Global personal computer sales saw a modest dip in the first quarter of 2014, as the pace of decline was eased by replacements of older PCs using Windows XP.
Nokia has received regulatory approval from Chinese authorities to sell its mobile phone unit to Microsoft Corp., removing one of the last major hurdles to the 5.4 billion-euro ($7.3 billion) deal.
Sales of traditional computers will lose more ground in 2014 to tablets and other mobile devices, a market tracker said Thursday.
RadioShack rarely talks about its online business. While e-commerce has exploded in the past decade, the Fort Worth, Texas-based consumer electronics chain's online sales have declined more than 20 percent.
At least $100,000 worth of business at Chase's Do It Best Hardware in Gainesville, Ga., shuffles out the door and onto the Internet each year to avoid sales taxes, in business manager Craig Shoemaker's estimation.
Facebook is taking aim at people who are using the social network or Instagram photo-sharing platform to sell guns.
Growth in global smartphone sales is slowing, pressuring manufacturers to bring down prices to win customers in new markets, a research firm said Wednesday.
Sony on Monday appeared to be winning the latest battle in a long-running videogame console war.
US videogame hardware sales surged in January, with Sony's new-generation PlayStation 4 consoles leading the charge, according to figures released on Thursday.
SoftBank said Wednesday its nine-month net profit soared 58 percent thanks to strong iPhone sales, but third-quarter earnings suffered because of losses in its newly acquired Sprint Nextel unit.