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  • *Q1 operating profit $5.8 bln, slightly above earlier guidance. SEOUL, April 28- Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Thursday that its first-quarter operating profit rose 12 percent from a year earlier, propelled by strong initial sales for its flagship Galaxy S7 smartphones. Samsung, in a regulatory filing, said January-March operating profit was 6.7...

  • SEOUL, South Korea— Samsung Electronics recorded a better-than-expected profit in January-March, as an early debut of its flagship Galaxy smartphones boosted sales of high-end phones despite flat growth in the overall smartphone market. Samsung Electronics launched the latest versions of its flagship Galaxy smartphones on March 11, about a month earlier...

  • Tim Cook, CEO, Apple

    Stifel Nicolaus analyst Aaron Rakers is modeling a 9 percent revenue decline for 2016 and a return to growth next year.

  • 1 Year @ 1 Market

    It’s been a year since CNBC launched its San Francisco Bureau – a year that included unicorns, eye-popping valuations, booms, and busts. From CEOs to VCs and startup founders, 1Market has become a hub for technology news and interviews with the individuals driving innovation in Silicon Valley.

  • Sir James Dyson with the "Dyson Supersonic" hair dryer

    Renowned for its bagless vacuum cleaners, U.K.-based Dyson is using its technical expertise to entice a whole new market: hair and personal care.

  • Apple's shares were down 7.7 percent at $96.30 in early trading and were set for their biggest one-day fall in more than two years, a day after the company reported its first-ever fall in smartphone sales, arousing talk of "peak iPhone". "And unfortunately, nothing that we've seen about iPhone 7 thus far strikes us as particularly innovative," said Schachter, who cut...

  • Apple's shares were down 8 percent at $95.80 in premarket trading on Wednesday after the company reported its first-ever fall in smartphone sales, arousing talk of "peak iPhone". "And unfortunately, nothing that we've seen about iPhone 7 thus far strikes us as particularly innovative," said Schachter, who cut his price target to $112 from $117 while maintaining...

  • Uber CEO:Investing in China

    We are going to be there for the long run, says Travis Kalanick, Uber co-founder and CEO, talking about competition in China and undertaking legal challenges.

  • Uber's there to make ends meet: CEO

    Travis Kalanick, Uber co-founder and CEO, discusses the benefits of working part-time, and former Gov. Rick Perry, (R-Texas), weighs in on the political fight to stop Uber. Also Arianna Huffington, Huffington Post co-founder, provides insight.

  • Fred Wilson doesn't have money in Uber: CEO

    Travis Kalanick, Uber co-founder and CEO, defends his decision not to take the company public at this time. It's a "little early" in our life cycle to go there, says Kalanick. Also Kalanick weighs in on the "on demand" economy. For the first time in history, work is flexible to life. Also Arianna Huffington provides insight.

  • Tatsumi Kimishima, president of Nintendo

    Japanese gaming giant Nintendo released its full-year results and revealed the date of its next video game console, codenamed the NX.

  • Arianna and I had a 'connection' from the beginning: Uber CEO

    We have a "simpatico" thing on building companies, says Travis Kalanick, Uber co-founder and CEO, talking about Arianna Huffington joining Uber's board. And Huffington talks about the process. This is about building the company, says Kalanick.

  • The Geminoid, created by Hiroshi Ishiguro to look like its creator

    Geminoid is a human-like robot developed by Hiroshi Ishiguro Laboratories in Osaka, Japan.

  • Is Apple going rotten?

    Ronan De Renesse, lead analyst of consumer technology at Ovum, discusses the outlook for Apple and says profit margins are likely to become tighter.

  • HELSINKI— In a move to speed its entry into digital health products, Nokia says it plans to acquire the French consumer electronics company Withings S.A., in a 170 million-euro deal. Nokia, once the world's leading cellphone maker, sold off its mapping services last year after shedding its ailing handsets division to Microsoft. Last year, it bought the French...

  • Mark Zuckerberg

    Facebook needs to beat expectations on Wednesday or it may face a near-term day of reckoning, as its sky-high valuation has investors demanding a scale of growth not expected in any of its major rivals.

  • HELSINKI, April 26- Finnish mobile network equipment maker Nokia said on Tuesday it had struck a deal to buy France's Withings S.A. for 170 million euros in its first move into the market for digital products that monitor health. Withings' products include activity trackers, weighing scales, thermometers, blood pressure monitors and baby monitors built on a...

  • TOKYO, April 26- Japan's Canon Inc on Tuesday reported a steeper-than-expected fall in first-quarter operating profit on weaker demand for office equipment in emerging markets and slower global sales of compact digital cameras. For January-March, operating profit dropped 39 percent to 40.1 billion yen, the company said. Canon said it now expects full-year...

  • *Q1 operating profit $489 million, lowest since Q1 2013. SEOUL, April 26- South Korean memory chip maker SK Hynix Inc on Tuesday said its first-quarter operating profit fell 65 percent from a year earlier to its lowest in 3 years, hit by faltering demand for consumer electronics such as smartphones. SK Hynix said in a regulatory filing its January-March operating...

  • New models of the Apple are viewed in an Apple store on September 10, 2015 in New York City.

    Apple has told developers that all future apps for the Apple Watch must be "native" or able to run independently of the iPhone.