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  • Growth drivers aplenty for Apple: Expert   Tuesday, 10 Feb 2015 | 7:24 PM ET
    Growth drivers aplenty for Apple: Expert

    Bradley Gastwirth, chief executive officer at ABR Investment Strategy, says iPhone sales and Apple Pay will be significant for Apple's profits in the long run and discusses the firm's partnership with First Solar.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 10- The New York Times Co, J.C. Penney Corp and CBS Corp lost a round on Tuesday in a patent fight with Helferich Patent Licensing LLC, which had accused them of infringing on patents for looking at websites on mobile telephones. Between mid-2010 and March 2012, Helferich filed complaints against the New York Times, J.C. Penney Corp, G4 Media LLC, the...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 10- The New York Times Co, J.C. Penney Corp and CBS Corp lost a round Tuesday in a patent fight with Helferich Patent Licensing, LLC, which had accused them of infringing on patents for looking at websites on mobile telephones. Between mid-2010 and March 2012, Helferich filed complaints against the New York Times, J.C. Penney Corp, G4 Media LLC, the...

  • Sorry, you can't bring that 'selfie stick' in here Tuesday, 10 Feb 2015 | 1:47 PM ET
    Selfie stick

    Some New York City museums are banning selfie sticks, as museum spokespeople say they pose threats to art and other visitors.

  • BlackBerry names new chief security officer Tuesday, 10 Feb 2015 | 10:09 AM ET

    TORONTO, Feb 10- BlackBerry Ltd named David Kleidermacher as its chief security officer on Tuesday, moving to further bolster the smartphone maker's credentials with security-conscious clients, including big players in the defense, automotive and healthcare sectors. Green Hills' technologies power systems as diverse as medical devices and aircraft made...

  • MUMBAI, Feb 10- Facebook has tied up with India's Reliance Communications to provide basic internet services on mobile phones for free, making India the first country in Asia to get Facebook's Internet.org service. The service is run by Internet.org, the non-profit organisation whose backers also include Ericsson, Nokia, Samsung, Qualcomm and Opera Software,...

  • SAN FRANCISCO/ BEIJING, Feb 10- Even after agreeing to pay a record near- $1 billion fine in China for antitrust violations, U.S. chipmaker Qualcomm Inc faces big challenges in its most important market. As low-cost, low-margin Chinese smartphone manufacturers such as Xiaomi Inc and Huawei Technologies push into other developing markets, they are driving down...

  • 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...

  • The deal also requires Qualcomm to lower its royalty rates on patents used in China, likely helping Chinese smartphone makers like Xiaomi Technology Co Ltd and Huawei Technologies Co Ltd. It removes a major source of concern among Qualcomm investors, sending shares of the U.S. chipmaker up 1.6 percent to $68.18 in after-hours trading. Qualcomm said in a...

  • 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
    Why this pro is still skeptical on Sony

    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
    Why Nintendo isn't getting the weak-yen boost

    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
    This expert has a solution for Nintendo

    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
    Here's the upside in Samsung's Q4 earnings

    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...