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  • *Sony sensors used in smartphones such as iPhone. TOKYO, Oct 6- Sony Corp said it will split off its semiconductors operations in a bid to bolster growth in devices such as image sensors, which have helped lead a turnaround at the Japanese electronics maker. Sony said the move was part of the company's push to give autonomy to its business units to accelerate...

  • SEOUL, Oct 6- More than a year into the overhaul of its smartphone lineup, Samsung Electronics Co Ltd has yet to find a way to reverse a slide in market share or margins, clouding its growth outlook and fueling investor impatience. At the lower end it launched new products targeting markets such as India, while at the high end it switched from plastic to metal,...

  • TAIPEI, Oct 6- Taiwan stocks gained on Tuesday, in line with other regional share markets bolstered by the prospect of a delay in the U.S. But smartphone manufacturer HTC Corp lost 2.6 percent after posting an unaudited net loss of $137.63 million in the third quarter. The Taiwan dollar firmed T $0.291 to T $32.711 per U.S. dollar.

  • A user scans for an available vehicle using the Uber's app on a smartphone in London, U.K.

    The High Court will decide whether Uber's app can be legally classed as a "taximeter", which is permitted in black cabs only, the FT reports.

  • MysteryVibe has all the characteristics of a winning startup, but finding funding was challenge, until the Rise Hong Kong tech conference.

  • MOSCOW, Oct 5- Russia's anti-monopoly agency said on Monday that Google Inc had until Nov. 18 to address charges that it was abusing its market position in the country. Yandex is ahead of Google in Russia but has seen competition stiffen in mobile phones as consumers have adopted Android-based handsets that come pre-loaded with Google products that compete...

  • Drive on! Using big data like 'a car engine' Sunday, 4 Oct 2015 | 9:00 AM ET

    The perpetual stream of "big data" is processed in real time, and lends insight to the mundane activities of every day life.

  • SEOUL, South Korea— South Korean smartphone maker LG Electronics Inc. unveiled a new smartphone Thursday with an additional screen and a camera that can capture a wider scene when taking a selfie, hoping to arrest a slide in its market share. The V10 comes with another screen above the main 5.7- inch display. Is second-quarter market share was 3.8 percent, down...

  • New TiVo DVR will skip through commercials Wednesday, 30 Sep 2015 | 10:55 AM ET

    With one press of a button on the remote, TiVo's new digital video recorder will skip the entire commercial break.

  • Apple Music faces tough audience in China Wednesday, 30 Sep 2015 | 3:53 AM ET
    A customer uses her new smartphone during the release of the iPhone 6s at an Apple store in Shanghai on September 25, 2015.

    Apple Music may have priced its China launch at a steep discount to what it charges in the U.S., but the music streaming service may be a tough sell.

  • New TiVo DVR will skip through entire commercial break Wednesday, 30 Sep 2015 | 12:05 AM ET

    NEW YORK— TiVo wants to help you skip TV commercials. With one press of a button on the remote, TiVo's new digital video recorder will skip the entire commercial break. On the new TiVo Bolt, TiVo will tag the start and end of commercial breaks so that viewers can skip that section when watching on their recordings.

  • Sept 29- Google Inc unveiled its new Nexus smartphones on Tuesday in its latest attempt to take a bite out of Apple's dominating share of the smartphone market. The Nexus 5 X 16 GB model will be priced at $379, while the Nexus 6 P 32 GB will cost $499, Google said at an event live-streamed on YouTube. The Nexus 5 X is made by South Korea's LG Electronics Inc and the Nexus 6 P...

  • Google unveils two Nexus smartphones Tuesday, 29 Sep 2015 | 12:58 PM ET

    Sept 29- Google Inc unveiled its new Nexus smartphones on Tuesday, the Nexus 6 P and the Nexus 5 X. The Nexus 5 X 16 GB model will be priced at $379, while the Nexus 6 P's 32 GB handset will cost $499, Google said at an event. Google also said that its new version of Android, Marshmallow, will roll out to existing Nexus customers from next week.

  • Google unveils Nexus phones with 'Marshmallow' flavor Tuesday, 29 Sep 2015 | 12:49 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— Google is countering the release of Apple's latest iPhones with two devices running on a new version of Android software designed to steer and document even more of its users' lives. The Nexus 6 P and Nexus 5 X unveiled Tuesday are the first smartphones sold with an Android upgrade called "Marshmallow." "In a multiscreen world, it is even more important...

  • Google launches new phones, streaming devices Tuesday, 29 Sep 2015 | 12:18 PM ET
    Google VP of engineering Dave Burke holds up a new Nexus 6P phone during a Google media event on September 29, 2015 in San Francisco.

    Google Nexus 5X starts at $379, 6P at $499. Both phones are expected to ship in late October.

  • Tag Heuer to unveil $1,800 smartwatch Nov 9: CEO Tuesday, 29 Sep 2015 | 11:48 AM ET
    Pedestrians walk past a Tag Heuer store in Sydney, Australia.

    Tag Heuer will unveil its Android-powered smartwatch on Nov. 9 at the LVMH building in New York, CEO Jean-Claude Biver said Tuesday.

  • Winks. Emojis. How brands woo millennials Tuesday, 29 Sep 2015 | 10:12 AM ET
    Students on their smartphones outside the Parsons School of Design in New York, Sept. 24, 2015.

    How advertisers are adapting to the shifting media habits of consumers in the millennial age group. The New York Times reports.

  • Momentum grows for Square's Dorsey to run Twitter Monday, 28 Sep 2015 | 1:44 PM ET
    Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter.

    Dorsey will not be distracted by running two tech companies at the same time, investors said. The New York Times reports.

  • Google virtual-reality system enlivens education Monday, 28 Sep 2015 | 1:31 PM ET
    A still image from a Google for Education video

    Google's virtual field trip system uses virtual-reality viewers made of cardboard and a phone. The New York Times reports.

  • WATERLOO, Ontario, Sept 25- BlackBerry Ltd's decision to roll out a smartphone powered by Google's Android platform was hotly debated internally but the gamble is necessary to test whether the company's handset business is viable, Chief Executive John Chen said on Friday. Waterloo, Ontario- based BlackBerry confirmed it planned to introduce an Android...