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  • *Q2 pretax profit up 9 pct to 94.2 stg. LONDON, July 22- ARM Holdings posted a 9 percent rise in second-quarter profit as licensing of its processor technology compensated for a slowdown in high-end smartphone sales that decimated growth in royalties.

  • LONDON, July 22- ARM Holdings, the British company whose processor designs power Apple's and Samsung's smartphones, posted a 9 percent rise in second-quarter profit, helped by strong demand to license its technology.

  • Google Glass hops into business with tech partners Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 4:08 PM ET
    Google Glass

    Google Glass is partnering with technology start-ups, which may help it carve out a more important and profitable role in business.

  • Amazon debuts unlimited reading, audiobook service Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 11:02 AM ET
    The Amazon.com homepage and Amazon Kindle logo

    Amazon debuted Kindle Unlimited, allowing customers to access more than 600,000 Kindle books and thousands of audiobooks for $9.99 a month.

  • BANGKOK, July 18- Thailand's military government has postponed for one year an auction for fourth-generation mobile phone bandwidth, potentially causing billions of dollars of lost investment and sales in a sector that accounts for a tenth of the economy.

  • SEATTLE, July 17- Microsoft Corp is set to cut more than 6,000 jobs in an announcement expected early Thursday, according to sources familiar with the matter, as it trims its newly acquired Nokia phone business and reshapes itself as a cloud-computing and mobile-friendly software company.

  • TAIPEI, July 16- Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd, the world's largest contract chip manufacturer, expects revenue to grow at least a record 20 percent this year thanks to increased demand from smartphone makers like Apple Inc..

  • Users complain of 'gaining weight on Fitbit' Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 4:05 PM ET
    The 'Flex', a device by Fitbit

    Some users find that their bands actually make them pack on the pounds as opposed to shedding weight. The TODAY Show reports.

  • ROKMobile kicks off     Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 11:51 AM ET

    John Paul Dejoria, co-founder of Paul Mitchell, Patron Spirits and now ROKMobile, explains his next venture in the music industry. Noel Lee is one partner on the project who invented the technology for Beats' headphones.

  • Is the Apple iWatch delayed already? Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 9:27 AM ET
    Attendees gather at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference at the Moscone West center in June in San Francisco.

    Apple still hasn't announced a timeline for iWatch production, but a report suggests manufacturing may start later than anticipated.

  • 4 in 10 US households use cellphones only Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 6:02 AM ET
    Students on the campus of UCLA

    More American households are ditching their old telephones: 4 out of 10 only use cellphones, a government survey shows.

  • SEOUL, July 8- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Tuesday issued unexpectedly weak quarterly earnings guidance which put it on track for its worst results in two years and cast doubt on the smartphone leader's strategy against cheaper Chinese rivals.

  • SEOUL, July 8- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Tuesday said operating profit likely fell 24.5 percent in April-June, its lowest in two years due to slowing growth in the company's cash cow smartphone business and the strength of the South Korean won. The South Korean company said operating profit likely fell to 7.2 trillion won during the quarter.

  • TAIPEI, July 7- Investors wanting a slice of the crazy demand expected for Apple Inc's next version of the iPhone are rushing for what they believe is more profitable than investing in the U.S. smartphone maker: Taiwanese Apple component suppliers.

  • Why consumer electronics will benefit Samsung     Thursday, 3 Jul 2014 | 6:34 PM ET

    Manoj Menon, Partner & MD at Frost & Sullivan, explains why Samsung's entry into the consumer electronics space can unlock "real value" for the firm.

  • Intelligent cars draw investors to tech stocks Wednesday, 2 Jul 2014 | 2:30 AM ET

    *Google, Apple lead; Nokia, TomTom face make-or-break moment. Chip-makers or tech giants such as Infineon and Google are among a variety of companies involved in the rapid development and testing of intelligent cars from those that drive themselves to those allowing a driver to use mobile phone apps through the dashboard.

  • *Alibaba the king of online retail on personal computers in China. *Alibaba headed for big IPO in New York this year. BEIJING, July 1- Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd may have dominated online retail on personal computers, but is some way from replicating that leadership in shopping by smartphone and other mobile devices.

  • Wal-Mart cuts prices on iPhone 5 models Friday, 27 Jun 2014 | 3:34 PM ET
    Various smartphone devices are displayed for sale at a Wal-Mart Stores Inc. location in American Canyon, California.

    Starting Friday, the retailer will roll out a promotion cutting prices considerably on all of its iPhone 5 models, according to Engadget.

  • June 26- Shares of GoPro Inc, a maker of cameras used by surfers, skydivers and other action junkies to record and post their exploits online, rose as much as 38 percent in their market debut. GoPro is the first U.S. consumer-electronics company to go public since headphones maker Skullcandy Inc in 2011..

  • Meet GoPro's thrill-seeking founder Nick Woodman Thursday, 26 Jun 2014 | 11:26 AM ET
    Nicholas 'Nick' Woodman, founder and chief executive officer of GoPro.

    The entrepreneur known for his adventurous lifestyle is now guiding the consumer electronics company through its public trading debut.