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Huawei Sees Annual Smartphone Shipments Slowing With Focus on Profits Over Volumes

China’s Huawei Technologies forecast smartphone shipments of 140 million-150 million this year, a sharp slowdown in annual growth as the world’s third-largest smartphone maker chases profits instead of volumes by selling more high-end phones. Shenzhen-based Huawei’s profit growth has been under pressure with its low margin smartphone business facing strong competition at home and abroad, forcing Huawei earlier this year… Read More »

Huawei Plans to Raise Prices of Phones Available Online Over Customs Duty Increase

Days after the government announced a 10 percent basic customs duty (BCD) on smartphone manufacturers as the Goods and Services Tax (GST) came into practice, Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei has said it will marginally hike prices of its smartphones available online. Speaking to IANS on the sidelines of the launch of Honor 8 Pro smartphone, Allen Wang, Director, Product Center, Huawei India Consumer Business… Read More »

HTC U11 over takes iPhone 7 Plus to become the world’s best performing smartphone

HTC U11 has over taken the iPhone 7 Plus in Antutu’s overall performance benchmark for May 2017 and hence the latter is no longer the best performing device. Antutu collects the average score of all the benchmark test performed for a device throughout the month in order to reveal top ten beast performing smartphones of the month. This… Read More »

Toshiba Suing Western Digital for $1 Billion Over Chip Business Sale Interference

Japan’s Toshiba said on Wednesday it is filing a lawsuit against joint venture partner Western Digital. Toshiba is claiming JPY 120 billion ($1.07 billion) in damages, saying in a statement that Western Digital is interfering with the sale of its memory chip division. Toshiba also said it has decided to shut out Western Digital employees based outside the… Read More »

China opposes interference after Vatican concern over bishop

China said on Tuesday it opposed outside interference in its internal affairs after the Vatican expressed concern about a Chinese bishop it said had been “removed”. Pope Francis would like to heal a decades-old rift with China, where Catholics are divided between those loyal to him and those who belong to a government-controlled official church. The Vatican said… Read More »

Intel Hints at Possible Patent Violations Over x86 Emulation on ARM-Based Windows 10 Laptops

In a new development, Intel appears to have warned Qualcomm – without directly naming it – and its partners over possible patent infringement with the implementation of x86 emulation in upcoming laptops. This comes after Qualcomm and Microsoft announced that Windows 10 PC apps will get support for ARM chipsets, specifically, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon SoCs, and more recently announced… Read More »

Furore in Italy over possible freeing of Mafia boss to ‘die with dignity’

Italian politicians and relatives of victims of organised crime have voiced anger at a court ruling that opens the way for an ailing Mafia boss known as “the Beast” to be freed to “die with dignity”. Salvatore “Toto” Riina, from the Sicilian hill town of Corleone made famous in The Godfather movies, was jailed in 1993. Known for… Read More »

Russia sends jet fighter to intercept Norwegian plane over Barents Sea – agencies

Russia sent a MiG-31 jet fighter on Tuesday to intercept a Norwegian patrol plane flying along Russia’s border over the Barents Sea, Russian news agencies quoted Russia’s Defence Ministry as saying. The ministry said it had identified the Norwegian plane as an anti-submarine P-3 Orion aircraft and said it had switched off its transponder during the flight, the… Read More »

RBS investor settlement over 2008 cash call back on track

Rebel RBS shareholders, who had been determined to bring the bank and former CEO Fred Goodwin to court over losses related to a 2008 rights issue, are set to agree to a settlement and the case is likely to be dropped, sources said on Tuesday. Representatives of the RBoS Shareholder Action Group had written to their members last… Read More »

Latest Attack Renews Debate Over Extremists’ Use of Social Media

The debate is raging in the United Kingdom over how best to balance public safety, privacy and free speech after the third major terrorist attack in as many months. Ahead of the country’s election this week, Prime Minister Theresa May pointed her finger at U.S. tech companies, accusing them of not having done enough to weed out extremists… Read More »