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BRUSSELS, April 9- Companies including Microsoft and Nokia have stepped up pressure on EU antitrust regulators to take action against Google, accusing it of blocking competition in mobile telephony.
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
*Department store J.C. Penney tumbles after CEO shake-up. NEW YORK, April 9- U.S. stocks were flat on Tuesday as cautious investors waited to see if earnings would keep the market rally alive, while the choice of chief executive at J.C. Penney sent the retail chain plunging.
BlackBerry won "Squawk Box Money Madness" in a landslide with 63 percent of the nearly 16,000 votes cast on our Facebook page and our Squawk.CNBC.com show page.
After three weeks and 16 stocks, two remain. Apple faces BlackBerry in the Squawk Stock Championship matchup. Vote on our Facebook page to crown Apple or BlackBerry our Stock Champ!
Microsoft snagged the third highest market share in U.S. smartphone market. Yun Kim, Janney Montgomery Scott analyst, discusses how he is playing the stock.
Jonathan Geller, founder & editor-in-chief of the Boy Genius Report, discusses the hurdles BlackBerry faces in trying to overtake the Apple iPhone and Google Android devices. The Z10's keyboard is a strong point, he says.
TORONTO, March 22- Nearly two months after its formal unveiling, BlackBerry's new Z10 smartphone finally went on sale in the hyper-competitive U.S. market on Friday, where its performance may well decide whether BlackBerry can reestablish itself as an industry leader.
BlackBerry once ruled the U.S. smartphone market, but it has fallen badly in recent years as devices powered by Apple's iOS and Google's Android operating systems dominate sales both in North America and overseas.
TOKYO, March 22- Japan's Nikkei share average is expected to retreat on Friday, pulling back from a 4 1/ 2- year high marked on the previous day on renewed worries about Cyprus' debt problems, while gains in the yen will likely hurt exporters.
March 20- Intertrust Technologies Corp, a software firm owned by a group that includes Sony Corp and Royal Philips Electronics, said on Wednesday it has sued Apple Inc for infringing 15 patents relating to security. The company listed major tech companies, from Microsoft Corp and Samsung Electronics to Nokia and HTC among its licensees.
In our "Squawk Box Money Madness" Wednesday matchup, bottom-seed Facebook plays New York-based Goldman Sachs in our East region. Vote now on our Facebook page.
TAIPEI, March 20- Orders for Taiwan's exports in February shrank 14.5 percent from a year earlier, far worse than expectations, as orders from its largest market China, Europe and the United States all fell, but the government said it saw significant improvement in March.
*Feb orders from Europe -8.9 pct y/y; from U.S. -9.8 pct y/y. *Orders from largest export market China -22.1 pct y/y. TAIPEI, March 20- Orders for Taiwan's exports in February shrank 14.5 percent from a year earlier, far worse than market expectations, as orders from its largest market China, Europe and the United States all fell.
Mark McKechnie, Evercore Partners analyst; and Stuart Jeffrey, Nomura analyst, debate which mobile company is poised to take the lead in the race for smartphone users.
It's your turn to put on your analyst cap and vote in our "Squawk Box Money Madness" on which stock will perform the best from the start of the second quarter to the end of the year.
*STMicro, Ericsson couldn't find a buyer for the JV. *Ericsson to take on loss-making 4 G chip product line. PARIS/ STOCKHOLM, March 18- STMicroelectronics and Ericsson will end their loss-making mobile chip joint venture ST-Ericsson by splitting parts of the business between them and closing the rest with the loss of about 1,600 jobs.
Which stock will perform better from the start of the start quarter until the end of the year? Vote on our "Squawk Box" Facebook page in our "Money Madness" stock tournament
*STMicro, Ericsson searched unsuccessfully for buyer for JV. PARIS/ STOCKHOLM, March 18- STMicroelectronics and Ericsson will close their loss-making mobile chip joint venture ST-Ericsson by dividing parts of the business between them and shutting the rest with the loss of about 1,600 jobs.
Samsung launched its latest salvo against Apple in the war for global smartphone dominance. What does it mean for Apple?