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  • 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...

  • Jan 27- Apple Inc has shipped the most number of smartphones in China in the fourth quarter, overtaking Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and homegrown companies such as Xiaomi for the first time, according to data firm Canalys. Apple's iPhone 6 and 6 Plus launched last September have proved to be popular in Asia despite being costlier than most handsets.

  • Private Dell showing off sexy new look: CEO   Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 8:27 AM ET
    Michael Dell, chairman and CEO of Dell at 2015 WEF in Davos, Switzerland.

    Michael Dell, Dell chairman & CEO, discusses Dell's newly designed PCs and the company's growth strategy.

  • PCs... back from the dead?   Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 6:31 AM ET
    PCs... back from the dead?

    Gerry Smith, Lenovo Americas president, talks about the reasons personal computers continue to "power on." Tablet sales are slowing down, say Smith.

  • 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...

  • 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,...

  • 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...