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  • 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.

  • TOKYO, May 22- Sony Corp's chief executive said the company would complete a stepped-up restructuring drive in the current fiscal year to next March as the consumer electronics maker forecast a tripling in operating profit for next year.

  • Sony gets real on restructuring, pockets of denial persist Wednesday, 21 May 2014 | 11:01 AM ET

    TOKYO, May 22- Sony Corp may finally be serious about restructuring, setting aside up to $1 billion this fiscal year to cut staff, but the hard-nosed figures in its latest results still include noticeably rosy forecasts. Sony missed the forecasts it set for its TV and smartphone divisions last year as it struggled to compete with more nimble rivals.

  • 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.

  • TOKYO, May 20- Toyota Motor Corp has developed a computer chip for its gas-electric hybrid cars that could boost fuel efficiency by 10 percent and allow the automaker to install the hybrid system on more of its vehicles.

  • TOKYO, May 20- Japanese companies increasingly expect to bounce back from a sales tax increase by the end of the year and are more willing to raise wages, a Reuters poll showed, adding to evidence that the hike is unlikely to derail a recovery in world's third-biggest economy.

  • Intel's CEO looks to hobbyists for wearable innovations Saturday, 17 May 2014 | 4:32 PM ET

    SAN MATEO, Calif., May 17- Intel Corp's Chief Executive Officer Brian Krzanich mingled with electronics buffs at Silicon Valley's annual maker mecca on Saturday as the chipmaker looks to amateur inventors to inspire a new wave of smart clothing.

  • 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.

  • *Silver fix to cease after Aug. 14. SINGAPORE/ LONDON, May 14- The 117- year old London silver price benchmark- or fix- will cease on Aug. 14, its operator said, as regulatory scrutiny of price-setting intensifies across markets. Silver miners also often use it to set terms to refine and sell the metal.

  • *Sony forecasts 50 bln yen net loss for year to March 2015. TOKYO, May 14- Sony Corp said it would step up a broad restructuring this year to tackle bloated costs and exit some unprofitable businesses, hoping to put behind it years of persistent losses.

  • TOKYO, May 14- Sony Corp said on Wednesday it would implement tough restructuring measures this financial year and warned it would post a second consecutive year of net losses as it tries to turn around its struggling electronics business.

  • 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.

  • BlackBerry aims to reverse fortunes with budget phone Tuesday, 13 May 2014 | 12:42 AM ET
    Mobile phone handsets are displayed in a shopping mall in Jakarta.

    BlackBerry launched a low-cost touchscreen device in Jakarta to revive sales in emerging markets where its once-fervent following has shriveled.

  • 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.

  • Nintendo pledges to add same-sex option to game Monday, 12 May 2014 | 12:03 PM ET
    Screen image from Nintendo's Tomodachi Life website

    Nintendo is apologizing after being criticized for not recognizing same-sex relationships in English editions of a life-simulator video game.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, May 9- A U.S. appeals court on Friday ruled that Oracle Corp is entitled to copyright protection over certain parts of the Java programming language in a high profile lawsuit against Google Inc.. Google's Android operating system is the world's best-selling smartphone platform.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, May 8- Apple Inc is close to paying a record $3.2 billion for Beats Electronics, two people with knowledge of the matter said, an expensive foray into music streaming and headphone gear that would mark a departure for the usually cash-conservative iPhone maker.