Nokia to shed 10,000 jobs

Nokia has announced it will lay off 10,000 workers worldwide by the end of 2013 in a further drive to save costs.

The new SIII will have a 4.8 inch touch screen

Samsung unveil Galaxy SIII smartphone to rival iPhone

Latest Galaxy to launch late May with 4.8 inch touch screen and 8 megapixel camera

Samsung rings up record profits

Samsung's sales of mobile phones have overtaken ailing Nokia, the one-time dominant player in the market.

Nokia axes sales chief after first-quarter loss

Nokia ditched its sales chief and promised to slash more costs yesterday, as the Finnish cellphone maker posted a loss for the first quarter.

Nokia posts £760m loss as sales plummet

Plummeting sales, including for smartphones, have helped push Nokia to a net loss of €929 million (£760 million) in the first quarter, the firm has announced.

James Ashton: When I was being told of Nokia's strength the death spiral was not far away

Despite the notion that modern technology changes in the blink of an eye, time passes so slowly in some of the corporations that are supposed to be at the cutting edge.

Nokia shares nosedive after new profits warning

Nokia shares crashed 15 per cent as the Finnish mobile phone company admitted its profits will be hit by competition from Asian rivals such as China's ZTE.

James Moore: Nokia's ringtone sounds like a dying lament

Outlook Nokia was once a dull Finnish industrial conglomerate. Perhaps it should have stayed that way. The problem with the technology industry is that unless you operate an effective monopoly à la Microsoft, you're always running the risk that in the next six months to a year someone else will come up with better, brighter and (crucially) cooler products than you have.

LG has announced a new plastic, flexible, e-ink display

E-ink display: Your new flexible friend

Despite the huge strides forward made by e-reading technology, one obvious failure to emulate newsprint is the inability to playfully thwack someone around the head with an e-reader. It would hurt more than you intended; it would also shatter and stop working. Which serves you right for being so violent.

Will Dean's Ideas Factory: A social network for buildings isn't as daft as it might sound

As a species, we don't really need any more social networking. But do our buildings?

Russians seek UK support for £2.5bn Silicon Valley II

Leaders of a project to create a Silicon Valley near Moscow have rejected fears it is difficult to do business while Vladimir Putin runs Russia.

Russians aim to ease trade worries with a bid to create 'Silicon Valley'

The leaders of an ambitious Russian project to create a "Silicon Valley" outside Moscow have dismissed fears that it is difficult to do business while Vladimir Putin is running the country.

Archie Bland: There is no 'i' in 'brand', but I see myself reflected in it

When haughty people say they don't buy stuff on the basis of a brand, what they tend to mean is that they buy stuff on the basis of a slightly more rarefied brand. I am one of these people. I sneer at those grotty teenage boys who buy Lynx deodorant because they think it will make them irresistible to women, but I buy Apple products, nominally because they work really well and are aesthetically pleasing, but probably really because I believe they imbue me with an appealingly hip kind of efficiency that I would otherwise altogether lack.

Nokia sales drop by 21 per cent

Mobile phone maker Nokia Corp. posted a fourth-quarter net loss of €1.07 billion ($1.38 billion) as sales slumped 21 percent even as the company's first Windows smartphones hit markets in Europe and Asia.

A giant with its fingers crossed

Nokia still sells more phones than anyone – but after being outwitted by Apple, BlackBerry, Google and Co, the Finnish company's future rests on the success of a new model. By Tim Walker

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Brian Harvey turned up at Downing Street today demanding to speak to the Prime Minister

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Super-sized ships: How big can they get?

Two of the largest vessels in the world cruised into UK waters last week
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British doctors on brink of cure for paralysis

Sufferers can now be offered the possibility of cure thanks to a revolutionary implant of regenerative cells
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Salisbury ranked seventh in world’s best tourist cities

The city is home to one of the four surviving copies of the Magna Carta, along with the world’s oldest mechanical clock
Let's talk about loss

We need to talk about loss

Secrecy and silence surround stillbirth
Will there be an all-female mission to Mars?

Will there be an all-female mission to Mars?

Women may be better suited to space travel than men are
Oscar Pistorius sentencing: The athlete's wealth and notoriety have provoked a long overdue debate on South African prisons

'They poured water on, then electrified me...'

If Oscar Pistorius is sent to jail, his experience will not be that of other inmates
James Wharton: The former Guard now fighting discrimination against gay soldiers

The former Guard now fighting discrimination against gay soldiers

Life after the Army has brought new battles for the LGBT activist James Wharton
Ebola in the US: Panic over the virus threatens to infect President Obama's midterms

Panic over Ebola threatens to infect the midterms

Just one person has died, yet November's elections may be affected by what Republicans call 'Obama's Katrina', says Rupert Cornwell
Premier League coaches join the RSC to swap the tricks of their trades

Darling, you were fabulous! But offside...

Premier League coaches are joining the RSC to learn acting skills, and in turn they will teach its actors to play football. Nick Clark finds out why
How to dress with authority: Kirsty Wark and Camila Batmanghelidjh discuss the changing role of fashion in women's workwear

How to dress with authority

Kirsty Wark and Camila Batmanghelidjh discuss the changing role of fashion in women's workwear
New book on Joy Division's Ian Curtis sheds new light on the life of the late singer

New book on Ian Curtis sheds fresh light on the life of the late singer

'Joy Division were making art... Ian was for real' says author Jon Savage
Sean Harris: A rare interview with British acting's secret weapon

Sean Harris: A rare interview with British acting's secret weapon

The Bafta-winner talks Hollywood, being branded a psycho, and how Barbra Streisand is his true inspiration
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Tim Minchin interview

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Boris's boozing won't win the puritan vote

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Tim Wheeler: Alzheimer's, memories and my dad

Wheeler's dad suffered from Alzheimer's for three years. When he died, there was only one way the Ash frontman knew how to respond: with a heartfelt solo album