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  • Zuckerberg speaks Chinese, Beijing students cheer Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 12:56 AM ET

    BEIJING— China may ban Facebook, but not its co-founder Mark Zuckerberg. Zuckerberg, whose company has long sought to enter China, noted Facebook already helps some Chinese companies in foreign markets, citing computer maker Lenovo's ads on Facebook in India. "Speaking of China, I have a more difficult question for Mark, which I hope will not get me fired.

  • BEIJING, Oct 23- Fast-growing Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi Inc said on Thursday it is migrating some data on non-Chinese customers away from its servers in Beijing due to performance and privacy considerations. Data belonging to the privately owned company's non-Chinese users will be moved in several phases to Amazon Inc servers in the United States and...

  • Review: Better cameras, less glare in iPad Air 2 Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 12:18 AM ET

    CUPERTINO, Calif.— If I've seen you taking photos with a tablet computer, I've probably made fun of you. The tablets go on sale this week, starting at $499 for the iPad Air 2 and $399 for the iPad Mini 3. Both now have fingerprint ID technology to expedite online purchases through Apple Pay. Gold joins silver and grey as color choices, and pricier models have twice as much...

  • Review: Better cameras, less glare in iPad Air 2 Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 9:01 PM ET

    CUPERTINO, Calif.— If I've seen you taking photos with a tablet computer, I've probably made fun of you. The tablets go on sale this week, starting at $499 for the iPad Air 2 and $399 for the iPad Mini 3. Both now have fingerprint ID technology to expedite online purchases through Apple Pay. Gold joins silver and grey as color choices, and pricier models have twice as much...

  • FRANKFURT, Oct 21- Smartphone users won't recognise the name B2X, but if your battery dies or your screen breaks, the odds are that the company will be working behind the scenes when you seek a repair. "B2X is doing a nice job of stitching together what are all the very disparate processes that go into the aftermarket for mobile phone repair," said Michael Dominy,...

  • TORONTO, Oct 20- BlackBerry shares rose more than 3 percent on Monday after a news website said Chinese computer maker Lenovo Group might offer to buy the Canadian technology company. Lenovo and BlackBerry said their companies did not comment on rumors and speculation. Rumors of a Lenovo bid for BlackBerry have swirled many times over the last two years.

  • TORONTO, Sept 29- Even as BlackBerry pivots to focus more on software and services, the company that gained fame for its smartphones is not giving up on its handset business, two senior executives said.

  • Phoning 'home': what your mobile may be giving away Sunday, 28 Sep 2014 | 12:50 AM ET

    SINGAPORE, Sept 28- When popular Chinese handset maker Xiaomi Inc admitted that its devices were sending users' personal information back to a server in China, it prompted howls of protest and an investigation by Taiwan's government. The affair has also drawn attention to just how little we know about what happens between our smartphone and the outside world.

  • BlackBerry showed off the new device at events in Toronto, London and Dubai. The smartphone, which has a large touchscreen and a modified version of the company's well-known keyboard, comes to market as the phones of BlackBerry's rivals all converge on a tall, rectangular profile.

  • TOKYO, Sept 17- Sony Corp cut its earnings outlook for the sixth time on Chief Executive Kazuo Hirai's watch on Tuesday as it announced a massive impairment change on its smartphone unit, which it has failed to grow despite a rapidly expanding market.

  • NEW DELHI/ MUMBAI, Sept 15- Google Inc launched in India on Monday a $105 smartphone, the first device from its "Android One" initiative which is aimed at boosting sales in key emerging markets through cheaper prices and better quality software.

  • NEW DELHI/ MUMBAI, Sept 15- Google Inc will launch in India on Monday the first smartphones under its Android One project, pricing them at around 6,399 rupees to capture the low-cost segment of the world's fastest growing smartphone market.

  • NEW DELHI/ MUMBAI, Sept 15- Google Inc launched in India on Monday the first smartphones powered by its Android One operating system, pricing them at around 6,399 rupees to capture the low-cost segement of the world's fastest growing smartphone market.

  • 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.

  • 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.