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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Apple’s sun might be setting in the West but Samsung’s is rising in the East.

Delays hit launch of Samsung Galaxy S4 smartphone

The rollout of Samsung's latest flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S4, has been disrupted by supply problems, meaning it will go on sale at some carriers in the United States later than expected.

Introducing the mind control mobile: Samsung says it is testing smartphone controlled by brain waves

Mobile phone giant Samsung has revealed that it is tworking on a smartphone that can be controlled by a user's brainwaves.

Apple's mixed-bag of results came amid growing concerns about the pace of growth at the Californian technology behemoth

Apple profits fall for first time in 10 years despite strong sales

Apple's quarterly profits have declined for the first time in a decade, the company said last night, even as it managed to beat expectations with strong sales for the first three months of this year.

Apple set to announce first profits dip in 10 years after chip sale slowdown

Apple is expected to reveal its first profit slide in a decade when it releases its latest figures today.

Market Report: Samsung deal takes the heat off Wolfson

Samsung has put paid to market fears about future growth at Edinburgh-based Wolfson Microelectronics by signing a new partnership deal. The worry for punters had been that Wolfson could have been losing out to other Samsung suppliers which were getting close to the Korean mobile phone giant, whose Galaxy S3 was the most popular smartphone brand of 2012.

HTC profits slump 91% after delay in launching its new smartphone

Further signs that competition in the mobile phone market is brutal emerged today with the latest results from HTC.

Samsung predicts 53% surge in profits

Samsung’s star continues to rise, as the South Korean electronics giant today predicted a stronger-than-expected jump in first-quarter profits.

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Andy Rubin steps aside as head of Android at Google as Samsung prepares to unveil the Galaxy S4

Although he's stepping down as head of Android at Google, it would appear Rubin is remaining with the company

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