Consumer Electronics Show Headlines

Mon, Mar 3 2014

Automakers tap smartphone technology in battle over city cars

FRANKFURT - Carmakers are tapping smartphone technology to spruce up low-cost city cars and try to get an edge in a market that has grown to account for almost 10 percent of new car sales in austerity-scarred Europe.

Fri, Jan 17 2014

Intel gives lukewarm revenue forecast; shares fall


SAN FRANCISCO - Intel Corp's earnings missed expectations by a penny in the fourth quarter due to weak spending on servers, and the chipmaker gave a lukewarm forecast for first-quarter revenue that did little to dispel concerns about a slowing PC industry. | Video

Thu, Jan 16 2014

T-Mobile can afford Macklemore concert after all


NEW YORK - T-Mobile US Chief Executive John Legere unveiled a plan to sponsor a concert by rapper Macklemore & Ryan Lewis just a week after saying his upstart carrier wouldn't "waste our money" on such sponsorships.

Wed, Jan 15 2014

Huawei profit jumps on smartphones, U.S. asks Hua-who?


BEIJING - China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, known more for its telecom networking prowess than its razor-thin smartphones, is starting to see success in its consumer electronics business, though the key U.S. market remains elusive.

Sat, Jan 11 2014

Price war in U.S. mobile market raises fear of profit hemorrhage


NEW YORK - New Year's rivalry among U.S. mobile operators has Wall Street worried that the industry's profits could seriously decline.

Fri, Jan 10 2014

China's ambitious handset makers face tough sell in U.S.


LAS VEGAS - LG Electronics executive Frank Lee bounded onto a Las Vegas stage this week to show off a new phone for the U.S. market, the 6-inch G-Flex, which boasts a curved screen.

Wearable gadgets not ready for prime time, tech watchers say


LAS VEGAS/SINGAPORE - Despite the hoopla, wearable gadgets like wristwatches for checking your text messages or eyeglasses that capture video are unlikely to make a splash with consumers anytime soon, given the clumsy designs, high prices and technological constraints of many of the current offerings. | Video

Wed, Jan 8 2014

Qualcomm CEO says still in the dark on China antitrust probe


LAS VEGAS - Qualcomm's CEO Paul Jacobs said on Wednesday that the U.S. mobile chipmaker still has not been notified about why it has come under antitrust scrutiny in China since late last year.

T-Mobile US customer growth strong, offers cash to switch


LAS VEGAS/NEW YORK - T-Mobile US on Wednesday reported a fourth-quarter boost in customer growth and offered to pay customers to switch from rival services, escalating already intense competition in the U.S. wireless market.

Yahoo CEO unveils handful of new products to big CES crowd


LAS VEGAS/SAN FRANCISCO - Yahoo Inc Chief Executive Marissa Mayer unveiled a handful of new products, including a competitor to Google Inc's predictive search technology for smartphones, in a debut appearance at the Consumer Electronics Show that drew a big crowd. | Video


Key retirements mean a changing of the guard next year in U.S. Congress

Regardless what voters decide in the November elections, there will be a major changing of the guard next year in the U.S. Congress as result of a number of key retirements.