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  • 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,...

  • Deals of the day- Mergers and acquisitions Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 4:06 PM ET

    **Platform Specialty Products Corp said it would buy Arysta LifeScience Ltd for about $3.51 billion, Platform's third acquisition this year as the company looks to strengthen its agrichemicals business. **The top two lawmakers on the Senate's antitrust panel have urged regulators to scrutinize food distributor Sysco Corp's planned purchase of rival U.S....

  • TORONTO, Oct 20- BlackBerry shares rose more than 3 percent on Monday after a news website said Chinese computer maker Lenovo Group might offer to buy the Canadian technology company. Lenovo and BlackBerry said their companies did not comment on rumors and speculation. Rumors of a Lenovo bid for BlackBerry have swirled many times over the last two years.

  • Oct 20- IBM Corp said it would hive off its loss-making semiconductor unit to contract-chipmaker Globalfoundries Inc to focus on cloud computing and big data analytics. IBM will pay Globalfoundries $1.5 billion in cash over the next three years to take the chip operations off its hands, the companies said in a statement on Monday. IBM took a related pre-tax...

  • IBM 3Q disappoints as it sheds 'empty calories' Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 6:29 AM ET

    NEW YORK— IBM disappointed investors Monday, reporting weak revenue growth again and a big charge to shed its costly chipmaking division as the tech giant tries to steer its business toward cloud computing and social-mobile services. Is it too late for IBM? Remaking itself is something IBM has done many times through its long history.

  • 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...

  • SHANGHAI, Oct 13- China and Hong Kong shares dropped on Monday, taking their cues from weakness in global markets as concerns mount over the health of major economies. The China Enterprises Index of the top Chinese listings in Hong Kong fell 1 percent. "Investors are not too bullish or bearish at this moment," said Alex Wong, a director at Ample Finance Group in Hong...

  • 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...

  • SEOUL, Oct 7- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd is heading for its first annual earnings drop since 2011 after it revealed its July-September profit would be the lowest in more than three years and said short-term prospects for smartphones were uncertain. The world's smartphone leader has seen its global market share decline in annual terms for the past two quarters,...

  • 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...

  • *Samsung Electronics to build chip plant in Pyeongtaek. SEOUL, Oct 6- South Korean IT giant Samsung Electronics plans to spend $14.7 billion on a new chip facility- its biggest investment in a single plant- leaning on its semiconductor business to bolster profits as its smartphone dominance wanes. But with the higher demand for mobile devices come increased...

  • Oct 6- Hewlett-Packard Co said it would split into two listed companies, separating its computer and printer businesses from its faster-growing corporate hardware and services operations. "Shareholders will now be able to invest in the respective asset groups without the fear of cross-subsidies and inefficiencies that invariably plague large business...

  • Oct 5- Silicon Valley stalwart Hewlett-Packard Co, which has struggled to adapt to the new era of mobile and online computing, plans to split into two companies as it looks to put more focus on the faster-growing corporate services market, according to a Wall Street Journal report on Sunday. Founded by Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard in a Palo Alto, California garage...

  • Michael Dell on the state of PCs and going private Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 5:59 PM ET
    Michael Dell

    A year after his company went private, Michael Dell talked about the PC business, whether he'll take Dell public again, and cloud startup valuations.

  • Hot new devices from IFA 2014 gadget show Friday, 5 Sep 2014 | 7:58 AM ET

    CNBC highlights the major products that are drawing the crowds at this year's IFA event.

  • Microsoft targets budget consumers with new phones Thursday, 4 Sep 2014 | 10:27 AM ET
    Nokia Lumia 830

    Microsoft unveiled its Windows Phone 8.1-based Lumia 730 and Lumia 830 that aim to give budget consumers high-end camera features. Re/code reports.

  • Why the iPhone 6 will be bigger than people think Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 11:42 AM ET
    A customer looks at a display for the Apple iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s in Paris, July 3, 2014.

    At a coming-out party on Sept. 9, the tech world expects Apple to show off a device with a 4.7-inch screen, and possibly one with a 5.5-inch screen.

  • China targets Microsoft over browser, media player Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 10:48 AM ET
    A cleaner walks past a Microsoft sign outside a Microsoft office building in Beijing, China.

    A Chinese antitrust probe into Microsoft's Windows web browser and media player is the latest of several government complaints against the firm.

  • Mozilla taps India market with $33 smartphone Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 7:23 AM ET

    Mozilla has launched its first smartphone in India running its Firefox operating system (OS) for 1,999 rupees ($33).

  • Lenovo eyes smartphone domination with Motorola Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 8:24 AM ET

    Lenovo is preparing an "aggressive" smartphone push into emerging countries as it looks to extend its influence.