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  • Amazon's future is tied to Prime, say analysts Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 10:15 AM ET
    Amazon.com logos are displayed on computer screens in Washington.

    While investors will be focused on Amazon's giant e-commerce business when it reports earnings Thursday, its future is tied to Prime.

  • *Q2 op profit 606 bln won vs 524 bln won analyst view. SEOUL, July 24- LG Electronics Inc signaled further improvement in its mobile business after record smartphone sales propelled the South Korean manufacturer to its highest quarterly profit in more than three years.

  • BEIJING, July 24- The mobile industry has long held that Samsung's broad range of mobile devices makes it nimble in changing markets, while Apple loses out by rigidly sticking to its high-end gadgets. Apple Inc's latest quarterly results showed sales of its high-end phones in China grew at nearly twice the pace analysts had expected.

  • Israelis rush to apps in Gaza conflict Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 1:33 AM ET

    Israelis have used smartphones, mobile applications and telecoms technology to try to minimize casualties in the latest conflict in Gaza.

  • FTC commissioner warns on mobile health-data gathering Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 8:44 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO, July 23- Federal Trade Commissioner Julie Brill, speaking in Washington on Wednesday, expressed concern about the way apps on smartphones and mobile devices are siphoning sensitive health data, and how some of that information may then be shared with third parties.

  • Amazon Fire phone innovates, but is it better? Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 8:26 AM ET
    Amazon's 3-D Fire smartphone.

    The $199 AT&T exclusive offers some advantages over its smart phone competitors, but is it worth the buy? NBC News reports.

  • UPDATE 1-Apple revenue lags Street forecasts Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 4:42 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO, July 22- Apple Inc posted a smaller-than-expected 6 percent rise in quarterly revenue on Tuesday, after selling 35.2 million iPhones in an increasingly competitive smartphone market. Shares in Apple held steady at $94.72 on Nasdaq after the news.

  • Apple revenue lags Street forecasts Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 4:32 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO, July 22- Apple Inc posted a worse-than-expected 6 percent rise in quarterly revenue on Tuesday, after selling 35.2 million iPhones into an increasingly competitive smartphone market.

  • *CEO compares new phone to Apple's iPhone. BEIJING, July 22- Xiaomi launched its flagship Mi 4 smartphone at a glitzy event in Beijing, where the Chinese budget handset maker's chief executive sought to challenge larger U.S. rival Apple Inc..

  • *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.