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.

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iPhone owners are smartest claims online test

Owners of Google's Nexus smartphones came second, with Blackberry users performing the worst in a series of brain-teasers

2013 - the year in review: There's a constantly moving feast of new technology - but who's listening in?

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Apple has ‘big plans’ to take significant bite of the Chinese market

Apple has “big plans” for the new year, the company’s chief executive said yesterday, fanning speculation about new products as the tech giant unveiled a major push to grow its business in the lucrative Chinese market.

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