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  • *Key launch in fight to stay No.1 vs Apple. SEOUL/ BARCELONA, March 1- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd unveiled its latest Galaxy S smartphones featuring a slim body made from aircraft-grade metal, in a bid to reclaim the throne of undisputed global smartphone leader from Apple Inc.. By some estimates, Apple surpassed Samsung as the world's biggest smartphone maker...

  • *Key launch in fight to stay No.1 vs Apple. SEOUL/ BARCELONA, March 1- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd unveiled its latest Galaxy S smartphones featuring a slim body made from aircraft-grade metal, in a bid to reclaim its throne as undisputed global smartphone leader from Apple Inc.. By some estimates, Apple surpassed Samsung as the world's biggest smartphone maker...

  • MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.— Google will start showing ads in its online store for mobile apps and entertainment as the Internet search leader strives to bring in more revenue from smartphones and tablets. The advertising expansion announced Thursday will provide Google with a new opportunity to profit from its Android software, the world's most widely used...

  • Feb 26- 3 D printer maker 3 D Systems Corp said it expected higher profits in 2015 as the company planned to "moderate its M&A activities" and focus on leveraging recently-acquired assets. 3 D Systems also forecast 2015 adjusted profit and revenue in line with analysts' estimates. 3 D Systems forecast adjusted profit of 90 cents- $1.10 per share and revenue of $850...

  • Feb 26- 3 D printer maker 3 D Systems Corp reported a lower-than-expected quarterly profit as the company invested heavily in research and development and acquisitions. 3 D Systems' operating expenses jumped about 38 percent in the fourth quarter as the company spent on increasing production capacity and enhancing its technology infrastructure.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 25- Google Inc launched an initiative on Wednesday to make smartphones running its Android software more appealing to corporations, a move that could help extend the Internet company's reach into workplaces. Google said it is partnering with more than two dozen companies including Blackberry Ltd, Citrix Systems Inc, Box Inc..

  • Feb 20- A federal judge on Friday dismissed a lawsuit accusing Google Inc of harming smartphone buyers by forcing handset makers that use its Android operating system to make the search engine company's own applications the default option. Consumers claimed that Google required companies such as Samsung Electronics Co to favor Google apps such as YouTube...

  • Lenovo shipped laptops with security flaw, experts say Thursday, 19 Feb 2015 | 7:06 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— If you've recently purchased a laptop computer made by Lenovo, you may want to hear this: Experts say the world's biggest computer maker shipped laptops with pre-installed software that could let hackers steal passwords or other sensitive information when you use the web to shop, pay bills or check email. Lenovo said Thursday that it has disabled...

  • ZTE's efforts to collect patent royalties- months ahead of Qualcomm Inc's China antitrust settlement this week, according to people with knowledge of the matter- shows how that deal has already changed the way China's booming smartphone industry does business. As anticipated by ZTE, a key term in the settlement dissolved Qualcomm's cross-licensing...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 11- Nvidia Corp on Wednesday posted higher quarterly results that beat Wall Street expectations, sending its shares higher as the graphics chipmaker sought to sharpen its focus on high-end automobiles. Nvidia is trying to expand its graphics technology beyond the sluggish personal computer industry with its Tegra line of chips for mobile...

  • SAN FRANCISCO/ BEIJING, Feb 10- Even after agreeing to pay a record near- $1 billion fine in China for antitrust violations, U.S. chipmaker Qualcomm Inc faces big challenges in its most important market. As low-cost, low-margin Chinese smartphone manufacturers such as Xiaomi Inc and Huawei Technologies push into other developing markets, they are driving down...

  • While growth is slowing, China's total internet population still rose by 31 million in 2014, said the report by the China Internet Network Information Center. These include e-commerce groups Alibaba and JD.com Inc, social networking and video games firm Tencent Holdings Ltd, search giant Baidu Inc and smartphone maker Xiaomi Inc.. In good news for Alibaba and...

  • Here's why Lenovo had an 'impressive' Q3  Monday, 2 Feb 2015 | 8:47 PM ET

    Alex Ng, Equity Research, Vice President - China Technology at China Merchants Securities, says Lenovo's revenue growth outpaced ballooning expenses related to the acquisition of U.S. brand Motorola.

  • *Seiko Epson, Konica Minolta dive after earnings. TOKYO, Feb 2- Japanese share prices fell on Monday after economic data from the U.S. and China cast shadows on the global economic outlook, while shares in two printer manufacturers tumbled after their earnings disappointed investors. Printer maker Seiko Epson fell 10.6 percent and rival Konica Minolta dropped...

  • Apple's near-death experience key: Stewart  Friday, 30 Jan 2015 | 10:37 AM ET

    James Stewart, Columnist/CNBC Contributor, The New York Times, discusses the market cap of Apple and compares it to Microsoft. How did Apple become twice as big as the Redmond giant?

  • Xerox's profit beats Street on lower costs Friday, 30 Jan 2015 | 10:34 AM ET

    Xerox reported a slightly better-than-expected quarterly profit as expenses declined 4 percent.

  • Jan 30- Xerox Corp, best known for its printers and copiers, reported a slightly better-than-expected quarterly profit as expenses declined 4 percent. Restructuring and better productivity led to higher margins, Xerox said on Friday. Xerox said last month it was selling its information technology outsourcing arm to French IT services firm Atos SE for $1.05...

  • Xerox revenue falls as printer sales decline Friday, 30 Jan 2015 | 7:00 AM ET

    Jan 30- Xerox Corp, best known as a maker of printers and copiers, reported a 3.5 percent fall in quarterly revenue as printer sales declined. Net income attributable to Xerox fell to $156 million, or 13 cents per share, for the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31 from $306 million, or 24 cents per share, a year earlier. Revenue fell to $5.03 billion from $5.21 billion.

  • SHANGHAI, Jan 28- Apple Inc is steering clear of Chinese rival Xiaomi Inc's low-price online strategy, ramping up store openings in China to harness its premium edge and fend off the fast-growing No.3 global smartphone maker. "In the long run Xiaomi is more of a threat to Apple than say Samsung," said Ben Thompson, analyst at Stratechery.com. Instead, Apple plans to...

  • Sony to cut 1,000 jobs in smartphone business - Nikkei Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 2:28 PM ET

    Jan 27- Sony Corp plans to cut another 1,000 jobs in its smartphone division, mainly in Europe and China, the Nikkei business daily reported. The cuts are in addition to the 1,000 jobs Sony said it would eliminate in its mobile unit in October, the Nikkei said. Overall, Sony's mobile division workforce will shrink by about 30 percent to 5,000 by the end of the fiscal...