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New Apple iPhone to have 'mobile wallet' function: Bloomberg

Apple Inc plans to enable its next iPhone to become a mobile wallet by allowing owners to securely make mobile payments in a store with the touch of a finger, Bloomberg said on Sunday, citing a person familiar with the situation.

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Swatch

Swatch prefers go-it-alone route for smartwatch plans

Swatch Group is happy to go it alone with a launch next year of watches with "smart" features to compete with so-called wearable gadgets from the big tech companies, a market potentially worth $93 billion.

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Digital Ally says camera inquiries up five-fold after Ferguson shooting

Digital Ally Inc forecast full-year revenue of about $22.5 million, encouraged by a "five-fold" rise in inquiries for its wearable cameras from police departments in the aftermath of the fatal shooting in Ferguson this month.

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Sony Corp

SoftBank's first Sony smartphone deal takes aim at U.S. market

Japan's SoftBank Corp and its U.S. mobile carrier Sprint Corp will offer a Sony smartphone for the first time, sources with knowledge of the matter said, as the two technology titans confront daunting challenges in the U.S. market.

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Chip

Chipmaker CSR rejects Microchip approach, shares soar

Britain's CSR (CSR.L) has rebuffed an approach from Microchip Technology (MCHP.O), saying that the undisclosed price proposed by Microchip was not enough if its U.S. rival wants to bolster its role in the "Internet of Things" with the chipmaker's radio technology.

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China supplier of Samsung, Lenovo denies using child workers

A China-based supplier for Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and Lenovo Group Ltd said on Thursday it had never hired child laborers, denying allegations by a U.S.-based activist group.

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Samsung unveils smartwatch that can make call

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Thursday unveiled what it said was the first smartwatch capable of making and receiving calls without a mobile phone nearby, in the South Korean firm's latest effort to find a new growth driver.

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Otterbox

OtterBox maker explores $2.5 billion-plus sale: sources

tter Products LLC, the privately held company that makes the OtterBox protective cases for mobile phones, is exploring a sale that could value the company at more than $2.5 billion, including debt, according to people familiar with the matter.

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iPad

Apple planning 12.9-inch iPad for 2015: Bloomberg

Apple Inc (AAPL.O) is preparing to roll out a larger, 12.9-inch version of its iPad for 2015, with production set to begin in the first quarter of next year, Bloomberg cited people with knowledge of the matter as saying on Tuesday.

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A building is reflected in the glass of a Best Buy store in New York August 21, 2012. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Best Buy revenue misses estimates as customers shift online

Best Buy Co Inc (BBY.N), the largest U.S. specialty retailer of consumer electronics, reported lower-than-expected quarterly revenue for the third straight quarter, citing a drop in traffic in its stores as more people shop online.

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NASDAQ

Digital Ally shares surge on interest in wearable cameras

Shares of Digital Ally Inc, a company that produces wearable cameras, rose as much as 80 percent to $14.25 on Monday as outrage over the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teenager in Missouri fueled interest in the company's devices.

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Sony Corp

Sony says PlayStation network back online, user information safe after attack

Sony Corp's (6758.T) PlayStation Network was back online on Monday following a cyber attack that took it down over the weekend, which coincided with a bomb scare on a commercial flight carrying a top Sony executive in the United States.

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Nokia

Nokia sees clear revenue synergies from SAC Wireless acquisition

Finnish telecoms network gear maker Nokia said on Monday that it had closed the acquisition of U.S. -based SAC Wireless and that it expected clear revenue synergies from the purchase.

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Apple iPhone 6 screen snag leaves supply chain scrambling

Suppliers to Apple Inc (AAPL.O) are scrambling to get enough screens ready for the new iPhone 6 smartphone as the need to redesign a key component disrupted panel production ahead of next month's expected launch, supply chain sources said.

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OnBeep

OnBeep Raises New Funding Worth $6.25M

San Francisco-based startup OnBeep has announced a new Series A round of $6.25 million in new funding to build what it calls “beautiful wearable communication devices that unite groups and allow teams to collaborate more fluidly in real time”.

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