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  • TORONTO, June 18- BlackBerry Ltd is set to unveil a licensing deal with Amazon.com Inc that will allow the Canadian smartphone maker to offer about 240,000 Android apps from Amazon's app store on BlackBerry's new devices, according to sources.

  • SEATTLE, June 18- Amazon.com Inc's newest mobile device, a smartphone that may sport a 3 D screen, is the retailer's latest attempt to exert its influence over the way consumers shop online. Analysts said Amazon has more opportunities outside the United States. "As the world shifts toward mobile, how do you make sure Amazon is front and center?"

  • TORONTO, June 16- Parents struggling to get their children away from smartphones and tablets for meals, homework, exercise and other activities can arm themselves with new apps to remotely block access to the devices.

  • Shares of Intel jumped more than 4 percent in extended trade as the chipmaker's improved forecast lifted hopes for a PC industry that been shrinking due to consumers' preferences for tablets and smartphones. Intel said it now expects second-quarter revenue of $13.7 billion, plus or minus $300 million.

  • LOS ANGELES, June 10- Nintendo Co Ltd offered the first glimpse at interactive figurines of Mario and other characters on Tuesday at video gaming expo E3, aiming to fire up sales of its two-year-old Wii U console, which have fallen far short of targets.

  • *Hewlett-Packard shares soar after announcing job cuts. NEW YORK, May 23- The S&P 500 closed at a record high on Friday, buoyed by a rally in housing stocks after better-than-expected home sales and a jump in Hewlett-Packard shares a day after the personal computer maker said it would cut more jobs.

  • NEW YORK, May 23- The S&P 500 closed at a record on Friday, boosted by a better-than-expected reading on the housing market, which gave a lift to homebuilding stocks. Hewlett-Packard's stock, which was the S&P 500' s best performer, rallied a day after the personal computer maker reported results and said it may cut up to 16,000 jobs.

  • May 23- Hewlett-Packard Co's shares rose as much as 7 percent on Friday, a day after the personal computer maker said it would cut as many as 16,000 more jobs and forecast strong free cash flow for the year.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, May 22- Hewlett-Packard Co plans to cut as many as 16,000 more jobs in a major ramp-up of CEO Meg Whitman's years-long effort to turn around the personal computer maker and relieve pressure on its profit margins.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, May 22- Hewlett-Packard Co plans to cut as many as 16,000 more jobs in a major ramp-up of CEO Meg Whitman's years-long effort to turn around the personal computer maker and relieve pressure on its profit margins. It recorded sales of $27.3 billion in its fiscal second quarter, ended April 30, just shy of the $27.41 billion Wall Street had expected.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, May 22- PC maker Hewlett-Packard Co posted a bigger-than-expected 1 percent drop in quarterly revenue, as it struggles to maintain its grip on a shrinking personal computer market while protecting profit margins. It marked the 11th straight quarterly revenue decline for HP.

  • NEW YORK, May 22- T-Mobile overtook Sprint Corp as the No. 3 smartphone purchaser in the United States in the first quarter, according to a report, as the company used aggressive discounting to add more new subscribers than any other U.S. wireless operator.

  • UPDATE 2-Lenovo's away game counters China weakness Wednesday, 21 May 2014 | 10:28 AM ET

    BEIJING, May 21- China's Lenovo Group Ltd, the world's biggest personal computer maker, showed why it is expanding overseas and into smartphones as it reported its slowest annual profit growth in five years. Lenovo is especially pushing smartphones, to offset a decline in its once-mainstay personal computers as consumers switch to mobile devices.

  • BEIJING, May 21- China's Lenovo Group Ltd, the world's fourth-biggest smartphone vendor, saw net profit grow 29 percent for the business year ended March, as strong smartphone sales helped shore up weak growth in China.

  • BEIJING, May 21- China's Lenovo Group Ltd, the world's fourth-biggest smartphone vendor, saw net profit grow 29 percent for the business year ended March, as strong smartphone sales helped shore up weak growth in China.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, May 16- Apple Inc and Google Inc's Motorola Mobility unit have agreed to settle all patent litigation between them over smartphone technology, ending one of the highest profile lawsuits in technology. "Apple and Google have also agreed to work together in some areas of patent reform," the statement said.

  • BEIJING, May 15- Chinese budget smartphone maker Xiaomi unveiled on Thursday its first tablet, expanding its product lineup to directly challenge established rivals Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and Apple Inc.. "We wanted the hardware to come close to, or even surpass Apple's iPad," Xiaomi's founder Lei Jun said at the launch event in Beijing.

  • IBM CEO: We'll lead 'reordering' of our industry Tuesday, 13 May 2014 | 10:45 AM ET
    Virginia 'Ginni' Rometty, chief executive officer of International Business Machines.

    IBM CEO Virginia Rometty lays out the tech stalwart's transition plans and push into the big data and cloud-computing space.

  • JAKARTA/ TORONTO, May 13- BlackBerry Ltd launched a low-cost touchscreen device in Jakarta, the Z3, as the embattled smartphone maker looks to revive sales in emerging markets like Indonesia where its once-fervent following has shrivelled. That says there is still room for BlackBerry in Indonesia, "said Ryan Lai, market analyst at consultancy IDC.

  • JAKARTA/ TORONTO, May 13- BlackBerry Ltd launched a low-cost touchscreen device in Jakarta, the Z3, as the embattled smartphone maker looks to revive sales in emerging markets like Indonesia where its once-fervent following has shrivelled. That says there is still room for BlackBerry in Indonesia, "said Ryan Lai, market analyst at consultancy IDC.