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  • Here's What to Expect in Tech This Week Monday, 22 Oct 2012 | 11:50 AM ET
    Steve Ballmer, chief executive officer of Microsoft Corp., speaks at a news conference launching the company's Surface tablet computer.

    Major tech companies will be fighting for the spotlight in coming days as they gear up to roll out their latest products before this holiday season.

  • Asia: The Centre of Tech Innovation     Sunday, 21 Oct 2012 | 8:43 PM ET

    CNBC's Chloe Cho speaks to experts at Singapore's Techventure 2012 summit about Asia's growing role as a mecca for technology and innovation. They discuss what's needed for Asian tech companies to succeed in the industry.

  • Is This App the Next Big Thing in Mobile Payments? Friday, 19 Oct 2012 | 5:35 PM ET

    Some major wireless companies are betting big on mobile payments and they are about to find out if their gamble will pay off.

  • World stocks gain on stronger US retail sales Tuesday, 16 Oct 2012 | 5:27 AM ET

    HONG KONG-- World stock markets were lifted Tuesday by better data on the U.S. economy and a report showing improving investor confidence in Germany. In early European trading, Germany's DAX rose 0.6 percent to 7,308.01 and France's CAC 40 gained 0.5 percent to 3,426.48.

  • Asian stocks gain on stronger US retail sales Tuesday, 16 Oct 2012 | 1:06 AM ET

    Japan's Nikkei 225 index rose 1.3 percent to 8,689.29 and South Korea's Kospi climbed 0.9 percent to 1,941.45. Benchmarks in Taiwan, Singapore, and New Zealand also rose. Toshiba Corp. jumped 2.7 percent and Sony Corp. rose 1.5 percent in Tokyo, where exporters were also aided by a slightly weaker yen.

  • Asian stocks gain on strong US retail sales report Monday, 15 Oct 2012 | 11:35 PM ET

    Japan's Nikkei 225 index rose 0.9 percent to 8,658.82 and South Korea's Kospi climbed 0.4 percent to 1,932.78. Electronics company Toshiba Corp. rose 1.9 percent in Tokyo while Samsung Electronics Co. rose 1.7 percent in Seoul.

  • SEATTLE, Oct 12- Microsoft Corp opened its Windows 8 operating system for pre-orders on Friday, setting the price for an upgrade to the full version of the software at $70 for a DVD pack. Shoppers can reserve the software pack at Microsoft's own stores, Amazon.com, Best Buy, Staples and elsewhere.

  • *Smaller tablet would be new segment for Apple. SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 12- Apple Inc will host an event on Oct. 23 where it is expected to unveil a smaller iPad that will take on the less expensive devices offered by Amazon.com Inc and Google Inc, a source familiar with the matter said on Friday.

  • Microsoft sets Windows 8 price, opens for pre-order Friday, 12 Oct 2012 | 5:20 PM ET

    SEATTLE, Oct 12- Microsoft Corp opened its Windows 8 operating system for pre-orders on Friday, setting the price for the full version of the software at $70 for a DVD pack. Shoppers can reserve the software pack at Microsoft's own stores, Amazon.com, Best Buy, Staples and elsewhere.

  • *Smaller tablet would be new segment for Apple. SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 12- Apple Inc will host an event on Oct. 23, said a source familiar with the plan, in what is expected to be the unveiling of a smaller iPad to venture into a market staked out well in advance by rivals Amazon.com Inc and Google Inc.

  • PARIS, Oct 12- STMicroelectronics said it was not planning to split itself up contrary to a report that Europe's top semiconductor maker was considering a breakup, which sent its shares up by nearly a fifth.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 12- Micron Technology's chief executive said he expects to complete the acquisition of failed Japanese memory chipmaker Elpida Memory Inc in the first half of next year, despite opposition from a group of bondholders.

  • PARIS/ MILAN, Oct 12- Europe's top semiconductor maker STMicroelectronics denied planning a demerger, saying it had no plans to undo the group's "unity" in response to a report that it planned a breakup which had sent its shares up by nearly a fifth.

  • Apple gets OK to use Swiss railway clock design Friday, 12 Oct 2012 | 9:40 AM ET

    ZURICH, Oct 12- Apple, sensitive about protecting its own designs, has struck a deal to use Swiss railway operator SBB's trademark station clock design on iPads and iPhones.

  • UPDATE 1-STMicro rallies on report of breakup Friday, 12 Oct 2012 | 8:28 AM ET

    MILAN/ PARIS, Oct 12- Shares in STMicroelectronics rallied more than 17 percent on Friday after Bloomberg reported Europe's top semiconductor maker was considering a breakup that could lead to the sale of its struggling mobile-phone chip business. Bloomberg cited Samsung Electronics as a potential buyer for STMicro's digital assets.

  • STMicroelectronics rallies on report of breakup Friday, 12 Oct 2012 | 7:29 AM ET

    MILAN, Oct 12- Shares in Europe's top semiconductor maker STMicroelectronics rallied more than 17 percent on Friday after Bloomberg reported the company was evaluating a breakup that may lead to the sale of its struggling mobile phone chip business. The report mentioned Samsung Electronics as a potential buyer.

  • Seoul shares end flat after seesaw session Friday, 12 Oct 2012 | 3:01 AM ET

    SEOUL, Oct 12- South Korean shares ended flat on Friday after an opening rise faltered in the face of relentless foreign selling. However, this was hindered by large-scale selling by foreign funds, "said Oh Tae-dong, an strategist at Taurus Securities.

  • SEOUL, Oct 12- South Korean shares ended nearly flat on Friday after seesawing between gain and loss as welcome news of substantially lower U.S. jobless claims warred with earnings pessimism. Share performance was mixed, with ten companies reaching the daily permissible rise of 15 percent, while one, Woongjin Holdings dropped by the same amount.

  • ZURICH, Oct 12- Apple, sensitive about protecting its own designs, has struck a deal to use Swiss railway operator SBB's trademark station clock design on iPads and iPhones.

  • SEOUL, Oct 12- Seoul shares ticked up on Friday morning on signs of improving conditions in the U.S. job market and signs of some progress toward a resolution of the euro zone's debt troubles. This was in line with regional peers, with the index of Asia Pacific shares outside Japan up 0.4 percent.