Pesticides threaten birds and bees alike, study says

Neurotoxic pesticides blamed for the world's bee collapse are also harming butterflies, worms, fish and birds, said a scientific review that called Tuesday for tighter regulation to curb their use.

Mobile phone sales up six pct in 2008, 4th qtr weak

Mobile phone sales grew by six percent in 2008 over the previous year but fell nearly five percent in the fourth quarter as the global economy weakened, market research firm Gartner said on Tuesday.

Nokia share price plummets as it lowers outlook

The world's top mobile phone maker Nokia on Tuesday downgraded its second quarter outlook, saying sales would be far lower than expected and that it could no longer give a full-year forecast.

Taiwan's HTC hopes much-loved M8 will revive fortunes

Once a star of the intensely competitive smartphone sector, Taiwan's HTC has seen its fortunes collapse in recent years—but the success of its latest model provides a glimmer of hope.

Nokia's mobile market share slips to 25%: Gartner

Nokia's share of the mobile phone market dropped to 25 percent in the first quarter of 2011, the lowest for 14 years, down from 30.6 percent at the same time last year, technology research group Gartner said on Thursday.

Android smartphones rise as iPhone slips, IDC finds

Smartphones powered by Google's Android software increased their global market share as iPhones lost ground in the absence of new models being unleashed by Apple, the International Data Corporation reported Wednesday.

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