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  • SAYS EXPORTS OF SOFTWARE, COMMUNICATIONS HARDWARE AND DEVICES, INCLUDING MOBILE PHONES, COMPUTERS AND TELEVISIONS, WILL NOT NEED A LICENSE.

  • Jan 15- Best Buy Co Inc, the largest U.S. consumer electronics chain, said it expects same-store sales growth to be flat to negative in the first two quarters of its fiscal year starting February, citing low demand for computers and tablets. Best Buy's shares fell 8 percent to $36.74 in premarket trading on Thursday. The Alliance for Main Street Fairness, which...

  • China's Xiaomi takes aim at Apple with new phone Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 6:18 AM ET

    BEIJING— Rising smartphone star Xiaomi is moving upmarket and taking aim at Apple's iPhone. The new Xiaomi could add to competition for Apple Inc. in China, a market CEO Tim Cook has said is expected to become its biggest. Xiaomi "is a respected brand that already has an Apple- like following" in China, said analyst Brian Blair, who tracks mobile device makers at...

  • *Books record net profit, revenue in 2014 on Apple strength. TAIPEI, Jan 15- Apple Inc chip supplier TSMC reported record net profit on Thursday and said the proliferation of low-priced, chip-hungry smartphones in China could see the company expand production in the world's biggest handset market. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd, whose chips company...

  • Dwindling growth options push Samsung Elec to M&A Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 5:22 AM ET

    SEOUL, Jan 15- With a bid for Blackberry Ltd, South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics may be signalling that it has run out of internal options to reverse its sliding profits and protect its shrinking lead in the global smartphone market. Earnings from its mobile division, once a reliable cash cow, shrank rapidly last year, outsold by Apple Inc's iPhones in the...

  • BEIJING, Jan 15- China's Xiaomi Inc staked its claim to Apple Inc's crown on Thursday as the world's third-biggest smartphone maker and most valuable tech start-up unveiled the flagship Mi Note, its challenger to Apple's iPhone 6 Plus. Chief Executive Lei Jun introduced the Mi Note in Beijing with a breakdown of the large-screen phone's technical features,...

  • Samsung starts sales of $90 Tizen smartphone in India Wednesday, 14 Jan 2015 | 2:35 AM ET

    SEOUL, South Korea— Samsung Electronics Co. started selling a $90 smartphone in India on Wednesday that runs on the company's Tizen software, its first major break from Google's Android operating system in the mobile phone market. The Samsung Z1 went on sale for 5,700 rupees, one of the cheapest phones that Samsung has launched. The Z1 smartphone was unveiled in...

  • SEOUL/ NEW DELHI, Jan 14- South Korea's Samsung Electronics Co Ltd has launched the first smartphone powered by its Tizen operating system, a major development in the tech giant's aim to build a software ecosystem to rival Google Inc's Android. The Z1 device went on sale in India in Wednesday for 5,700 rupees each, targeting first-time smartphone buyers, the...

  • SEOUL/ NEW DEHLI, Jan 14- South Korea's Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Wednesday launched the first smartphone powered by its Tizen operating system, a major development in the tech giant's ambition to build a software ecosystem to rival Android. The Z1 went on sale in India for 5,700 rupees each, targeting users looking for their first smartphone, the world's No.1...

  • Sony weighs options as pressure for action mounts Monday, 12 Jan 2015 | 7:11 PM ET

    Sony's CEO Kazuo Hirai has survived the cyberattack but his toughest moment may be just arriving as he prepares a new business revival plan.

  • HONG KONG/ BEIJING, Jan 12- Mark Zuckerberg and Xiaomi Inc CEO Lei Jun discussed a potential investment by Facebook in China's top smartphone maker ahead of its $1.1 billion fundraising last month, but a deal never materialised, several people with knowledge of the matter told Reuters. The discussions, at a private dinner when Zuckerberg visited Beijing in...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 12- The Supreme Court on Monday asked the U.S. government to weigh in on whether the justices should hear a closely watched copyright dispute between Google Inc and Oracle Corp over software used to design Google's Android smartphone operating system. Oracle sued Google in 2010, claiming Google had improperly incorporated parts of its Java...

  • Steve Pelayo, Regional Head of Technology Research for Asia-Pacific at HSBC, explains why firms like TSMC and Delta can be viewed as the "common denominators" of the "Internet of Things" revolution.

  • Management overhaul at Samsung? Not so fast: Pro  Thursday, 8 Jan 2015 | 12:39 AM ET

    With Chairman Lee Kun Hee still hospitalized, a major revamp of Samsung's senior management won't be announced soon, says Nam Hyung Kim, Director at Arete Research Asia.

  • Samsung remains in a 'tough spot': Pro  Wednesday, 7 Jan 2015 | 8:05 PM ET

    Samsung will need to make a bigger splash with its new Galaxy phone due in March and prove their competitiveness in the high-end market, says Edward Snyder, Co-Founder & Managing Director of Charter Equity Research.

  • Jamie Fink, Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer of Mimosa Networks, introduces its wireless technologies that aim to match the speed, reliability and cost of fiber networks.

  • Samsung to log first annual profit fall in 3 years Wednesday, 7 Jan 2015 | 6:45 PM ET

    Samsung said operating profit likely fell 37.4 percent in the October-December period to 5.2 trillion won ($4.74 billion), beating expectations.

  • How AwoX helps you to construct a smart home  Wednesday, 7 Jan 2015 | 5:52 PM ET

    Alain Molinie, Co-Founder & CEO of AwoX, introduces the firm's products, including a LED light bulb, which is equipped with an aroma diffuser and music speaker.

  • CES 2015 is all about connectivity: Expert  Tuesday, 6 Jan 2015 | 10:43 PM ET

    Brad Gastwirth, Chief Executive Officer at ABR Investment Strategy, says greater connectivity will see the beginning of the transition towards a "smarter everything."

  • Weak PC demand crimps Micron's outlook: Pro  Tuesday, 6 Jan 2015 | 6:44 PM ET

    Mehdi Hosseini, Senior VP of Semiconductors at Susquehanna Financial Group, attributes Micron Technology's disappointing second quarter outlook to recent weakness in the demand for consumer PCs.