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  • 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.

  • TAIPEI, Dec 5- Taiwan has identified 12 smartphone brands that do not conform with privacy standards, and the handset makers could face fines or a ban unless they address the breaches, an official at the telecoms regulator said on Friday. Smartphones from Apple Inc, Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and HTC Corp were among the top 5 bestselling handsets in Taiwan during...

  • TAIPEI, Dec 5- Taiwan has identified 12 smartphone brands that do not conform with its privacy standards, and the handsets makers could face fines or even an outright ban unless they address these breaches, an official at the telecoms regulator said on Friday. Smartphones from Apple Inc, Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and HTC Corp were among the top 5 bestselling...

  • SEOUL, Dec 4- Three deputies to the head of Samsung Electronics Co Ltd's mobile division are leaving, a person with knowledge of the matter said on Thursday, as the world's largest smartphone maker faces a rapid decline in profit. Samsung Electronics declined to say if any executives were leaving the company as it announced its annual reshuffle for...

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

    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.

  • OAKLAND, Calif., Dec 2- The late Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple Inc, led the company to violate antitrust laws by restricting music purchases for iPod users to Apple's iTunes digital store, an attorney for consumers suing Apple said in court. Opening statements began on Tuesday in an Oakland, California, federal court in the long-running class action, which harks...

  • OAKLAND, Calif., Dec 2- The late Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple Inc, led the company to violate antitrust laws by restricting music purchases for iPod users to Apple's iTunes digital store and not rival services as well, an attorney for consumers suing Apple said in court. Plaintiff attorney Bonny Sweeney showed the court emails from top Apple executives,...

  • SEOUL, Dec 1- Top global smartphone maker Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Monday that mobile division chief J.K. Shin will retain his position, dashing for now speculation that he could be forced out in response to shrinking profits. Samsung Group defied expectations of a shake-up at Samsung Electronics over its sagging smartphone sales, announcing no top...

  • 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.

  • Germany backs Blackberry's purchase of Secusmart Friday, 28 Nov 2014 | 5:05 AM ET

    BERLIN, Nov 28- Germany has approved Canadian smartphone maker Blackberry's planned acquisition of Secusmart, the encryption technology of which is used to protect the mobile devices of top politicians including Chancellor Angela Merkel. The issue was particularly sensitive in Germany, given that the deal was announced after revelations that U.S....

  • Staff fear the chop in Samsung Elec annual reshuffle Thursday, 27 Nov 2014 | 11:40 PM ET

    SEOUL, Nov 28- Insiders say staff at Samsung Electronics have never been so anxious ahead of the annual reshuffle, as a weak smartphone performance and its worst earnings in three years are expected to cost many jobs. Squeezed by Chinese rivals like Xiaomi Technology at the low end and Apple's iPhones at the top, Samsung's share of the smartphone market has also...

  • Nov 26- A federal appeals court on Wednesday rejected Motorola Mobility LLC's attempt to hold several Asian suppliers liable under U.S. antitrust law for fixing prices of mobile phone displays sold to its foreign units. The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago, in an opinion by Circuit Judge Richard Posner, said Motorola Mobility, a unit of Lenovo Group Ltd,...

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

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

  • TOKYO, Nov 25- Japan's loss-making Sony Corp plans to slash its TV and mobile phone product line-ups to cut costs, counting on multi-billion dollar revenue surges for its buoyant PlayStation 4 and image sensor businesses over the next three years. Having lost ground to nimbler rivals like Apple Inc and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd in consumer electronics, Sony...

  • Why Sony needs to 'go back to basics'  Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 12:24 AM ET

    Rob Enderle, President and Principal Analyst at Enderle Group, discussses Sony's progress in its restructuring plan and explains why the firm's content business could be its weakest link.

  • Sony: Resuscitation or reinvention?  Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 10:34 PM ET

    Bradley Gastwirth, CEO at ABR Investment Strategy, says Sony needs to resuscitate itself and should focus on the PlayStation to do so.

  • TOKYO, Nov 25- Japan's loss-making Sony Corp said it's targeting a near 70 percent jump in revenue for its electronic devices division over the next three years, even as it warned further restructuring is in store for its TV and smartphone units. The ambitious plan to hoist revenue at the division housing its growing image sensor business, to between 1.3 trillion...

  • Why mobile will be Sony's magic bullet  Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 7:34 PM ET

    Daniel Ives, Managing Director of FBR Capital Markets, says the Japanese consumer electronic giant needs be aggressive in building new content within the mobile space.

  • What to expect from Sony's investor briefing  Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 5:35 PM ET

    Ahead of Sony's investor briefing on Tuesday, Bill Fries, Co-Manager of Thornburg International Value Fund, explains his optimism for the electronics giant's turnaround plan.

  • *Investors pump $48 million into nano-technology company. TEL AVIV, Nov 24- An Israeli company says it has developed technology that can charge a mobile phone in a few seconds and an electric car in minutes, advances that could transform two of the world's most dynamic consumer industries. The company has raised $48 million from two rounds of funding, including...