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  • WASHINGTON— The Supreme Court is staying out of a long-running legal battle between technology giants Oracle and Google over copyright protection for a computer program that powers most of the world's smartphones and computer tablets. The justices said Monday they won't review an appeals court ruling that said software maker Oracle Corp. could copyright...

  • LONDON, June 22- Surging growth in advertising via mobile phones and tablet computers will help Internet advertising overtake television as the dominant medium for global ad spending by 2017, a leading media buyer forecasts. The forecasts, based on media buying and planning trends detected by the company's local offices or affiliates, see the Internet...

  • Gaming sees double digit growth Tuesday, 16 Jun 2015 | 11:45 AM ET
    Gaming sees double digit growth

    Min-Liang Tan, CEO of Razer, discusses growth in the gaming sector and competition in the industry.

  • TORONTO, June 11- BlackBerry is considering equipping an upcoming smartphone with Google Inc.' s Android software for the first time, an acknowledgement that its revamped line of devices has failed to win mass appeal, according to four sources familiar with the matter. The move would be an about-face for the Waterloo, Ontario- based company, which had shunned...

  • MUMBAI, June 11- Foxconn Technology is in talks to manufacture Apple's iPhone in India, government officials said, in a move that could lower prices in the world's No.3 smartphone market where the U.S. firm trails Samsung Electronics and local players. India could help Foxconn mitigate accelerating wage inflation in China, where it makes the majority of iPhones,...

  • LONDON, June 11- Home Retail, Britain's biggest household goods retailer, on Thursday said quarterly sales at its main Argos business fell, blaming waning demand for key electrical goods such as TVs and tablet computers. Home Retail had cautioned in April that first half sales at Argos would likely decline this year as it works through revamps to the business and...

  • TOKYO, June 9- Sony Corp expects sales of its image sensors to increase by 100 billion yen to around 550 billion yen in the current business year through next March due to strong demand from Apple Inc and other high-end smartphone makers, a senior executive said on Tuesday. Tomoyuki Suzuki, head of the Sony's device solutions business including sensors, also said...

  • HP CEO says split effective from Nov 1 Tuesday, 2 Jun 2015 | 6:05 PM ET

    June 2- Hewlett-Packard Co Chief Executive Meg Whitman said the separation of HP Inc and Hewlett-Packard Enterprise would be effective on Nov. 1. Whitman made the announcement during the company's technology event, HP Discover 2015, in Las Vegas on Tuesday. The world's No. 2 personal computer maker said in October it would split into two listed companies,...

  • BEIJING, June 2- Lenovo Group Ltd has replaced the head of its smartphone unit, a critical business division that has seen its China sales tumble as Apple Inc and other high-end phone makers win over customers with sleeker product offerings. Yang told reporters last week at Lenovo's Beijing conference that China's smartphone market was really competitive,...

  • June 1- Intel Corp agreed to buy Altera Corp for $16.7 billion as the world's biggest chipmaker seeks to make up for slowing demand from the PC industry by expanding its line-up of higher-margin chips used in data centers. By combining with Altera, Intel will be able to bundle its processing chips with the smaller company's programmable chips, which are used,...

  • June 1- Intel Corp agreed to buy Altera Corp for $16.7 billion as the world's biggest chipmaker seeks to make up for slowing demand from the PC industry by expanding its line-up of higher-margin chips used in data centers. By combining with Altera, Intel will be able to bundle its processing chips with the smaller company's programmable chips, which are used,...

  • Intel to buy Altera for $16.7 billion Monday, 1 Jun 2015 | 8:34 AM ET

    June 1- Intel Corp agreed to buy Altera Corp for $16.7 billion as the world's biggest chipmaker seeks to make up for slowing demand from the PC industry by expanding its line-up of higher-margin chips used in data centers. Intel said it would offer $54 per share in cash, a 10.5 percent premium to Altera's closing price on Friday. Altera, based in San Jose, California,...

  • May 21- Best Buy Co Inc, the largest U.S. consumer electronics chain, reported better-than-expected quarterly profit and sales, helped by strong demand for smartphones and large-screen TVs. Best Buy said its revenue growth in the United States was driven by sales of mobile phones bundled with billing plans by telecom carriers. Best Buy's revenue from the United...

  • SEATTLE, May 20- Microsoft's plan to make its new version of Windows a mobile hit by letting it accept tweaked Apple and Android apps has met an obstacle: some of the software developers the company needs to woo just aren't interested. Windows phones accounted for just 3 percent of global smartphone sales last year, compared with about 81 percent for devices with...

  • MUMBAI, May 8- Alibaba Group Holding is in talks with India's Micromax Informatics to buy an about 20 percent stake in the smartphone maker, helping the Chinese e-commerce giant expand in one of the world's fastest growing markets for the devices, several people with direct knowledge of the matter said. The deal, if completed, would see Alibaba investing as much as...

  • Strategy Analytics declined to say how many handsets Samsung had shipped in China during the quarter, although it expected the South Korean company to return to the top three in the next one or two quarters following the launch of its flagship S6 and S6 edge models in April. It expects Apple to surpass Xiaomi to top the China market later this year on the strength...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, April 29- Microsoft Corp is set to allow apps from rival Google Inc's Android system onto its own Windows phones later this year, two sources familiar with the matter said on Wednesday. The move would mark a radical shift for Microsoft, which has struggled to attract users and has only 3 percent of the global smartphone market. Microsoft is expected...

  • Microsoft to allow Android apps on Windows phones -sources Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 11:16 AM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO, April 29- Microsoft Corp is set to allow apps from rival Google Inc's Android system onto its own Windows phones later this year, according to two sources familiar with the matter on Wednesday. The move would mark a radical shift for Microsoft, which has struggled to attract users and has only 3 percent of the global smartphone market.

  • SEOUL, April 29- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd overtook Apple Inc to recapture the title of world's top smartphone maker by volume in the first quarter of 2015, research firm Strategy Analytics said on Wednesday. It said Samsung shipped 83.2 million smartphones worldwide and captured 24 percent market share in the quarter, down from 31 percent a year earlier but...

  • SEOUL, April 29- Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Wednesday said the average selling price of its handsets will likely rise in the second quarter as the firm rolls out its new flagship Galaxy S6 smartphones. Samsung head of investor relations Robert Yi said in a conference call that the average selling price of the firm's handsets during the...