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  • TORONTO, Dec 19- BlackBerry Ltd on Friday reported a bigger-than-expected drop in third-quarter revenue, sending shares of the struggling smartphone maker lower, even as it eked out a small adjusted profit and began generating cash flow again. Revenue fell to $793 million from $1.19 billion a year earlier, falling short of analysts' expectations of $931.5...

  • TORONTO, Dec 19- BlackBerry Ltd on Friday reported a bigger-than-expected drop in third-quarter revenue, sending shares of the struggling smartphone maker lower, even as it eked out a small adjusted profit and began generating cash flow again. Revenue fell to $793 million from $1.19 billion a year earlier, falling short of analysts' expectations of $931.5...

  • SAN JOSE, Calif., Dec 18- A judge on Thursday said she would require consumers suing Google over its Android smartphone operating system to submit more factual details in order for an antitrust lawsuit to proceed, at a time when the Internet search company faces increased regulatory pressure. The lawsuit filed earlier this year says Google Inc requires Android...

  • SAN JOSE, Calif., Dec 18- Google will try to persuade a U.S. judge on Thursday to dismiss an antitrust lawsuit over its Android smartphone operating system, as the Internet search company faces increased regulatory pressure from European authorities. The hearing in San Jose, California, federal court is over the lawsuit filed by two smartphone consumers who say...

  • NEW YORK/ TORONTO, Dec 17- BlackBerry Ltd launched its long-awaited Classic on Wednesday, a smartphone it hopes will help it win back market share and woo those still using older versions of its physical keyboard devices. "The conversation about BlackBerry has changed in the last year," Chief Executive John Chen said as he launched the Classic at Manhattan's...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 17- BlackBerry Ltd launched its long-awaited Classic device on Wednesday, a smartphone it hopes will help it win back market share and woo those still using older versions of its physical keyboard devices. The Waterloo, Ontario- based mobile technology said the new device, which bears a striking similarity to its once-bestselling Bold and Curve...

  • *Net was 347.5 mln yuan, revenue 26.6 bln yuan. BEIJING, Dec 15- Privately owned Xiaomi Technology Ltd Co booked 347.5 million yuan in net profit last year, according to a regulatory filing that showed the world's No.3 smartphone maker grappling razor-thin margins. "They're growing so fast and so lean, I wouldn't be surprised even if they were losing money," said...

  • *Court banned Xiaomi selling in India on Dec. 10. *Xiaomi was fastest growing vendor in India. MUMBAI/ BEIJING, Dec 14- The court order that banned Chinese mobile maker Xiaomi from selling its phones in India has halted its breakneck expansion into the world's fastest growing major smartphone market and could be just the start of a string of patent challenges.

  • MUMBAI, Dec 11- An Indian court has ordered Xiaomi Technology Co Ltd to temporarily stop selling its smartphones in India in a case related to patent infringements that telecom equipment maker Ericsson had filed against the Chinese company. Xiaomi, whose low-priced but feature-rich smartphones have made it the biggest smartphone vendor in China, sells its...

  • MUMBAI, Dec 11- An Indian court has ordered Chinese budget smartphone maker Xiaomi Technology Co Ltd to temporarily stop selling its devices in India, the Economic Times newspaper reported on Thursday, citing legal documents. The newspaper said the Delhi High Court had asked Xiaomi and Flipkart to suspend the import and sales of devices until Feb 5, when it is due...

  • TAIPEI, Dec 5- Taiwan has identified 12 smartphone brands that do not conform with privacy standards, and the handset makers could face fines or a ban unless they address the breaches, an official at the telecoms regulator said on Friday. Smartphones from Apple Inc, Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and HTC Corp were among the top 5 bestselling handsets in Taiwan during...

  • TAIPEI, Dec 5- Taiwan has identified 12 smartphone brands that do not conform with its privacy standards, and the handsets makers could face fines or even an outright ban unless they address these breaches, an official at the telecoms regulator said on Friday. Smartphones from Apple Inc, Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and HTC Corp were among the top 5 bestselling...

  • SEOUL, Dec 4- Three deputies to the head of Samsung Electronics Co Ltd's mobile division are leaving, a person with knowledge of the matter said on Thursday, as the world's largest smartphone maker faces a rapid decline in profit. Samsung Electronics declined to say if any executives were leaving the company as it announced its annual reshuffle for...

  • International Business Machines Corp, Raytheon BBN Technologies and Northrop Grumman Corp won the contracts, the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity said Wednesday, without disclosing financial details. According to ComputerWorld magazine, competition from Europe, Japan and China, which has the world's fastest computer, is spurring U.S....

  • SEOUL, Dec 1- Top global smartphone maker Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Monday that mobile division chief J.K. Shin will retain his position, dashing for now speculation that he could be forced out in response to shrinking profits. Samsung Group defied expectations of a shake-up at Samsung Electronics over its sagging smartphone sales, announcing no top...

  • Germany backs Blackberry's purchase of Secusmart Friday, 28 Nov 2014 | 5:05 AM ET

    BERLIN, Nov 28- Germany has approved Canadian smartphone maker Blackberry's planned acquisition of Secusmart, the encryption technology of which is used to protect the mobile devices of top politicians including Chancellor Angela Merkel. The issue was particularly sensitive in Germany, given that the deal was announced after revelations that U.S....

  • Staff fear the chop in Samsung Elec annual reshuffle Thursday, 27 Nov 2014 | 11:40 PM ET

    SEOUL, Nov 28- Insiders say staff at Samsung Electronics have never been so anxious ahead of the annual reshuffle, as a weak smartphone performance and its worst earnings in three years are expected to cost many jobs. Squeezed by Chinese rivals like Xiaomi Technology at the low end and Apple's iPhones at the top, Samsung's share of the smartphone market has also...

  • HP earnings in line with Street; shares tumble Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 4:05 PM ET
    An employee selects a HP EliteDesk desktop computer in a warehouse.

    HP shares fell as much as 2 percent as quarterly revenue generated from key subsidies trailed forecasts.

  • TOKYO, Nov 25- Japan's loss-making Sony Corp plans to slash its TV and mobile phone product line-ups to cut costs, counting on multi-billion dollar revenue surges for its buoyant PlayStation 4 and image sensor businesses over the next three years. Having lost ground to nimbler rivals like Apple Inc and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd in consumer electronics, Sony...

  • The country with most computer literate kids is... Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 12:32 PM ET

    A new test measures whether kids know the ins and outs of a computer. Thousands of Canadian kids took the test and they excelled.