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  • TAIPEI, April 14- Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd targets record revenue in the second quarter as more of the company's chips are installed in high-end smartphones to power increasingly complex features.

  • Review: Forward to the past with Windows update Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 1:13 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Even as Microsoft prepares for a future dominated by touch-screen devices, it is steering its Windows system to embrace more of the past. As sales of smartphones and tablets grow rapidly, Microsoft reshaped Windows so that PCs came to look, work and feel more like mobile devices. Microsoft responded a year later with Windows 8.1.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, April 15- Intel Corp's first-quarter net profit exceeded Wall Street's estimates as the chipmaker wrestles with slow demand for personal computers and its chief executive officer said an ambitious goal to stake out market share in tablets was on track.

  • New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and San Francisco District Attorney, George Gascon welcomed the voluntary agreement but said it fell short of what they have advocated to prevent theft.

  • BlackBerry buys minority stake in healthcare IT firm Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 8:00 AM ET

    Waterloo, Ontario- based BlackBerry, a pioneer in the smartphone industry, has fallen on hard times as its market share has waned in recent years.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, April 11- Amazon.com Inc is preparing to launch its long-rumored smartphone in the second half of the year, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday, citing people briefed on the company's plans. Amazon has made great strides into the hardware arena as it seeks to boost sales of digital content and puts its online store in front of more users.

  • SEOUL, April 9- As the smartphone action shifts to the mass market, leaders Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and Apple Inc are under pressure to make their high-end phones more affordable to revive sales.

  • SEOUL, April 8- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Tuesday said it is on track to post its second straight quarter of profit decline, as margins in the key smartphone business come under growing pressure from cheaper Chinese rivals.

  • SEOUL, April 8- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Tuesday said it is on track to post its second straight quarter of profit decline, as slowing smartphone sales growth continued to weigh on earnings.

  • SEOUL, April 8- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd estimated that its January-March operating profit fell by 4.3 percent to 8.4 trillion won as easing smartphone sales growth continued to weigh earnings down.

  • Qualcomm talks up future top-tier smartphone chip Monday, 7 Apr 2014 | 7:30 AM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO, April 7- Qualcomm gave details on Monday about a future high-end smartphone chip, including faster download speeds as well as 64- bit technology, which is quickly becoming standard.

  • TORONTO, March 28- BlackBerry Ltd reported a smaller-than-expected loss on Friday as new chief executive John Chen slashed costs, but a 64 percent drop in revenue underscored the challenge Chen faces in turning around the struggling smartphone maker. "John Chen did what John Chen is known for.

  • TORONTO, March 28- BlackBerry Ltd reported a smaller-than-expected loss on Friday as new chief executive John Chen slashed costs, but a 64 percent drop in revenue underscored the challenge he faces in turning around the struggling smartphone maker. "John Chen did what John Chen is known for.

  • "The big question still remains what BlackBerry can do on the demand side," he said. Shares of BlackBerry, whose global smartphone market share was below 1 percent at the end of 2013, climbed around 5 percent in early New York Stock Exchange trade as investors were buoyed by better-than-expected results.

  • TORONTO, March 28- BlackBerry Ltd reported a much smaller-than-expected quarterly loss on Friday, sending its shares up nearly 7 percent, even as its smartphone sales continued to slide.

  • TORONTO, March 28- BlackBerry Ltd reported a quarterly loss on Friday as smartphone sales continued to slide across all regions. The company said during the fourth quarter it recognized hardware revenue on about 1.3 million BlackBerry smartphones compared to about 1.9 million devices in the previous quarter.

  • TORONTO, March 28- BlackBerry Ltd reported a quarterly loss on Friday as smartphone sales continued to slide across all regions. The Waterloo, Ontario- based company reported a net loss of $423 million, or 80 cents a share, for the fourth quarter ended March 1. Revenue fell to $976 million from $2.68 billion.

  • TORONTO, March 26- BlackBerry Ltd has received a coveted security clearance that paves the way for U.S. government agencies to use its systems to manage and secure Android- and iOS-powered devices operating on their internal networks, the smartphone maker said on Wednesday.

  • 3D printer maker ExOne posts surprise quarterly loss Wednesday, 19 Mar 2014 | 6:37 PM ET

    March 19- 3 D printer maker ExOne Co reported a surprise quarterly loss as it sold fewer high-margin printers and the company forecast 2014 revenue below analysts' estimates. ExOne's gross margin fell to 30.9 percent in the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31 from 49 percent a year earlier.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, March 6- A U.S. judge on Thursday rejected Apple's request for a permanent sales ban in the United States against some older Samsung smartphones, a key setback for the iPhone maker in its global patent battle.

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