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  • 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...

  • In the end, the deal survived only after Taser dropped Amazon.com Inc as the data storage provider for the year-long project. The fact that Amazon did not have a data center in Britain was a deal breaker for British officials, according to Taser. The case is an example of the challenges that Amazon faces as it works to expand its cloud computing business, known as...

  • SAN FRANCISCO/ DETROIT, Dec 18- Google Inc is laying the groundwork for a version of Android that would be built directly into cars, sources said, allowing drivers to enjoy all the benefits of the Internet without even plugging in their smartphones. "It provides a much stronger foothold for Google to really be part of the vehicle rather than being an add-on," said...

  • Digital dilemma: How will US respond to Sony hack? Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 3:05 AM ET

    The fallout from the hack that exposed a trove of sensitive documents, and this week escalated to threats of terrorism, forced Sony to cancel release of the North Korean spoof movie "The Interview." Federal investigators believe there is a connection between the Sony hack and the isolated communist nation, according to an official who spoke on condition of...

  • N Korea-linked Sony hack may be costliest ever Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 7:39 PM ET

    NEW YORK— A U.S. official says North Korea has been linked to the unprecedented act of cyberwarfare against Sony Pictures that exposed tens of thousands of sensitive documents and escalated to threats of terrorist attacks that ultimately drove the studio to cancel all release plans for the film at the heart of the hack, "The Interview." This attack went to the...

  • Sony cancels 'The Interview' amid terror hack threats Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 3:28 PM ET

    A U.S. official said Wednesday that federal investigators have now connected the Sony hacking to North Korea and may make an announcement in the near future. Sony said it was cancelling "The Interview" release "in light of the decision by the majority of our exhibitors not to show the film. Seemingly putting to rest any hope of a delayed theatrical release or a...

  • Identity theft victims face months of hassle Sunday, 14 Dec 2014 | 10:35 AM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— As soon as Mark Kim found out his personal information was compromised in a data breach at Target last year, the 36- year-old tech worker signed up for the retailer's free credit monitoring offer so he would be notified if someone used his identity to commit fraud. The latest high-profile hack, at Sony Pictures Entertainment, resulted in Social...

  • SHANGHAI, Dec 11- Sony Corp should fear China's censors almost as much as rival Microsoft Corp when it launches its PlayStation 4 gaming console in the world's third-largest gaming market next month. Sony said on Thursday that PlayStation 4 will go on sale in China from January 11. Sony plans to sell PlayStation 4 in China for 2,899 yuan, slightly higher than in the...

  • Censors loom over Sony PlayStation's China prospects Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 6:19 PM ET

    Sony Corp should fear China's censors as it prepares to unveil the price and release date of its PlayStation 4 gaming console in the world's third-largest gaming market.

  • Microsoft exec sees autumn release for Windows 10 Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 5:18 PM ET

    SEATTLE, Dec 10- Microsoft Corp expects to have its new Windows 10 operating system on the market by autumn 2015, slightly later than previous comments had suggested. Microsoft has not publicly set a firm timetable for the release of Windows 10, but only last week suggested the possibility of an earlier release. Microsoft unveiled the name Windows 10 in late...

  • SHANGHAI, Dec 11- Sony Corp should fear China's censors almost as much as rival Microsoft Corp as it prepares to unveil the price and release date of its PlayStation 4 gaming console in the world's third-largest gaming market. The announcement, due to be made in Shanghai around 0900 GMT on Thursday, comes hot on the heels of the launch of Microsoft's Xbox console in...

  • Dec 4- Michael Fey has left Intel Security Group to become chief operating officer at Blue Coat Systems Inc, a privately owned network security company. Fey was one of the few top McAfee managers to stay with the company after it was bought by Intel Corp in 2011. McAfee is now part of Intel Security Group, where Fey had been chief technology officer.

  • FRANKFURT, Oct 21- Smartphone users won't recognise the name B2X, but if your battery dies or your screen breaks, the odds are that the company will be working behind the scenes when you seek a repair. "B2X is doing a nice job of stitching together what are all the very disparate processes that go into the aftermarket for mobile phone repair," said Michael Dominy,...

  • CUPERTINO, Calif., Oct 16- Apple Inc's faster, slimmer iPads come with modest improvements, such as a fingerprint sensor, but some analysts say it offers few other features to wow consumers ahead of a holiday shopping season expected to be swamped by mobile devices. At a launch event on Thursday, Chief Executive Tim Cook called Apple's new line-up, which includes a...

  • CUPERTINO, Calif., Oct 16- Apple Inc introduced a faster, slimmer iPad Air 2 on Thursday, tacking on modest improvements such as a fingerprint sensor to its mainstay tablet in time for what is expected to be a hotly contested holiday season for mobile devices. Apple may struggle, however, to arouse the same passion for tablets as in past years, among consumers faced...

  • CUPERTINO, Calif., Oct 16- Apple Inc introduced a faster, slimmer iPad Air 2 on Thursday, tacking on modest improvements such as a fingerprint sensor to its mainstay tablet in time for what is expected to be a hotly contested holiday season for mobile devices. Apple may struggle, however, to arouse the same passion for tablets as in past years, among consumers faced...

  • CUPERTINO, Calif., Oct 16- Apple Inc's new electronic payments service will launch on Monday, after the iPhone maker signed up another 500 banks to support a feature that competes with eBay Inc's PayPal and other online systems. Chief Executive Tim Cook, speaking at a Thursday event at which Apple is expected to unveil holiday-season tablets, also said developers...

  • Apple looks to rev up fading tablet growth Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 4:00 AM ET

    SEATTLE, Oct 15- Apple Inc is expected to unveil thinner and more powerful iPads on Thursday ahead of the holiday season but may struggle to arouse passion for tablets among consumers already over-supplied with hand-held, touch-screen devices. Tablet sales for Apple, which defined the category with the iPad just four years ago, have fallen for two straight...

  • PC shipments dip 1.7 pct, less than expected Wednesday, 8 Oct 2014 | 4:20 PM ET

    SEATTLE, Oct 8- Personal computer shipments fell 1.7 percent in the July to September period from a year ago, tech research firm IDC said on Wednesday, marking the 10th straight quarter of declines but beating IDC's forecast of a 4.1 percent drop. Gartner, a rival research firm, put the decline at 0.5 percent. U.S. and European shipments increased, boosted by...

  • HP faces uphill battle with newly minted PC unit Monday, 6 Oct 2014 | 7:52 PM ET

    SEATTLE/ SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 6- Hewlett-Packard Co's Chief Executive Officer Meg Whitman appeared to be banking on growth markets like 3 D printing and a trickle back in PC sales when she announced on Monday a spin-off for the company's computer and printing business. Yet some questioned the move, expressing doubt over whether the newly christened " HP Inc" can...