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Consumer Electronics


  • For Apple, China is the 'fuel in the tank': Pro   Monday, 18 May 2015 | 9:04 PM ET
    For Apple, China is the 'fuel in the tank': Pro

    Daniel Ives, managing director and senior analyst at FBR Capital Markets, says China will be "front and center" in Apple's growth story moving forward.

  • Will China’s Xiaomi make it in the US and Europe? Monday, 18 May 2015 | 8:20 AM ET
    Xiaomi headquarters in Beijing, China

    Chinese smartphone giant, Xiaomi, is set to open its doors to U.S. and European consumers shortly.

  • Disruptor #6 Dropbox: Business segment growing   Friday, 15 May 2015 | 11:30 AM ET
    Disruptor #6 Dropbox: Business segment growing

    Dropbox founder and CEO Drew Houston, discusses collaborations with businesses, and keeping information secure.

  • Sharp gets second bailout in 3 years: What's wrong?   Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 8:46 PM ET
    Sharp gets second bailout in 3 years: What's wrong?

    Peter Boardman, managing director of Tradewinds, discusses how cut-throat competition in Japan's LCD market is hurting Sharp.

  • Is your kid playing with your capex? Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 7:02 PM ET

    Companies – even new ones – appear to be skipping out on capex, but that spending may just not get counted because your kid is playing with it, UBS said.

  • *Car companies use Nvidia's "supercomputer on a chip". DETROIT, May 14- It took Silicon Valley chipmaker Nvidia Corp the better part of a decade to gain acceptance as a global automotive supplier, a lesson for other technology firms hoping to make a similar transition from consumer electronics to car components. Nvidia had a thriving business in supplying...

  • RadioShack has a new owner   Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 8:54 AM ET
    RadioShack has a new owner

    Standard General bought the RadioShack brand name for $26.2 million in an auction.

  • Sharp secures a $1.7 billion bank bailout Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 2:56 AM ET

    Japan's loss-making Sharp said it had secured a $1.7 billion bailout from banks, its second major rescue in three years.

  • Toshiba says to mark down reported profit for 3 years Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 9:28 PM ET

    Toshiba is likely to mark down three fiscal years of profit by at least $419.43 million in total after an internal probe into accounting irregularities.

  • Disruptor 50: No. 15 Quirky Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    Ben Kaufman, founder and CEO of Quirky

    This 6-year-old company culls ideas submitted to its website, and the best ones get made and sold in some of the world's biggest retailers.

  • Sharp says may cut its capital, shares dive 20% Sunday, 10 May 2015 | 10:17 PM ET
    Toshiyuki Osawa, president of Sharp Electronics, unveils the company's new televisions, including one with Corning’s Iris Glass, at the International Consumer Electronics show in Las Vegas on Jan. 5, 2015.

    Sharp said it was considering a capital reduction and preferred share issuance as part of its restructuring plan, sending stocks sliding.

  • STOCKHOLM, May 8- Swedish mobile telecom equipment maker Ericsson has filed lawsuits in Germany, Britain and the Netherlands against Apple over technology licence payments, Ericsson said on Friday. We are confident the courts in Germany, the UK and the Netherlands will be able to help us resolve this matter in a fair manner, "he added. Last year, smartphone maker...

  • MUMBAI, May 8- Alibaba Group Holding is in talks with India's Micromax Informatics to buy an about 20 percent stake in the smartphone maker, helping the Chinese e-commerce giant expand in one of the world's fastest growing markets for the devices, several people with direct knowledge of the matter said. The deal, if completed, would see Alibaba investing as much as...

  • Is it game on for Nintendo?   Friday, 8 May 2015 | 12:53 AM ET
    Is it game on for Nintendo?

    Bob O'Donnell, founder & chief analyst at Technalysis Research, says the expansion into mobile and theme parks makes Nintendo more of a "content company" which is where opportunities lie.

  • How to market kids in the mobile age: Toca Boca Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 10:20 AM ET
    Toca Kitchen 2

    App developer, Toca Boca, known for popular digital toys like 'Toca Hair Salon', is looking to build on its 85 million downloads with online video.

  • TOKYO, April 30- Japanese consumer electronics maker Sony Corp expects operating profit to more than quadruple this year, as strong sales of camera sensors and cost cuts anchor a long-awaited turnaround after years of losses on TVs and mobile phones. Sony said on Thursday it estimates operating profit will jump in the year ending March 2016 to 320 billion yen.

  • TOKYO, April 30- Japanese consumer electronics maker Sony Corp said it expects operating profit to more than quadruple this fiscal year, boosted by strong sales of camera sensors and cost cuts as it seeks to turn around its loss-making mobile phone business. Sony said on Thursday it estimates operating profit will grow in the year ending March 2016 to 320...

  • Strategy Analytics declined to say how many handsets Samsung had shipped in China during the quarter, although it expected the South Korean company to return to the top three in the next one or two quarters following the launch of its flagship S6 and S6 edge models in April. It expects Apple to surpass Xiaomi to top the China market later this year on the strength...

  • Why Sony may over-deliver on full-year results   Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 8:33 PM ET
    Why Sony may over-deliver on full-year results

    Atul Goyal, senior analyst at Jefferies, explains why Sony's full-year operating profit, due late Thursday, could beat its guided forecast of 300 billion yen announced last week.

  • As sensors shrink, watch as 'wearables' disappear Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 5:00 PM ET

    "In five years, when we look back, everything we see will absolutely be classified as toys, as the first very basic steps of getting this right," says Nikolaj Hviid, the man behind smart earbuds called the Dash. Developed by Munich- based Bragi GmbH, the Dash is a wireless in-ear headphone that looks like a discreet hearing aid. Nick Hunn, a consultant who lays claim to the...