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  • China's new tech rules play to local firms' strengths Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 11:59 PM ET

    BEIJING/ SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 30- Draft Chinese government regulation would force technology vendors to meet stringent security tests before they can sell to China's banks, an acceleration of efforts to curb the country's reliance on foreign technology that has drawn a sharp response from U.S. business groups. Western companies say the rules have not yet been...

  • Smartphone Snapshot: Samsung getting squeezed Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 3:01 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— The runaway success of Apple's newest iPhone has fueled a dramatic shift in the global market: the California tech giant is now neck-and-neck with South Korea's Samsung for the title of world's leading seller of smartphones. Apple set the standard for modern smartphones when it released the first iPhone in 2007, but Samsung has been the market...

  • Motorola unveils 3 smart phones for return to China Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 5:34 AM ET

    BEIJING— Motorola unveiled three smartphone models on Monday for its return to China following a two-year absence from the most populous mobile phone market. Motorola was a mobile phone pioneer in China but pulled out in 2013 after its acquisition by Google Inc. Computer maker Lenovo Group bought Motorola last year as part of its effort to become a global...

  • HONG KONG, Jan 19- Legend Holdings Corp, the parent of the world's biggest maker of personal computers, Lenovo Group Ltd, plans an up to $3 billion initial public offering in Hong Kong in the second half of 2015, IFR reported on Monday, citing people familiar with the matter. China International Capital Corp and UBS AG are working with Legend on the planned IPO,...

  • OTTAWA, Jan 14- A possible bid for BlackBerry Ltd by South Korea's Samsung Electronics Co Ltd would be unlikely to raise Canadian government security concerns, sources familiar with Ottawa's thinking said on Wednesday. Canada has had a fractious trade relationship with China but there are no such problems with South Korea, which Ottawa sees as a key partner and...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 14- Samsung Electronics recently offered to buy BlackBerry Ltd for as much as $7.5 billion, seeking its valuable patents as it battles Apple in the corporate market, according to a person familiar with the matter and documents seen by Reuters. South Korea's Samsung proposed an initial price range of $13.35 to $15.49 per share, representing a premium...

  • Apple Watch faces attack of the clones at CES Thursday, 8 Jan 2015 | 10:18 AM ET
    Sony's Smart Watch 3 is displayed at the 2015 International CES in Las Vegas

    Apple's new smart watch is still months away from going on sale but it already faces imitation by several other companies.

  • Guess which smartphone maker is back in China? Tuesday, 6 Jan 2015 | 7:38 PM ET
    Motorola's Moto X

    Motorola is returning to Chinese smartphone market to take on Xiaomi and Huawei, as the venerable mobile maker's recovery gains momentum. The Financial Times reports.

  • Xiaomi sales: Too fast, too soon? Sunday, 4 Jan 2015 | 11:16 PM ET

    China's Xiaomi rung in the New Year with a triple-digit percent revenue increase, but investors shouldn't pop champagne corks yet, analysts say.

  • SAN FRANCISCO/ BEIJING, Dec 29- The settlement of China's anti-trust probe into Qualcomm Inc is likely to intensify global scrutiny of the firm's highly profitable patent licensing business, and may even call into question its worldwide contracts with smartphone makers such as Apple and Samsung. Any deal is likely to include a record-breaking fine, as well as...

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • China's property tycoon finds path to billions Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 7:19 PM ET

    Wang Jianlin built Dalian Wanda with a mix of political instincts and discipline, navigating the country's government-led business environment.

  • In 1988, Wang left the army and borrowed 1 million yuan to start a real estate company in Dalian, northeast China. He attracted global firms such as Wal-Mart Stores Inc and Macquarie Group as partners. Now the company that pioneered mixed-use commercial developments in China is making its market debut on Tuesday in Hong Kong's biggest stock listing since 2010,...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 4- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd asked a U.S. appeals court on Thursday to toss out an order that it pay Apple Inc $930 million for infringing on iPhone patents to make its Galaxy line of smartphones and tablets. In this case, Samsung asked the court to throw out a decision from the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California which had...

  • Misfit, which claims to make the biggest-selling activity and sleep tracker in China, said on Tuesday it has raised new financing from Xiaomi, e-commerce company JD.com Inc, and venture-capital firms GGV Capital and Shunwei. But the deal with Misfit would be the first instance of the company investing in a U.S.-based wearables company as it pursues its...

  • The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago said Motorola Mobility, a unit of Lenovo Group Ltd, could not invoke U.S. antitrust law because its foreign subsidiaries had been the "immediate victims" of a conspiracy to boost prices on liquid crystal display screens. The defendants include AU Optronics Corp, Chunghwa Picture Tubes Ltd, HannStar Display Corp, LG...

  • Nov 26- A federal appeals court on Wednesday rejected Motorola Mobility LLC's attempt to hold several Asian suppliers liable under U.S. antitrust law for fixing prices of mobile phone displays sold to its foreign units. The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago, in an opinion by Circuit Judge Richard Posner, said Motorola Mobility, a unit of Lenovo Group Ltd,...

  • These China brands may be household names soon Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 9:28 PM ET

    Chinese restaurant chains and consumer electronic brands may soon compete in the international marketplace, according to a new report.

  • Nov 20- Marvell Technology Group Ltd forecast lower-than-expected revenue for the current quarter as weak demand for its chips used in third-generation mobile communication offset a rise in sales of its more profitable 4 G LTE chips. Marvell also took the brunt of weakness at its biggest customer Samsung Electronics Co Ltd.. Marvell has been investing...