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  • RadioShack warns of possible Ch. 11 bankruptcyRadioShack warns of possible Ch. 11 bankruptcy

    NEW YORK, N.Y. - RadioShack warned Thursday that it may need to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization if it can't rework its debt or find another way to ease a cash crunch.

  • BlackBerry buys Movirtu, terms not disclosed

    WATERLOO, Ont. - BlackBerry Ltd. says its acquisition of London-based Movirtu will give its business customers the tools to easily set up "virtual identities" for employees, with separate personal and corporate phone numbers on a single mobile device.

  • Review: Apple Watch looks to be another winner

    CUPERTINO, Calif. - As computerized wristwatches go, the upcoming Apple Watch looks impressive.

  • Settlements approved in LCD price fixing case

    TORONTO - A group of major electronics companies and their affiliates accused of fixing the price for liquid crystal display panels used in TVs, computers monitors and laptops have agreed to pay a total of more than $37 million to settle a class action lawsuit.

  • Apple reveals smartwatch and new, larger iPhones

    CUPERTINO, Calif. - Apple unveiled its long-anticipated smartwatch Tuesday, introducing a device that aims to put many of the functions of a smartphone onto a smaller screen that's never more than an arm's length from the wearer's eyes.

  • APPLE LIVE: New, larger iPhones unveiledAPPLE LIVE: New, larger iPhones unveiled

    CUPERTINO, Calif. - Apple's larger iPhones won't just have bigger screens. They'll have a new, horizontal viewing mode to take advantage of the larger display.

  • New Brunswick tech firm expanding to Halifax

    HALIFAX - A New Brunswick company offering technical training and support to international clients is expanding to Halifax.

  • Amazon slashes price of its Fire smartphone

    NEW YORK, N.Y. - Amazon slashed the price of its Fire smartphone Monday, a day before Apple is expected to unveil its latest version of the iPhone.

  • Will Apple finally reveal its next big thing?Will Apple finally reveal its next big thing?

    SAN FRANCISCO - Apple is poised to reveal its next big thing in a crucial attempt to prove its technological tastemakers still have the power to mesmerize the masses.

  • APPLE LIVE: Larger iPhones and smartwatch unveiledAPPLE LIVE: Larger iPhones and smartwatch unveiled

    CUPERTINO, Calif. - For the first time in years, Apple's iPhones aren't the star of the show. Apple unveiled a smartwatch called the Apple Watch on Tuesday, a wearable device that marks the company's first major entry in a new product category since the iPad's debut in 2010.

  • Apple to unveil next products at Sept. 9 eventApple to unveil next products at Sept. 9 event

    SAN FRANCISCO - Apple's latest product launch will be in a setting that holds a special place in its history, signalling how big this event is for the company.

  • Visual search to shop: gimmick or game changing?Visual search to shop: gimmick or game changing?

    NEW YORK, N.Y. - Imagine using your phone to snap a photo of the cool pair of sunglasses your friend is wearing and instantly receiving a slew of information about the shades along with a link to order them.

  • Apple loses bid to block sales of 9 Samsung phones

    SAN JOSE, Calif. - A federal judge has rejected Apple's attempt to block the sale of several older Samsung smartphones that copied features in the iPhone.

  • Competition creeping in for Bitcoin

    When Jay Su got into cryptocurrency in October last year, he rejected the popular Bitcoin in favour of a lesser-known alternative, Litecoin.

  • Amazon could be ESPN of video games in Twitch deal

    NEW YORK, N.Y. - Amazon is hoping to become the ESPN of video games.

  • LG bets on pricey OLED technology as future of TVs

    SEOUL, South Korea - LG Electronics Inc. announced two new giant OLED TVs with ultra-high definition screens Monday, sticking with its strategy of using the exceptionally expensive OLED display technology.

  • Apple's stock bounces back to hit a new highApple's stock bounces back to hit a new high

    SAN FRANCISCO - Apple's stock touched a new high Wednesday, reflecting investors' renewed faith in CEO Tim Cook's ability to outwit the competition and expand the technological hit factory built by the late Steve Jobs.

  • Chip maker Infineon to buy California firm for $3B

    FRANKFURT - German chip maker Infineon Technologies AG says it has agreed to pay $3 billion in cash for California-based International Rectifier, which produces power-management components used in everything from cars to satellites.

  • HTC makes Windows version of flagship One phone

    NEW YORK, N.Y. - HTC will start making a version of its flagship HTC One phone with Microsoft's Windows software inside.

  • Absolute doubles Q4 earnings to $400K

    VANCOUVER - Absolute Software Corp. (TSX:ABT) reported an increase in both fourth-quarter and full-year profits Monday and raised its quarterly dividend a penny to seven cents per share.

  • Cyber attacks an ongoing threat to business

    TORONTO - More than one-third of Canada's IT professionals know — for sure — that they'd had a significant data breach over the previous 12 months that could put their clients or their organizations at risk, a cybersecurity study suggests.

  • New BlackBerry division to focus on

    WATERLOO, Ont. - BlackBerry Ltd. (NASDAQ:BBRY) (TSX:BB) has created a new business unit that will combine some of its most innovative technology and patent portfolio as the company focuses away from handheld devices.

  • Thinking big before Vancouver tech bubble burstsThinking big before Vancouver tech bubble bursts

    VANCOUVER - The Canadian founders of mobile gaming company A Thinking Ape embarked on a make-it-or-break-it quest to source first-rate tech wizards when they left Silicon Valley in 2010 to put down roots in Vancouver.

  • BlackBerry forms new business unit

    WATERLOO, Ont. - BlackBerry Ltd. (NASDAQ:BBRY) (TSX:BB) has created a new business unit that will combine some of its most innovative technology, including QNX embedded software, Certicom cryptography applications and its patent portfolio.

  • Apple bans use of 2 chemicals in iPhone assembly

    SAN FRANCISCO - Apple is banning the use of two potentially hazardous chemicals during the final assembly of iPhones and iPads as part of the company's latest commitment to protect the factory workers who build its trendy devices.

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