Consumer Electronics

Nintendo Co to consider new businesses after consumers snub Wii U console

After consumers gave its Wii U console the brush off, Nintendo Co is considering other businesses such as its healthcare-related entertainment business while not losing its focus on hardware and software, Bloomberg reported.

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Apple spends $525M on acquisitions last quarter

Apple Inc has spent nearly two times what it spent the year before on acquisition deals, deploying $525 million for these purchases last quarter, Bloomberg reported.

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US credit card wallet Coin raising $15M in Series A funding -sources

San Francisco, California-based credit card wallet Coin is currently raising around $15 million in a Series A financing round, according to several sources knowledgeable on the situation.

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Tech firms can now disclose information about government requests for customer data

For the first time, tech companies like Google Inc and Apple Inc will be allowed to give information about government requests for customer data, Bloomberg data.

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Smartphone shipments worldwide top 1B units in a single year

IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker data said the worldwide smartphone market topped one billion units for the first time in a single year, TechChruch reported.

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Orlando-based online code school Startup teaches users iOS design

Orlando, US-based online interactive education startup Treehouse launched a new course that aims to teach beginners how to create and design iPhone apps through tutorials and tests.

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Dell's deal with MakerBot may put 3D printing on mainstream

Dell announced that it will start carrying MakerBot's 3D printers and scanners - a deal that may remove 3D printing in the niche industry and push the technology into mainstream.

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San Diego entrepreneur nabs $50K on Kickstarter for solar charger

San Diego, US-based entrepreneur Ian Sells nabbed $50,000 on a Kickstarter campaign to fund the first batch of StrongVolt, a solar charger he created for smart devices.

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Apple sells more iPads than expected but less iPhones for first quarter- report

For the its first quarterly earnings report this year, Apple beat analysts expectations when it came to iPad sales but did not do as well with iPhones, VentureBeat reported.

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Ericsson and Samsung Electronics Co strike new licensing deal to settle patent row

Ericsson and Samsung Electronics have come to a new licensing pact for wireless technology, putting an end to the patent war between the two firms, Bloomberg reported.

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Vodafone in talks to purchase Spain’s ONO -Bloomberg

UK-based telecommunications firm Vodafone Group Plc is in talks to purchase Spain-based cable operator Grupo Corporativo ONO SA, according to unnamed sources cited by Bloomberg.

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Android still most popular mobile platform but Samsung is under pressure as competition heats up

Data showed that Android holds the top spot as the most popular mobile platform in the world but Samsung is clearly under pressure as local players step up their game, TechCrunch reported.

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Samsung inks 10-year patent deal with Google

Samsung, the world's biggest cellphone maker, inked a 10-year patent agreement covering all present and future technology patents with Google, the maker of Android operating system.

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Apple to expand mobile payments service- sources

Apple Inc is already working towards the expansion of its mobile payments service to leverage on its rising number of iPhone and iPad users and iTunes customers, sources told The Wall Street Journal.

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Google's Motorola Mobility defeated in most of antitrust case

The Motorola Mobility unit of Google was mostly defeated in the antitrust case it filed against LCD makers it had claimed colluded to fix prices, Bloomberg reported.

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