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  • SEOUL, Dec 26- Global smartphone leader Samsung Electronics Co Ltd is planning a new product launch next year based on its own Tizen operating system, the South Korean giant's strategic push to free itself from Android and blaze its own software path. While that may impress designers of smart homes, Samsung's failure to release a handset based on its own...

  • The film was available for rental on Google Inc's YouTube site as of early Wednesday afternoon. Microsoft Corp and Sony itself are also showing the comedy, a day before the hastily scheduled premiere at some 320 independent theaters. He added that Sony had first reached out to Google, Microsoft "and other partners" on Dec. 17, the day the studio said it had no future...

  • Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks Wednesday, 24 Dec 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Achillion Pharmaceuticals Inc. rose 10.3 percent to $13.06 with 12,986,900 shares traded. American Realty Capital Properties Inc. was unchanged at $8.33 with 18,528,800 shares traded. Apple Inc. fell. 5 percent to $112.01 with 14,146,700 shares traded.

  • Microsoft Corp and Sony itself are also showing the comedy, a day before its scheduled premiere at some 320 independent theaters. He added that Sony had first reached out to Google, Microsoft "and other partners" on Dec. 17, the day the studio said it was canceling the movie's Christmas Day release. The showing is a chance for Google and Microsoft, which have been bit...

  • CHICAGO, Dec 24- U.S. consumers have not turned out in force for the final shopping days before Christmas, suggesting that traditional retailers will just meet industry sales forecasts in a season marked by deep discounts and growing encroachment from online rivals led by Amazon.com Inc.. "The past weekend will not save this holiday season," said Craig Johnson,...

  • ( (Adds comment from Google and White House). Microsoft Corp and Sony itself are also showing the comedy, the studio said, a day after agreeing to release it at some 200 independent theaters. The showing is a chance for Google and Microsoft, which have been bit players in a VOD market dominated by Apple Inc, Amazon.com Inc and cable and satellite operators, to raise their...

  • LOS ANGELES, Dec 24- Sony Pictures will make its controversial comedy, "The Interview," available starting on Wednesday through online video platforms run by Google Inc, Microsoft Corp and Sony itself, the studio said. Sony, which just last week canceled the release of the comedy- about two TV talk show hosts who are sent to North Korea to assassinate its leader Kim...

  • Dec 24- Google Inc's YouTube unit has tentatively agreed to distribute the Sony Pictures film "The Interview," at the center of a destructive cyberattack, offering online rentals beginning on Thursday, CNN reported. Representatives for YouTube, Google and Sony were not immediately available for comment. Sony, which has lined up some 200 independent theaters to...

  • Early Glance: Computer companies Wednesday, 24 Dec 2014 | 10:23 AM ET

    Apple Inc s fell$. 22 or. 2 percent, to $112.32. Hewlett Packard Co. rose$. 26 or. 6 percent, to $40.62. International Business Machines Corp. rose$. 22 or. 1 percent, to $162.46.

  • Patent risk firm RPX to buy ‘Rockstar’ assets Wednesday, 24 Dec 2014 | 8:08 AM ET
    The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) seal is displayed outside the headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia

    Patent risk management company RPX announced a deal to buy out the bulk of the assets owned by patent consortium Rockstar.

  • Early movers: DTV, WMT, UPS, GSK, SNE & more Wednesday, 24 Dec 2014 | 7:46 AM ET
    A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • Huawei's sales surge after copying Xiaomi's strategy Tuesday, 23 Dec 2014 | 7:07 PM ET
    Huawei's smart phone Hyawei Ascend Mate 2 4G

    Sales of Huawei's low-price Honor smartphones climbed to 20 million from one million in just one year after it copied Xiaomi's online-only strategy.

  • Your first trade for Wednesday Tuesday, 23 Dec 2014 | 6:47 PM ET

    The "Fast Money" traders give their final trades of the day.

  • Final Glance: Computer companies Tuesday, 23 Dec 2014 | 6:06 PM ET

    Apple Inc s fell$. 40 or. 4 percent, to $112.54. Hewlett Packard Co. rose$. 56 or 1.4 percent, to $40.36. International Business Machines Corp. rose$. 80 or. 5 percent, to $162.24.

  • SAN FRANCISCO— A group led by Apple and Microsoft has sold about 4,000 technology patents to patent management company RPX Corp. for $900 million. Apple, Microsoft, BlackBerry, Ericsson and Sony formed the Rockstar Consortium to buy the patents for $4.5 billion, outbidding Google Inc. for the rights to technology used in many mobile devices.

  • BEIJING, Dec 24- China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd has taken sales of its low-price Honor brand of smartphones to 20 million from 1 million in just one year, hitting pay dirt with the disruptive online-only strategy it copied from smaller upstart Xiaomi Inc.. But analysts say the low-cost strategy has fanned the price wars and thin profit margins prevalent in...

  • GT Advanced to sell its sapphire furnaces Tuesday, 23 Dec 2014 | 3:32 PM ET

    Dec 23- GT Advanced Technologies Inc said it is pursuing the sale of its sapphire furnaces and will pay former partner, Apple Inc, a portion of the cash it gets from the sale. The furnaces were installed to make sapphire glass for Apple, which loaned GT Advanced $439 million for the project. GT Advanced, which invested heavily into increasing production of sapphire...

  • The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store Tuesday, 23 Dec 2014 | 2:24 PM ET

    4. Five Nights at Freddy's 2, Scott Cawthon. 8. Toca Kitchen 2, Toca Boca AB. 2. Facebook Messenger, Facebook, Inc..

  • The top 10 books on Apple's iBooks-US Tuesday, 23 Dec 2014 | 2:03 PM ET

    4. Wild by Cheryl Strayed- 9780307957658- ( Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. 5. American Sniper by Chris Kyle, Jim DeFelice& Scott Mcewen- 9780062190963-. 9. Gray Mountain by John Grisham- 9780385539166-.

  • The top 10 songs and albums on the iTunes Store Tuesday, 23 Dec 2014 | 1:58 PM ET

    3. Blank Space, Taylor Swift. 5. Thinking Out Loud, Ed Sheeran. 6. Lips Are Movin, Meghan Trainor.