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  • Intelligent cars draw investors to tech stocks Wednesday, 2 Jul 2014 | 2:30 AM ET

    *Google, Apple lead; Nokia, TomTom face make-or-break moment. Chip-makers or tech giants such as Infineon and Google are among a variety of companies involved in the rapid development and testing of intelligent cars from those that drive themselves to those allowing a driver to use mobile phone apps through the dashboard.

  • LONDON, July 1- A U.S. law on conflict minerals is curbing African warlords' presence around mines in Congo, campaigners say, but its full impact remains unclear, with most firms failing to pinpoint the origin of their metals by a June deadline.

  • *Alibaba the king of online retail on personal computers in China. *Alibaba headed for big IPO in New York this year. BEIJING, July 1- Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd may have dominated online retail on personal computers, but is some way from replicating that leadership in shopping by smartphone and other mobile devices.

  • Under Chief Executive Frans van Houten, the Dutch company- which started out 120 years ago as a pioneer in electric lighting- has been shifting away from the consumer electronics sector in a restructuring which has involved more than 5,000 job cuts and the sale of its television business.

  • TOKYO, June 26- Sony Corp's movie and TV unit will snap up Britain's CSC media network, adding to a string of acquisitions by the Japanese company to shift its focus from movies to higher-margin television programming.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • BlackBerry severs sales ties with T-Mobile US Wednesday, 2 Apr 2014 | 10:36 AM ET
    BlackBerry Z30

    BlackBerry said it would not renew a deal allowing T-Mobile US Inc to sell its products.

  • Sony counts on 'selfies' to sell image sensors Tuesday, 25 Mar 2014 | 1:01 PM ET
    A sample of Sony Corp.'s Exmor complementary metaloxidesemiconductor (CMOS) full-frame image sensor is displayed at an unveiling in Tokyo, Japan.

    Sony is counting on the boom in smartphones and the market's voracious appetite for megapixels to drive growth in its image sensor business.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • BlackBerry CEO assails T-Mobile US promo Wednesday, 19 Feb 2014 | 11:13 AM ET
    John Chen

    BlackBerry CEO John Chen criticized T-Mobile, calling ill-conceived a promotion that encourages customers using BlackBerrys to upgrade to iPhones.

  • Sony in talks to expand deal with Apple: Report Tuesday, 11 Feb 2014 | 2:23 PM ET

    Sony is in talks with Apple to double its supply of camera components for a new iPhone slated to roll out as early as next year, the Nikkei reported.

  • As Sony prepares PCs exit, pressure is up TV reboot Wednesday, 5 Feb 2014 | 8:55 AM ET
    Sony is in talks to sell its personal computer business to a Japanese investment fund as part of the electronics giant's wider restructuring. A business daily said Sony was looking to sell the division to Japan Industrial Partners for between 396 million to 495 million USD.

    Sony's plans to quit making personal computers after years of losses focus a spotlight on how it intends to fix its flagship TV division.

  • Samsung fights Apple's efforts to ban its phones Friday, 31 Jan 2014 | 8:58 AM ET
    A man holds a Samsung Electronics Co. Galaxy S4 smartphone, left, next to an Apple Inc. iPhone 5.

    Samsung is fighting Apple's bid for a permanent sales ban on some Samsung smartphones, which Apple claims infringe on its patents.

  • Samsung posts first profit decline in 2 years Thursday, 23 Jan 2014 | 7:17 PM ET
    Samsung Galaxy Note 3

    Samsung Electronics Co posted its first decline in quarterly profit in two years, hit by a one-off special bonus as well as slowing smartphone sales.

  • Baidu division now accepting bitcoins Wednesday, 16 Oct 2013 | 5:37 AM ET

    Chinese search engine Baidu, the world's fifth most visited site according to one set of rankings, has announced it has started to accept the online currency, bitcoin, for its security service.

  • Drug agents use vast phone trove, eclipsing NSA’s Monday, 2 Sep 2013 | 7:42 AM ET
    US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Agents simulate a raid in their Tactical Training Facility

    Law enforcement officials working on a counter narcotics program have had routine access, using subpoenas, to an enormous AT&T database that contains the records of decades of Americans' phone calls.

  • Tesco pulls back in China with Vanguard deal Friday, 9 Aug 2013 | 12:48 AM ET
    A customer carries Tesco-branded shopping bags as she leaves one of the company's stores.

    Tesco will slash its China exposure by taking just 20 percent of a venture with a state-run company, a deal that underlines the travails foreign retailers have had in the Chinese market.

  • Smartphone stats may prove Apple wrong Thursday, 25 Jul 2013 | 7:31 AM ET

    Apple's CEO Tim Cook might vehemently disagree that the smartphone market has reached saturation point, but new research from Citi delivers a depressing view of smartphone uptake.