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The number of job postings on LinkedIn could be a terrible sign for the economy

Instead, we're confronted with a sharp and ongoing deterioration of a leading indicator of the labor market: temporary jobs. They rise and fall months ahead of the overall number of jobs. The sector peaked in December 2015 at 2.94 million. It shed 21,000 jobs in May, and 63,800 since December. This …

Labor Economics

Samsung Electronics profit falls to lowest in three years - BBC News

Samsung

LG Display announces world’s narrowest 0.7mm bezel LCD display

LG Display is having a good year so far, having seen profits increase last quarter, and the company has just made another important breakthrough in its smartphone display technology. LG Display has announced a 5.3 inch Full HD LCD panel which has the world’s narrowest bezel – just 0.7mm. For a …

Gear & Gadgets

Lenovo officially buys Motorola Mobility, is now the no. 3 smartphone vendor in the world

It’s official: On Thursday, Lenovo announced that it had purchased Motorola Mobility from Google for $2.91 billion. The deal was first announced in …

iPhone 6 Long-Term Review: Apple's Lack Of Vision Is The iPhone's Failure

We looked at the new iPhones here on Forbes just after they launched (my initial review of the iPhone 6 Plus can be found here, while Gordon Kelly’s iPhone 6 review is here). One month later, how are we getting on with the latest smartphones from Cupertino? Kelly and I switched over after those …

iPhone's Adoption Rate Doubles: Six And Six Plus Capture Seven Percent Of The iOS Smartphone Market

Following on from Apple’s conference call and quarterly results this afternoon (Forbes’ Mark Rogowsky is covering the call), the impact of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus on the iOS ecosystem is clear. The two handsets are breaking Apple’s sales records, and demand in the 32 countries where the …

Materials That Will Change the World Graphene

Have you heard of graphene?<p>This is a blog about why graphene may be the next multibillion-dollar material, holding the key to computing, healthcare and energy storage.<p><b>What is graphene?</b><p>Graphene is a pure form of carbon that is very thin, very strong and very expensive.<p>When I say thin, I mean VERY …

Apple could sell record 62 million iPhones this quarter, analyst says

Apple could exit the holiday-shopping season with record sales of up to 62 million iPhones.<p>In an investors note released Monday, Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster forecast iPhone sales for the October-through-December quarter of anywhere from 56.7 million to 62.7 million. That range compares with …

iPhone 6 promises happy holidays for Apple

Here's another feature found in the iPhone 6: The ability to propel Apple to another blowout quarter.<p>The Cupertino, Calif., electronics giant on Monday reported fiscal fourth-quarter revenue and earnings that topped Wall Street expectations. It also projected stronger sales for the current period …

Apple's role reversal: 'Mature' Mac outpaces iPad in revenue

The iPad tablet was supposed to signal the demise of the PC. Well, Apple's Mac line is having the last laugh.<p>For the first time in more than three years, the Mac laptop and desktop segment has taken over as the second-biggest revenue generator for Apple, outpacing the iPad tablet line, which saw …

Apple's Tim Cook on iPhone's wins, iPad's woes

In the fiscal fourth quarter, almost more than any other, Apple showed that it's still "the iPhone company."<p>The Cupertino, Calif., electronics giant on Monday reported a blowout September quarter -- largely thanks to strong smartphone demand. Sales and earnings in the quarter topped Wall Street …

iPad Air 2 in-depth: the iPad Air gets a total tune-up

New fast processor, better cameras, Touch ID, and it's even thinner: see what makes this year's iPad even better than before, even if it feels like a familiar package.

Sony to slash its smartphone forecast, again -- report

Sony's smartphone business has failed to live up to the company's expectations, and now there's speculation the situation could get even worse.<p>The company will announce a cut to its annual smartphone shipment forecast on October 31 when it releases fiscal second-quarter earnings, Bloomberg reported …

Philips comes full circle with massive bet on lighting and health-tech

"We brought light to the masses."

