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The other Apple economy: $2B in devices on eBay

In the U.S. alone, nearly $2 billion worth of Apple devices -- Macs, iPhones, iPads and iPods -- were sold on eBay over the past 12 months.

LG notches record smartphone shipments on G3 strength

The G3 has boosted LG's smartphone shipments to record levels and helped reverse three quarters of losses at its phone division, the electronics giant said Thursday.

What to listen for during Apple's earnings call today

Apple today will reveal its Q2 revenue and device sales during a conference call with Wall Street. Here's what to listen out for.

Hands on with Xiaomi's Mi 4, a high-end handset, with an iPhone look

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi jokes that its newest handset, built out of stainless steel, is like a "kitchen knife," but iPhone-esque might be the better comparison.

Apple's new iPhone 6 could have biggest initial production

Apple is ordering a combined 70 to 80 million units of two big-screen versions of its next iPhone, its largest initial production to date, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal.

Microsoft reveals bankruptcy of devices strategy by dumping Nokia feature phones

Microsoft decision to ax the feature phone business it got when it bought Nokia's handset business for $7.2 billion shows the investment 'went for naught.'

Apple, IBM spell out enterprise support for iPhone, iPad

Apple will provide an expanded set of support services to IBM customers with iPhones and iPads under a new enterprise-grade AppleCare plan.

Layoffs raise questions about Nadella's commitment to Nokia deal

Microsoft's 14 percent staff reduction, the largest in its history and focused heavily on employees acquired from Nokia's devices and services business, has some observers thinking Satya Nadella got a bad case of Lumia-induced indigestion.

As it lays off workers, Microsoft also kills its low-end Nokia X smartphones

In addition to announcing its largest job cuts ever, Microsoft today also signaled a retreat from its low-end Nokia X line of Android phones.

Senate passes bill allowing mobile phone owners to unlock devices

The U.S. Senate has passed a bill that would allow mobile phone customers to unlock their devices for the purposes of switching carriers.

Why Samsung needs to move beyond Android -- and Google

Samsung depends on Google's Android OS, but needs to find a way to differentiate itself from rivals who also use Android if it's to grow and thrive.

China calls the iPhone and iOS 7 threats to national security

China's state-run TV is telling iPhone owners that the device is a threat to national security because it tracks their movements.

The iPhone and game consoles will prop up the chip industry this year

Apple fans may not be the only ones waiting for a new iPhone later this year -- semiconductor industry revenue will get a boost from it too, according to Gartner.

Senate committee unanimously approves mobile phone unlocking bill

The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee has voted to approve legislation that would allow mobile phone owners to unlock their devices for the purposes of switching carriers.

Tip of the Hat: Samsung's warning should be no surprise

Several analysts argue that Samsung's warning about Q3 profits is due to its strategy of competing on price.

Samsung's S5 mini: Slimmer and slower than S5, but still scans fingerprints

The Galaxy S5 mini will still have the fingerprint scanner, heart-rate monitor and waterproofing of its bigger brother, but its quad-core processor will run slower and its screen will, of course, be smaller.

Privacy-focused Blackphone starts shipping to early adopters

The wait is almost over for early adopters of Blackphone, an Android-based smartphone that promises enhanced privacy and security.

Wal-Mart slashes iPhone 5S and 5C prices by as much as 71% off list

Wal-Mart today chopped prices of Apple's iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C to $99 and $29, respectively, with a two-year carrier contract.

Foxconn CEO disses curved displays on smartphones

New smartphones with curved displays were the target of a joke by Foxconn Technology Group's CEO, who mocked the products from Foxconn's Korean rivals as devices designed to fit people's rear ends.

Google to bring Android mobile devices closer to Chromebooks

Chromebooks will soon be able to receive notifications and run applications from Android smartphones and tablets.

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