MEXICO CITY, Dec 22- Mexico said on Monday it planned to auction high-speed mobile phone spectrum in 2015 for the first time in five years as the government seeks to ramp up competition in a sector long dominated by tycoon Carlos Slim. Mexico's government completed a major telecommunications reform in 2014 designed to loosen the hold Slim's America Movil has...» Read More
*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 launched a low-cost touchscreen device in Jakarta to revive sales in emerging markets where its once-fervent following has shriveled.
Nintendo is apologizing after being criticized for not recognizing same-sex relationships in English editions of a life-simulator video game.
BlackBerry said it would not renew a deal allowing T-Mobile US Inc to sell its products.
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 has begun offering a specialized phone aimed at government agencies and contractors who need to keep communication and data secure.
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 John Chen criticized T-Mobile, calling ill-conceived a promotion that encourages customers using BlackBerrys to upgrade to iPhones.
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.
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 is fighting Apple's bid for a permanent sales ban on some Samsung smartphones, which Apple claims infringe on its patents.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.