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Google's Nest welcomes still more product partners

In the Internet scheme of things, home-automation products face a problem that vendors will need to overcome. Without common standards and partnerships, how will the gadgets talk to one another? One bit of ...

Oct 26, 2014 weblog
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Retailers use smartphone technology to upgrade shopping

Chris Mason thinks of Brookstone stores as the retail version of canaries in the coal mine - harbingers of change in the air. And this year, the chain is all over the smartphone as a weight-bearing pillar of American life.

Nov 05, 2014
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Toyota raises forecast on profit jump, weak yen

Toyota raised its annual earnings forecast after posting a 23 percent jump in quarterly profit Wednesday as a favorable exchange rate added to the momentum of the Japanese automaker's sales growth.

Nov 05, 2014
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As Samsung falters, mysterious scion in the wings

As Samsung's smartphone business suffers a dizzying decline, another issue is vexing investors. Command of one of the world's most valuable consumer brands will eventually pass to the son of its ailing patriarch ...

Nov 05, 2014
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LG, Google strike patent-sharing deal

LG Electronics said Wednesday it had signed a long-term cross-licence deal with Google as the South Korean firm tries to expand its smartphone business.

Nov 05, 2014
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