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LG announces first-quarter 2021 financial results
LG announces first-quarter 2021 financial resultsArticle

LG announced its first-quarter 2021 consolidated sales of ₩18.81trn ($16.90bn) and operating profit of ₩1.52trn ($1.36bn) - the highest quarterly results in the company's history...

Issued by LG 30 Apr 2021

LG's smartphone business unit to close down
LG's smartphone business unit to close downArticle

Following a continuing loss in the market, LG has decided to withdraw from the smartphone business...

6 Apr 2021

BlackBerry travelled a well-worn road
BlackBerry travelled a well-worn roadArticle

BlackBerry has joined Yahoo, Nokia and other technology industry stars felled by an internet age in which companies are forced to evolve...

3 Oct 2016

Windows 10 to take longer to reach billion-device goal
Windows 10 to take longer to reach billion-device goalArticle

Microsoft said it will take longer than initially expected for Windows 10 to reach a billion devices due to the lack of traction in its smartphone business...

18 Jul 2016

BlackBerry kills off its classic smartphone
BlackBerry kills off its classic smartphoneArticle

SAN FRANCISCO: BlackBerry on Tuesday said that it is killing off its Classic smartphone with a physical keyboard as part of an effort to modernize its lineup...

6 Jul 2016

BlackBerry sales fall, losses pile up
BlackBerry sales fall, losses pile upArticle

Blackberry continued bleeding red in the three months ending 31 May, extending a two-year losing streak as the Canadian smartphone maker restructures...

24 Jun 2016

China's Lenovo posts USD128m net loss last year
China's Lenovo posts USD128m net loss last yearArticle

Chinese technology giant Lenovo said Thursday it posted a net loss last year, as its smartphones struggle to keep apace with Apple and Android rivals and as the market for personal computers fizzles...

27 May 2016

Samsung flags 15% increase in Q4 operating profit
Samsung flags 15% increase in Q4 operating profitArticle

Samsung Electronics flagged a 15 percent increase in 2015 Q4 operating profit, rounding off a year in which the world's largest smartphone producer struggled with fierce competition...

8 Jan 2016

With iPhone launch, Apple eyes better customer connection
With iPhone launch, Apple eyes better customer connectionArticle

WASHINGTON - It's not just another iPhone launch. This time, Apple is pushing not only a new device, but what it says is a new relationship with its customers...

23 Sep 2015

Struggling BlackBerry announces new round of layoffs
Struggling BlackBerry announces new round of layoffsArticle

MONTREAL, CANADA: BlackBerry is laying off an unspecified number of workers around the world as the struggling smartphone manufacturer tries to make its device business profitable...

26 May 2015

Samsung begins construction of US$14.3bn chip plant
Samsung begins construction of US$14.3bn chip plantArticle

SEOUL: Samsung kicked off Thursday construction of a new chip plant to help fuel growth as smartphone sales slow, saying it would invest 15.6 trillion won ($14.3 billion) until production begins in 2017...

8 May 2015

Acer liquid releases leap into the futureArticle

Acer has released the Liquid M220 smartphone, its first Liquid smartphone to run on the Windows Phone 8.1 operating system...

3 Mar 2015

No kick in the Shin... Samsung's mobile chief keeps his job
No kick in the Shin... Samsung's mobile chief keeps his jobArticle

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA: The head of Samsung's faltering mobile business would keep his job despite an alarming decline in profits, as the electronics giant announced a year-end personnel reshuffle...

2 Dec 2014

LG, Google strike patent-sharing deal
LG, Google strike patent-sharing dealArticle

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA: LG Electronics said on Wednesday, 5 November 2014, it had signed a long-term cross-licence deal with Google as the South Korean firm tries to expand its smartphone business.

5 Nov 2014

Samsung's profits plunge to three-year low
Samsung's profits plunge to three-year lowArticle

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA: Samsung reported its smallest quarterly profit in nearly three years as its key smartphone business faltered under competition from Apple's iPhone 6 and Chinese handset manufacturers in an increasingly saturated market.

31 Oct 2014

Sony warns it will lose $2.14bn this year
Sony warns it will lose $2.14bn this yearArticle

TOKYO, JAPAN: Sony has said the company will lose at least $2.14bn this fiscal year, more than four-times its earlier forecast and blamed a downturn in its mobile phone business for the losses.

18 Sep 2014

Now Microsoft sues Samsung in US
Now Microsoft sues Samsung in USArticle

NEW YORK, USA: Microsoft is suing its long-time partner Samsung, accusing the South Korean company of breaching a contract over licensing of technology used in the smartphone market.

4 Aug 2014

Reorganisation sees Microsoft axe 18,000 jobs
Reorganisation sees Microsoft axe 18,000 jobsArticle

NEW YORK, USA: Microsoft said it would axe 18,000 jobs from its global workforce over the next year, the majority coming from the integration of Nokia bought by it earlier this year.

18 Jul 2014

BlackBerry shares lifted by huge Pentagon contract
BlackBerry shares lifted by huge Pentagon contractArticle

NEW YORK, USA: BlackBerry shares leapt more than nine percent after the troubled Canadian smartphone manufacturer was boosted by the news of a contract to supply the US military with 80,000 new handsets.

23 Jan 2014

Blackberry sues company for violating keyboard patent
Blackberry sues company for violating keyboard patentArticle

MONTREAL, CANADA: Blackberry filed a legal action in a California court against Los Angeles firm Typo Products for violating its patents using a Blackberry-like keyboard made for Apple's iPhone.

6 Jan 2014

Panasonic to abandon consumer smartphones
Panasonic to abandon consumer smartphonesArticle

TOKYO JAPAN: Japanese electronics company Panasonic says it will abandon research into new smartphones for retail consumers at home as it struggles to make inroads in a sector dominated by Apple and Samsung.

27 Sep 2013

Informa comment: The new Acer smartphone
Informa comment: The new Acer smartphoneArticle

LONDON, UK: Julian Jest, Research Analyst at Informa Telecoms & Media comments on the new Acer smartphone.

21 Feb 2013

Panasonic profits plunge, Zatec production stopsArticle

Japanese electronics giant Panasonic will halt production of LCD panels in the Czech town of Zatec in December, laying off up to 615 people as the company focuses on smaller products, the CTK Czech news agency said Wednesday, quoting a company spokesman.

7 Nov 2012

Sony to acquire Ericsson's share of Sony Ericsson
Sony to acquire Ericsson's share of Sony EricssonArticle

LONDON, UK / Tokyo, Japan: Sony Ericsson is to become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony and will be integrated into Sony's broad platform of network-connected consumer electronics products. The transaction also provides Sony with a broad IP cross-licensing agreement and ownership of five essential patent families.

31 Oct 2011

Motorola taps former AT&T CEO as chairmanArticle

Motorola has chosen former AT&T chief executive David Dorman as its new non-executive chairman, replacing Ed Zander, who is retiring from the role. Dorman has about three decades of experience in the telecom industry, including a stint as executive vice president of SBC until January.

11 Apr 2008

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