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Samsung Electronics said Monday that it would postpone the release of its first smartphone running the Tizen OS, the Samsung Z, which was set to launch first in Russia. The delay does not bode well...

When I mention mice and the 2014 Winter Olympics, you probably think I’m talking about the hotel conditions in Sochi, Russia. Not so! I’m talking about Logitech’s Global Fan Collection of flag-inspired designs for the popular M317 Wireless Mouse.

World Electronics in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, doesn't do such brisk business in TVs and VCRs anymore.

Rather than cling to relics of the '90s, the owners have simply moved on. You can mail packages back to Russia, the Czech Republic or Ukraine. You can borrow a Polish paperback. You can order a rifle or a small all-terrain vehicle.

But mostly, this Polish electronics shop in the middle of Brooklyn's Chinatown sells bait and tackle.

Fishing poles line the walls, and frozen clams, bunker and herring fill an ice cream cooler.

Ericsson said Wednesday that its profit fell by 63 percent in the second quarter, as telecommunications carriers trimmed spending on equipment in the United States, Russia and China.

Net income fell to 1.2 billion Swedish kronor, or $172 million, on a 1 percent increase in sales, to 55.3 billion kronor, Ericsson said. Shares of the company, which is based in Stockholm, fell by 4.4 percent to 56.2 kronor in early trading Wednesday.

Hans Vestberg, the chief executive of Ericsson, told analysts in Stockholm that economic slowdowns in Russia and China had weighed on profits

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