Dec 11- U.S. wireless operators on Wednesday fought back against an accusation from the New York State attorney general that they refused to install software that would act as a "kill switch" to discourage theft of smartphones.» Read More
SEOUL, July 26- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd is under mounting pressure to produce eye-catching new smartphones after its mobile business shrank 3.5 percent in the second quarter, taking the gloss off a record $8.5 billion operating profit.
July 25- Flextronics International Ltd forecast current-quarter revenue largely above Wall Street's estimates as the contract electronics manufacturer gets set to benefit from the launch of customer Google Inc's new smartphone.
TORONTO, July 25- BlackBerry Ltd has laid off about 250 of its employees at its headquarters in Waterloo, Ontario, as part of its latest move to trim costs, the smartphone maker said on Thursday.
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.
SAN FRANCISCO, July 24- Shares of Qualcomm Inc rose more than 3 percent after the leading mobile chipmaker posted third-quarter results that met expectations and eased concerns about slower growth of smartphone sales.
*Dow components Caterpillar, AT&T weigh on blue chip index. NEW YORK, July 24- U.S. stocks were flat on Wednesday as results from blue-chips Caterpillar and AT&T offset gains for the tech sector generated by Apple's stronger-than-expected results.
SINGAPORE, July 24- After five years of blistering growth sales of high-end smartphones have hit a plateau and the $2 trillion industry- telecom carriers, handset makers and content providers- is buckling up for a bumpier ride as growth shifts to emerging markets, primarily in Asia.
SAN FRANCISCO, July 23- Video game publisher Electronic Arts Inc said on Tuesday that a first quarter loss was narrower than Wall Street expected because strong cost controls and digital sales offset weak revenue from packaged games.
SINGAPORE, July 24- Singapore's foray into the $300 billion- a-year space industry may seem like a lucrative venture, but the path is lined with risks, especially in satellite manufacturing where Western firms have long dominated and entry barriers are high.
July 23- Broadcom Corp forecast third-quarter revenue below expectations, underscoring concerns on Wall Street that smartphone growth might be waning, and sending the chipmaker's shares lower.
SAN FRANCISCO, July 23- Video game publisher Electronic Arts Inc reported lower revenue, but higher profit for the first quarter. It reported a net profit of $222 million, or 71 cents per share, compared with $201 million, or 63 cents per share a year ago. Electronic Arts shares were up at $25.30 in after-hours trading after closing at $23.83 on Tuesday.
SAN FRANCISCO, July 23- Video game publisher Electronic Arts Inc reported lower revenue but higher profit for the first quarter. For the three months ended June 30, the company posted total revenue of $949 million compared with $955 million a year ago.
NEW YORK, July 23- Verizon Wireless, the biggest U.S. mobile service provider, on Tuesday announced three new phones under its Droid smartphone brand from Google Inc's Motorola and said that Motorola would be its exclusive Droid phone vendor going forward.
NEW YORK, July 23- Verizon Wireless, the biggest U.S. mobile service provider, on Tuesday announced three new phones under its Droid smartphone brand from Google Inc's Motorola.
SINGAPORE, July 23- After five years of explosive growth sales of high-end smartphones have hit a plateau and the $2 trillion industry- telecom carriers, handset makers and content providers- is buckling up for a bumpier ride as growth shifts to emerging markets, primarily in Asia.
*Disappointing results from McDonald's weigh on sentiment. However, disappointing earnings from McDonald's mitigated the upbeat mood for equities as the U.S. fast-food giant posted weaker-than-expected results. "
*Disappointing results from McDonald's weigh on sentiment. LONDON/ NEW YORK, July 22- World stock prices rose near five-year highs on Monday on growing investor optimism after Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe strengthened his power base, adding weight to his plans to jumpstart the world's third-biggest economy.
*Elop hired in 2010 to revive Nokia. *Flurry of product launches show Nokia moving faster. HELSINKI, July 22- Nokia CEO Stephen Elop recalls a meeting in August 2011 in which the company's leadership struggled to decide on the name of its new smartphone, the first using Windows Phone software.
AMSTERDAM, July 22- Philips said orders at its healthcare division- now its most profitable after a strategic overhaul- rose more than expected in the second quarter thanks to new ultrasound and scanning products and strong demand from China. Shares in the Dutch firm hit 24.405 euros in early trade on Monday, their highest since January 2011.
*Firms also want better relations with China, Korea. The Reuters Corporate Survey underscored the caution that has kept Japan Inc from raising wages or aggressively increasing capital spending, even as "Abenomics" has sent cheers through the Tokyo stock market and begun boosting growth and profits.