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 17- BlackBerry Ltd launched its long-awaited Classic device on Wednesday, a smartphone it hopes will help it win back market share and woo those still using older versions of its physical keyboard devices. The Waterloo, Ontario- based mobile technology said the new device, which bears a striking similarity to its once-bestselling Bold and Curve...

  • Hard to be bullish with Russia   Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 4:00 AM ET
    Hard to be bullish with Russia

    The sharp decline in the Russian ruble has led to the public's faith in the ruble evaporating, says Rob Carnell, chief international economist at ING, who thinks the public seem "bearish".

  • Why T-Mobile is offering data rollover: CEO Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 2:44 PM ET
    John Legere, CEO of T-Mobile at Code Mobile

    T-Mobile's plan to allow customers to roll over unused data attacks an infuriating aspect of wireless plans, CEO John Legere said.

  • SEOUL, Dec 16- LG Electronics Inc, the world's No. 2 television maker behind South Korean compatriot Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, said on Tuesday it will launch quantum dot television sets in early 2015.. Japan's Sony Corp is so far the only major TV maker selling quantum dot models. Dow is building a factory in South Korea to make quantum dot material using...

  • *Net was 347.5 mln yuan, revenue 26.6 bln yuan. BEIJING, Dec 15- Privately owned Xiaomi Technology Ltd Co booked 347.5 million yuan in net profit last year, according to a regulatory filing that showed the world's No.3 smartphone maker grappling razor-thin margins. "They're growing so fast and so lean, I wouldn't be surprised even if they were losing money," said...

  • *Court banned Xiaomi selling in India on Dec. 10. *Xiaomi was fastest growing vendor in India. MUMBAI/ BEIJING, Dec 14- The court order that banned Chinese mobile maker Xiaomi from selling its phones in India has halted its breakneck expansion into the world's fastest growing major smartphone market and could be just the start of a string of patent challenges.

  • DETROIT, Dec 11- Ford Motor Co hopes to get a fresh start and erase bad memories for some owners when it launches the new version of its in-car, interactive touch-screen system next fall. Ford said Sync 3 will be more intuitive, sport improved voice-recognition software and operate more like a smartphone than the first two generations, the last of which prompted...

  • Ford reboots touch-screen system with new Sync 3 Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 11:14 AM ET

    DETROIT, Dec 11- Ford Motor Co hopes to get a fresh start and erase bad memories for some owners when it launches the new version of its in-car, interactive touch-screen system next fall. Ford said Sync 3 will be more intuitive, sport improved voice-recognition software and operate more like a smartphone than the first two generations, the last of which prompted...

  • MUMBAI, Dec 11- An Indian court has ordered Xiaomi Technology Co Ltd to temporarily stop selling its smartphones in India in a case related to patent infringements that telecom equipment maker Ericsson had filed against the Chinese company. Xiaomi, whose low-priced but feature-rich smartphones have made it the biggest smartphone vendor in China, sells its...

  • MUMBAI, Dec 11- An Indian court has ordered Chinese budget smartphone maker Xiaomi Technology Co Ltd to temporarily stop selling its devices in India, the Economic Times newspaper reported on Thursday, citing legal documents. The newspaper said the Delhi High Court had asked Xiaomi and Flipkart to suspend the import and sales of devices until Feb 5, when it is due...

  • Camera makers trudge on in a smartphone world Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014 | 12:39 PM ET
    An attendee tries the Canon Inc. EOS 7D Mark II digital single lens reflex (DSLR) camera during its unveiling in Tokyo, Japan.

    More photos are being taken than ever before, but not with traditional cameras.

  • The man who founded a $100 billion industry dies Monday, 8 Dec 2014 | 11:16 AM ET
    Ralph Baer

    Ralph Baer never meant to start a multibillion-dollar industry. He was just trying to get an idea out of his head and into the real world.

  • Global Brands teams up with David Beckham   Wednesday, 3 Dec 2014 | 7:20 PM ET
    Global Brands teams up with David Beckham

    Bruce Rockowitz, CEO of Global Brands, and football star David Beckham discuss their new project to build brands with high profile sports and entertainment icons.

  • This year's most popular consumer tech toys Friday, 28 Nov 2014 | 12:02 PM ET
    An attendee poses next to Samsung's 110-inch UHD television at the 2014 International CES at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

    As estimated 95 million Americans will shop on Black Friday, and they want consumer electronics in their carts.

  • More headwinds ahead for Hewlett-Packard?   Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 6:34 PM ET
    More headwinds ahead for Hewlett-Packard?

    Tim Bajarin, President at Creative Strategies, says the tech giant is is facing very strong competition in servers.