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  • *Mobile is weak link in Sony's struggling electronics division. TOKYO, Aug 29- Japan's SoftBank Corp and its U.S. mobile carrier Sprint Corp will offer a Sony smartphone for the first time, sources with knowledge of the matter said, as the two technology titans confront daunting challenges in the U.S. market.

  • *Mobile is weakest link in Sony's struggling electronics division. TOKYO, Aug 29- Japanese wireless operator SoftBank Corp will offer a Sony smartphone for the first time, selling a soon-to-be-launched Xperia in Japan, and in the United States via its unit Sprint, sources with knowledge of the matter said.

  • TOKYO, Aug 29- SoftBank Corp is to offer a Sony Corp smartphone for the first time, selling the upcoming Xperia handset both in Japan and through subsidiary Sprint Corp in the United States, sources with knowledge of the matter said.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 28- Apple Inc invited media to a "special event" in its hometown of Cupertino, California, on Sept. 9, when the iPhone maker is expected to unveil the latest versions of its best-selling smartphones. Apple's typically cryptic invitation read: "Wish we could say more."

  • LONDON, Aug 28- British chipmaker CSR, which makes technology used in headphones and speaker docks, said it had rejected a takeover approach from Microchip Technology Inc, sending its shares up as much as 27 percent.

  • Telecom Italia, Telefonica bid for Vivendi's GVT Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 3:05 AM ET

    Telecom Italia and Telefonica made rival offers for Vivendi's Brazilian unit GVT as the battle over Brazil's telecoms market ramped up.

  • Is bigger better? What iPhone buyers have to say Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 8:00 AM ET
    An iPhone 5s.

    Apple is widely believed to be launching it's new iPhone on Sept. 9, and there have been no shortage of rumors as to what the new phone will look like.

  • $12 million cool invention sets Kickstarter record Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 5:49 AM ET
    The Coolest Cooler can do it all.

    The Pebble Watch kickstarted the wearable device race, but it just lost its place as the biggest Kickstarter campaign ever, to a cooler project.

  • Best Buy revenue falls 4% as store traffic declines Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 7:06 AM ET

    Best Buy reported profit that beat expectations, but revenue fell 4 percent due to lower traffic in its brick-and-mortar stores.

  • See Ralph Lauren's tech-infused polo shirt Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 11:27 AM ET
    Ralph Lauren Polo Tech shirt to premiere at the U.S. Open this year.

    Luxury fashion is making inroads in wearable tech as more designers develop stylish accessories and clothing aimed at tracking performance and health.

  • OSLO, Aug 21- Microsoft has agreed to install Opera Software's Internet browser on low and mid-market mobile phones it inherited from Nokia, potentially putting Opera Mini on another 100 million phones year.

  • Panasonic Corp, Fujitsu Ltd and others, seeking niche business opportunities to offset a downturn in demand for their consumer electronics, are touting automated greenhouses and sensor-controlled fields that ensure constant conditions to produce high-quality vegetables all year-round.

  • Google's biggest product hits and misses Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 11:23 AM ET
    Google co-founder Sergey Brin participates in a panel discussion in Mountain View, Calif., where Google Buzz was unveiled.

    Despite its wildly successful products, consumer feedback to Google technology has not always matched its grand ambition.

  • PlayStation 4 sales hit 10M in blow to Microsoft Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 6:56 AM ET

    Sony has sold over 10 million PlayStation 4 (PS4) devices, the company said on Tuesday, landing a major blow to rival Microsoft's Xbox One.

  • Smartphone 'kill switch' law passes in California Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 4:11 PM ET
    Blackphone, a security optimized smartphone at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, Feb. 25, 2014.

    A bill that requires all new smartphones sold in California to come loaded with a "kill switch" passed the legislature.

  • BEIJING, Aug 11- Xiaomi Inc said it had upgraded its operating system to ensure users knew it was collecting data from their address books after a report by a computer security firm said the Chinese budget smartphone maker was taking personal data without permission.

  • BEIJING, Aug 11- Xiaomi Inc said it had upgraded its operating system to ensure users knew it was collecting data from their address books after a report by a computer security firm said the Chinese budget smartphone maker was taking personal data without permission.

  • INSIGHT-Samsung's next reinvention challenge: itself Wednesday, 6 Aug 2014 | 5:00 PM ET

    SEOUL, Aug 7- As its smartphone sales stutter and a generational leadership succession looms, Samsung Electronics Co Ltd is under pressure to reinvent itself- to be more innovative, but not lose the rigor and focus that made it a global powerhouse.

  • BlackBerry launched the service to manage rival devices on its BES system a year ago, as part of a move to help it sell high-margin services to its large clients even if many, or all, their workers use smartphones made by competitors.

  • SEOUL/ SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 6- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and Apple Inc said they had agreed to drop all patent litigation outside the United States, scaling down a protracted legal battle between the smartphone rivals.