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New York (AirGuideBusiness - Travel Technology Business News Asia / Pacific) Mon, Jan 5, 2015

Is Alcatel One Touch about to revive the Palm smartphone brand? Smartphone and PDA company Palm may soon be resurrected by Alcatel One Touch, sources say. Hewlett-Packard bought the Palm brand in 2010, but the Palm.com website now features a teaser for a new device with the catchphrase for Alcatel One Touch. Alcatel is owned by China's TCL Corp., and market experts speculate that it may be using the familiar brand to enter the U.S. market this year. Fri, Jan 2, 2015

OnePlus debuts its own Android platform OnePlus, maker of the OnePlus One smartphone, has released its own version of the Android platform based on Android Lollipop. The software is in the alpha stage. Fri, Jan 2, 2015

Samsung gets one-two punch from LG and Motorola LG and Motorola have used divergent strategies in taking on Android market leader Samsung Electronics. This analysis states that LG has pursued a path similar to its rival's -- introducing innovative displays, offering its own Android skin and developing brand extensions with smartwatches -- while Motorola has gone in a different direction, offering a more stripped-down, "pure Android" experience. Tue, Dec 30, 2014

2014 4K Ultra HD TVs shipments to hit 11.6M units Worldwide shipments of 4K Ultra HD televisions will reach 11.6 million units this year, an increase of nearly 700% from 2013, Futuresource Consulting indicated. More than 70% of those sets will go or have gone to China, the company said. Mon, Dec 29, 2014

$22.5T in 2014 global retail sales predicted by eMarketer Retail sales around the world in 2014 are estimated to be $22.5 trillion, and those sales are forecast to hit $28.3 trillion in 2018, eMarketer says. The forecast includes e-commerce and in-store purchases. Mon, Dec 29, 2014

LG lets users text commands to speakers LG Electronics has unveiled three speakers, three soundbars and a portable Wi-Fi speaker that will be demonstrated at International CES. The integrated sound system has the LG HomeChat feature, allowing users to text commands to the speakers with the Line mobile messaging application. Auto Music Play enables the speakers to automatically begin playing songs when a smartphone with the Music Flow app is within 12 inches of the speaker. Mon, Dec 29, 2014

Samsung preps first Tizen phone, faster mobile memory chip Samsung Electronics will reportedly release its first smartphone based on its proprietary Tizen operating system in India next month -- priced at about $100. Also, Samsung has begun mass production of an 8-gigabit mobile memory chip whose 20-nanometer technology can support HD video recording while processing data at double the speed of the previous chip. Mon, Dec 29, 2014

Sony/ATV unit may go on the auction block, leaked e-mails say Sony is considering selling its profitable Sony/ATV Music Publishing unit, internal e-mails leaked by hackers suggest. The unit, which owns the copyrights to most of The Beatles' song catalog, is held by Sony and the estate of Michael Jackson. Sony and Sony/ATV spokesmen declined to comment on the report. Mon, Dec 29, 2014 1544-3760

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