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Smartwatch sales tumble, dragged down by Apple

Global smartwatch sales slid 51.6 percent in the third quarter, amid a steep decline for the Apple Watch ahead of its updated device, a market tracker said Monday.


Big tech-media mergers raise fresh privacy concerns

They know how you browse the internet, your favorite TV shows and where you shop and travel.


Indon nationalism takes a bite out of Apple

Apple is battling to gain a foothold in Indonesia after nationalistic regulations hit the US tech giant's efforts to compete in the booming emerging market against Samsung and other rivals.


Cloud rise helps Microsoft top earnings expectations

US software colossus Microsoft Thursday reported a slip in quarterly profit but still topped expectations due to rising demand for offerings in the internet cloud.


Online sharing a treasure trove for snoops

They show what we like, reveal who we've been with and flag where we are going.


Google, FB team on undersea cable to Hong Kong

Google and Facebook on Wednesday announced plans to work with a China Soft Power Holdings subsidiary to connect Los Angeles and Hong Kong with a high-capacity internet cable.


When batteries explode: five questions

Samsung has told customers worldwide to stop using their Galaxy Note 7 smartphones after a spate of battery explosions threatens to derail the powerhouse global brand.


Tech giants race for edge in artificial intelligence

Major technology firms are racing to infuse smartphones and other internet-linked devices with software smarts that help them think like people.


Facebook's Oculus pushes virtual reality with new gear

Facebook on Thursday worked to ramp up enthusiasm for its virtual reality line, unveiling new gear including a lower-end wireless headset prototype.


Samsung in hot water after 'new' phone catches fire on plane

A US flight was evacuated prior to takeoff when a passenger's Galaxy Note 7 -- reportedly a replacement in Samsung's global recall -- caught fire, landing the company in new controversy.


 

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