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  • SEOUL, Jan 22- South Korean smartphone maker LG Electronics Inc said on Thursday that it encountered no overheating problems with Qualcomm Inc's new Snapdragon processor that is powering a curved-screen device going on sale later this month. The comment came after Bloomberg reported a day earlier that Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, the world's top smartphone...

  • Ohio air force base to get 'monster' $30 million computer Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 7:15 AM ET

    The SGI Ice X supercomputer is expected to be one of the 10 fastest in the world once the Air Force Research Laboratory installs it at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton. Jeff Graham, director of the lab's Department of Defense Supercomputing Resource Center, tells the Dayton Daily News for a story Wednesday that each second the computer can calculate...

  • SEOUL, Jan 21- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd will not use Qualcomm Inc's processors for the next version of the South Korean technology giant's flagship Galaxy S smartphone, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday, citing unnamed sources. The report said Samsung, the world's top smartphone maker, tested the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 chip and decided not to use it,...

  • BEIJING/ SHANGHAI, Jan 21- Alibaba and Tencent spent more than $8 billion last year alone backing often strikingly similar ventures, as the Chinese Internet giants race to create online one-stop-shops to win the digital loyalty of a tenth of the world's population. Before China became the biggest smartphone market, there was little overlap between the...

  • MUMBAI, Jan 21- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd's first smartphone to run on its own operating system received a frosty welcome after its launch in India, with reviewers and consumers criticising its low-resolution cameras and dearth of software applications. But the initial reaction of analysts and consumers after its Jan. 14 launch suggests the Z1 will struggle...

  • *India lawsuit has no effect on operations- Barra. BEIJING, Jan 16- China's Xiaomi Inc plans to invest in Indian tech start-ups and overseas media content, as the world's No.3 smartphone maker looks to dominate homes with its own TVs and appliances. "One area that we are also looking to make some investments in is start-ups in India.

  • Dwindling growth options push Samsung Elec to M&A Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 5:22 AM ET

    SEOUL, Jan 15- With a bid for Blackberry Ltd, South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics may be signalling that it has run out of internal options to reverse its sliding profits and protect its shrinking lead in the global smartphone market. Earnings from its mobile division, once a reliable cash cow, shrank rapidly last year, outsold by Apple Inc's iPhones in the...

  • BEIJING, Jan 15- China's Xiaomi Inc staked its claim to Apple Inc's crown on Thursday as the world's third-biggest smartphone maker and most valuable tech start-up unveiled the flagship Mi Note, its challenger to Apple's iPhone 6 Plus. Chief Executive Lei Jun introduced the Mi Note in Beijing with a breakdown of the large-screen phone's technical features,...

  • Samsung starts sales of $90 Tizen smartphone in India Wednesday, 14 Jan 2015 | 2:35 AM ET

    SEOUL, South Korea— Samsung Electronics Co. started selling a $90 smartphone in India on Wednesday that runs on the company's Tizen software, its first major break from Google's Android operating system in the mobile phone market. The Samsung Z1 went on sale for 5,700 rupees, one of the cheapest phones that Samsung has launched. The Z1 smartphone was unveiled in...

  • SEOUL/ NEW DELHI, Jan 14- South Korea's Samsung Electronics Co Ltd has launched the first smartphone powered by its Tizen operating system, a major development in the tech giant's aim to build a software ecosystem to rival Google Inc's Android. The Z1 device went on sale in India in Wednesday for 5,700 rupees each, targeting first-time smartphone buyers, the...

  • SEOUL/ NEW DEHLI, Jan 14- South Korea's Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Wednesday launched the first smartphone powered by its Tizen operating system, a major development in the tech giant's ambition to build a software ecosystem to rival Android. The Z1 went on sale in India for 5,700 rupees each, targeting users looking for their first smartphone, the world's No.1...

  • HONG KONG/ BEIJING, Jan 12- Mark Zuckerberg and Xiaomi Inc CEO Lei Jun discussed a potential investment by Facebook in China's top smartphone maker ahead of its $1.1 billion fundraising last month, but a deal never materialised, several people with knowledge of the matter told Reuters. The discussions, at a private dinner when Zuckerberg visited Beijing in...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 12- The Supreme Court on Monday asked the U.S. government to weigh in on whether the justices should hear a closely watched copyright dispute between Google Inc and Oracle Corp over software used to design Google's Android smartphone operating system. Oracle sued Google in 2010, claiming Google had improperly incorporated parts of its Java...

  • Chipmaker Micron posts stronger 1Q results Wednesday, 7 Jan 2015 | 1:06 PM ET
    The headquarters building of Micron Technology Inc. stands in Boise, Idaho.

    Chipmaker Micron Technology posted stronger fiscal first-quarter results as a stabilizing personal computer industry supported demand for DRAM chips.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 6- Memory chipmaker Micron Technology on Tuesday posted stronger fiscal first-quarter results as a stabilizing personal computer industry supported demand for DRAM chips. Micron said in a statement its revenue rose 13 percent to $4.57 billion in the first quarter, which ended on Dec 4. Micron posted a net profit in the first quarter of $1...

  • SEOUL, Jan 6- South Korea's Samsung Electronics Co Ltd launched a lineup of high-tech premium TVs on Tuesday, calling on its original mainstay devices to help avert a second consecutive year of profit decline. The world's biggest smartphone maker likely ended 2014 with its global handset market share reduced by Chinese upstarts such as Xiaomi Inc. With its...

  • SAN FRANCISCO/ BEIJING, Dec 29- The settlement of China's anti-trust probe into Qualcomm Inc is likely to intensify global scrutiny of the firm's highly profitable patent licensing business, and may even call into question its worldwide contracts with smartphone makers such as Apple and Samsung. Any deal is likely to include a record-breaking fine, as well as...

  • SEOUL, Dec 26- Global smartphone leader Samsung Electronics Co Ltd is planning a new product launch next year based on its own Tizen operating system, the South Korean giant's strategic push to free itself from Android and blaze its own software path. While that may impress designers of smart homes, Samsung's failure to release a handset based on its own...

  • BEIJING, Dec 24- China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd has taken sales of its low-price Honor brand of smartphones to 20 million from 1 million in just one year, hitting pay dirt with the disruptive online-only strategy it copied from smaller upstart Xiaomi Inc.. But analysts say the low-cost strategy has fanned the price wars and thin profit margins prevalent in...

  • WATRERLOO, Ontario, Dec 19- BlackBerry Ltd is working with Boeing Co on Boeing's high-security Android-based smartphone, the Canadian mobile technology company's chief executive said on Friday. "We're pleased to announce that Boeing is collaborating with BlackBerry to provide a secure mobile solution for Android devices utilizing our BES 12 platform,"...