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Consumer Discretionary Consumer Electronics

  • BERLIN, Sept 1- Audio specialist Harman International wants to nearly treble annual sales by 2025 by partnering with tech groups such as Amazon, Google and Microsoft, as well as its new owner, Samsung, its chief executive said on Friday. CEO Dinesh Palliwal, in an interview at the IFA consumer electronics fair, said he had set an internal goal to make Harman a $20...

  • Apple's new iPhones may be called iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone Edition

    The names for Apple's iPhones may have just been revealed.

  • Getting ready for Apple's AR revolution

    Discussing the future for augmented reality on the iPhone and what to expect from Apple's September iPhone event with Bruce Tognazzini, Nielsen Norman Group principal and former early Apple employee.

  • Aug 31- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Thursday it has received a permit to test self-driving vehicles in California, marking the entry of the world's largest smart phone maker four months after iPhone maker and arch rival Apple Inc received a permit. In a statement to Reuters, Samsung did not say what precisely what it planned to test in the United States but...

  • Here's how Apple could get people to buy a $1,000 iPhone: Barclays

    Barclays believes Apple can overcome buyer sticker shock by bundling its services with its expensive iPhones

  • EVS, which makes both hardware and software, shaved its revenue guidance to between 115 million euros and 125 million euros, from 115- 130 million euros announced in May. "It's a whole sector trend, peers like Belden, Harmonic and Avid were also quite negative when they reported in August," said ING analyst Emmanuel Carlier. EVS reported second-quarter operating...

  • Samsung launches new smartwatches ahead of Apple in its biggest health push yet

    Samsung has bolstered the fitness applications on the devices making it the biggest push into health yet for the company.

  • Best Buy says viral photo of $40 packs of water in Houston was 'a big mistake'

    Best Buy was accused of selling cases of water for more than $40.

  • IPhone 8 will sport gesture controls instead of a home button, says report

    Apple's iPhone 8 may ditch the home button in favor of new gesture controls, according to Bloomberg

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 29- Alphabet Inc's Google on Wednesday unveiled tools to make augmented reality apps for mobile devices using the Android operating system, setting up its latest showdown with Apple Inc's iPhone over next-generation smartphone features. The game, launched in the United States in July last year, sent players into city streets, offices, parks...

  • Aug 29- Best Buy Co Inc, the No. 1 U.S. consumer electronics retailer, reported a much stronger than expected rise in quarterly same-store sales on Tuesday, but warned that the performance should not be seen as a "new normal." But Chief Executive Hubert Joly said on a call with analysts that he did not believe that the mid-single-digit rise in comparable sales would...

  • Aug 29- Best Buy Co Inc, the No. 1 U.S. consumer electronics retailer, reported a much stronger than expected rise in quarterly same-store sales on Tuesday, but warned that the performance should not be seen as a "new normal." But Chief Executive Hubert Joly said on a call with analysts that he did not believe that the mid-single-digit rise in comparable sales would...

  • The company's shares rose 4.2 percent to $65.10 in premarket trading. Richfield, Minnesota- based Best Buy has steadily gained market share for more than three years in a "slow-growth" consumer electronics environment, RBC Capital Markets analyst Scot Ciccarelli said earlier this month. Online comparable sales in the United States surged about 31 percent, on...

  • Aug 29- Best Buy Co Inc, the No.1 U.S. electronics retailer, reported a better-than-expected rise in quarterly sales at established stores, helped by strong demand for smartphones, connected home and wearable devices. Net income attributable to Best Buy rose to $209 million, or 67 cents per share in the quarter, from $198 million, or 61 cents per share, a year earlier.

  • The next iPhone is going to be unveiled Sept. 12, report says

    Apple is reportedly holding a product event on Sept. 12.

  • 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...

  • *FTSE 100 up 0.3 pct, mid caps down 0.2 pct at close. LONDON, Aug 24- Britain's top share index rose on Thursday as shares in Provident Financial and WPP rallied, but a profit warning sent Dixons Carphone tumbling. "Dixons Carphone stoked fresh fears about the health of the UK retail sector with a profits warning amid a tough mobile phone market and lower earnings from...

  • RIO GRANDE, Argentina, Aug 24- On a recent morning, workers wearing blue shirts and black gloves assembled digital TV set-top boxes inside one of the world's most unlikely factory towns. Their employer, BGH SA, for nearly 40 years has been manufacturing consumer electronics here in Rio Grande, a city in the chilly island province of Tierra del Fuego, located at the...

  • *FTSE 100 up 0.4 pct, mid caps down 0.2 pct. LONDON, Aug 24- Britain's top share index rose on Thursday as shares in Provident Financial and WPP regained some lost ground, but a profit warning sent Dixons Carphone tumbling. "Dixons Carphone stoked fresh fears about the health of the UK retail sector with a profits warning amid a tough mobile phone market and lower...