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  • SEOUL, April 16- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd's new Galaxy S5 smartphone should outsell its predecessor and defy predictions that the South Korean titan's latest model will struggle in a tough market for high-end handsets, a top executive said.

  • Wireless industry makes anti-theft commitment Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 6:59 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— A trade group for wireless providers said Tuesday that that nation's biggest mobile device manufacturers and carriers will soon put anti-theft tools on the gadgets to try to deter rampant smartphone theft.

  • New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and San Francisco District Attorney, George Gascon welcomed the voluntary agreement but said it fell short of what they have advocated to prevent theft.

  • Review: Windows Phone advances with 8.1 update Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 12:20 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Microsoft's new Windows system for smartphones addresses many of the shortcomings in previous versions. Meanwhile, Windows Phone's lack of a central hub for checking notifications from Facebook and other services has been addressed with a new Action Center. The Windows store is getting better and has many popular apps such as Facebook and Netflix.

  • BlackBerry buys minority stake in healthcare IT firm Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 8:00 AM ET

    Waterloo, Ontario- based BlackBerry, a pioneer in the smartphone industry, has fallen on hard times as its market share has waned in recent years.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, April 11- Amazon.com Inc is preparing to launch its long-rumored smartphone in the second half of the year, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday, citing people briefed on the company's plans. Amazon has made great strides into the hardware arena as it seeks to boost sales of digital content and puts its online store in front of more users.

  • *Fast Retailing slides on cut in full-year profit outlook. TOKYO, April 11- Japanese shares tumbled to six-month lows on Friday and could log their worst performance since the March 2011 tsunami and nuclear disaster after a rout in U.S. tech shares spurred selling by momentum players.

  • Date set for New Mexico dig for Atari 'E.T.' games Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 4:30 PM ET

    ALAMOGORDO, N.M.— Organizers of a search in a New Mexico landfill for a rumored stash of what some call the worst video game ever made by Atari announced Thursday that the dig will get underway this month.

  • Review: S5 features useful, less about gimmicks Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 5:42 PM ET

    NEW YORK— There's a lot to like about Samsung's new Galaxy S5 smartphone— among them, its relative lack of features. The company's new flagship smartphone has plenty of innovations, including water resistance, a heart rate sensor and a fingerprint reader to bypass security passcodes.

  • Sanctions trump patriotism for Russian banks in Crimea Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 4:35 AM ET

    With Ukrainian and Western banks closing, Crimea's 2 million people have been forced to deal with a cash economy since Russia annexed the Black Sea peninsula last month- an illustration of the economic obstacles that might lie ahead for a contested region.

  • Smartphone trial judge annoyed by phones in court Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 12:41 AM ET

    SAN JOSE, Calif.— So far one of the biggest problems for a federal judge overseeing a patent battle between the world's largest smartphone makers isn't about stolen ideas. It's getting the roomful of smartphone devotees to turn off their devices.

  • SEOUL, April 9- As the smartphone action shifts to the mass market, leaders Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and Apple Inc are under pressure to make their high-end phones more affordable to revive sales.

  • HELSINKI, April 8- Nokia has received approval from Chinese authorities to sell its mobile phone business to Microsoft Corp, it said on Tuesday, and added there had been no request for it to change its patent practices. Nokia agreed in September to sell the business to Microsoft in a 5.4 billion euro deal.

  • SEOUL, April 8- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Tuesday said it is on track to post its second straight quarter of profit decline, as margins in the key smartphone business come under growing pressure from cheaper Chinese rivals.

  • SEOUL, April 8- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Tuesday said it is on track to post its second straight quarter of profit decline, as slowing smartphone sales growth continued to weigh on earnings.

  • Samsung's profit falls as smartphones get cheaper Monday, 7 Apr 2014 | 8:00 PM ET

    SEOUL, South Korea— Declining smartphone prices hit profit at Samsung Electronics Co. for a second straight quarter. The average price of a Samsung smartphone this year will likely be $275, down 9 percent from 2013, according to Chung Chang- won, an analyst at Nomura Financial Investment.

  • SEOUL, April 8- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd estimated that its January-March operating profit fell by 4.3 percent to 8.4 trillion won as easing smartphone sales growth continued to weigh earnings down.

  • SEOUL, April 8- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd is expected to report its second straight quarter of profit decline as its high-end smartphone business loses steam, a trend likely to sharpen the firm's focus on costs and the cheaper phone market.

  • Qualcomm talks up future top-tier smartphone chip Monday, 7 Apr 2014 | 7:30 AM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO, April 7- Qualcomm gave details on Monday about a future high-end smartphone chip, including faster download speeds as well as 64- bit technology, which is quickly becoming standard.

  • Asian stocks fall on Wall Street tech losses Sunday, 6 Apr 2014 | 11:19 PM ET

    HONG KONG— Asian stocks started the week lower, tracking losses on Wall Street where investors knocked down internet and technology stocks over worries about valuations. Internet economy mainstays such as Google and Netflix that have surged over the past year were hammered on Friday as investors had a change of heart and decided prices were too high.

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