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.

The ZTE Open is the first public handset to be sold with Firefox OS

Firefox OS kickstarts battle for the bottom with €39 smartphone

ZTE Open offers a basic smartphone experience that makers hope will challenge Android & Apple

Mobile phone revolution begins in Burma

Burma has granted licences to Norway’s Telenor and Qatar’s Ooredoo to set up the country’s first foreign-owned mobile phone networks.

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Bid war looms over Germany's Kabel

Shares in the German telecoms company Kabel Deutschland jumped nearly 4 per cent yesterday on the prospect of a €7.5bn (£6.4bn) bidding war after US giant Liberty Global entered the fray against Vodafone.

Screencap of the YouTube video courtesy of ClearPlex shows the drone and the gun

Viral video straps colt .45 handgun to a home-use drone

The set-up was created to advertise a range of protective smartphone screens

Motorists face higher fines - and increased costs

Careless drivers are set to face on-the-spot fines from next month. The Department for Transport announced that police will be given powers from July to issue fixed-penalty notices.

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ARM loses £720m as battle with Intel intensifies

In reaction to the news that rival Intel would be supplying the processors for Samsung's new Galaxy tablets shares in the Cambridge-based chip-designers ARM Holdings fell by more than 7 per cent yesterday, temporarily knocking £1bn of the group's £13.6bn market capitalisation,.

Intel says that its new processors will be 20 times more power-efficient when idle than Sandy Bridge - their 2011 architecture

Better battery for your buck: Intel’s new Haswell chips focus on low power consumption rather than increased speeds

Intel have released details of their new Haswell CPUs - the latest generation of their Core range – emphasing the chip’s low power consumption, rather than its more minimal increases in processing power.

Vodafone in £900m 4G spending boost

Vodafone is increasing its network spending by 50% to more than £900 million this year as it prepares for the launch of super-fast mobile internet.

Vodafone in £900m 4G spending boost

Vodafone is increasing its network spending by 50 per cent to more than £900 million this year as it prepares for the launch of super-fast mobile internet.

BuzzFeed and CNN are working in partnership to create a new YouTube channel called 'CNN Buzzfeed'

BuzzFeed and CNN announce joint YouTube video channel

The channel hopes to create 'shareable, emotionally compelling video content for a highly-mobile, video-driven generation'

iPlayer to extend radio downloads to seven days

BBC expands iPlayer radio downloads to seven days

Fans of BBC radio will be able to download programmes for seven days after broadcast in changes being made to the iPlayer announced today.

Web searches for symptoms of HIV, MRSA and flu strains will be monitored to spot outbreaks of infections

Web searches for symptoms of HIV, MRSA and flu strains will be monitored to spot outbreaks of infections

British scientists plan to harness the power of the internet to catch outbreaks of killer infections before they spread.

The Waze move would be Facebook's third acquisition in Israel

Facebook 'in talks to buy Israeli sat-nav start-up Waze for $1bn'

Facebook Inc is reportedly in advanced talks to acquire Waze, the Israeli mobile satellite navigation start-up, for between $800 million to $1 billion dollars.

UK success as gamers get a crush on Candy

Record revenues from gaming on Facebook have given a boost to King.com, the British firm behind Candy Crush Saga, the most popular game on the world's biggest social networking website.

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