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  • SEOUL, April 29- Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Wednesday said the average selling price of its handsets will likely rise in the second quarter as the firm rolls out its new flagship Galaxy S6 smartphones. Samsung head of investor relations Robert Yi said in a conference call that the average selling price of the firm's handsets during the...

  • Samsung mobile turnaround is 'remarkable': Pro   Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 8:33 PM ET
    Samsung mobile turnaround is 'remarkable': Pro

    Nam Hyung Kim, managing director of Arete Research Asia, says first-quarter earnings for Samsung's mobile division staged a turnaround before the launch of the Galaxy S6.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, April 28- Apple's large-screen iPhones are a big hit in China, taking market share from Samsung and selling at a pace that may make China a greater source of revenue than the Americas for Apple in coming years, analysts said. The world's most valuable consumer electronics company reported on Monday a 71 percent increase in sales in China to $16.8...

  • BEIJING, April 28- Huawei Technologies Co Ltd launched on Tuesday the Honor 4 C smartphone, the latest bid by the Chinese technology firm to gain market share in the highly competitive budget handset segment from domestic rivals such as Xiaomi Inc.. To cut on marketing costs, the Honor 4 C will be sold primarily online through outlets including Alibaba Group...

  • What Apple's earnings say about its suppliers   Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 9:03 PM ET
    What Apple's earnings say about its suppliers

    With iPhones proving to be "stronger for longer," investors should invest in the suppliers that are gaining market shares, says Steven Pelayo, regional head of Technology Research, Asia-Pacific at HSBC.

  • Key takeaways from Apple's stellar results   Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 7:31 PM ET
    Key takeaways from Apple's stellar results

    Avi Silver, analyst at CLSA, discusses Apple's second-quarter earnings and revenue that beat analysts' expectations on Monday.

  • NEW YORK, April 27- Microsoft Corp lost a round in a potentially costly patent battle when a U.S. International Trade Commission judge on Monday found that the software giant used InterDigital Inc's technology in its mobile phones without permission. The judge, Theodore Essex, said that Microsoft infringed two wireless cellular patents owned by InterDigital,...

  • Tata'a investment in Xiaomi comes against the backdrop of an aggressive push by Xiaomi in India after entering the market, which has huge growth potential with just one in 10 people using smartphones, in July 2014. Xiaomi and other Chinese smartphone makers are drafting in cricket teams and Bollywood stars to conquer India, their largest overseas market and a...

  • TOKYO, April 25- Japanese consumer electronics firm Sony Corp has raised its operating profit estimate for fiscal 2015 to 300 billion yen, or four times its previous estimate, the Nikkei reported on Saturday. Expectations for higher sales of display sensors used in mobile phones and the Playstation gaming console were the reason Sony raised its forecast, the...

  • Apple Watch goes on sale worldwide   Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 7:45 PM ET
    Apple Watch goes on sale worldwide

    Eric Bleeker, senior tech analyst at The Motley Fool, outlines his expectations for the Apple Watch, which goes on sale around the world on Friday.

  • April 23- Google Inc reported a 12 percent rise in quarterly revenue, helped by a 13 percent jump in the number of ads, or paid clicks, but missed lofty Wall Street expectations. Google's ad revenue has been pressured as more consumers access its online services on mobiles devices such as smartphones and tablets, where ad rates are typically lower.

  • NEW YORK, April 23- When Dallas mom Jan Valecka's twins hit that contentious tween age, the rite of passage she dreaded most was a relatively new one: when to get them cell phones. A quarter of U.S. 8- and 9- year-olds now have them, according to the 2015 Parents, Kids& Money survey by Baltimore money managers T. Rowe Price. And a new study from Pew Research Center discovered...

  • HONG KONG, April 23- Chinese telecom gear manufacturer ZTE Corp has published a letter accusing Huawei Technologies Co Ltd of copying its camera technology and threatened legal action, a sign that smartphone patent battles have begun in earnest in China. Patent battles among Chinese smartphone manufacturers are expected to rise in the wake of Qualcomm Inc's...

  • Is Sony's turnaround plan bearing fruit?   Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 11:31 PM ET
    Is Sony's turnaround plan bearing fruit?

    Tim Bajarin, president at Creative Strategies, is surprised that Sony CEO Kazuo Hirai's restructuring efforts are bearing fruit so quickly.

  • Sony raises profit view on bumper videogame sales Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 8:41 PM ET

    Sony raised its earnings estimates for the second time in three months, citing higher than expected sales of video games and digital cameras.

  • Is Sony finally reaping restructuring results?   Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 8:34 PM ET
    Is Sony finally reaping restructuring results?

    Damian Thong, division director and senior analyst of Japan Technology at Macquarie Securities, discusses news that Sony raised its earnings estimates for the second time in three months on Wednesday.

  • April 22- Texas Instruments Inc forecast current-quarter revenue below analysts' expectations, citing weak demand for its chips from communication equipment and consumer electronics markets and a strong dollar. TI forecast a profit of 60- 70 cents per share and revenue of $3.12 billion- $3.38 billion for the second quarter. Net income attributable to TI rose...

  • TORONTO, April 21- BlackBerry Ltd said on Tuesday it is launching a new certificate service that will help bring the security level it offers on smartphones to a slew of devices from cars to smart meters. The initiative is being dubbed BlackBerry Center for High Assurance Computing Excellence. U.S. retailer Target Corp is still recovering from a major breach in...

  • April 21- Wireless chip maker Broadcom Inc reported higher-than-expected quarterly revenue and profit, helped by strong sales of its WiFi and broadband chips to handset makers such as Apple Inc and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd.. Broadcom forecast revenue of $2.10 billion, plus or minus $75 million, for the second quarter ending June 30. Broadcom's net income...

  • Chipmaker Broadcom's quarterly revenue rises 4 pct Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 | 4:12 PM ET

    April 21- Wireless chip maker Broadcom Inc reported a 4 percent rise in quarterly revenue, helped by strong sales of its Wifi and broadband chips to smartphone makers such as Apple Inc and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd. Broadcom's net income rose to $209 million, or 34 cents per share, in the first quarter ended March 31 from $165 million, or 28 cents per share, a year...