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  • HTC Seeks Myanmar Edge with Local Font Phones Sunday, 13 Jan 2013 | 6:41 PM ET
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    Peter Chou, CEO of Taiwan smartphone company HTC, will on Monday launch what he hopes will be a major boost to both a backward tech sector in Myanmar, his country of birth, and to his company's share of one of the few untapped mobile markets: a phone that locals can use out of the box.

  • How Samsung Is Dealing With Apple Dropping Chips Thursday, 10 Jan 2013 | 10:49 AM ET

    Samsung Electronics is looking to supply chips to more Chinese and other emerging smartphone makers to counter any fall-off in demand from Apple.

  • Samsung Seeks Broader Chip Base as Apple Cuts Loose Wednesday, 9 Jan 2013 | 6:45 PM ET
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    Samsung Electronics is looking to supply chips to more Chinese and other emerging smartphone makers, the head of its system chip business said, to counter any fall-off in demand from Apple, which is weaning itself off Samsung chips used in its iPhones and iPads.

  • Apple Working on Cheaper iPhone: Report Wednesday, 9 Jan 2013 | 5:29 AM ET

    Apple is working on a cheaper version of its popular iPhone that could be released this year, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal on Tuesday.

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    As firms like Foxconn shift factories away from higher-cost centers, they are discovering that workers in new locations across China are not as abundant as they had expected, prompting multinationals and their suppliers to use millions of teenage students from vocational and technical schools on assembly lines.

  • Handset Makers Scurry to Join Year of the Phablet Sunday, 6 Jan 2013 | 6:58 PM ET
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    Call it phablet, phonelet, tweener or super smartphone, but the clunky mobile phone - closer in size to a tablet than the smartphone of a couple of years back - is here to stay.

  • Panasonic's Toughbook 53 model.

    Two thirds of the 420,000 patrol cars in the United States are equipped with Panasonic's rugged Toughbook computers, and chief Kazuhiro Tsuga sees the niche product as a model for how the sprawling conglomerate can make money beyond a gadget mass market increasingly dominated by Samsung Electronics and Apple.

  • Samsung to Widen Lead Over Apple in Smartphones Friday, 4 Jan 2013 | 12:07 AM ET

    Samsung is expected to widen its lead over Apple in global smartphone sales, helped by a broad product lineup, a market researcher firm said Friday.

  • RIM to Pay Nokia to Settle Patent Dispute Friday, 21 Dec 2012 | 4:29 AM ET
    Nokia Chief Executive Stephen Elop stands with Steve Ballmer, Chief Executive Officer of Microsoft, during the introduction of the new Nokia Lumia 920 and 820 Windows smartphones.

    Struggling Finnish mobile phone maker Nokia has settled its patent dispute with BlackBerry maker Research in Motion in return for payments, as it tries to exploit its trove of technology patents to boost its finances.

  • Ericsson to Take $1.2 Billion Charge on STMicro Venture Thursday, 20 Dec 2012 | 5:58 AM ET

    Ericsson, the world's biggest telecom network equipment maker, will take an 8 billion crown($1.2 billion)charge on its ST-Ericsson venture.

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    Japan's Renesas Electronics, the world's biggest maker of microcontroller chips, was thrown a lifeline on Monday after gaining 150 billion yen ($1.8 billion) in a government-led bailout.

  • Apple's rank in China's smartphone market, which is set to become the world's largest this year, fell to No.6 in the third quarter as it faces tougher competition from Chinese brands, according to research.

  • Samsung's New Galaxy Phone May Have Unbreakable Screen Thursday, 6 Dec 2012 | 4:45 AM ET
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    Samsung is likely accelerating the launch of its next-generation Galaxy smartphone- which may come with an unbreakable screen.

  • Nokia to Launch Lumia Windows Phone With China Mobile Wednesday, 5 Dec 2012 | 4:52 AM ET
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    Nokia will partner with China Mobile to launch a version of its new flagship Lumia smartphone tailored for the world's largest cellular market, the Finnish company said on Wednesday.

  • Next Up: The 'Industrial Internet' Monday, 26 Nov 2012 | 11:49 AM ET
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    What’s the next economic revolution? According to General Electric Chief Economist Marco Annunziata, it’s the “industrial Internet” — intelligent machines such as jet engines, power turbines and medical devices.

  • Video Game Industry: No Rules Left to the Games Thursday, 18 Oct 2012 | 5:03 PM ET
    Video Game Industry: No Rules Left to the Games

    The video game industry is under attack, with both established and new players chasing a variety of disparate technologies and strategies that might yield a winning combination.