Consumer Electronics

Microsoft

Microsoft plans to launch smartwatch within weeks: Forbes

Microsoft Corp. (MSFT.O) is preparing to launch a smartwatch within the next few weeks that will passively track a user's heart rate and work across different mobile platforms, Forbes reported on Sunday.

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Samsung

Samsung's Cheil Industries submits plans for roughly $1.4 billion IPO

Cheil Industries Inc, widely seen as the de facto holding company of Samsung Group [SAGR.UL], is likely to offer around 1.5 trillion won ($1.41 billion) worth of shares in its upcoming initial public offering (IPO), a person with knowledge of the matter said on Wednesday.

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Intel gains a new ally in China's chip wars

Intel's investment of up to $1.5 billion in two fast-growing Chinese mobile chipmakers has effectively aligned the U.S. giant with a third party - a Beijing government intent on producing a viable domestic challenger to the likes of Qualcomm and Samsung.

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Tim Cook

GT Advanced bankruptcy offers warning to Apple suppliers

The financial implosion of Apple Inc (AAPL.O) supplier GT Advanced Technologies Inc this week offers a dramatic illustration of how the iPhone maker can put the screws to suppliers willing to take a short-term risk for future riches.

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iPad Mini

Apple to hold iPad event on Oct. 16: Re/Code

Apple Inc plans to hold a "special event" on Oct. 16, where it is expected to launch its new iPads, technology website Re/Code said, citing sources.

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RadioShack Corp

RadioShack reaches refinancing deal with Standard General

Cash-strapped electronics retailer RadioShack Corp has reached an agreement with a consortium led by its largest shareholder Standard General LP to refinance about $590 million of loans to re-stock ahead of the holiday season, Bloomberg reported, citing a person familiar with the matter.

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PayPal

PayPal spawn have advanced where PayPal stood still

PayPal's biggest threat as it prepares to split from eBay (EBAY.O) next year may come from former employees who back a crop of new businesses serving shoppers who increasingly prefer to pay with mobile phones rather than personal computers.

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Lenovo

Lenovo says $2.1 billion IBM x86 server deal to close on Wednesday

Lenovo Group Ltd will close its acquisition of International Business Machines Corp's x86 server division on Oct 1 for $2.1 billion, giving China's biggest personal computer maker a major asset as it expands its offerings for business clients.

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The Blackberry sign

BlackBerry cuts loss and sees rising sales; shares jump

BlackBerry Ltd (BB.TO) (BBRY.O) reported a smaller quarterly loss on Friday and flashed encouraging signals about its hard-pressed smartphone business as well as its software and services sales, spurring a more than 4 percent jump in its shares.

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Intel

Intel investing in China mobile chipmakers: sources

Intel Corp is close to announcing an investment in Chinese-government affiliated mobile chipmakers Spreadtrum Communications and RDA Microelectronics, its latest move to catch up in a smartphone chip industry led by Qualcomm Inc, according to two sources with knowledge of the plan.

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Hewlett-Packard

CalPERS says HP/Autonomy shareholder settlement needs more work

The California Public Employees' Retirement System has asked a U.S. judge to reject a proposed settlement between Hewlett-Packard Co and shareholders over the computer maker's botched acquisition of Autonomy Plc.

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Toshiba Corp.

Toshiba says to invest $1 billion in Southeast Asia over next five years

Japan's Toshiba Corp (6502.T) said on Wednesday that it plans to invest $1 billion in Southeast Asia over the next five years to expand its business in the region.

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BlackBerry

BlackBerry set to launch Passport as turnaround enters critical phase

BlackBerry is set to launch an unconventional new smartphone dubbed the Passport on Wednesday, as it embarks on potentially the most critical phase of its long turnaround.

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Google signage

Google selects HTC for upcoming Nexus tablet

Google Inc has selected HTC Corp to make its upcoming 9-inch Nexus tablet, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. Google had been mulling HTC as a potential Nexus tablet partner since last year and HTC engineers have been flying to the Googleplex

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Apple iPhone 6 Plus

Apple sells more than 10 million new iPhones in first three days

Apple Inc said it sold more than 10 million iPhones in the first weekend after its new models went on sale on Friday, underscoring strong demand for phones with larger displays.

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