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 posted its first fall in quarterly profits for more than two years, fuelling fears that the booming smartphone market may be reaching saturation.

Economic success could be social failure unless it raises earnings and living standards for ordinary people, says Alan Milburn

Former Labour Cabinet minister says Sir John Major is right to be shocked that 'elitism' is so entrenched today

Controversy as Vodafone books £18bn credit from tax losses

Phone giant denies dodging tax as Luxembourg structure comes under fire again
Too many teachers have no respect for authority, Sir Michael Wilshaw warns

Too many teachers have no respect for authority, warns chief schools inspector

The problem is hampering schools’ attempts to improve standards, says Sir Michael Wilshaw

HTC One Max: Could 5.9-inch 'phablet' with fingerprint sensor rival Apple's new iPhone 5S?

Taiwanese phone-maker join Apple by offering fingerprint security to lock the handset

A rival to Samsung's Galaxy Round? Images of LG's curved G Flex smartphone are leaked

Flexible OLEDs are a minor trend for smartphone makers, but it's only speculation that they'll even be wanted by customers

Video: next-gen ultrasonic gesture interfaces ready for smartphones

Low-power, wide-range gesture interfaces could be commercially available as soon as 2014

Customers face paying four times more for 4G services in proposed price hikes

An Ofcom consultation suggests fees paid by mobile phone networks could quadruple

Cyber Culture: We're a nation of mobile network non-movers

The free-market utopia is one where competition is vicious and consumers can easily switch allegiances on a whim. We've seen that in action with the aggressive marketing policies of energy suppliers; I know people who still willingly sign forms on the doorstep at the request of anyone holding a clipboard.

LG announces it will launch curved smartphone next month

Innovation war in high-end smartphones continues with both LG and Samsung showing interest in curved or flexible displays

Brits spend one in 12 waking minutes online

More time spent living on the web has been matched by an increased spend from companies on online ads

Number of children with mobiles falls for first time in eight years as focus shifts to iPads

The number of children with mobile phones has fallen for the first time in eight years - because many prefer to own iPads and other sophisticated tablet devices.

Facebook shares break $50 on the back of mobile ads success

Facebook's shares closed above the $50 mark yesterday, continuing their onward march as the social media giant's success in making money from mobile ads lures investors back into a stock that, when it floated last year, swiftly plunged below its offer price on worries about being overvalued.

Samsung launches Galaxy Note 3 phablet and Galaxy Gear smartwatch in UK for £599 and £299

Phablet-smartwatch combination offers incredible functionality at a steep price

Google offers free Microsoft Office editor for phones and tablets (Microsoft doesn't)

The Quickoffice app allows you to edit Word documents, Excel spreadsheets and Powerpoint presentations on the move

Anti-smoking campaigns are regularly updated and renewed

Cabinet Office 'risking lives' as ad industry rebels against new system for running public health campaigns

'Francis Maude has disrupted a perfectly good system and replaced it with one which is bureaucratic and costly' says IPA head

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