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Japan's robots eye car industry to take up smartphone slack

TOKYO (Reuters) - As the breakneck growth in the global smartphone market eases, the mostly Japanese companies that make the robots that build the phones are looking to automakers to take up the slack. Full story

HTC warns of third-quarter revenue slide, turnaround prospects bleak

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan's HTC Corp said third-quarter revenue could fall as much as 30 percent from the previous three months, far worse than expected and underscoring deepening troubles for a smartphone maker with little prospect of an immediate turnaround. Full story

Amkor 2nd-quarter net income up sharply

Amkor Technology Inc., which provides semiconductor packaging and test services, on Monday reported a sharp rise in its second-quarter net income due to higher mobile communications sales and as its year ago results were weighed down by one-time costs. Full story

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Shoppers’ movements can now be tracked through smartphone data, thanks to retail-monitoring tech companies. NBC’s Stephanie Gosk reports and analyst Hitha Prabhakar discusses the practice.

  Are PCs Doomed?

Sales of personal computers are down 5 quarters in a row. Are tablets and smartphones the kiss of death for PC? CNBC's Jon Fortt and Mark Spoonauer, Laptop Magazine, weigh in.

  BlackBerry CEO's Plan Sends Stock Higher

Shares of the smartphone maker briefly hit session highs after CEO Thorsten Heins discussed whether the company would be open to splitting up the company, reports CNBC's Seema Mody.

  Slown Down Hits Samsung; Stock on the Ropes

Smartphone sales are doing fine but growth isn't what it used to be and that's disappointed some analysts, reports CNBC's Jon Fortt.

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Companies like LG and GE are now integrating smartphone technology with household appliances to modernize homes across America. Janice Lieberman reports.

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