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  • As sensors shrink, watch as 'wearables' disappear Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 5:00 PM ET

    "In five years, when we look back, everything we see will absolutely be classified as toys, as the first very basic steps of getting this right," says Nikolaj Hviid, the man behind smart earbuds called the Dash. Developed by Munich- based Bragi GmbH, the Dash is a wireless in-ear headphone that looks like a discreet hearing aid. Nick Hunn, a consultant who lays claim to the...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, April 29- Microsoft Corp is set to allow apps from rival Google Inc's Android system onto its own Windows phones later this year, two sources familiar with the matter said on Wednesday. The move would mark a radical shift for Microsoft, which has struggled to attract users and has only 3 percent of the global smartphone market. Microsoft is expected...

  • Microsoft to allow Android apps on Windows phones -sources Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 11:16 AM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO, April 29- Microsoft Corp is set to allow apps from rival Google Inc's Android system onto its own Windows phones later this year, according to two sources familiar with the matter on Wednesday. The move would mark a radical shift for Microsoft, which has struggled to attract users and has only 3 percent of the global smartphone market.

  • MOSCOW, April 29- Russia's second-biggest mobile phone operator Megafon confirmed guidance for flat revenues in 2015 although sales fell in the first quarter, hit by weaker demand for handsets and a one-off gain a year ago. Citing a challenging economy, Megafon also decided to split its payment of dividends with the larger part of the planned 40 billion rouble...

  • SEOUL, April 29- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Wednesday said it expects earnings to rise in the second quarter after posting its highest profit in three quarters in January-March, boosted by strong demand for its new Galaxy S6 flagship smartphones. Samsung's renewed focus on design after a period of stagnation in its smartphone range appears to be paying...

  • MELBOURNE, April 29- London copper edged lower on Wednesday ahead of a U.S. Federal Reserve meeting that may offer new clues on the timing of a rate rise, though the prospect of further economic support in top metals user China cushioned falls. Measures to shore up China's property sector should be positive, as developers fit out properties to clear inventories,...

  • SEOUL, April 29- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd overtook Apple Inc to recapture the title of world's top smartphone maker by volume in the first quarter of 2015, research firm Strategy Analytics said on Wednesday. It said Samsung shipped 83.2 million smartphones worldwide and captured 24 percent market share in the quarter, down from 31 percent a year earlier but...

  • SEOUL, April 29- Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Wednesday said the average selling price of its handsets will likely rise in the second quarter as the firm rolls out its new flagship Galaxy S6 smartphones. Samsung head of investor relations Robert Yi said in a conference call that the average selling price of the firm's handsets during the...

  • SEOUL, April 29- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Wednesday tipped further earnings improvement in the second quarter after confirming its highest profit in three quarters in January-March, but voiced some caution about the second-half outlook. The South Korean giant reported a first-quarter operating profit of 6 trillion won, in line with the 5.9 trillion won...

  • SEOUL, April 29- South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Wednesday reported January-March operating profit fell 29.6 percent from a year earlier, in line with the firm's earnings guidance, as strong chip sales offset a weaker mobile division. In its strongest result in three quarters, the company reported a 6 trillion won operating profit for the...

  • April 28- Corning Inc the supplier of Gorilla glass to Apple Inc and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, said it expects to sell more LCD glass in the second quarter. The company, which also supplies LCD panels to consumer electronics companies such as Sony Corp and LG Electronics Inc, also forecast a slowdown in a decline in glass prices in the quarter.

  • UPDATE 1-Printer maker Lexmark's revenue slips 3 pct Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 7:57 AM ET

    April 28- Printer maker Lexmark International Inc reported a 3 percent decline in quarterly revenue, hurt by lower revenue from its imaging solutions and services business. Lexmark's imaging solutions and services business includes monochrome and color laser printers and supplies and services covering its printing products. Up to Monday's close, shares...

  • *Shares down 15 pct after takeover by Applied Materials scrapped. TOKYO, April 28- Tokyo Electron Ltd shares plunged 15 percent on Tuesday as the scrapping of a $10 billion takeover by Applied Materials Inc left the Japanese firm searching for a new growth strategy amid soaring R&D costs for the chip-production equipment industry. The abandonment of the plan...

  • BEIJING, April 28- Huawei Technologies Co Ltd launched on Tuesday the Honor 4 C smartphone, the latest bid by the Chinese technology firm to gain market share in the highly competitive budget handset segment from domestic rivals such as Xiaomi Inc.. To cut on marketing costs, the Honor 4 C will be sold primarily online through outlets including Alibaba Group...

  • NEW YORK, April 27- Microsoft Corp lost a round in a potentially costly patent battle when a U.S. International Trade Commission judge on Monday found that the software giant used InterDigital Inc's technology in its mobile phones without permission. The judge, Theodore Essex, said that Microsoft infringed two wireless cellular patents owned by InterDigital,...

  • Tata'a investment in Xiaomi comes against the backdrop of an aggressive push by Xiaomi in India after entering the market, which has huge growth potential with just one in 10 people using smartphones, in July 2014. Xiaomi and other Chinese smartphone makers are drafting in cricket teams and Bollywood stars to conquer India, their largest overseas market and a...

  • TOKYO, April 25- Japanese consumer electronics firm Sony Corp has raised its operating profit estimate for fiscal 2015 to 300 billion yen, or four times its previous estimate, the Nikkei reported on Saturday. Expectations for higher sales of display sensors used in mobile phones and the Playstation gaming console were the reason Sony raised its forecast, the...

  • April 24- Xerox Corp, cut its 2015 profit forecast, blaming a strong dollar, and reported quarterly revenue below Wall Street's expectations, hurt mainly by lower printer sales and higher costs. Shares of Xerox, which got a third of its revenue from outside the United States last year, fell 4.5 percent in premarket trading on Friday. Xerox lowered its 2015 adjusted...

  • TOKYO, April 24- A group of former top Sony Corp executives has delivered an unusually blunt critique to the firm's chief executive Kazuo Hirai, accusing him of losing sight of innovation by focusing on cost-cutting. At a meeting at Sony's Tokyo headquarters last Thursday, five former executives, including PlayStation creator Ken Kutaragi, took Hirai to task...

  • MELBOURNE, April 24- Apple Inc managed to frustrate gadget lovers and investors desperate to find out the components of its new smartwatch on Friday, encasing its chips in tough resin and using rare screws to thwart people trying prise it apart. The iFixit team, which travelled from San Luis Obispo to Australia to get its hands on one of the first Apple Watch...