BRUSSELS, May 23- The European Union is pledging 5 billion euros to boost research on semiconductors and other electronics items used in everything from smartphones to cars, in a bid to boost the sector which is lagging U.S. and Asian rivals.» Read More
March 13- Walt Disney Co has pushed back the launch date of its new video game and toy initiative known as "Infinity" to August from June, saying it was seeking to capitalize on a more favorable retail season. It has been described as Disney's answer to Activision Blizzard's "Skylanders", one of last year's top-selling games.
TORONTO, March 13- BlackBerry's volatile shares surged on Wednesday after the smartphone maker said one of its established partners had placed an order for 1 million BlackBerry 10 smartphones, with shipments set to begin immediately.
SAN FRANCISCO, March 13- Apple Inc marketing chief Phil Schiller attacked Google Inc's "fragmented" Android software and its biggest adopter, Samsung Electronics, a day before the Korean firm takes the wraps off its latest flagship smartphone in the United States.
NEW YORK, March 13- A federal jury in New York on Wednesday found that video game company Nintendo Co infringed an inventor's 3- D display technology patent with its handheld 3 DS videogame system.
WASHINGTON, March 13- The U.S. International Trade Commission said on Wednesday that it would delay a decision on allegations that Apple infringed upon patents owned by Samsung Electronics in making the iPod touch, iPhone and iPad. The ITC said it would now issue a decision on May 31.
HONG KONG, March 14- China Mobile Ltd hopes to tap pent-up demand for Apple Inc smartphones by rolling out new 4 G technology this year and having an iPhone model that will finally run on it.
SAN FRANCISCO, March 13- Andy Rubin is stepping down as head of Google Inc's Android division after he helped turn the software into the world's most widely-used mobile operating system. Google's browser and applications chief Sundar Pichai will replace Rubin, bringing the firm's mobile software, applications and Chrome browser under one roof.
SAN FRANCISCO, March 13- Google Inc has appointed Sundar Pichai the chief of its Android division, replacing Andy Rubin as the overseer of a software platform that in just a few years has become the world's most-used mobile software. The move brings Google's mobile software, applications and Chrome browser under one umbrella.
SAN FRANCISCO, March 13- Google Inc has appointed Sundar Pichai the chief of its Android division, replacing Andy Rubin as the overseer of a software platform that in just a few years has supplanted the platform of Apple Inc to become the world's most-used mobile software.
SEOUL, March 13- The success of Samsung Electronics Co's latest Galaxy phone, set to be launched in New York on Thursday, could hinge on a supply backup plan aimed at preventing a repeat of a costly snag for its premium smartphone last year.
March 12- Apple Inc has a 25 percent chance of missing its quarterly revenue forecast as iPhone sales slow and Samsung launches its highly anticipated Galaxy S4 smartphone, Jefferies analyst Peter Misek said. He cut his target price on Apple's stock to $420 from $500.
*Nippon Steel& Sumitomo Metal jump, to cut capacity. TOKYO, March 12- The Nikkei share average rose on Tuesday to a fresh 4-1/ 2 year high, as a softer yen and expectations of monetary easing drove up banks like Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group and as overlooked electronics firms such as Panasonic attracted buying.
TOKYO, March 12- Japan's Nikkei share average rose in early trade on Tuesday, chalking up a fresh 4-1/ 2 year high as a softer yen and expectations of monetary easing continued to drive up financials and overlooked electronics firms were bought up.
*Lenovo CEO says may consider BlackBerry deal in the future. TORONTO, March 11- BlackBerry shares rose 12 percent on Monday, fueled by takeover speculation and news that AT&T Inc will start selling the new BlackBerry Z10 touchscreen smartphone in the United States on March 22.
*AT&T says BlackBerry Z10 to hit store shelves on March 22. TORONTO, March 11- AT&T Inc will start selling the highly anticipated BlackBerry Z10 touchscreen smartphone in the United States on March 22, the company said on Monday, sending BlackBerry shares more than 10 percent higher.
TORONTO, March 11- AT&T Inc said on Monday that it would start selling the highly anticipated BlackBerry Z10 touchscreen smartphone to customers by March 22, with early sales of the long-delayed devices to begin on Tuesday.
*Honda, Nissin helped by higher Citi targets. Signs of a recovery in the U.S. labour market bolstered Japanese stocks, which are already riding a bullish streak on expectations of aggressive easing by the Bank of Japan under governor nominee Haruhiko Kuroda. "
*Sumitomo Mitsui jumps after saying to repay bailout funds. While last week the Nikkei's gains were driven by Fast Retailing, today the broader Topix jumped after things turned out to be the best possible scenario over the weekend, "said Naoki Fujiwara, chief fund manager at Shinkin Asset Management.
*Sumitomo Mitsui jumps after saying to repay bailout funds. *Automakers boosted by Citi target price hike- analyst. Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc shot up 4.5 percent to a four-year high after the bank said it would repay 200 billion yen in public bailout money, ending more than a decade of partial government ownership.
The buzz at the South by Southwest festival is all about the gadgets: computers controlled by the wave of a hand, cool new cameras and more.