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  • How will Apple Watch impact Asian suppliers?   Monday, 9 Mar 2015 | 11:10 PM ET
    How will Apple Watch impact Asian suppliers?

    The Apple Watch's impact on Asia's supply chain may be limited, but it will benefit a handful of suppliers like Taiwan's Quanta, says Steven Pelayo, regional head of technology research, Asia-Pacific at HSBC.

  • Bull vs Bear: Is Apple's stock invincible?   Monday, 9 Mar 2015 | 10:33 PM ET
    Bull vs Bear: Is Apple's stock invincible?

    John Petrides, managing director & portfolio manager at Point View Wealth Management and Scott Nations, chief investment officer & president at NationsShares, debate the outlook of Apple's shares.

  • Apple Watch not a huge surprise: Pro   Monday, 9 Mar 2015 | 7:33 PM ET
    Apple Watch not a huge surprise: Pro

    Jan Dawson, chief analyst at Jackdaw Research, says the launch on Monday unveiled some interesting new details about Apple's smartwatch line, but there were no huge surprises.

  • Apple Watch a gamechanger? Maybe not: Pro   Monday, 9 Mar 2015 | 7:17 PM ET
    Apple Watch a gamechanger? Maybe not: Pro

    Neil Hennessy, portfolio manager & chief investment officer at Hennessy Funds, says the Apple Watch isn't new technology and lacks the "aura" of iPhones.

  • Reinventing - That's what Apple does best   Monday, 9 Mar 2015 | 6:47 PM ET
    Reinventing - That's what Apple does best

    Katie Boehret, deputy reviews editor at Re/Code, says the Apple Watch exemplifies Apple's ability to redefine an existing product and describes the coolest feature of the smartwatch.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, March 6- Microsoft Corp sued Kyocera Corp for patent infringement on Friday, alleging the Japanese company's Duraforce, Hydro and Brigadier cell phone lines violate seven Microsoft patents. Microsoft asked a Seattle federal judge to impose a U.S. sales injunction against Kyocera's infringing products, according to the lawsuit.

  • March 3- Apple Inc sold the most number of smartphones globally in the fourth quarter, overtaking Samsung Electronics Co Ltd for the first time since 2011, according to research firm Gartner. Apple sold 74,832 smartphones to end users worldwide, ahead of the 73,032 phones sold by Samsung, according to Gartner's report. Apple's smartphones sales jumped about 49...

  • March 3- Best Buy Co Inc, the largest U.S. consumer electronics chain, on Tuesday reported higher-than-expected quarterly earnings on a strong holiday season and said it would buy back stock for the first time since 2012.. Chief Executive Officer Hubert Joly said on a conference call that Best Buy planned this year to start a cost-cutting effort to save $400...

  • March 3- Best Buy Co Inc, the largest U.S. consumer electronics chain, reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit, helped by improved sales of higher-margin products such as large-screen TVs and mobile phones during the holiday shopping season. The company's shares rose 4.6 percent at $40.40 in premarket trading, after Best Buy said it would buy back $1...

  • BlackBerry unveils new mid-market Leap smartphone Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 4:32 AM ET

    BARCELONA/ TORONTO, March 3- BlackBerry unveiled a new mid-market smartphone on Tuesday dubbed the BlackBerry Leap that is set to replace the Z3 device launched a year ago, in a move to woo buyers in certain emerging markets where BlackBerry still has a fairly large client base. The Waterloo, Ontario- based company said the phone, unveiled at the Mobile World...

  • Sharp shares tank 9% on news it will seek aid Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 10:22 PM ET

    Sharp is preparing to seek aid from its two main lenders, as it expects impairment losses from unprofitable businesses to mount this year.

  • Responding to a growing market in China for low-cost handsets often priced below $100, Intel announced plans for the chip, code named Sofia, in late 2013 at a meeting with investors. As well as smartphones, the Sofia chip fills a gap in Intel's lineup of chips for tablets. In a costly strategy that elevated Intel to the No 2 spot in tablet chip market share, Intel last...

  • DETROIT, March 2- Qualcomm Inc, a maker of smartphone chips and software, unveiled on Monday fourth-generation LTE modems that will enable cars to stay better-connected wirelessly to cloud-based services via the Web. Qualcomm's Snapdragon X12 and X5 modems are designed to be embedded in cars and work with owners' mobile devices to access a variety of Internet...

  • BARCELONA, March 2- Japan's NTT DoCoMo and Finland's Nokia said on Monday they are working together to develop networks running at high frequencies for use in the 5 G wireless era- technology expected to be showcased at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. DoCoMo, Japan's largest mobile operator, and Nokia, the world's third biggest telecom equipment maker, said they will be...

  • With S6, Samsung still faces 'uphill task': IDC   Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 12:34 AM ET
    With S6, Samsung still faces 'uphill task': IDC

    While the S6's curve screen sets it apart from its rivals, "incremental improvements" may not be enough to wrestle market share from Apple's iPhone 6, says Kiranjeet Kaur, senior market analyst at IDC Asia Pacific.

  • Why Samsung Pay could be a gamechanger   Sunday, 1 Mar 2015 | 10:16 PM ET
    Why Samsung Pay could be a gamechanger

    The launch of Samsung's mobile payment system Samsung Pay, along with Apple Pay, will enable mobile commerce to gain traction, especially in the U.S, says Loo Wee Teck, head of Consumer Electronics at Euromonitor International.

  • Has Samsung nailed it with new S6?   Sunday, 1 Mar 2015 | 5:34 PM ET
    Has Samsung nailed it with new S6?

    Bonnie Cha, senior analyst at Re/Code, says an upgrade in design and the use of high-quality materials will be the selling points of Samsung's Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge. She later discusses the launch of Samsung Pay.

  • *Key launch in fight to stay No.1 vs Apple. SEOUL/ BARCELONA, March 1- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd unveiled its latest Galaxy S smartphones featuring a slim body made from aircraft-grade metal, in a bid to reclaim the throne of undisputed global smartphone leader from Apple Inc.. By some estimates, Apple surpassed Samsung as the world's biggest smartphone maker...

  • *Key launch in fight to stay No.1 vs Apple. SEOUL/ BARCELONA, March 1- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd unveiled its latest Galaxy S smartphones featuring a slim body made from aircraft-grade metal, in a bid to reclaim its throne as undisputed global smartphone leader from Apple Inc.. By some estimates, Apple surpassed Samsung as the world's biggest smartphone maker...

  • SEOUL, Feb 26- Samsung Electronics will freeze wages in 2015 for employees in South Korea for the first time in six years, after the world's biggest smartphone maker saw profits fall in the face of rising competition. The cost-cutting move is the latest by Samsung Electronics, which in January reported its first annual profit decline since 2011, as it lost market...