SleepScore Mobile App Now Available to Android Users

CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 24, 2018--SleepScore, the definitive consumer standard of sleep measurement and improvement, today announced that its SleepScore mobile app – which turns mobile ...

Gartner: Top five smartphone vendors achieved growth in third quarter 2017

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)-- All of the top five smartphone vendors achieved double-digit growth apart from Apple, which achieved a 5.7 percent increase, according to Gartner, Inc. Global sales of smartp...

Google's Pixel 2: A phone built for artificial intelligence

NEW YORK (AP) — What's most fascinating about Google's new Pixel 2 phone is what's to come. The phone sets itself apart with promises to bake in Google's powerful artificial-intellig...

Business Highlights

___ Walmart joins forces with Google on voice-activated shopping NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart is diving into voice-activated shopping. But unlike online leader Amazon, i...

Up from the ashes: Samsung unveils successor to Note 7 phone

NEW YORK (AP) — Samsung is trying to move past last year's disastrous Galaxy Note 7 launch with a successor sporting a dual-lens camera, animated messages, expanded note-taking — and lower battery cap...

Hi Bixby: Samsung phone's voice assistant now speaks English

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics says its Bixby voice assistant for smartphones will start speaking English but only in two countries: South Korea and the U.S. The South...

Gartner: worldwide sales of smartphones grew 9 percent in 1st quarter of 2017

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--Global sales of smartphones to end users increased 9.1 percent year on year in the first quarter of 2017, totaling 380 million units, according to Gartner, Inc. Mobile phone buye...

Samsung Pay gets rolling in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--Not be overshadowed by Apply Pay, Samsung Pay gets rolling in Taiwan on Tuesday, with seven banks participating in the mobile payment and digital wallet service in the initial st...

At a Glance: Some of Google's new features seem ... familiar

NEW YORK (AP) — Google announced a lot of new bells and whistles Wednesday — several of which, it turns out, are already offered by rivals such as Amazon, Apple and Facebook. These d...

Samsung's unlocked S8 makes it easier to switch carriers

NEW YORK (AP) — Samsung is making it easier for consumers to switch wireless carriers by offering an unlocked version of its Galaxy S8 phone . Phones sold by carriers are sometimes l...

MIC: Taiwan smartphone shipments to resume growth in 2Q 2017

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--Shipment volume of the Taiwanese smartphone industry totaled around 74.7 million units, declining 13.2 percent year over year in the first quarter of 2017, according to MIC (Mark...

Study finds Samsung's S8 phones more prone to screen cracks

NEW YORK (AP) — Samsung's latest phones feature big wraparound screens and lots of glass. SquareTrade, a company that sells gadget-repair plans, says the phones also appear to break more easily. ...

Galaxy S8: More screen and elegance, but a hefty price tag

NEW YORK (AP) — Samsung's new Galaxy S8 phone is stunning. But its $100 price hike is hard to swallow. That's how much extra you'll shell out for the S8, which starts shipping Friday...

Samsung introduces flagship Galaxy S8 and S8+

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Samsung) introduced the Galaxy S8 and S8+ to the world on Wednesday, saying the latest flagship models have a variety of new service offerings, inc...

Asian stocks drift lower after lackluster Wall Street finish

HONG KONG (AP) — Asian stocks are drifting lower on Thursday after a lackluster performance on Wall Street. KEEPING SCORE: Tokyo's benchmark Nikkei 225 index dipped 0.3 percent to 19...