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Smartphone Sales Cooling Off as Chinese Growth Slows

Global smartphone sales are forecast to rise by 11.3% year-over-year in 2015, a nice clip but well below the 27.6% growth in sales during 2014. Sales in China are forecast ...
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Why BlackBerry Is Wasting Its Money on a Buyback Now

Buyback plans are often a useful tool for companies to return value to shareholders or to keep a stock price up. However, in the case of BlackBerry Ltd. (NASDAQ: BBRY), ...
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China Smartphone Sales Fall for First Time in 6 Years, Apple Surges

The economy in China may be worse than believed, or more people in the People's Republic have smartphones than was previously assumed. For the first time in six years, smartphone ...
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Apple Takes March US Smartphone Market Share From Samsung

For the three month period ending in March, Samsung Electronics lost 1.4% of market share in the U.S. smartphone market and now holds a total share of 28.3%. The Korean ...
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Why Amazon Sells Its Fire Phone for $449

Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) and its founder Jeff Bezos never give up on anything. The Fire Phone has been a failure since it was launched. Amazon hoped that, if it could ...
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With an $84 Cost to Build, Apple Making Huge Profits on Watch?

There has been a lot of hype surrounding Apple Inc.'s (NASDAQ: AAPL) newest release, the Apple Watch. The big question has been how this tech giant expects to make money off ...
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Apple iPhone Market Share Surges in China, as Smaller Vendors Dominate

China-based smartphone companies cannot hold back the popularity of Apple Inc.'s (NASDAQ: AAPL) iPhone 6. Because of the new product, Apple has taken huge market share away from its two primary ...
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Surprisingly, Samsung Leads Global Mobile Phone Market, but Apple Surges

Despite struggles with smartphone sales against a surging Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) and horrible earnings, Samsung remained the world's largest mobile phone maker (smartphones plus feature phones combined). However, Apple ...
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Apple Solid Earnings, Unimpressive Dividend Hike

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) reported its fiscal second-quarter financial results Monday after the markets closed. The iPhone giant had $2.33 in earnings per share (EPS) on $58 billion in revenue, ...
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What to Expect From Apple Earnings

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) will report its fiscal second-quarter earnings Monday after the markets close. Thomson Reuters has consensus estimates of $2.16 in earnings per share (EPS) on $56.06 billion ...
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Google Project Fi Joins Sprint and T-Mobile in Wireless Wars

Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOGL) wants its place at the table in the wireless wars. The leader of search, and funder of many outside projects, has announced that it is partnering with ...
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What BlackBerry Really Gets for Buying WatchDox

Before the markets opened on Tuesday morning, BlackBerry Ltd. (NASDAQ: BBRY) announced that it has agreed to acquire mobile security firm WatchDox. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed, ...
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Sprint Opens 1,435 Co-Branded RadioShack Stores

Wireless carrier Sprint Corp. (NYSE: S) more than doubled its retail footprint Saturday with the opening of 1,435 Sprint-RadioShack co-branded stores. Not all the RadioShack locations will sport the new ...
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Apple, Samsung Drop US Smartphone Market Share in February

For the three-month period ending in February, Samsung Electronics lost 1.1% of market share in the U.S. smartphone market. It now holds a total share of 28.6%. The Korean electronics ...
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Why This Analyst Is Raising Its Apple Target (Hint, Not the Watch)

In the midst of all the excitement over the new Apple Watch, as some analysts are hailing its arrival, the driving force behind Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) continues to be ...
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