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  1. February 27, 2015

    Intel: against discretion

    Discretion is the better part of valour. And Intel has been valorous — for some years now — in its fight for a toehold in...

  2. February 27, 2015

    Smartphones search to inspire after devices hit upgrade impasse

    Smartphones in Barcelona The world’s biggest smartphone makers are preparing for the most important week of their year as...

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  1. February 27, 2015

    Apple goes it alone

    The one notable absentee in the list of global technology groups showing off their latest smart devices at Mobile World...

  2. February 26, 2015

    US and Asian groups grab European patents

    Patent filings in Europe have leapt to a record high with the majority coming from outside the continent as US and Asian...

  3. February 26, 2015

    Xiaomi Mi Note: Apple lookalike with inspired innovations

    Xiaomi is often dubbed the “Apple of China”. Some take this to mean it is merely a very effective iPhone copycat. Another...

  4. February 26, 2015

    South Korea toughens up on chaebol law-breakers

    The prison sentence handed down this month to the daughter of Korean Air’s chairman for an onboard tantrum over the serving...

  5. February 25, 2015

    Apple loses $533m patent case in Texas

    A Texas jury has ordered Apple to pay damages totalling half a billion dollars to a little-known company that has claimed...

  6. February 24, 2015

    ASML: a serious market leader

    If there is such a thing as an equity that offers the security of a bond, this is it. Shares in Dutch group ASML Holding...

  7. February 24, 2015

    Low oil price forces South Korean shipbuilders to cut costs

    The plunging price of oil is forcing South Korean shipbuilders to take tough restructuring measures as a drop in offshore...

  8. February 23, 2015

    Google in deal to boost mobile payments

    Google on Monday struck a deal with struggling start-up Softcard and several US telecoms companies to beef up its Google...

  9. February 20, 2015

    Oscar glory reaches beyond the silver screen

    Will Michael Keaton win best actor for Birdman at the 87th Academy Awards on Sunday or will it be The Theory of Everything...

  10. beyondbrics

    February 20, 2015

    Guest post: Korea threatened by Japan-led deflation

    By Ronald Man, HSBC The Japanese yen has lost almost 50 per cent of its value against the US dollar since late 2012. Few...

  11. February 19, 2015

    Samsung buys mobile payments group LoopPay to compete with Apple

    Samsung Electronics has bought US mobile payments company LoopPay, signalling its intent to take on Apple in the sector....

  12. February 18, 2015

    Snapchat funding round could value group at $16bn

    Snapchat has been in talks with potential investors about raising money at a valuation of at least $16bn, as their...

  13. February 17, 2015

    Apple wins patent for wireless head-mounted display using iPhone

    Apple has been awarded a patent for a headset that slots the iPhone in front of the eyes, sparking speculation that it might...

  14. February 17, 2015

    Samsung and Microsoft mobile sales in Europe hit by Apple devices

    European sales of mobile phones from Samsung and Microsoft fell more than a fifth in 2014 owing to the success both of...

  15. FT Tech Hub

    February 16, 2015

    Samsung and LG: washing their dirty laundry in public

    Better known for slick and glossy ads, LG Electronics on Monday uploaded 9 minutes of grainy footage to YouTube showing one...

  16. February 13, 2015

    British Gas buys ‘smart home’ tech company AlertMe

    British Gas has paid £44m to acquire AlertMe, the UK start-up whose “smart home” technology allows 150,000 of the energy...

  17. February 12, 2015

    Qualcomm faces South Korea antitrust probe

    South Korean competition authorities are investigating Qualcomm in the wake of the US chip designer’s record Rmb6.1bn...

  18. February 11, 2015

    Higher South Korea dividends fuel hopes for Kospi re-rating

    South Korean companies are moving to boost their notoriously low dividends, prodded by government and shareholder pressure...

  19. February 10, 2015

    Why couch potatoes choose to relinquish their private lives

    Big Telly is watching you. Consumers have been put on alert about Samsung’s “sinister” SmartTV, a model operated by the...

  20. February 9, 2015

    Policy makers eye corporate cash piles in bid to boost growth

    Since the financial crisis, policy makers have been obsessed with growing levels of public debt. But as economic growth in...

  21. January 30, 2015

    Apple shares touch new high on record iPhone sales

    Apple’s shares touched a new high on Friday morning, as analysts concluded that the iPhone maker overtook Samsung in the...

  22. January 29, 2015

    Chinese orders boost Renishaw profit forecast

    Renishaw increased its full-year profit forecast for the second time in a month on Thursday as the British engineer...

  23. January 29, 2015

    Samsung’s smartphone unit loses ascendancy

    In conference calls with analysts over recent years, executives of Samsung Electronics have come to expect a barrage of...

  24. FT Alphaville

    January 29, 2015

    FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

    You can sign up to receive the email here. An equity sell-off swept across Asia after the S&P 500 index fell overnight on...

  25. January 29, 2015

    Samsung Electronics’ mobile revenues fall

    Samsung Electronics’ revenue from mobile devices fell a fifth last year, as the South Korean tech giant revealed a sharp...

  26. January 28, 2015

    Chipmaker Qualcomm hit by Apple surge

    Qualcomm on Wednesday cut its outlook for the year, as the rise of Apple’s iPhone dents sales of leading smartphone makers...

  27. January 28, 2015

    Sony to axe another 1,000 jobs from mobile phone division

    Sony is to lay off another 1,000 staff from its mobile phone unit as part of a wider overhaul of its smartphone strategy,...

  28. January 27, 2015

    Big names dash for line in race for a common language

    What is the point of being able to talk to your fridge, if your fridge cannot speak to your vacuum cleaner? This may appear...

  29. January 26, 2015

    Korea/Japan: won upmanship

    South Korea looks tantalisingly cheap. It is one of the few global markets trading on a single-digit multiple of next year’s...

  30. January 25, 2015

    China predicted to buy more iPhones than US

    Apple is expected to say this week that it has sold more iPhones in China than on its home turf in the US for the first time...

  31. January 22, 2015

    Transported to a new world by Google Cardboard, a $25 VR headset

    “Cardboard” is a funny thing to call a teleportation machine. But when paired with a smartphone and a willing suspension of...

  32. FT Tech Hub

    January 22, 2015

    With HoloLens, Microsoft gets some sizzle

    You’re standing on the surface of Mars. You look down and marvel at the detail, then up to the horizon, following the ridge...

  33. January 20, 2015

    Samsung considers stock split to lure investors

    Samsung Electronics is considering a stock split, a move that could give a small boost to its beleaguered market...

  34. January 16, 2015

    Smartphones in pipeline that offer more for less

    The smartphone market is set for lots of changes this year, but big, category-changing innovations are unlikely, according...

  35. January 15, 2015

    Best Buy blighted by gloomy sales outlook

    Best Buy was punished by investors on Thursday despite reporting strong holiday sales figures, as the electronics retailer...

  36. January 15, 2015

    Samsung/BlackBerry: fruit salad

    In 2010, as comedians Harry Enfield and Ronnie Corbett discussed a faulty BlackBerry in a produce shop (“did you try it on...

  37. January 14, 2015

    Samsung targets India with smartphone in bid to cut Android ties

    Samsung Electronics has launched its first smartphone powered by its Tizen operating system, in a major move to break away...

  38. January 13, 2015

    Li Ka-shing’s reshuffle shows change is afoot for family empires

    When the word went out last Friday that Victor Li, son of Li Ka-shing, would meet the press to discuss a mystery issue, the...

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