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  • March 6- Shares of Pixelworks Inc, which makes chips for digital display, rose 54 percent a day after the company revealed that Apple Inc is among its largest customers.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, March 6- A U.S. judge on Thursday rejected Apple Inc's request for a permanent sales ban in the United States against some older Samsung smartphones, a key setback for the iPhone maker in its global patent battle.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, March 5- Mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets will vastly expand the number of companies who advertise online and will allow Internet companies to reap more revenue than they have from customers on PCs, Google Inc Chief Business Officer Nikesh Arora said on Wednesday.

  • DETROIT, March 4- General Motors Co Chief Executive Mary Barra said the No. 1 U.S. automaker was sorry for the recent recall of an ignition-switch linked to 13 deaths, and said the process would take time to play out but the company would work to ensure customer satisfaction.

  • DETROIT, March 4- General Motors Co Chief Executive Mary Barra said the No. 1 U.S. automaker was sorry for the recent recall of an ignition-switch linked to 13 deaths, and said the process would take time to play out but the company would work to ensure customer satisfaction.

  • FRANKFURT, March 3- Carmakers are tapping smartphone technology to spruce up low-cost city cars and try to get an edge in a market that has grown to account for almost 10 percent of new car sales in austerity-scarred Europe.

  • Apple launches iPhone voice control for drivers Monday, 3 Mar 2014 | 5:42 AM ET

    FRANKFURT, March 3- Apple makes its next move in hands-free smartphone technology for car drivers when it unveils a new, integrated iPhone voice-control system at the Geneva Motor Show this week.

  • Boeing to launch secure 'black phone' Thursday, 27 Feb 2014 | 1:31 PM ET
    Boeing Black Smartphone front and back view.

    Boeing has begun offering a specialized phone aimed at government agencies and contractors who need to keep communication and data secure.

  • *Baidu will continue aggressive investment strategy in 2014. SAN FRANCISCO/ BEIJING, Feb 27- Chinese Internet company Baidu Inc is poised to make more acquisitions this year to entice smartphone users to tap into its services, a strategy that will put it on a collision course with bigger rivals like Tencent Holdings Ltd..

  • Boeing's tamper-proof phone is aimed at government agencies and contractors who need to keep communication and data secure, according to Boeing and filings with the U.S. Federal Communications Commission.

  • Boeing offering 'black phone' for secure communications Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | 8:44 PM ET

    The Boeing Black Smartphone is based on Google Inc's Android operating system and built into a black, tamper-proof handset capable of accessing multiple cell networks instead of a single network like a normal cellphone, according to Boeing and filings with the U.S. Federal Communications Commission.

  • Smartphone wars shift from gadgetry to price Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | 4:00 PM ET

    BARCELONA, Feb 26- The mobile phone industry is now looking to the fast-growing demand for smartphones priced at $100 or below as the market for fancier high-end devices has become saturated, but not all handset makers are able or willing to trade down.

  • Global smartphone growth to fall sharply in 2014 - IDC Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | 12:08 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 26- Growth in global smartphone shipments will fall sharply this year and keep slowing through 2018, with average prices dropping significantly as demand shifts to China and other developing countries, according to market research firm IDC.

  • UPDATE 1-Sony to shutter 20 retail stores in the U.S. Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | 10:10 AM ET

    Feb 26- Sony Corp's electronic unit said on Wednesday it is closing 20 retail stores in the United States and cutting 1,000 jobs, as the TV and game console maker tries to stem losses and regain market share. Sony has a total of 31 retail stores in the U.S.

  • Sony to shutter 20 retail stores in the U.S. Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | 9:50 AM ET

    Feb 26- Sony Corp's electronic unit said on Wednesday it is closing 20 retail stores in the United States and cutting 1,000 jobs, as the TV and game console maker tries to stem losses and regain market share.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 25- The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill on Tuesday that would give mobile-phone users the right to "unlock" their devices and use them on competitors' wireless networks, although Senate action was uncertain. It is not known whether the Senate will consider the bill.

  • U.S. House passes bill on mobile phone 'unlocking' Tuesday, 25 Feb 2014 | 7:19 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, Feb 25- The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill on Tuesday that would give mobile phone users the right to "unlock" their devices and use them on competitors' wireless networks, although Senate action was uncertain.

  • Feb 25- Chipmaker Avago Technologies Limited said it expects current-quarter sales to decline 3-6 percent from the first quarter as it lost revenue from a smartphone maker, which analysts said could be Apple Inc.

  • Chipmaker Avago forecasts sequential revenue decline Tuesday, 25 Feb 2014 | 4:35 PM ET

    Feb 25- Chipmaker Avago Technologies Limited said it expects second-quarter sales to decline 3-6 percent from the first quarter as it lost revenue from a smartphone manufacturer. Avago's customers include Apple Inc, Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, LG Electronics Inc and Huawei Technologies Co Ltd..

  • Chipmaker RF Micro to buy TriQuint for $1.6 billion Monday, 24 Feb 2014 | 10:20 AM ET

    Radio frequency chipmakers RF Micro Devices will buy peer TriQuint Semiconductor for about $1.6 billion in an all-stock deal to create a company that could better compete in selling chips to mobile-handset makers.