Consumer Electronics

Mobile World Congress 2015 - Day 2

Sony raises FY 2015 profit forecast to $2.5 billion: Nikkei

Japanese consumer electronics firm Sony Corp (6758.T) has raised its operating profit estimate for fiscal 2015 to 300 billion yen ($2.52 billion), or four times its previous estimate, the Nikkei reported on Saturday.

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Apple Debuts New Watch

Apple tests smartwatch market with quiet debut of Cook's first product

The Apple Watch will launch with a whisper rather than a bang on Friday, an unusual start for the company that may reflect early uncertainty about demand for Apple Inc boss Tim Cook's first new product.

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Backlogged orders as shoppers get close-up look at Apple Watch

Customers preordering Apple Inc's smartwatch on Friday will have to wait at least a month for delivery, an early sign of strong demand for company chief Tim Cook's first new major product.

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Strong turnout for world's first glimpse at Apple Watch

Consumers in Australia flocked to Apple Inc's (AAPL.O) store in Sydney on Friday to get the world's first up-close look at the tech giant's smartwatch, which the company expects will be its next runaway hit.

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Apple Watch

Apple expects strong demand in smartwatch consumer debut

Apple Inc (AAPL.O) expects tremendous interest for its new smartwatch and demand to outstrip supply as consumers get an up-close look on Friday at CEO Tim Cook's first major product.

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Apple Watch

Slow apps, low battery life limit appeal of Apple Watch: reviewers

Apple Inc's (AAPL.O) "beautiful" and "stylish" smartwatch could make life easier for people on the move, reviewers say, but the gadget gets poor marks for battery life and slow-loading apps.

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China's Alibaba finance arm, Xiaomi partner in wearable payments

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's (BABA.N) finance arm and smartphone maker Xiaomi Inc [XTC.UL] said on Thursday they will jointly develop mobile payment systems using wearable technology, a first for China's major tech firms.

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Tag Heuer, Intel challenge Apple with Android smartwatch

Tag Heuer, French luxury group LVMH's (LVMH.PA) biggest watch maker, said it will launch a smartwatch later this year using Google Inc's (GOOGL.O) Android operating system in a venture with Intel Corp (INTC.O) to compete head-on with the Apple Watch.

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Sharp Corp May Submit as Hon Hai's Component Supplier

Sharp to ax more than 10 percent of Japanese workforce

Sharp Corp is cutting more than 10 percent of its Japanese workforce starting in April, according to a Nikkei report. The embattled electronics manufacturer will slash about 3,000 jobs through voluntary retirements and expects to book about 30 billion yen

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Apple Watch

Nearly 40 percent of iPhone owners interested in Apple Watch: poll

About 40 percent of adult Apple iPhone owners in the United States are interested in buying the company's new Apple Watch, according to a new Reuters/Ipsos poll.

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Panasonic Corp

Panasonic agrees to base pay rises bigger than last year

Panasonic Corp said on Wednesday it has agreed to increase the base salary for its employees by 3,000 yen a month, higher than last year's 2,000 yen hike, following annual wage negotiations with the electronics maker's labor union.

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Samsung Shares Drop Over 3%

Samsung Electronics says to start won-yuan direct trade on March 16

South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Thursday it will start buying or selling the Chinese yuan for the won from the Seoul market on March 16.

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Apple

Apple Watch launches April 24 for up to $17,000 in rose gold

Apple Inc (AAPL.O) launched its long-awaited watch on Monday, including yellow or rose gold models with sapphire faces costing up to $17,000, but investors questioned whether Chief Executive Tim Cook's first product would be a breakaway hit.

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Apple Watch

All eyes on Apple's Cook as Watch launch expected

Apple Inc (AAPL.O) Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook on Monday is expected to announce details of the first product developed under his leadership, a watch that Apple hopes will transform the market of wearable technology.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook

The Apple Watch: Is it a gadget or a fashion statement?

Apple CEO Tim Cook summed up the problem during a conversation with sales staff at a London Apple Store: "We've never sold anything as a company that people could try on before."

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