The painstaking process of gold-plating an iPhone 6 (pictures)

One More Thing: Carl Icahn Expects Apple To Crush The 4K TV Market

Apple has always talked about its television “hobby.” Carl Icahn expects much more.<p>In the billionaire activist investor’s open letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook on Thursday, Icahn laid out a bold path he expects Apple to talk in the living room — and it starts with selling an “UltraHD” (also known as …

Which Half Of HP Has Promise? Here's The Case For Printers/PCs

As Hewlett-Packard prepares to break itself in two, chief executive Meg Whitman is opting to keep the top job at Hewlett-Packard Enterprises: the half that will focus on servers, networking gear and business software. One of her lieutenants, Dion Weisler, will run HP Inc., the soon-to-be-divested …

Samsung Galaxy Alpha Review: Passion And Fashion Win Out Over Power

If you don’t label a handset as a flagship, can it still be the flagship? That’s the quandary that the Samsung Galaxy Alpha has put me in. UK network EE supplied me a loan Galaxy Alpha unit for review, and while the specifications might not represent the ultimate powerhouse, everything else about …

Apple And Android Working To Remove Small Smartphones From Your Pocket

Have we seen the last of the four-inch smartphone?<p>With the launch of the iPhone 6, Apple’s regular run-of-the-mill handset comes in at 4.7 inches on the screen diagonal. While the four-inch 5C and 5S are available at the lower tiers, next year will likely see the 6 and 6 Plus move further down the …

Samsung's Profits Crash Sixty Percent And Android Takes The Blame

Samsung’s mobile division is in trouble. While its full Q3 2014 results will be published later this month, the pre-earnings guidance issued today does not make for comfortable reading. Once more Samsung’s earnings and income has dropped, and Samsung’s future outlook places a huge reliance on the …

Hewlett-Packard Confirms Plans To Split In Two, Cut An Additional 5,000 Jobs

Computer and printing giant Hewlett-Packard said Monday morning that it plans to split into two separate publicly traded companies, confirming the speculation that broke out over the weekend. The company also confirmed its plan to cut another 5,000 jobs and pledged to invest the money saved from …

The state of OLED TV: 2014 and beyond

The state of the OLED TV is good. Not great, but good.<p>In the past year we've seen a dramatic decrease in prices, an expansion of sizes, and perhaps most interesting, the availability of 4K OLEDs.<p>But that doesn't mean everything is rosy and supergreen in OLED TV world. There's a bit to be blue about …

HP to break itself into two companies

Hewlett-Packard, one of the most prominent technology companies in the world, is splitting into two Fortune 50 companies, the firm announced on Monday.<p>By the end of its next fiscal year, which will end in October 2015, HP expects to officially become two companies. The first, which will include the …

Samsung expects 60 percent drop in profit for Q3 2014

Three months after warning that the second half of 2014 would "remain a challenge," Samsung announced Monday it expects a decline of nearly 60 percent in its operating profit for the third quarter of 2014, its fourth straight quarterly drop.<p>The South Korean electronics giant said it expects to …

Samsung's not done: Tech giant looks to new phones, materials to rally

Pretty soon, Samsung may need to look to a return to profit growth as its "Next Big Thing."<p>Three months after warning that the second half of 2014 would Samsung said Monday that it expects a decline of nearly 60 percent in its operating profit for the third quarter.<p>The anticipated fourth …

Tech Tattoos Could Be the Next Thing in Wearables

Are you the Keymaster?<p>The company behind the Fitbit, NewDealDesign, has answered a conceptual design challenge with what it sees as the next step in …

Apple to offer next iPad in gold -- report

Apple is expected to unveil a new iPad this month -- and it may come in a new color this time around.<p>Apple plans to launch a gold version of its 9.7-inch iPad, Bloomberg reported Wednesday, citing people who claim to have knowledge of the company's plans. The gold version, which would come with a …

Samsung puts the metal Galaxy Note 4 through its own bend test

The results are what you'd expect from a Samsung-produced video<p>Samsung wants to dismiss the idea that its upcoming Galaxy Note 4 will be as "easy" to bend as Apple's iPhone 6 Plus. Looking to capitalize on the controversy that Apple and others say shouldn't really be a controversy, Samsung has …

iPhone 6 Breaks Record With 10 Million Sold, Even Without China

Apple didn’t need the world’s largest smartphone market to break records this year.<p>The latest iPhone models broke opening weekend sales records with over 10 million new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus sold since Friday. It was a blockbuster weekend for Apple, exceeding the 9 million iPhone 5 and 5S …

The Bendable iPhone 6 Plus May Be Too Thin For Its Own Good

Fear not! The iPhone 6 (regular edition) does not appear to bend appreciably. Sorry #bentgate enthusiasts. See update video at bottom of post.<p>The iPhone 6 Plus is by all accounts a beautiful piece of technology. It is large but delicately thin with smooth curves of machined aluminum. It is a …