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  • Intel's shares rose 3 percent to $32.42 in after market trading. Intel has been lagging behind rivals such as Qualcomm Inc and ARM Holdings Plc- the British company behind the processor in Apple's iPhone 6- in the fast-growing smartphone market. Intel forecast current-quarter revenue of $13.2 billion, plus or minus $500 million.

  • Record sales for S6? This expert doesn't think so   Thursday, 9 Apr 2015 | 7:32 PM ET
    Record sales for S6? This expert doesn't think so

    While the new Galaxy S6 smartphones will likely sell well, Samsung's expectations for record shipments may be too optimistic, says Jan Dawson, chief analyst at Jackdaw Research.

  • Apple watch remains a 'nice to have': IDC   Thursday, 9 Apr 2015 | 6:33 PM ET
    Apple watch remains a 'nice to have': IDC

    While initial reviews have been mostly positive, the creation of a "must have" need for the Apple Watch remains crucial, says Kiranjeet Kaur, senior market analyst at IDC.

  • Is the 'Internet of Things' becoming a reality?   Wednesday, 8 Apr 2015 | 12:43 AM ET
    Is the

    CNBC discusses the development of the "Internet of Things" (IoT) with guests from Bosch Software Innovations and The Internet of Things Council, who are in Singapore for the "IoT Asia 2015."

  • Can Galaxy S6 kick-start Samsung's recovery?   Tuesday, 7 Apr 2015 | 6:24 PM ET
    Can Galaxy S6 kick-start Samsung's recovery?

    Patrick Moorhead, president & principal analyst, Moor Insights & Strategy, says the Galaxy S6 is a "marked improvement" from Samsung's previous phones.

  • Are things looking up for Samsung?   Monday, 6 Apr 2015 | 11:24 PM ET
    Are things looking up for Samsung?

    Mehdi Hosseini, senior analyst, Semiconductors and Storage at Susquehanna Financial Group, discusses Samsung's guidance for its first-quarter operating profit.

  • Sharp is struggling to survive: Expert   Monday, 6 Apr 2015 | 9:11 PM ET
    Is Sharp running out of options?

    Amir Anvarzadeh, director of Japan Equity Sales at BGC Securities, explains why plans to spin off part of its panel-making unit won't be the solution for Sharp.

  • SEOUL, April 7- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd expects January-March profit to be its highest in three quarters, beating expectations and suggesting that the tech giant is on track for an earnings recovery ahead of the launch of new flagship smartphones. Operating profit likely reached 5.9 trillion won in the first quarter, the South Korean manufacturer said on...

  • Toshiba accounting probe: Time to sell the stock?

    Toshiba said it will appoint a committee to investigate possible problems with its accounting. Ed Rogers, CEO & CIO at Rogers Investment Advisors, explains what that means for the firm.

  • This expert is bullish on Samsung stock   Sunday, 5 Apr 2015 | 9:12 PM ET
    This expert is bullish on Samsung stock

    Kunal Ghosh, emerging market portfolio manager at Allianz Global Investors, says Samsung Electronics is seeing a "multi-faceted resurgence," which will bode well for the stock.

  • April 3- Plaintiffs in an antitrust lawsuit against Google Inc on Friday withdrew their case accusing the search engine company of harming smartphone buyers by forcing handset makers using Android operating system to make Google's own applications the default option. The lawsuit argued that Google requires Android handset manufacturers such as Samsung...

  • *Operating profit tipped at $4.8 bln- analysts. SEOUL, April 3- Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd likely saw January-March earnings slip for the sixth straight quarter, but investors are betting on a rebound this year on healthy chip sales and high hopes for its new flagship smartphones. Shares in South Korea- based Samsung hit a more-than 21 month high in...

  • BEIJING, April 2- Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's finance arm and smartphone maker Xiaomi Inc said on Thursday they will jointly develop mobile payment systems using wearable technology, a first for China's major tech firms. Xiaomi and Ant Financial, an Alibaba affiliate which includes China's most popular online payment service Alipay, will enable the Alipay...

  • Traditional makers jump on smartwatch bandwagon   Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 8:47 PM ET
    Traditional makers jump on smartwatch bandwagon

    Sam Yang, founder and managing director of Kairos Watches, explains why it is developing smartwatches with Switzerland-based Sequel, a unit of Timex Group.

  • Panasonic commits 1 trillion yen to M&A   Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 11:31 PM ET
    Panasonic commits 1 trillion yen to M&A

    Panasonic's acquisition strategy makes sense for the conservative company, explains Marc Einstein, industry principle of ICT practice at Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific.

  • *FTSE 100 down 1.4 pct. Britain's FTSE 100 closed 1.4 percent lower at 6,895.33 points, bringing the drop since a record high hit on Tuesday to 2.4 percent. Analysts at Citigroup on Thursday cut their forecasts for the smartphone sector and target prices on stocks highly exposed to China, the world's largest phone market, including Britain's ARM, which designs...

  • MUMBAI/ NEW DELHI, March 26- India's top three mobile phone network operators have spent a combined $13.6 billion in a government auction of airwaves to secure almost 80 percent of the spectrum on offer, reinforcing their positions in the world's second-biggest mobile market. Altogether India raised $17.6 billion in the auction after 19 days of fierce bidding,...

  • MUMBAI, March 26- A group of investors led by Japanese mobile telecom firm SoftBank Corp is in talks to buy a 20 percent stake in Indian handset maker Micromax Informatics IPO-MINF.NS> for up to $1 billion, two people aware of the discussions said. The investment would value Micromax, an unlisted provider of affordable smartphones that competes with South...

  • MUMBAI, March 26- A group of investors led by Japanese mobile telecom firm SoftBank Corp is in talks to buy a 20 percent stake in Indian handset maker Micromax Informatics for up to $1 billion, two people aware of the discussions said. The investment would value Micromax, an unlisted provider of affordable smartphones that competes with South Korea's Samsung...

  • MUMBAI, March 25- India raised a record $17.6 billion from the sale of mobile phone airwaves in its latest telecom spectrum auction after 19 days of fierce bidding, the country's telecoms minister said on Wednesday. Ravi Shankar Prasad said the government received bids worth almost 1.10 trillion rupees, topping the 1.06 trillion rupees it raised in 2010. The...