the American RadioShack chain is once again in trouble.Before the internet time almost synonymous with consumer electronics to mobilize the risen chain stores have not been successful to do online shopping pinched, and is going bankrupt for the second time within a short time.Ohio RadioShack-the store's staff did not take the store closing provision of the good, but going to cause a ferocious somemyrskyn, tell Tivi.reynoldsburg's small town location of radio shack's Facebook page appeared first Monday in simple but still understand the message: "we're closed.the Next day, communication success was to strengthen the new update "we Hated all of you m*ulkku customers".the evening of the Same day the title of the page the image was edited RadioShack logo, which had been blacked out part of the letter, and this left only with the message adioS.
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photographer: Kuka Chinese household machine Midea want to take over the German giant robot Kuka, and pay well for the shares. Already the rumors of the offer on Tuesday, the price of KUKA shares at 84.41 euros. The Chinese now offer 115 euros per share, according to the German stock market analysts evaluates Kuka to 4.6 billion euros. Largest shareholder today Voith Group, which owns 25.1 percent of shares. Midea is in China, a famous manufacturer of household appliances like air conditioners, washing machines and refrigerators. Earlier this year, Midea is the largest shareholder of Toshiba's consumer electronics department, a purchase worth around four billion.
Microsoft sells feature phone business to Foxconn subsidiary while Nokia licenses famous brand to HMD globalMicrosoft has sold its feature phone business to Foxconn subsidiary FIH and the newly-founded Finnish firm HMD global for $350 million £242m , in a move that will see the Nokia brand return to mobile devices for the next decade.As part of the transaction, FIH will acquire Microsoft s feature phone assets, including brands, software, services, customer support and contracts, as well as a manufacturing facility in Vietnam.Today marks the beginning of an exciting new chapter for the Nokia brand in an industry where Nokia remains a truly iconic name, said Ramzi Haidamus, president of Nokia Technologies.Working with HMD and FIH will let us participate in one of the largest consumer electronics markets in the world while staying true to our licensing business model.Microsoft has said it is still committed to Windows 10 mobile and is reportedly working on new smartphones running the platform.According to Kantar Worldpanel, Windows accounts for 6.2 percent of the UK smartphone market and 4.9 percent of sales in Europe s five biggest countries.
Fitbit s Blaze device has several features in common with the Apple Watch: Users can see text notifications and calendar alerts, and the device can be used to control music.Revenue more than doubled in 2015 compared with 2014, but the company has spent heavily to drive sales growth and future product launches.1 seller of wearables in the first quarter of 2016, with about 25% of market share, according to data from International Data Corp. Apple held the third-largest chunk of the market, behind Chinese electronics company Xiaomi Corp. Fitbit shipped 4.8 million units in the quarter compared with Apple s 1.5 million.We are focused on making wearable devices that motivate people to reach their health and fitness goals and that also make their lives easier with the smart features they need most, said James Park, Fitbit s chief executive and co-founder.Mr. Park added that Coin s technology will further our strategy of making Fitbit products an indispensable part of people s lives.Fitbit said this month that first-quarter sales climbed 50%, showing that less-expensive fitness trackers still have legs as they compete with the Apple Watch.
View photosMoreA sign of Alibaba Group is seen at CES Consumer Electronics Show Asia 2016 in Shanghai, China, May 12, 2016.REUTERS/Aly SongHONG KONG Reuters - Hong Kong's securities regulator said that Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd breached takeover rules in the purchase of a healthcare firm in 2014 because it also bought a company owned by the brother of the healthcare firm's vice chairman on "favourable terms."Alibaba agreed to buy a stake in CITIC 21CN, now known as Alibaba Health Information Technology Ltd , for $170 million two years ago.Hong Kong's Takeovers and Mergers Panel, part of the Securities and Futures Commission SFC , ruled that Alibaba's purchase of Hebei Huiyan "constituted a special deal with favourable conditions which were not extended to all shareholders and was a clear breach of the Takeovers Code," according to the decision published on Wednesday.But the e-commerce firm added the regulator issued a new waiver in view of the sharp rise in Alibaba Health stock since 2014, meaning Alibaba is not currently required to launch a full buyout.Alibaba owns 38 percent of Alibaba Health, but last year injected an online pharmacy business into Alibaba Health.
