News The logo of Samsung Electronics is displayed on a glass door at their headquarters in Seoul on November 6, 2013. Samsung Electronics promised better shareholder returns, dismissed fears over smartphone market saturation and signalled a more aggressive acquisitions policy Wednesday at a rare analysts' briefing to boost its flagging stock price.

Samsung has announced plans to open 60 of its own branded stores in Britain and six other European countries, in a bid to challenge Apple's successful retail store approach.

Samsung, Apple, HTC warn of squeeze

Cut-throat competition between smartphone and tablet makers will intensify in the run-up to Christmas, industry experts warned yesterday after Apple, Samsung and HTC gave cautious outlooks on their key selling season.

Samsung, Apple, HTC warn of squeeze

Cut-throat competition between smartphone and tablet makers will intensify in the run-up to Christmas, industry experts warned yesterday after Apple, Samsung and HTC gave cautious outlooks on their key selling season.

Samsung vs Apple: In a seemingly endless battle, Apple claims that Samsung ripped off its iPad tablet for the Galaxy Tab. Last week saw a US court agreeing, pulling the tablet from sale in the US

The iPad vs the Galaxy Tab: Apple loses Samsung case appeal

Apple lost a Court of Appeal battle today in its legal action over Samsung's Galaxy tablet computer.

Samsung hit by legal row

The South Korean electronics giant Samsung took a $12bn (£7.6bn) blow yesterday as investors dumped its shares in the wake of its defeat by rival Apple in a bitter US patent row.

Clone wars: Samsung's Galaxy infringed Apple's patent and design

Consumers to pay more as phone wars go nuclear

Apple wins $1bn damages from Samsung over copyright infringements, a ruling that could lead to less competition

Apple and Samsung in court battle over patent

The legal phoney war between Apple and its biggest rival in smartphones and tablet computers, Samsung, finally gave way to real courtroom hostilities yesterday, as a patent case with billions of dollars at stake got underway in Silicon Valley.

Samsung Galaxy Apple turnover

Samsung's Galaxy smartphones are outselling rival Apple's iPhones by nearly two to one, leading to record second-quarter profits for the Korean technology giant.

The judge said the Samsung
product (right) did not have the same ‘understated
simplicity’ of the iPad

Is this an iPad copy? No, says judge: it's not cool enough

Critique of Samsung's tablet might sound like an insult – but it's actually good news in latest round of patent battle with Apple

Apple's blocking move irks Samsung

Samsung Electronics yesterday said it will vigorously oppose Apple's move to block sales of the Galaxy S III smartphone in the US.

ARM thrives as it inhabits Apple's core products

Call it the iPad effect: the British designer of chips forthe Apple tablet yesterday saw its shares surge as much as 7 per cent after strong sales in the past quarter.

Shell strikes Chinese shale

The shale gas revolution spread to China yesterday as Royal Dutch Shell struck the rock-based fossil fuel while drilling, heralding the country's first commercial production.

Samsung lands blow on Apple as ban on tablet sales is overturned

Samsung has landed a significant victory in the tit-for-tat legal wranglings with Apple after a ban on sales of its tablet computers was overturned in Australia.

Apple wins patent block on Samsung

A Dutch court has awarded Apple an injunction to stop its rival Samsung from marketing three smartphone models, including its Galaxy S, after alleging a breach of patents.

'Superman' Li's Northumbrian Water tonic

The Hong Kong-based billionaire and business "superman" Li Ka-Shing has made an indicative cash offer for Northumbrian Water, the company said yesterday.

A good day to bury bad news? HSBC cuts hundreds of posts from branches

The Unite union yesterday accused HSBC of trying to bury bad news by announcing 700 job cuts on the same day as Lloyds unveiled its swingeing staff reduction plans.

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