Consumer Electronics

FTC's regulatory overreach of the year so far: Redesigning the iPad

It may still be the first two months of the 2014 but redesigning Apple's iPad is probably the regulatory overreach of the year committed by the Federal Trade Commission, The Wall Street Journal reported.

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Cfius set to scrutinize Lenovo's purchase of Motorola's handset business

The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States or Cfius is expected to thoroughly scrutinize the $2.9 billion acquisition of Motorola's handset business by Chinese technology firm Lenovo.

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LG's new phablet G Flex has curved display and self-healing feature

South Korea-based Android manufacturer LG has launched G Flex, a new phablet which has a curved display and self-heals or minimizes scratches on the surface.

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Singapore launches program to fund startups expanding into Indonesia

The Singaporean government launched iSTART, a financing program designed to fund the expansion of local telecommunication and mobile app startups into Indonesia, which could potentially be an avenue for growth for the Singaporean and IT industry.

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California tech firm Tango crowdfunds smartphone-sized portable PC

California, US-based tech firm Tango launched a crowdfunding project on Indiegogo for its new portable computer, which is just the size of a smartphone and the capacity of a full quad-core Windows PC.

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Reports say Apple foraying into mobile medical health space

Technology giant Apple Inc is said to be making a play into the mobile medical health space as evidenced by its development of the iWatch and other products, CNET reported.

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Sony Corp says report on possible joint venture with Lenovo Group inaccurate

Sony Corp said the NHK report that it was talking Chinese technology firm Lenovo Group about a joint venture for its Vaio business abroad was not accurate but did say that it was thinking of possibilities for the loss-making unit, Reuters reported.

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Apple Inc faces $840M claims over lawsuits related to price rigging of e-books

Apple Inc is facing claims amounting to $840 million from state attorneys general and plaintiffs, which included consumers, in lawsuits related to the pricing of electronic books, Bloomberg reported.

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Twitter buys over 900 IBM patents to settle infringement dispute

San Francisco, US-based social media giant Twitter decided to buy more than 900 patents from American multinational tech firm IBM to settle patent infringement claims against it, with the two companies forming a patent cross-licensing agreement.

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Microsoft Corp set to appoint Nadella as new chief - sources

Preparations are underway for Microsoft to appoint its enterprise and cloud head Satya Nadella as its new chief executive officer, sources who were familiar with the process told Bloomberg.

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Bangalore startup Lumos builds solar powered backpacks that charge mobile devices

Bangalore, India-based startup Lumos Design Technology made unbreakable waterproof bags with a built-in battery than can charge mobile gadgets with the use of solar power.

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Samsung invests in American nanotech firm XG Sciences to co-develop next-gen batteries

Seoul, South Korea-based startup investor Samsung Ventures invested an undisclosed amount in Michigan, US-based nanotech firm XG Sciences to co-develop more advanced batteries for consumer electronics.

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London-based Facebook phone maker Inq Mobile shuts down

Inq Mobile, the London-based company which is among the first to make a Facebook phone, announced via its website that it has shutdown, but the company has not elaborated on the exact reason.

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Washington University professor sues Square for patent infringement

Washington University associate professor of engineering Robert Morley sued Square co-founders Jim McKelvey and Jack Dorsey for fraud and patent infringement, claiming he was wrongly left off a patent for the attachable credit card reader device.

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UK-based phone recycling firm Redeem acquires rival Eazyfone

Bathgate, West Lothian-based mobile phone recycling company Redeem Holdings acquired Macclesfield, Chesire-based rival Eazyfone for an undisclosed amount to enhance its processing capability and increase its annual takeover.

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