Nokia, the makers of most people s first mobile phone, is poised to make a comeback after finalising a deal to license out its brand onto a new line of phones and tablets.The Finnish tech firm today announced that it has signed a licencing deal with a newly formed company called HMD Global, which will work on a new line of Android-powered Nokia smartphones and tablets that will go on sale in the coming years.FIH Mobile is the firm that has actually picked up what s left of Nokia from Microsoft, who bought the company in 2014 in a move that descended into disaster – failing to gain any real traction with their Lumia line before writing off billions of dollars relating to the acquisition.Today marks the beginning of an exciting new chapter for the Nokia brand in an industry where Nokia remains a truly iconic name, Ramzi Haidamus, president of Nokia Technologies, said.Working with HMD and FIH will let us participate in one of the largest consumer electronics markets in the world while staying true to our licensing business model.Nokia will even have a place on the board of HMD, and will set mandatory brand requirements and performance-related provisions for the new products that appear.
Today Nokia announced that it will license its brand to a new Finnish company founded by former Nokia execs.The company, Global HMD, plans to use the Nokia brand to sell Android-based phones and tablets.Since selling its phone business, Nokia itself has mostly focused on the lucrative telecommunications infrastructure market, buying competitor Alcatel-Lucent earlier this year for $16.6 billion.Its Nokia Technologies division makes an Android-based tablet for the Chinese market.And last month the company acquired French gadget maker Withings in deal that signaled Nokia s ambitions to get back into consumer electronics were on the rise.Think of getting back into phones as Nokia hedging its bets.
The Nokia phone brand is being revived by a new company, two years after the Finnish company sold its phone division to Microsoft.Photo: AFPThe Nokia mobile phone is coming back.Ramzi Haidamus, president of Nokia Technologies, said the new venture would allow it to participate in one of the largest consumer electronics markets in the world .Nokia was for years the world s top mobile phone maker until the advent of smartphones such as the iPhone and Android-based systems.It also increasingly struggled to compete with cheaper models from competitors in emerging markets in Asia and elsewhere.In a parallel move, Microsoft announced it had sold its basic phone business to Foxconn subsidiary FIH Mobile, Xinhua reported.
Market DynamicsPCs are still the number one punching bag of analysts and pundits when it comes to a consumer electronics market segment that is declining year after year after year.The Tides of ChangeThe decline of the tablet market and the lack of high-quality Android tablets form a vicious cycle, one feeding the other like a ouroboros.The iPhone 6s' 4.7 inches comes close but even the iPhone SE is now considered an outlier rather than the norm.Thanks to a lack of higher end tablets and the seeming lower demand for those, a large percentage of Android OEMs have stuck to saturating the market with low to mid range offerings.The professional/productivity bent wasn't really just limited to the iPad Pro.Google will hardly go overboard and start reskinning Android the way Jide does for Remix OS.
But there's a catch...First unveiled at CES 2016, Speck's Cardboard-supporting VR goggles are a happy middle-ground between pricey headsets like the Gear VR and Google's cheap recyclable virtual reality viewer.Related: All the best tech at CES 2016Made from durable plastic rather than last year's birthday cards, the Speck Pocket VR is part smartphone case – there are models for the iPhone 6/6S and Galaxy S7 – and part immersive goodness.It cleverly folds flat when not in use, so you can stash it in your skinny jeans just like any normal bit of mobile armour, but slide out the sides and you're well on your way to a 360-degree rave.Plus, its well thought out open design means that you've got full access to your smartphone's controls even when you're in VR mode, addressing a major Cardboard flaw.Oh, the catch.Not cheap, not extortionate, just another one to file under: "Want, can't have".
Earlier this year at CES, Hisense s ULED H10 and H9 series TVs provided the wow factor, but the real star of the show might have been the company s H8 series thanks to its combination of 4K, HDR, and a surprisingly affordable price point, considering the features.The TVs play back HDR content in HDR10 format via both USB and the HDMI 2.0a input.As with all new technologies, HDR initially came at a premium, but that is increasingly falling away.The H8 isn t the only series making its way to stores this month.Hisense s H4 of Roku TVs is also making its way to store shelves this month, offering more than 3,000 streaming channels and voice search via the Roku app for iOS and Android.There are four different models available, ranging from the 50-inch, 1080p 50H4C for $430 down to the 32-inch, 720p 32H4C, which sells for $200.
