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HTC Chairwoman Wang takes over as CEO in comeback bid

Cher Wang replaces fellow co-founder Peter Chou, who will focus on developing new products. But with a tough year ahead, can she get HTC back on track?

By March 20, 2015


Xiaomi and Huawei wrestle for all-important top smartphone spot in China

Research firms offer different takes on who leads the Chinese market, with one saying Xiaomi and another claiming Huawei.

By October 29, 2015


​New Apple TV shuns thousands of Web-powered apps

Apple has excised some browser technology from its tvOS, meaning a great many developers will have to retool games and other apps if they want a place in the new Apple TV App Store.

By September 11, 2015


Continuing downward spiral, HTC is removed from Taiwan's Top 50 index

The Taiwanese smartphone pioneer is dropped from the country's top 50 stock index as its market share and stock price continue to dwindle.

By September 7, 2015


Why Samsung should be nervous about its premium Galaxy smartphones

With so many premium smartphones coming in at an affordable price, can Samsung continue to justify its higher prices?

By August 14, 2015


HTC announces layoffs as resurgence bid continues

The company says that it will cut 15 percent of its staff as it refocuses its business on "premium smartphones, virtual reality, and connected lifestyle products."

By August 13, 2015


Borrowing human reflexes eradicates robot bumbles

Researchers from MIT have designed an interface that allows a robot to tap into the reflexes of a human controller to eradicate typical robot clumsiness.

By August 10, 2015


HTC's revenue cut in half as its smartphones fail to resonate worldwide

Its flagship phone, the One M9, has not caught on, and HTC says it will continue to invest in other areas, including virtual reality, as it looks to turn itself around.

By August 6, 2015


Apple loses top spot in Chinese smartphone market to Xiaomi

After two quarters as the leader of the pack, Apple has dropped to third place in the world's largest smartphone market, says research firm Canalys.

By August 3, 2015


Walmart doubles down on China with e-commerce buyout

The mega retailer takes full ownership of China-based Yihaodian, an online marketplace that sells food, home goods, electronics and more.

By July 23, 2015