(AP)—Experts say the promise of expanded uses for "pencil lead" in electronic car, cellphone and tablet computer batteries has helped touch off the largest wave of graphite mining projects in decades.
Hong Kong is pondering whether to rip out some seats from overcrowded metro trains to give the city's smartphone-addicted population more room to interact with their devices.
Financial services startup Square is trying to turn the swipe of a credit card into an act of generosity.
Google is selling Motorola's smartphone business to Lenovo for $2.9 billion, a price that makes Google's biggest acquisition look like its most expensive mistake.
Global sales of tablet computers surged 50.6 percent last year, with Apple clinging to the top vendor spot amid strong gains by rivals, a survey showed Wednesday.
Samsung said Monday it had signed a long-term cross-licence deal with Google in a move to help the South Korean technology firm stave off potential patent disputes in the future.
Cell-phone chip maker Qualcomm Inc. said Thursday it has acquired patents once owned by smartphone maker Palm Inc. from Hewlett-Packard for an undisclosed amount.
China's Lenovo Group is buying IBM's low-end server business for $2.3 billion, expanding a product line-up dominated by PCs, tablets and smartphones.
Intel's fourth-quarter net income rose 6 percent, as the company offset flat demand for its personal computer chips with higher sales of other products.
A Pew Research Center study release on Thursday showed that US readers reach for ink-and-paper books despite the rising popularity of tablets and digital works.