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  • Nokia announces new brand-licensed tablet computer Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 6:34 AM ET

    HELSINKI, Nov 18- Finland's Nokia announced a brand-licensed tablet computer which runs on Google's Android platform, just six month after the company sold its ailing phones and devices business to Microsoft for over $7 billion. Nokia said the manufacturing, distribution and sales of the N1 tablet will be handled by Taiwan's Foxconn. After the 5.6...

  • *Sony has struggled with weak smartphone sales. TOKYO, Nov 18- Sony Corp aims to lift its movie entertainment revenues by more than a third in the next three years, its chief executive said on Tuesday as the loss-making consumer electronics firm tries to counter flagging smartphones sales. Investors are also watching for signs that Sony's restructuring under...

  • China's Tianhe-2 retains top supercomputer rank Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 12:02 PM ET

    Nov 17- The Tianhe-2, a supercomputer developed by China's National University of Defense Technology, was named the world' top supercomputer for the fourth consecutive time by the TOP500 project. The United States was home to six of the top 10 supercomputers, while China, Japan, Switzerland and Germany had one entrant each. The United States remained the top...

  • TAIPEI, Nov 17- Chips from Taiwan's MediaTek Inc were mostly passed over by the big phone brands a decade ago, with the likes of Nokia and Motorola commanding legions of in-house engineers who could advise on electronics and circuitry. Sparking the boom in budget smartphones is MediaTek, now a $23 billion go-to chip designer favoured by margin-conscious phone...

  • SEOUL, Nov 13- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd aims to restore its crumbling lead in the global smartphone industry in part by ramping up high-end devices with curved screens full of advanced technology that's tough for rivals to replicate. Samsung Electronics is headed for its worst annual profit in three years, under siege as Chinese firms like Xiaomi Technology...

  • Nov 11- Microsoft Corp said it would roll out its Lumia 535 smartphone this month with an affordable price tag in its key markets, dropping the Nokia name just months after buying the Finnish company's handset business. Loaded with its latest Windows Phone 8.1 operating system, the Lumia 535 and Lumia 535 dual SIM will be priced at around 110 euros before taxes and...

  • BEIJING, Nov 6- Lenovo Group Ltd reported quarterly revenue that missed analyst estimates, with a decline in smartphone sales curbing investor optimism about the world's biggest maker of personal computers turning into a force in mobile devices. Lenovo's earnings came at a time of unprecedented competition in China's smartphone market, with rivals...

  • Nov 5- 3 D printer maker Stratasys Ltd cut its profit forecast for 2014, citing its recent acquisition of computer-aided design systems developer GrabCAD and ongoing development costs. Stratasys's shares were down 7.7 percent in premarket trading on Wednesday as investors shrugged off the company's better-than-expected third-quarter revenue and...

  • 3D printer maker Stratasys's revenue jumps 62 pct Wednesday, 5 Nov 2014 | 7:42 AM ET

    Nov 5- 3 D printer maker Stratasys Ltd reported a 62 percent jump in quarterly revenue, helped by strong demand for its MakerBot-branded consumer products and services. However, the net loss attributable to the company widened to $31.3 million, or 62 cents per share, in the third quarter ended Sept. 30, from $6.6 million, or 16 cents per share, a year earlier.

  • TOKYO, Oct 31- Sony Corp posted a smaller than expected operating second-quarter operating loss on Friday, hailed by its finance chief as proof that the Japanese group's restructuring program is paying off. Sales of the image sensors, used in Apple's iPhones and increasingly in Chinese-made handsets, made the devices unit the biggest earner within Sony's...

  • Xiaomi moves into third place in global smartphone war Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 1:37 AM ET

    BEIJING, Oct 30- China's Xiaomi Inc has become the world's third-largest smartphone vendor just three years after first hitting the market, trailing only Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and Apple Inc, according to a new industry study. Apple's share also fell slightly to 12 percent. "Samsung continues to face tough competition from Apple at the higher-end of the...

  • SEOUL, Oct 30- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Thursday said it would revamp its smartphone line-up to take on competitors in the rapidly growing mid-to-low range segment, after third-quarter earnings set it on course for its worst year since 2011.. The global smartphone leader's market share declined in annual terms for the third straight quarter in...

  • SEOUL, Oct 30- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Thursday that it expects average selling prices for handsets to increase in the fourth quarter due to a rise in high-end smartphone sales. Robert Yi, Samsung's head of investor relations, did not specify how much prices would rise, with the average selling price for handsets and tablets combined in the third...

  • Samsung Elec sees higher handset average sale price in Q4 Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 8:58 PM ET

    SEOUL, Oct 30- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Thursday that it expects average selling prices for handsets to increase in the fourth quarter due to a rise in high-end smartphone sales. Robert Yi, Samsung's head of investor relations, did not specify how much prices would rise above the average selling price for handsets in the third quarter of about $190.

  • SEOUL, Oct 30- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd saw its July-September quarterly profit fall to the lowest level in more than three years, as a decline in earnings from its smartphone business set the South Korean giant on track for its worst year since 2011.. The global smartphone leader has lost market share in annual terms for the past two quarters, lagging behind...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 28- The U.S. government filed a lawsuit against AT&T Inc on Tuesday, alleging the No. 2 U.S. wireless carrier sold consumers unlimited data plans but would slow their Internet down once they used a certain amount of data. The Federal Trade Commission, which filed the lawsuit, said that this "throttling" of Internet feeds was deceptive and said that in...

  • Oct 23- Touchscreen chip maker Synaptics Inc reported lower-than-expected first-quarter revenue and profit, hurt by weak demand from smartphone makers, sending its shares down 13 percent in extended trading. "Given that certain Samsung designs that have come out recently are not using Synaptics touch IC products, we think that would probably be a real driver...

  • Oct 23- Touchscreen chip maker Synaptics Inc reported lower-than-expected first-quarter revenue and profit, hurt by weak demand from smartphone makers, sending its shares down 13 percent in extended trading. "Given that certain Samsung designs that have come out recently are not using Synaptics touch ID products, we think that would probably be a real driver...

  • Oct 23- Touchscreen chip maker Synaptics Inc reported lower-than-expected first-quarter revenue and adjusted profit, hurt by weak demand from smartphone makers, sending its shares down 8.5 percent in extended trading. The company, which makes fingerprint ID and touchscreen chips for Samsung Electronics Co Ltd's smartphones, reported an adjusted profit...

  • Zuckerberg speaks Chinese, Beijing students cheer Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 11:02 AM ET
    Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg speaks during a dialogue with students as a newly appointed member to the advisory board for Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management in Beijing, Oct. 22, 2014.

    China may ban Facebook, but not its co-founder Mark Zuckerberg. He delighted an audience of students in Beijing recently by chatting in Mandarin.