Consumer Discretionary Consumer Electronics

  • Sprint is working to persuade antitrust regulators to approve its merger with larger rival T-Mobile US Inc in a $26 billion deal, which the companies say will help them more quickly build the next-generation wireless network. The LG phone will be customized to Sprint's planned 5 G network, and will be compatible with T-Mobile only on that carrier's existing 4 G...

  • *Samsung says nothing decided about its Tianjin operation. Samsung might stop producing mobile phones this year at Tianjin Samsung Telecom Technology, located in the northern Chinese city of Tianjin, the South Korean newspaper said, describing the move under consideration as a potential withdrawal. The world's biggest smartphone maker said on Monday that...

  • SEOUL, Aug 13- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd is considering suspending operations at one of its mobile phone manufacturing plants in China due to slumping sales and rising labor costs, the Electronic Times reported on Monday. Samsung might stop producing mobile phones this year at Tianjin Samsung Telecom Technology, its Chinese mobile phone manufacturing base...

  • TAIPEI, Aug 10- Handset manufacturer FIH Mobile Ltd's first-half losses widened on Friday due to bleak demand from smartphone vendors and said it will closely monitor escalating Sino-U.S. trade tensions. FIH Mobile, a unit of Taiwan's Foxconn, the trading name of Hon Hai Precision Industry Co, widened its net loss to $348.1 million in the first half from $196.9...

  • *Qualcomm to also invest $700 mln in Taiwan over five years. TAIPEI/ SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 10- Mobile chipmaker Qualcomm Inc will settle an anti-trust case with Taiwanese regulators for about $93 million, and has also pledged to invest $700 million in Taiwan over the next five years. The settlement replaces a fine of roughly $778 million imposed by Taiwan's Fair Trade...

  • TAIPEI/ SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 10- Mobile chipmaker Qualcomm Inc will settle an anti-trust case with Taiwanese regulators for about $93 million, and has also pledged to invest $700 million in Taiwan over the next five years. The settlement replaces a fine of roughly $778 million imposed by Taiwan's Fair Trade Commission in 2017, when it accused the U.S. firm of...

  • TAIPEI, Aug 10- Mobile chipmaker Qualcomm Inc is settling an antitrust case brought against it by Taiwan regulators by paying T $2.73 billion, the island's Fair Trade Commission said on Friday. The commission said Qualcomm also agreed to bargain in good faith with other chip and phone makers in patent-licensing deals. In 2017, the commission fined Qualcomm...

  • NEW YORK— The Latest on Samsung's new Note 9 smartphone:. The new phones, announced Thursday, will come out Aug. 24. Thursday's announcement in New York precedes Apple's expected release of new iPhones by about a month.

  • NEW YORK— Samsung's new smartphone illustrates the limits of innovation at a time when hardware advances have slowed. But while earth-shattering new features are in short supply, it will carry an earth-shattering price tag: $1,000. "You don't see massive breakthroughs anymore from a hardware perspective," said Carolina Milanesi, an analyst with Creative...

  • *India regulator warns of "derecognition" in anti-spam app spat. MUMBAI/ NEW DELHI, Aug 9- In India, the world's second-biggest smartphone market, Apple Inc's normally deft management of government relations is being put to a fresh high-stakes test. It is just one of several headaches the Cupertino, California- based company is nursing in India- a market it calls a top...

  • Cramer Remix: Even the Death Star can’t wipe out an industry overnight

    Jim Cramer details how the stocks of CVS and AutoZone escaped from Amazon’s grips.

  • Jim Cramer on "Mad Money."

    Jim Cramer details how the stocks of CVS and AutoZone escaped from Amazon’s grips. 

  • Newly public Sonos reminds Cramer of Fitbit

    Jim Cramer has his doubts about Sonos' IPO after being burned by the similarly structured Fitbit.

  • Cramer says newly public Sonos reminds him of Fitbit: 'I don't want to make the same mistake twice'

    Jim Cramer has his doubts about Sonos' IPO after being burned by the similarly structured Fitbit.

  • Sonos celebrates its IPO at the Nasdaq, August 2, 2018.

    Jim Cramer has his doubts about Sonos' IPO after being burned by the similarly structured Fitbit.

  • LONDON, Aug 8- Samsung's Galaxy S7 smartphones contain a microchip security flaw, uncovered earlier this year, that has put tens of millions of devices at risk to hackers looking to spy on their users, researchers told Reuters. But researchers from Austria's Graz Technical University told Reuters they have figured out a way to exploit the Meltdown...

  • An employee demonstrates the waterproof feature on the Samsung Electronics Co. Galaxy S7 smartphone during a media event in Seoul, South Korea.

    Samsung's Galaxy S7 smartphones contain a microchip security flaw, uncovered earlier this year, that put tens of millions of devices at risk to hackers looking to spy on their users, researchers told Reuters.

  • LONDON, Aug 8- Samsung's Galaxy S7 smartphones contain a microchip security flaw, uncovered earlier this year, that put tens of millions of devices at risk to hackers looking to spy on their users, researchers told Reuters. Researchers from Austria's Graz Technical University told Reuters they have figured out a way to exploit the Meltdown vulnerability to...

  • *Posts Q1 net loss of 1.77 bln yen. TOKYO, Aug 8- Japan Display Inc posted on Wednesday a narrower loss for April-June, helped by cost cuts and a rise in the value of its affiliate, but sales plunged as some Chinese smartphone makers shifted away from its liquid crystal display screens. The smartphone screen maker, a supplier for Apple Inc, posted a net loss of 1.77...

  • LONDON, Aug 8- Samsung's Galaxy S7 smartphones contain a microchip security flaw, uncovered earlier this year, that put tens of millions of devices at risk to hackers looking to spy on their users, researchers told Reuters. Researchers from Austria's Graz Technical University told Reuters they have figured out a way to exploit the Meltdown vulnerability to...