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China's Xiaomi delays international push into some foreign markets

Xiaomi wants to first focus on India and Indonesia before expanding further


Report: Samsung's head of TVs may be asked to revitalize mobile business

Boo-keun Yoon, who heads Samsung's consumer electronics business, could also take charge of the mobile business, a report said

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20+ Jaw-Dropping Black Friday 2014 Tech Deals

Word is that more retailers will relent to public pressure – I mean do the right thing for their employees – and close on Thanksgiving Day this year. But that won’t prevent them from going all out online, where much is automated and...

Google, Rockstar reach deal to settle lawsuit over Nortel patents

Backed by Microsoft, Apple, BlackBerry, Ericsson and Sony, Rockstar acquired Nortel's patents after outbidding Google

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Florida: Land of the mobile technology store

Skyhook Wireless releases shopping trends infographic in time for Black Friday. It shows that Florida has more mobile technology stores per capita than any other state.

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Walmart brings Black Friday early to iPhone, iPad fans

Walmart, which already has leaked its Black Friday deals on Apple, Dell, HP and other tech products, just couldn't stand the lull between now and the day after Thanksgiving. So it has started promoting a Pre-Black Friday event for...

Apple iOS App Store swaps out FREE for GET

Apple appears to be saying that "GET" is much more straightforward than "FREE" when it comes to figuring out the real price of offerings on its iOS App Store.

China's Xiaomi makes $300 million investment in Baidu's online video site

The company is also expanding internationally, with India its main target

To 'read' this fashion magazine, fire up your image-recognition app

NEC touts the speed and versatility of its Gaziru image-recognition app

Samsung to reduce its smartphone range by a third

Analysts suggest Samsung's plan may help it cut costly inventory build-ups

Sony adds autofocus tracking to smartphone image sensor

The Exmor RS IMX320 borrows autofocus tech from SLR cameras

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2014 Holiday Gift Guide: The other NSA also knows what you want

The National Santa Agency's motto: “He Sees You When You’re Sleeping, He Knows When You’re Awake…”

Mobile 4K video getting wired to TVs through USB 3.1, MHL

USB 3.1 will support the MHL 3 specification, which can stream 4K mobile video transfers from mobile devices

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20-plus eye-popping Black Friday 2014 tech deals

iPhone 6, iPad Air, Samsung Galaxy gear and big cheap TVs among the hottest electronic deals for Black Friday and Cyber Monday in 2014.

Fujitsu embeds data in LED light for smartphones to detect

Just aim a smartphone camera at a lit object and an app calls up relevant information

How Apple, Samsung and BlackBerry are fighting to win the enterprise

Samsung partners with BlackBerry to improve security and Apple expands program to ease roll out of its devices

Apple: Masque hasnt attacked any iPhone, iPad users yet

Following a U.S. government warning about an iPhone and iPad security threat dubbed Masque Attack, Apple has issued a statement assuring customers that they're probably okay.

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BlackBerry bolsters its enterprise pitch

BlackBerry announced a renewed enterprise focus on Thursday, including a partnership with Samsung that provides secure mobile software for certain Samsung Android smartphones and tablets.

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Black Friday iPad fire sale at Staples

Staples for Black Friday 2014 will not only be offering deep discounts on older iPads, but will let you buy them via Apple Pay at some 1,400 retail locations.

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