Chinese cellphone chip designer Spreadtrum Communications will be acquired by a unit of government-owned Tsinghua Holdings for a raised offer price of about $1.78 billion.
A better-than-expected 195,000 jobs added in June is good for stocks, bad for bonds, and likely to give the Fed more reason to taper sooner rather than later.
Depressing numbers from Samsung and HTC on Friday flagged concerns that the market for smartphone makers, including Apple, could be reaching saturation.
Apple shares may be down 20 percent year to date as investors worry about slowing growth, but two fund managers still see reason to own the smartphone maker.
Overtaking Apple as the world's leading maker of smartphones has stretched Samsung's in-house supply lines, and the South Korean firm is now courting some of its rival's main parts suppliers.
HTC, the Taiwanese mobile maker, announced profits hit a record low in the first quarter and one analyst told CNBC that a new tie-in with Facebook has little potential in resurrecting the company's fortunes.
Facebook is unveiling a new Android product Thursday, as a fast-growing number of its 1.06 billion users access it on smartphones and tablet computers.
T-Mobile USA will start selling Apple Inc's iPhone on April 12, making it the last of the national U.S. operators to sell the device.
Google has named Sundar Pichai to replace Android co-founder Andy Rubin as chief of the world's most used mobile software.
Apple has held talks with Beats Electronics on a potential partnership involving Beats' planned music-streaming service, three people familiar with the situation told Reuters.
Mobile wars came to Barcelona on Monday as the world's largest technology giants unveiled their latest products.
Qualcomm's strong earnings should come as no surprise, given that that the company is a dominant force in the smartphone market.
Apple iconic iPhone is losing some of its luster among Asia's well-heeled consumers in Singapore and Hong Kong, a victim of changing mobile habits and its own runaway success.
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.
Samsung Electronics is looking to supply chips to more Chinese and other emerging smartphone makers to counter any fall-off in demand from Apple.
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.
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.
Wi-LAN has filed a lawsuit against Research In Motion for infringing on a patent that relates to Bluetooth technology.
At the end of August, Apple seemed on top of the world. Fresh off a resounding $1.05 billion U.S. legal victory over arch-foe Samsung Electronics, the company was gearing up to launch its fifth iPhone. That was then.
Apple and Samsung squared off in court again, as the iPhone maker prepares to convince a U.S. judge to ban sales of a number of Samsung devices.