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  • *Chairwoman Cher Wang to double as CEO. TAIPEI, March 20- HTC Corp on Friday named Cher Wang as chief executive, giving its founder and chairwoman a bigger role in leading a potential turnaround of the Taiwanese smartphone maker. She replaces Peter Chou, who will lead product development as head of the HTC Future Development Lab, an executive role focusing on...

  • Smashed your HTC One? No problem, they'll replace Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 8:01 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Cracked your screen or dropped your phone in the toilet? The offer expands on HTC Corp.' s current pledge to replace cracked screens for the first six months. Despite good reviews, HTC wasn't on IDC's or Gartner's lists of top five smartphone makers in 2014..

  • SAN FRANCISCO, March 6- Microsoft Corp sued Kyocera Corp for patent infringement on Friday, alleging the Japanese company's Duraforce, Hydro and Brigadier cell phone lines violate seven Microsoft patents. Microsoft asked a Seattle federal judge to impose a U.S. sales injunction against Kyocera's infringing products, according to the lawsuit.

  • Xiaomi to launch new phones, Apple style Tuesday, 13 Jan 2015 | 11:41 PM ET

    Xiaomi's ad campaign for its upcoming launch event aims to build the suspense as the iPhone maker Apple does before its product launches.

  • Monster sues Beats over alleged ‘fraud and deceit’ Wednesday, 7 Jan 2015 | 6:46 AM ET
    Beats headphones and iPod Touch.

    Monster sued Beats Electronics over alleged "fraud and deceit" in the way it acquired control of the rights to the "Beats by Dr. Dre" headphones.

  • Jan 6- Audio equipment maker Monster LLC has sued Beats Electronics LLC, owned by Apple Inc, over alleged "fraud and deceit" in the way that Beats acquired control of the rights to the popular "Beats by Dr. Dre, "a line of colorful, high-end headphones that vie with the likes of Skullcandy Inc and Bose Corp.. According to the suit filed in San Mateo County Superior Court on...

  • TAIPEI, Dec 5- Taiwan has identified 12 smartphone brands that do not conform with privacy standards, and the handset makers could face fines or a ban unless they address the breaches, an official at the telecoms regulator said on Friday. Smartphones from Apple Inc, Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and HTC Corp were among the top 5 bestselling handsets in Taiwan during...

  • TAIPEI, Dec 5- Taiwan has identified 12 smartphone brands that do not conform with its privacy standards, and the handsets makers could face fines or even an outright ban unless they address these breaches, an official at the telecoms regulator said on Friday. Smartphones from Apple Inc, Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and HTC Corp were among the top 5 bestselling...

  • BEIJING, Nov 14- Blackberry Ltd Chief Executive John Chen sees Asia as key to reviving the loss-making smartphone maker's fortunes but expanding in the region's biggest market China, where security data concerns are rife, is currently not a priority. Instead, the company is keen on expanding in India and Southeast Asian countries like Indonesia, Malaysia and...

  • Xiaomi lines up $1.5 billion in fresh capital Friday, 7 Nov 2014 | 1:00 AM ET

    Xiaomi is said to raise close to $1.5 billion in capital, in the largest private financing for a venture-backed company. The Financial Times reports.

  • Android co-founder Andy Rubin to leave Google Friday, 31 Oct 2014 | 7:19 AM ET
    A representative from Panasonic holds the Panasonic Eluga U smartphone, using the latest Android Kitkat operating system, during its launch in New Delhi, India.

    Google said on Thursday that Andy Rubin, co-founder of its Android mobile business and head of its nascent robotics effort is leaving the company.

  • Next Nexuses—first impressions of new Google gadgets Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 9:04 AM ET
    Google Nexus 6

    Here's a look at Google's three newest Nexus gadgets—the Nexus 6 smartphone, Nexus 9 tablet and Nexus Player, a media streaming device for Android TV.

  • New iPhones are bendy, but not as bad as you think Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 9:01 AM ET
    A customer holds an iPhone 6 Plus, left, and an iPhone 6 after the phones went on sale at the Fifth Avenue Apple store in New York, Sept. 19, 2014.

    The new iPhones were tested alongside other smart phone models and bent, after a 70 pounds of pressure was applied.

  • Early movers: SIAL, MSFT, BABA, GOOG, GM & more Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | 7:37 AM ET
    Traders work the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

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

  • Apple boosts US smartphone share ahead of event Friday, 5 Sep 2014 | 2:49 PM ET
    People looking at iPhones at an Apple store.

    Apple increased its lead in the U.S. smartphone market as it prepares to unveil its next-generation iPhone, comScore data showed. Re/code reports.

  • Verizon: No plans for another app store Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 5:17 PM ET
    Customers enter a Verizon Wireless store in New York.

    Verizon denied a report that said the company planned to launch a mobile software store that could be an alternative market leaders Apple and Google.

  • Asian equities ended mixed on Friday following a better-than-expected U.S. employment report.

  • China brands putting Apple suppliers under threat Thursday, 26 Jun 2014 | 12:44 AM ET
    Models demonstrate Huawei Ascend P7 smartphones.

    A swift rise in competition from China threatens an important pillar of Taiwan's economy, according to Barclays: the tech hardware industry.

  • Asia leaders of tomorrow: Hot names to watch Sunday, 15 Jun 2014 | 10:00 PM ET
    Jet Li, Chinese actor.

    Asia, home to some of the world's biggest and fastest-growing economies, is a region of change.

  • Google faces lawsuit on mobile internet search Friday, 2 May 2014 | 10:20 AM ET

    A consumer rights law firm said it filed a lawsuit against Google alleging the company "illegally monopolized" the Internet and mobile search market.