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  • TAIPEI/ SINGAPORE, Sept 22- When HTC Corp brought back founder Cher Wang two years ago to turn around the struggling Taiwanese mobile phone maker, investors hoped she could stem a sharp loss in market share to Apple and Samsung Electronics. "Our main consideration is that our brand will continue," Chialin Chang, who heads HTC's mobile business, told reporters.

  • Why the U.S. was wide open to a disaster like Equifax

    Data breaches faced by Equifax revealed not just security lapses in the company, but a wider weakness in the U.S. credit reporting system, experts said.

  • TAIPEI/ SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 21- Alphabet Inc's Google said it would pay $1.1 billion for the division at Taiwan's HTC Corp that develops the U.S. firm's Pixel smartphones- its second major foray into phone hardware after an earlier costly failure. "Google has found it necessary to have its own hardware team to help bring innovations to Android devices, making them...

  • *HTC's Pixel smartphone team will join Google. TAIPEI, Sept 21- Alphabet Inc's Google said it would pay $1.1 billion in cash to acquire the division at Taiwan's HTC Corp that develops the U.S. firm's Pixel smartphones, its latest push into hardware manufacturing. Google has sought to beef up its hardware capability with deals and product launches, and last year...

  • TAIPEI, Sept 21- Alphabet Inc's Google will acquire part of Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC's smartphone operations for $1.1 billion, the companies said in a joint statement on Thursday. Under the deal, Google will acquire a team of people who develop Pixel smartphones for the U.S. firm and receive a non-exclusive license for the Taiwanese firm's intellectual...

  • Sept 20- Alphabet Inc's Google is close to acquiring assets of Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC Corp, Bloomberg reported, citing a person familiar with the matter. The Taiwan stock exchange said on Wednesday that HTC shares will be halted from Sept. 21 on a pending news announcement. Bloomberg reported last month that the smartphone maker was said to be exploring...

  • Cyberattacks are surging - and it's likely to get much worse

    Almost 2 billion data records around the world were lost or stolen by cyberattacks in the first half of 2017.

  • FRANKFURT, Sept 19- The pioneer of mobile app analytics, App Annie, on Tuesday said it has begun tracking Android app usage in China, a landmark for understanding consumer behavior in the world's top smartphone market, which increasingly sets the pace for global trends. App Annie said it was now able to offer real-time statistics on mobile application usage in...

  • FRANKFURT, Sept 19- The pioneer of mobile app analytics, App Annie, on Tuesday said it has begun tracking Android app usage in China, a landmark for understanding consumer behavior in the world's top smartphone market, which increasingly sets the pace for global trends. App Annie said it was now able to offer real-time statistics on mobile application usage in...

  • NAIROBI, Sept 14- China's Huawei Technologies has changed its strategy in Kenya this month to showcase an affordable $100- 200 range of smart phones, hoping the increased sales will boost its local market share, the company's country manager said on Thursday. Huawei is ranked number three in the fast-growing local smart devices market, behind South Korea's...

  • *Success of new iPhone critical in turning around China sales. BEIJING, Sept 11- Apple Inc will launch an expected "iPhone 8" on Tuesday, hoping the number's auspicious connotations in China will help turn around fortunes in the world's biggest smartphone market. The success of Apple's next iPhone in China is crucial for the Cupertino- based firm, which has seen its...

  • *Mobile chief says pre-orders 2.5 times versus Note 7 over 5 days. SEOUL, Sept 12- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Tuesday said pre-orders for its Galaxy Note 8 premium smartphone have hit the highest-ever for the Note series, beating its predecessor Note 7 over five days by about 2.5 times. Note 8 sales begin in the United States, South Korea and elsewhere on Friday.

  • *Success of new iPhone critical in turning around China sales. BEIJING, Sept 11- Apple Inc will launch an expected "iPhone 8" on Tuesday, hoping the number's auspicious connotations in China will help turn around fortunes in the world's biggest smartphone market after six quarters of falling sales. The success of Apple's next iPhone in China is crucial for the...

  • SINGAPORE, Sept 6- Researchers in Australia have found a new way to build quantum computers which they say would make them dramatically easier and cheaper to produce at scale. The team from the University of New South Wales say they have invented a new chip design based on a new type of quantum bit, the basic unit of information in a quantum computer, known as a qubit.

  • Members of Trump's cybersecurity council resign in protest

    Several members of a White House cybersecurity council resigned last week in protest, reports The Verge.

  • Aug 24- Smartphone maker HTC Corp is exploring options that could range from spinning off its virtual reality business to selling itself, Bloomberg reported on Thursday, citing people familiar with the matter. The Taiwanese firm is working with an adviser as it considers bringing in an investor or selling its Vive VR headset business, according to the...

  • Aug 24- Smartphone maker HTC Corp is exploring options that could range from spinning off its virtual reality business to selling itself, Bloomberg News reported on Thursday. The Taiwanese firm is working with an adviser as it considers bringing in an investor or selling its Vive virtual reality headset business, Bloomberg report, citing people familiar with...

  • 'Horrific things are likely' from killer robots and other tech, investor Roger McNamee says

    Tesla's Musk was among the signatories of an open letter to the United Nations Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons.

  • Mastermind of massive lottery fraud faces up to 25 years in prison

    Eddie Tipton, a computer programmer at the Multi-State Lottery Association, secretly installed software that allowed him to pick winning numbers and was collecting money from jackpots in multiple states.

  • *Lenovo loss $72 mln vs analyst f'cast of $5.29 mln profit. HONG KONG, Aug 18- Chinese personal computer maker Lenovo Group Ltd warned of higher costs and margin pressure due to shortages of components like memory chips, as it posted its first quarterly loss in almost two years on Friday. It was the company's first quarterly loss since September 2015 and lagged...