View photosMoreVisitors look at Panasonic Corp's luxury brand home appliances called J concept at CEATEC Combined Exhibition of Advanced Technologies JAPAN 2015 in Makuhari, Japan, October 6, 2015.REUTERS/Yuya Shino/File PhotoTOKYO Reuters - Panasonic Corp is prepared to move up its investment plans for Tesla Motors Inc's battery plant if needed to meet strong demand for the electric car maker's upcoming Model 3 sedan, an executive at the Japanese electronics group said.Supplier executives and industry consultants have told Reuters that the acceleration in the plans to move up the launch of high-volume production of the Model 3 to 2018 would be difficult to achieve and potentially costly.Asked about risks of being heavily involved in Tesla's aggressive production plans, Ito said Panasonic "hopes to play a balancing act" of ensuring investment returns and filling responsibilities as a supplier.Panasonic's partnership with Tesla is part of the Japanese company's effort to withdraw from low-margin consumer electronics products like smartphones to focus more on automotive components and other businesses targeting corporate clients.$1 110.2200 yen Reporting by Makiko Yamazaki; Editing by Chang-Ran Kim and Christopher Cushing
To learn more and subscribe, please click here.eBay launched what it has dubbed the first-ever virtual reality department store in partnership with Australian department store Myer, reports eCommerce Bytes.eBay Australia is currently selling special VR headsets called "shopticals" to browse over 12,000 items from Myer department stores on their smartphones.As shoppers move through the store, the smart technology suggests other products that might be desirable or interesting, based on what the store knows about them.Browse: using eBay Sight Search, the shopper views a product in the store and by holding their gaze on it, the product is selected and automatically floats towards them, with the top 100 products available to view in 3D, and more than 12,500 in 2D.In fact, more than one in every three US consumers say they would be open to purchasing more online if virtual reality gives them a more realistic feel of the product remotely, according to a survey from Walker Sands.As VR technology gets better, it has the potential to change the e-commerce experience completely and drive down in-store foot traffic even further.BI Intelligence, Business Insider's premium research service, has compiled a detailed report on virtual reality hardware that provides proprietary forecasts for VR headset shipments and revenue and estimates average selling price over the next five years.We estimate shipments of VR headsets will grow at a swift 99% compound annual growth rate between 2015 and 2020.VR shipments will create a $2.8 billion hardware market by 2020, up from an estimated $37 million market this year.VR headsets are a fairly low-cost consumer electronics category, and this will help drive adoption.In addition, many consumers claim the VR experience will drive them to shop more online rather than in stores.In full, the report:Forecasts annual shipments of VR headsets between 2015 and 2020.Sizes the market for VR headset shipments by revenue and anticipates how the VR headset average selling price will trend.Breaks down VR headset shipments by category, including traditional VR headsets, smartphone-mounted VR headsets, and gaming-console headsets.Pinpoints the gaming console market as a key driver of demand for VR headsets.Discusses the opportunity for VR content creation in gaming, streaming video, and shopping.To get your copy of this invaluable guide, choose one of these options:Subscribe to an ALL-ACCESS Membership with BI Intelligence and gain immediate access to this report AND over 100 other expertly researched deep-dive reports, subscriptions to all of our daily newsletters, and much more.But however you decide to acquire this report, you ve given yourself a powerful advantage in your understanding of the emerging world of virtual reality hardware.
Whether this is because the flaws in question have outlived their usefulness and never were much use in the first place is unclear.Apple, for one, isn t looking a gift horse in the mouth, so it decided to patch a memory corruption issue that created a code injection risk by fixing flaws in its IOFireWireFamily technology following notification of the bug or bugs from CESG.CESG was credited for Apple bug report Source: Apple security advisory GCHQ s CESG arm is also jointly credited with flagging up memory corruption issues in the Mac OS X kernel that were likewise resolved in this month s patch batch.The significance of the co-operation is difficult to gauge but it goes against the grain of historical spy agency practice.In an intelligence organisation with both offensive and defensive roles - such as GCHQ or its US cousin the NSA - attack will always take precedence over defence, a former US Army intel analyst wisely told us a few years back.More details on what s inside OS X El Capitan v10.11.5 and security update 2016-003 for earlier systems can be found in Apple s advisory here.
