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  • China's iPhone delay gives smugglers reason to cheer Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 7:03 AM ET

    HONG KONG, Sept 12- The likely delayed launch of Apple Inc's new iPhone 6 in China, the world's biggest smartphone market, sparked a race to pre-order the phone in Hong Kong on Friday.

  • BEIJING, Sept 11- Millions of people in China, increasingly a critical pillar of Apple Inc's business, may have to wait until the year-end before they can buy the new iPhone 6.. Although the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will go on sale on Sept. 19 in the United States and other markets, Apple is yet to set a release date for China, the world's biggest smartphone market.

  • Amazon slashes price of its Fire smartphone Monday, 8 Sep 2014 | 12:21 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Amazon slashed the price of its Fire smartphone Monday, a day before Apple is expected to unveil its latest version of the iPhone. Amazon said the phones will still come with unlimited cloud storage for photos and a free 12 months of Amazon Prime, the company's free shipping and video-streaming plan, which normally costs $99 a year.

  • Intel and Fossil to create wearable tech Friday, 5 Sep 2014 | 5:16 PM ET

    The collaboration comes as Intel tries to expand beyond the personal computer industry into new markets, including tablets and a growing wave of "smart" watches and other Internet-connected garments.

  • BERLIN, Sept 4- Fresh from acquiring Nokia's handset business, Microsoft unveiled the first of its new range of Lumia smartphones on Thursday, priced to challenge a market dominated by volume leader Samsung and Apple Inc..

  • *Apple seen launching first large-screen phones next week. BERLIN, Sept 3- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, the world's biggest mobile phone maker, unveiled new versions of its Galaxy Note smartphone on Wednesday after previous design miscues cost it customers in the large-screen phone market it pioneered.

  • MUMBAI, Sept 3- Google Inc's partnership with three Indian phone makers is set to rev up fast-growing demand for lower priced smartphones, and spell more trouble for Samsung Electronics which is rapidly losing share in emerging markets.

  • *Mobile is weak link in Sony's struggling electronics division. TOKYO, Aug 29- Japan's SoftBank Corp and its U.S. mobile carrier Sprint Corp will offer a Sony smartphone for the first time, sources with knowledge of the matter said, as the two technology titans confront daunting challenges in the U.S. market.

  • TOKYO, Aug 29- SoftBank Corp is to offer a Sony Corp smartphone for the first time, selling the upcoming Xperia handset both in Japan and through subsidiary Sprint Corp in the United States, sources with knowledge of the matter said.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 28- For a growing U.S. aging population, tracking heart health via a smartphone can mean the difference between life and death.

  • Smaller cloud companies chase new business models Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 12:00 AM ET

    Nothing concentrates minds at a tech start-up like living in the middle of a price war between Amazon and Google. NYT reports.

  • BEIJING, Aug 11- Xiaomi Inc said it had upgraded its operating system to ensure users knew it was collecting data from their address books after a report by a computer security firm said the Chinese budget smartphone maker was taking personal data without permission.

  • BEIJING, Aug 11- Xiaomi Inc said it had upgraded its operating system to ensure users knew it was collecting data from their address books after a report by a computer security firm said the Chinese budget smartphone maker was taking personal data without permission.

  • Aug 7- Stratasys Ltd reported better-than-expected quarterly results and raised its profit and revenue forecast for the year, driven by strong demand for its 3 D printers. Stratasys, which traditionally sold industrial printers worth $15,000- $750,000, bought MakerBot last year to offer printers starting at just over $1000.

  • INSIGHT-Samsung's next reinvention challenge: itself Wednesday, 6 Aug 2014 | 5:00 PM ET

    SEOUL, Aug 7- As its smartphone sales stutter and a generational leadership succession looms, Samsung Electronics Co Ltd is under pressure to reinvent itself- to be more innovative, but not lose the rigor and focus that made it a global powerhouse.

  • BlackBerry launched the service to manage rival devices on its BES system a year ago, as part of a move to help it sell high-margin services to its large clients even if many, or all, their workers use smartphones made by competitors.

  • Aug 1- Microsoft Corp sued Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Friday, claiming the South Korean smartphone maker refused to make a royalty payment last fall on patent licenses after Microsoft announced its intention to acquire Nokia's handset business.

  • BlackBerry opens up BBM to Windows phone users Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 4:17 PM ET

    BlackBerry, which is seeking to reinvent itself as a more software and services driven company as its smartphone market share has dwindled, has been lately touting new BBM features in a bid to make it a more viable messaging tool for clients such as corporations and government agencies that are on the lookout for a secure messaging service.

  • One vulnerability involves flaws in the way scores of manufacturers of Apple, Google Android and Blackberry devices, among others, have implemented an obscure industry standard that controls how everything from network connections to user identities are managed.

  • BOSTON, July 31- USB devices such as keyboards, thumb-drives and mice can be used to hack into personal computers in a potential new class of attacks that evade all known security protections, a top computer researcher revealed on Thursday.