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  • SEOUL, Feb 10- As Samsung Electronics Co Ltd sells fewer of its own smartphones, the South Korean group's components businesses are under pressure to pick up the slack and secure external customers for chips and display panels, including putting these in rival mobile devices. Samsung Display has begun supplying organic light-emitting diode panels to Chinese...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 5- The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating a January 14 spike in trading in BlackBerry Ltd options that took place hours before Reuters reported that Samsung Electronics Co was in talks to buy the Canadian smartphone maker, according to a person familiar with the investigation. One trade the SEC is looking at took place at...

  • Why this pro is still skeptical on Sony  Wednesday, 4 Feb 2015 | 10:35 PM ET

    Despite a solid quarterly earnings report, Roger Kay, President and Founder of Endpoint Technologies Associates, remains concerned about future revenue growth.

  • While growth is slowing, China's total internet population still rose by 31 million in 2014, said the report by the China Internet Network Information Center. These include e-commerce groups Alibaba and JD.com Inc, social networking and video games firm Tencent Holdings Ltd, search giant Baidu Inc and smartphone maker Xiaomi Inc.. In good news for Alibaba and...

  • NYSE to suspend, delist RadioShack Monday, 2 Feb 2015 | 5:33 PM ET
    RadioShack closes a store in New York.

    RadioShack is considering selling off half of its stores to Sprint, and then closing the rest, according to one report.

  • SEOUL, Jan 29- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd is closer to losing its crown as global smartphone leader after posting a plunge in quarterly mobile earnings on Thursday, a day after rival Apple Inc reported the biggest profit in corporate history. It was the mobile division's fifth consecutive quarter of decline, in contrast to Apple's record-breaking 74.5 million...

  • Why Nintendo isn't getting the weak-yen boost  Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 10:33 PM ET

    Despite having a lot of cash, Nintendo has not deployed it on restructuring efforts hence it is not benefiting from the weaker yen, says Peter Boardman, Managing Director at Tradewinds.

  • This expert has a solution for Nintendo  Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 7:33 PM ET

    Nintendo should expand into the realms of animation and cartoons with its famed game characters like Mario the plumber, says Amir Anvarzadeh, Director of Japan Equity Sales at BGC Securities.

  • SEOUL, Jan 29- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Thursday reported its first annual earnings decline in three years, as strong chip earnings failed to make up for weakness in the South Korean giant's smartphone business. The result put the firm's 2014 profit at 25 trillion won, down from a record 36.8 trillion won in 2013 and the lowest since 2011, as the world's top...

  • Here's the upside in Samsung's Q4 earnings  Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 7:23 PM ET

    Mehdi Hosseini, Senior VP of Semiconductors at Susquehanna Financial Group, discusses the rise in smartphone shipments and the stellar performance from Samsung's semiconductor division.

  • SEOUL, Jan 29- South Korea's Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Thursday that October-December profit fell 36 percent from a year earlier, confirming the firm's first annual earnings decline in three years. The world's top smartphone maker reported a fourth-quarter profit of 5.3 trillion won, compared with a 5.2 trillion won profit it guided for earlier this...

  • LAPD chief: Cops in danger from Google app Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 10:40 AM ET
    Waze app with icon showing police icons

    The chief of police of Los Angeles believes Waze "poses a danger to the lives of police officers in the United States."

  • SHANGHAI, Jan 28- Apple Inc is steering clear of Chinese rival Xiaomi Inc's low-price online strategy, ramping up store openings in China to harness its premium edge and fend off the fast-growing No.3 global smartphone maker. "In the long run Xiaomi is more of a threat to Apple than say Samsung," said Ben Thompson, analyst at Stratechery.com. Instead, Apple plans to...

  • What's next for Apple?  Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 8:08 PM ET

    Steven Pelayo, Regional Head of Technology Research, Asia-Pacific at HSBC, explores how the U.S. tech firm can maintain its strong sales record with follow-up products like the iPhone 6s.

  • Can Apple sustain 70% growth in China?  Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 6:34 PM ET

    Tim Bajarin, President of tech research and advisory firm Creative Strategies, says Apple won't be losing its focus in the mainland anytime soon.

  • Jan 27- Apple Inc quarterly results smashed Wall Street expectations with record sales of iPhone 6 and 6 Plus smartphones in the holiday shopping season and strong sales in China, although the United States remained the top iPhone market. Apple Chief Financial Officer Luca Maestri told Reuters in an interview that the company did not sell more iPhones in China...

  • Sony to cut 1,000 jobs in smartphone business - Nikkei Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 2:28 PM ET

    Jan 27- Sony Corp plans to cut another 1,000 jobs in its smartphone division, mainly in Europe and China, the Nikkei business daily reported. The cuts are in addition to the 1,000 jobs Sony said it would eliminate in its mobile unit in October, the Nikkei said. Overall, Sony's mobile division workforce will shrink by about 30 percent to 5,000 by the end of the fiscal...

  • Orange County, Ca. Jan 27- Welcome to the utility industry's future- or at least that's what Southern California Edison is hoping. Here in a non-descript, 53,500- square-foot building, the $12 billion utility's research team is testing everything from charging electronic vehicles via cell phone to devices that smooth out the power created by rooftop solar...

  • Orange County, Ca. Jan 27- Welcome to the utility industry's future- or at least that's what Southern California Edison is hoping. Here in a non-descript, 53,500- square-foot building, the $12 billion utility's research team is testing everything from charging electronic vehicles via cell phone to devices that smooth out the power created by rooftop solar...

  • Jan 27- Apple Inc has shipped the most number of smartphones in China in the fourth quarter, overtaking Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and homegrown companies such as Xiaomi for the first time, according to data firm Canalys. Apple's iPhone 6 and 6 Plus launched last September have proved to be popular in Asia despite being costlier than most handsets.