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  • *Expects 2nd- qtr revenue of about $345 mln vs est $328 mln. *Expects 2nd- qtr adj earnings $0.27/ shr vs est $0.20. July 24- RF Micro Devices Inc forecast quarterly results above market expectations, helped by higher demand for its chips that connect devices such as Apple Inc's iPhone and Samsung Electronics Co's smartphones to networks.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, July 24- Amazon.com Inc's new "Fire" smartphone, aimed at extending the online retailer's reach, includes chips from Qualcomm Inc, NXP Semiconductors NV and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, according to repair firm iFixit, which pried one open on Thursday.

  • July 24- Amazon.com Inc's new "Fire" smartphone features "gimmicks"- such as 3 D effects and object scanner- that may not be enough to entice users away from similarly priced Apple Inc iPhones and Samsung's Galaxy S5, reviewers said.

  • *Q2 op profit 606 bln won vs 524 bln won analyst view. SEOUL, July 24- LG Electronics Inc signaled further improvement in its mobile business after record smartphone sales propelled the South Korean manufacturer to its highest quarterly profit in more than three years.

  • BEIJING, July 24- The mobile industry has long held that Samsung's broad range of mobile devices makes it nimble in changing markets, while Apple loses out by rigidly sticking to its high-end gadgets. Apple Inc's latest quarterly results showed sales of its high-end phones in China grew at nearly twice the pace analysts had expected.

  • Nokia sees brighter future without handset unit Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 3:09 AM ET

    HELSINKI— There is life after mobile phones for Nokia. Nokia Corp.' s stock closed up 7.3 percent at 6.14 euros on the Helsinki Stock Exchange. Suri gave an upbeat outlook for the core networks unit which now accounts for around 90 percent of Nokia's revenue.

  • LG Electronics says 2Q profit more than doubled Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 1:38 AM ET

    SEOUL, South Korea— LG Electronics Inc. reported a forecast-beating quarterly profit Thursday and gave an upbeat outlook for smartphone profitability as its mobile division ended a streak of losses. Like other South Korean exporters, LG Electronics said the strength of the country's currency, the won, eroded its oversea profits.

  • Israelis rush to apps in Gaza conflict Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 1:33 AM ET

    Israelis have used smartphones, mobile applications and telecoms technology to try to minimize casualties in the latest conflict in Gaza.

  • FTC commissioner warns on mobile health-data gathering Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 8:44 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO, July 23- Federal Trade Commissioner Julie Brill, speaking in Washington on Wednesday, expressed concern about the way apps on smartphones and mobile devices are siphoning sensitive health data, and how some of that information may then be shared with third parties.

  • 'Hang 10' technology: Drones, GoPros hit the surf Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 2:59 PM ET
    Kelly Slater, of the U.S., competes in the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach in Bells Beach, Australia.

    "Our goal is to get as close to the experience the surfer is having," says the head of a pro surfing organization.

  • UPDATE 1-Apple revenue lags Street forecasts Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 4:42 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO, July 22- Apple Inc posted a smaller-than-expected 6 percent rise in quarterly revenue on Tuesday, after selling 35.2 million iPhones in an increasingly competitive smartphone market. Shares in Apple held steady at $94.72 on Nasdaq after the news.

  • Apple revenue lags Street forecasts Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 4:32 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO, July 22- Apple Inc posted a worse-than-expected 6 percent rise in quarterly revenue on Tuesday, after selling 35.2 million iPhones into an increasingly competitive smartphone market.

  • *CEO compares new phone to Apple's iPhone. BEIJING, July 22- Xiaomi launched its flagship Mi 4 smartphone at a glitzy event in Beijing, where the Chinese budget handset maker's chief executive sought to challenge larger U.S. rival Apple Inc..

  • *Q2 pretax profit up 9 pct to 94.2 stg. LONDON, July 22- ARM Holdings posted a 9 percent rise in second-quarter profit as licensing of its processor technology compensated for a slowdown in high-end smartphone sales that decimated growth in royalties.

  • LONDON, July 22- ARM Holdings, the British company whose processor designs power Apple's and Samsung's smartphones, posted a 9 percent rise in second-quarter profit, helped by strong demand to license its technology.

  • Amazon debuts unlimited reading, audiobook service Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 11:02 AM ET
    The Amazon.com homepage and Amazon Kindle logo

    Amazon debuted Kindle Unlimited, allowing customers to access more than 600,000 Kindle books and thousands of audiobooks for $9.99 a month.

  • BANGKOK, July 18- Thailand's military government has postponed for one year an auction for fourth-generation mobile phone bandwidth, potentially causing billions of dollars of lost investment and sales in a sector that accounts for a tenth of the economy.

  • SEATTLE, July 17- Microsoft Corp is set to cut more than 6,000 jobs in an announcement expected early Thursday, according to sources familiar with the matter, as it trims its newly acquired Nokia phone business and reshapes itself as a cloud-computing and mobile-friendly software company.

  • TAIPEI, July 16- Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd, the world's largest contract chip manufacturer, expects revenue to grow at least a record 20 percent this year thanks to increased demand from smartphone makers like Apple Inc..

  • Battle-ready: Medieval Barbie suits up in 3-D armor Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 3:00 PM ET
    Through Kickstarter, Jim Rodda funded his Faire Play: Barbie-Compatible 3D Printed Medieval Armor project.

    Through a successful Kickstarter project, one of America's most girlie dolls can now do battle in proper attire.