Poll members of the tech and gaming press about their experiences with trade shows like the Consumer Electronics Show or the Electronic Entertainment Expo and you ll likely hear one of two things – either it s an amazing time shared with industry friends or it s a dreadful, work-filled week I say week because there s more to covering a trade show than just the advertised three or four days of the actual show .Whatever the outlook, the one thing that media, analysts and so forth have in common is that they can actually get into these events.The general public – even the biggest of super fans – are denied admission to these industry-only gatherings.With E3 just around the corner, the Entertainment Software Association ESA on Monday announced a new public event specifically for gaming fans.A full list of companies and celebrities participating in the event is pending although as of writing, we know that Alienware, Facebook / Oculus, Frito-Lay, HTC Vive, Loot Crate, Monster, Twitch, Ubisoft and Warner Brothers Interactive Entertainment will all be involved.Tickets are limited and the ESA is expecting a sellout so if you re interested in going, I d recommend grabbing your tickets ASAP.
While Samsung is better known for its consumer electronics, the conglomerate has plowed billions of dollars into the biologic drug industry in the past five years, betting that growth in the field for complex drugs will help it offset a slowdown in Samsung s mainstay businesses such as smartphones and semiconductors.Samsung Bioepis s FDA application comes as the company s planned initial public offering on the Nasdaq Stock Market NDAQ -0.08 % in the first half of 2016 remains on ice, halted amid market volatility at the beginning of the year.Meanwhile, its subsidiary Samsung Bioepis is developing its own biosimilars of existing drugs whose patents have expired or will expire soon, including Enbrel and Remicade.The FDA has approved only two biosimilars so far, including a knockoff of Remicade developed by Celltrion Inc., 068270 0.21 % whose headquarters in Incheon, South Korea is a short walk from Samsung Bioepis s offices.In all, the FDA received seven biosimilar drug applications as of September last year, according to a February report commissioned by the regulatory body.Samsung Bioepis is 91.2% owned by Samsung BioLogics, which is in turned 47% owned by Samsung Electronics Co. and 51% owned by the conglomerate s de facto holding company Samsung C Corp. 028260 0.42 % Earlier this month, Samsung BioLogics filed an application for an initial public offering on South Korea s main stock exchange, which analysts say could raise billions of dollars.
Sony Corp. forecast annual profit that fell short of estimates, hurt by costs to repair a factory that was damaged in the Kyushu earthquake, lost sales and slowing demand for smartphone components.Net income will probably decline 46 percent to 80 billion yen $732 million in the 12 months ending March 2017, the Tokyo-based company said in a statement Tuesday.The shares fell 6.2 percent in German trading.The earthquake erased Sony s previous prediction for its most profitable year in almost two decades, as Chief Executive Officer Kazuo Hirai sought to shift away from consumer electronics.The company s earning power has strengthened considerably, Yoshida told reporters at a news conference.The industry is facing its first slowdown since Apple introduced the iPhone in 2007.Last week, Sony resumed operations at its Kumamoto facility, which was shut down after the factory, clean rooms and equipment were damaged during the April 16 earthquake on the southern island of Kyushu.The company is looking to cement its lead over Microsoft Corp. s Xbox One and Nintendo Co. s Wii U consoles by launching a virtual-reality headset in 2016.
Polaroid is synonymous with instant cameras, both its iconic lines and newer digital models.What you may not know, however, is that Polaroid sells a swath of other consumer electronics including smartphones, tablets, audio gear and even televisions.In fact, the company recently announced its first 4K-capable LED sets which, among other features, will come with Google Cast streaming built right in.Polaroid is offering its new sets with screen sizes of 43 inches, 50 inches, 55 inches and 65 inches.More importantly, he added, the sets deliver tremendous value to those looking to upgrade to a higher resolution.Polaroid s new 4K televisions go on sale this summer priced between $499 and $999.
View photosMoreSony Corp's Chief Financial Officer Kenichiro Yoshida attends a news conference in Tokyo, Japan, May 24, 2016.REUTERS/Thomas PeterTOKYO Reuters - Japan's Sony Corp on Tuesday forecast weaker-than-expected earnings this year after partially halting production of its cash-cow image sensors last month to assess earthquake damage to its factory.The electronics maker expects operating profit to rise just 2 percent to 300 billion yen $2.75 billion for the year ending March, versus the 409 billion yen average of 27 analyst estimates compiled by Thomson Reuters.Brisk sales of image sensors for smartphones have helped revive Sony's earnings in recent years, masking slowing sales in other consumer electronics such as television sets.But Sony delayed its earnings forecast from late April after quakes shook the southern city of Kumamoto, home to one of its five image sensor plants.It partially resumed operations this month and on Tuesday said wafer production would resume by the end of August.
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