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  • BEIJING, Nov 14- Blackberry Ltd Chief Executive John Chen sees Asia as key to reviving the loss-making smartphone maker's fortunes but expanding in the region's biggest market China, where security data concerns are rife, is currently not a priority. Instead, the company is keen on expanding in India and Southeast Asian countries like Indonesia, Malaysia and...

  • US using fake cellphone towers to gather data: WSJ Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 7:10 PM ET

    An agency of the U.S. Justice Department is gathering data from thousands of cell phones by using fake communications towers on airplanes, the WSJ reported.

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 13- An agency of the U.S. Justice Department is gathering data from thousands of cell phones, including both criminal suspects and innocent Americans, by using fake communications towers on airplanes, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday. The planes use devices made by Boeing Co that mimic the cell phone towers used by major...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 13- An agency of the U.S. Justice Department is gathering data from thousands of cell phones, including both criminal suspects and innocent Americans, by using fake communications towers on airplanes, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday. The planes use devices made by Boeing Co that mimic the cell phone towers used by major...

  • At a Chicago hearing on Thursday, a three-judge panel of the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals questioned whether the allegations had enough connection to the United States to be heard in U.S. courts. Motorola Mobility, a unit of China's Lenovo Group Ltd, sued the suppliers in Chicago federal court in 2009, saying some of its subsidiaries had overpaid for liquid...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 13- BlackBerry Ltd struck partnerships with Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and other high-profile players to enhance the capabilities of the new mobile-device management and security platform it unveiled on Thursday, and its shares jumped 8 percent. BlackBerry's Nasdaq-listed shares were up 8.7 percent at $12.25, their highest since August...

  • 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...

  • *Nvidia sued Samsung, Qualcomm for patent infringement in Sept. SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 11- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd has accused Nvidia Corp of infringing several of its chip-related patents and for making false claims about its products, counter-suing after Nvidia filed a suit against the Korean company in September. Samsung's lawsuit came after Nvidia accused...

  • Samsung fires back at Nvidia with chip patents lawsuit Tuesday, 11 Nov 2014 | 8:40 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 11- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd has accused Nvidia Corp of infringing several of its semiconductor-related patents and for making false claims about its products, counter-suing after Nvidia filed a lawsuit against the Korean company in September. The Asian electronics company also accuses Nvidia of false advertising when it says its "...

  • 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...

  • Nov 6- Radio frequency chip supplier Skyworks Solutions Inc forecast better-than-expected revenue in the current quarter, helped by increased demand from smartphone makers, particularly Apple Inc.. Apple sold 10 million of its latest iPhones in the first weekend after the new, larger phone models went on sale in 10 countries on Sept. 19. Apple and Skyworks do...

  • PARIS, Nov 6- The French government and the top private shareholder in Thales, Europe's largest defence electronics firm, are split over how to pick a successor to departing Chief Executive Jean-Bernard Levy, people familiar with the matter said. External candidates include Antoine Bouvier, chief executive for the past seven years at MBDA, a missile maker owned...

  • Auto parts maker Visteon's revenue rises 33 pct Thursday, 6 Nov 2014 | 7:23 AM ET

    Nov 6- Auto parts maker Visteon Corp reported a 33 percent rise in quarterly revenue, helped by the acquisition of Johnson Controls Inc's electronics business and increased global vehicle production. The company's revenue rose to $1.97 billion in the third quarter ended Sept.30, from $1.48 billion a year earlier. Visteon reported a net loss attributable to...

  • 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.

  • BEIJING, Nov 4- China's Xiaomi Technology Co Ltd said on Tuesday it would spend $1 billion to expand its internet TV content as the world's third largest smartphone maker ramps up its push into the living room, and a market estimated to be worth $3 billion. In a post on its official Weibo microblog, Xiaomi said it had hired Chen Tong, a former executive at Chinese...

  • 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...

  • TOKYO, Oct 31- Japan's Sony Corp reported a second-quarter operating loss on Friday that was narrower than analysts had estimated, as blockbuster sales of its PlayStation 4 games console reduced the impact of a sluggish smartphone division. The result- unexpected after Sony took an impairment charge of 176 billion yen on its mobile division- indicates...

  • SEOUL, Oct 30- The world's biggest TV makers, Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and LG Electronics Inc, are turning to quantum dot technology for their next-generation TVs as it could still be years before OLED is affordable for the mass market. The only real challenge is securing enough quantum dot material from the small pool of suppliers, including Quantum Materials...