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Neil’s Spiel: Apple botched its Watch rollout

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  • French telecom operator Orange Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Stephane Richard speaks during a news conference about the 100% fiber optics Orange in Paris
    Orange boss sees end to French telecom price war 17 hours ago

    The chief executive of France's telecom leader Orange said on Saturday he believed the price war in the national telecoms sector was coming to a close. Stephane Richard … More »Orange boss sees end to French telecom price war

    French telecom operator Orange Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Stephane Richard speaks during a news conference about the 100% fiber optics Orange in Paris

    The chief executive of France's telecom leader Orange said on Saturday he believed the price war in the national telecoms sector was coming to a close. Stephane Richard also argued in a radio interview for consolidation in the French telecoms sector, saying a market with three operators would function better than with …

  • A cleaner waters the flowers below a logo of Alibaba (China) Technology Co. Ltd at the company's headquarters on the outskirts of Hangzhou
    Alibaba, China Telecom tie up to sell phones 22 hours ago

    Chinese e-commerce leader Alibaba Group Holding Ltd and state-owned China Telecom Corp Ltd have tied up to sell inexpensive smartphones aimed at boosting mobile commerce … More »Alibaba, China Telecom tie up to sell phones

    A cleaner waters the flowers below a logo of Alibaba (China) Technology Co. Ltd at the company's headquarters on the outskirts of Hangzhou

    Chinese e-commerce leader Alibaba Group Holding Ltd and state-owned China Telecom Corp Ltd have tied up to sell inexpensive smartphones aimed at boosting mobile commerce in smaller cities and rural areas. The phones, dubbed "Tianyi Taobao Shopping Handsets", will come installed with either an app for easy access to Alibaba's …

  • Visitors walk past a logo of Sony Corp at its headquarters in Tokyo
    Sony raises FY 2015 profit forecast to $2.5 billion: Nikkei Fri, 24 Apr, 2015

    Japanese consumer electronics firm Sony Corp <6758.T> has raised its operating profit estimate for fiscal 2015 to 300 billion yen ($2.52 billion), or four times its previous … More »Sony raises FY 2015 profit forecast to $2.5 billion: Nikkei

    Visitors walk past a logo of Sony Corp at its headquarters in Tokyo

    Japanese consumer electronics firm Sony Corp <6758.T> has raised its operating profit estimate for fiscal 2015 to 300 billion yen ($2.52 billion), or four times its previous estimate, the Nikkei reported on Saturday. Expectations for higher sales of display sensors used in mobile phones and the Playstation gaming console …

  • Woman takes pictures with smart phone as she stands in front of Apple Watch display at electronics store in Tokyo
    Apple aims to ship more than 20 million smartwatches in 2015: sources Fri, 24 Apr, 2015

    Apple Inc aims to ship at least 20 million Apple Watches this year, well above many analysts' forecasts, according to supply chain sources. Shipment estimates … More »Apple aims to ship more than 20 million smartwatches in 2015: sources

    Woman takes pictures with smart phone as she stands in front of Apple Watch display at electronics store in Tokyo

    Apple Inc aims to ship at least 20 million Apple Watches this year, well above many analysts' forecasts, according to supply chain sources. Shipment estimates for the smartwatch, Apple's first wearable gadget that went on sale on Friday, vary widely as it's a relatively new type of consumer product and the market …

  • Apple Watches are pictured under a glass display table at the company's flagship store in Sydney
    Apple Watch launches quietly at handful of big-city boutiques Fri, 24 Apr, 2015

    NEW YORK/TOKYO (Reuters) - The Apple Watch launched quietly around the world on Friday without the usual frenzy or fanfare for an Apple Inc rollout, as a handful of boutiques … More »Apple Watch launches quietly at handful of big-city boutiques

    Apple Watches are pictured under a glass display table at the company's flagship store in Sydney

    NEW YORK/TOKYO (Reuters) - The Apple Watch launched quietly around the world on Friday without the usual frenzy or fanfare for an Apple Inc rollout, as a handful of boutiques in major cities like Tokyo and Paris sold the timepiece - but not for purchase at its own stores. Shops included The Corner in Berlin, Colette in …

  • The Blackberry sign is pictured in Waterloo

    (Reuters) - BlackBerry Ltd is considering closing its offices in Sweden, a move that would result in the loss of up to 100 jobs, a company spokesperson told Reuters. "At this time, we are considering the closure of our offices in Sweden. BlackBerry had about 7,000 people as of Sept. 2014, according to the its website …

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    The company is focusing on its services business, which offers business process outsourcing and document outsourcing, as sales of printers and copiers, its mainstay for over half a century, fall for over three years. The company will take more than two years to reach its goal of getting three-quarters of its revenue from …

  • Euro coins are seen in front of a Google logo in this picture illustration taken in Zenica

    By Foo Yun Chee and Eric Auchard BRUSSELS/BERLIN (Reuters) - The European Union's decision to take on Google last week stems from official complaints by 19 companies in Europe and the United States, including Microsoft and a number of small firms, people familiar with the matter said on Friday. The list of complainants …

  • Employees walk along a corridor in the Infosys campus in Bangalore

    By Aman Shah and Devidutta Tripathy MUMBAI (Reuters) - Infosys Ltd, India's second-largest software services exporter, on Friday posted quarterly net profit that lagged most analyst expectations, dampening hopes of a quick turnaround after top management changes. Bengaluru-based Infosys, once seen as the bellwether of …

  • Apple Watches are arriving Friday to the first group of people who had ordered one two weeks ago. Apple's retail stores won't have them, with the company taking orders over the Internet only — for delivery as late as July for some models. You also need the password for your Apple ID account. Select your language on the …

  • Paytm, an Indian online payments platform backed by China's Alibaba, is pushing deeper into India's booming e-commerce industry with a zero-commission mobile app marketplace targeted at small and medium-sized firms, the mainstay of the country's economy. "This is our move into mobile commerce," said Paytm Chief Executive …

  • MILAN (Reuters) - Italian eyewear group Luxottica expects the first pair of glasses born out of its partnership with U.S. chipmaker Intel Corp to be ready in February or March, co-Chief Executive Massimo Vian told shareholders on Friday. Luxottica in December joined forces with Intel to target growing appetite among consumers …

  • Pedestrians are reflected in a logo of Sony Corp outside its showroom in Tokyo

    By Ritsuko Ando and Reiji Murai TOKYO (Reuters) - A group of former top Sony Corp executives has delivered an unusually blunt critique to the firm's chief executive Kazuo Hirai, accusing him of losing sight of innovation by focusing on cost-cutting. At a meeting at Sony's Tokyo headquarters last Thursday, five former …

  • A man walks at the Samsung Electronics' headquarters in Seoul

    Samsung Electronics Co Ltd teased the market with hints of a new version of its Gear smartwatch on Friday, the same day that rival Apple Inc's long-awaited wearable devices went on sale. The South Korean tech giant's official blog post showed images of smartwatch with a round face - which would be a first for Samsung - …

  • Woman uses Apple Watch on display at electronics store in Tokyo

    By Melanie Burton MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Apple Inc managed to frustrate gadget lovers and investors desperate to find out the components of its new smartwatch on Friday, encasing its chips in tough resin and using rare screws to thwart people trying prise it apart. Gadget repair firm iFixit, which has carried out "teardowns" …

 
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