Consumer Discretionary Consumer Electronics

  • *TSMC expects Q4 revenue of $9.35- $9.45 bln. TAIPEI, Oct 18- Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co offered a modest fourth-quarter revenue growth outlook, predicting weaker sales of high-performance computers for cryptocurrency mining will partially offset solid demand for chips from smartphones. TSMC forecast its fourth-quarter revenue at $9.35...

  • *Changes come into force on Oct. 29 in Europe. Google, an Alphabet subsidiary, announced the changes on Tuesday, three months after the European Commission handed it a landmark 4.34 billion euro fine for using its popular Android mobile operating system to hinder rivals. The European Economic Area comprises the 28 EU countries, plus Iceland, Liechtenstein and...

  • GOOGLE SAYS IT WILL CHARGE SMARTPHONE MAKERS LICENSING FEE FOR GOOGLE PLAY, GMAIL, YOUTUBE, OTHER APPS.

  • GOOGLE SAYS SMARTPHONE MAKERS WILL BE FREE TO INSTALL RIVAL VERSIONS OF ANDROID.

  • HELSINKI, Oct 12- Nokia's chairman has pointed the finger at his predecessor over the mobile phone maker's fall from grace in a book that has reopened old wounds in Finland, where the company remains a source of national pride. Nokia was the world's largest mobile handset maker and Europe's highest valued company at its peak, accounting for about 4 percent of...

  • TOKYO, Oct 12- SoftBank Group Corp has chosen five investment banks, including units of Nomura Holdings Inc and Goldman Sachs, as lead underwriters for the mammoth initial public offering of its mobile-phone unit, a person with direct knowledge of the matter said on Friday. Bloomberg News reported Friday that the Japanese investment and technology firm aims to...

  • TOKYO, Oct 12- SoftBank Group Corp has chosen five investment banks, including units of Nomura Holdings Inc and Goldman Sachs, as lead underwriters for the mammoth initial public offering of its mobile-phone unit, a person with direct knowledge of the matter said on Friday. The other institutions are Mizuho Financial Group Inc, Deutsche Bank AG and the SMBC Nikko...

  • Google just unveiled the new Pixel 3 phone, the Pixel Slate tablet and the Google Home Hub during a press event in New York City on Tuesday. CNBC's Todd Haselton gets a first look at the new gadgets.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 9- Alphabet Inc's Google unveiled on Tuesday the third edition of its Pixel smartphone, its first tablet computer and a new Google Home smart speaker that includes a display. Google shipped 2.53 million Pixel 2 and 2 XL devices through the nine months ended June 30, garnering less than 1 percent of the global market for smartphones, according to...

  • CAIRO, Oct 9- Egypt's first smartphone maker is looking to enter the broader African market by the end of 2018 or early 2019 as it seeks to boost exports, its sales director said. Silicon Industries Corporation, which already exports to the Gulf, aims to start selling phones in Kenya, Morocco, the Democratic Republic of Congo, South Africa, Nigeria, Mozambique and...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 9- Alphabet Inc's Google will unveil the third edition of its Pixel smartphone at 10 media events across the world on Tuesday, a hint that it is prepared to expand geographic distribution of a device it hopes someday is as popular as Apple Inc's iPhone. Google shipped 2.53 million Pixel 2 and 2 XL devices through the nine months ended June 30,...

  • Trump's trade war with China could make everyday items more expensive. Here's how to check out unscathed.

  • Tim Cook, chief executive officer of Apple.

    Apple is framing itself as better at data privacy and protection than other tech giants — and it deserves to, Elevation Partners' co-founder Roger McNamee says.

  • Amazon Basics Microwave

    Amazon just unveiled 15 new products. CNBC's Todd Haselton gets a first look.

  • Director of the Office of Management and Budget Mick Mulvaney speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at National Harbor, Maryland, February 24, 2018.

    The decision to grant a waiver to Element Electronics of Winnsboro, South Carolina, led the firm to reverse its previously announced decision to close its plant, which employs more than 130 people, in the face of looming tariffs.

  • Sept 19- John Hancock, one of the oldest and largest North American life insurers, will stop underwriting traditional life insurance and instead sell only interactive policies that track fitness and health data through wearable devices and smartphones, the company said on Wednesday. The move by the 156- year-old insurer, owned by Canada's Manulife Financial...

  • SAO PAULO, Sept 18- Brazil's largest payment processor, Cielo SA, will partner with wireless carriers Claro and TIM Participacoes SA to sell a new mobile phone that also functions as credit and debit card reader, a company executive said on Tuesday. They will be able to use any mobile carrier's network for the payments enabled smartphone, which will be sold under...

  • Handout: Lenovo Anniversary

    As the U.S. and China weigh their next steps on trade, the CEO of Lenovo is calling on both countries to work out their differences.

  • CUPERTINO, Calif., Sept 12- Apple Inc introduced its largest-ever iPhone and a watch that detects heart problems on Wednesday in an attempt to get customers to upgrade to more expensive devices in the face of stagnant global demand for smartphones. "They have finally added a larger-screen phone so that they can directly compete with the Galaxy Note 9 products,"...

  • CUPERTINO, Calif., Sept 12- Apple Inc introduced its largest-ever iPhone and a watch that detects heart problems on Wednesday in an attempt to get customers to upgrade to more expensive devices in the face of stagnant global demand for smartphones. They have finally added a larger-screen phone so that they can directly compete with the Galaxy Note9 products, "...