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SA selfie fans aim to set record

2015-01-28 10:01

South Africans will have the opportunity to be part of a new world record attempt and all it takes is a pout, smile and click.

Samsung 'approached' BlackBerry about $7.5bn buyout

2015-01-24 09:28

Samsung Electronics recently approached BlackBerry about buying the smartphone maker for as much as $7.5bn in a play for its patent portfolio.

BlackBerry, Samsung deny takeover talks

2015-01-15 07:45

BlackBerry and Samsung Electronics have denied a report that they are in talks for Samsung to make a takeover offer for the Canadian company.

Android smartphone survival guide

2015-01-08 10:15

If it's time to upgrade your phone, the odds are that you might opt for an Android-powered device. Check out our Android survival guide.

Samsung takes on Google in the TV software space

2015-01-05 08:50

Samsung’s Tizen software, which is a competitor to Android, is moving from phones to big-screen TVs as the South Korean company tries to capitalise on smart homes.

Samsung killing off ChatOn app

2014-12-19 14:20

South Korean electronics giant Samsung plans discontinuing its messenger application ChatOn in early 2015.

Samsung keeps mobile chief despite profit plunge

2014-12-01 08:30

Samsung has retained the chief of its mobile business despite a steep decline in mobile profit and growing competition as the group opts for stability over change.

Samsung sells stakes in defence, chemical units

2014-11-26 15:11

The South Korean electronics giant made further steps in a long-running restructuring plan on Wednesday by selling four of its subsidiaries to another conglomerate.

Is this SA's police car of the future?

2014-11-06 15:30
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Future SA police cruisers could be fitted with advanced tech as a prototype showed at a conference in Durban. Will the future SAPS car help reduce the country's awful crime rate?

Samsung vows changes after profit plunge

2014-10-30 14:50

Samsung Electronics admitted erring in its smartphone strategy and vowed to overhaul its handset line-up.

The end is near for plasma TVs

2014-10-29 15:20

LG Electronics has said it will wind down its plasma television business, as a technology long overtaken by liquid crystal display takes one step closer to its demise.

Samsung gets top US security clearance

2014-10-21 20:00

Samsung says its smartphones and tablets have received a US government security clearance allowing officials to use them to send classified information.

Samsung to build factory in Vietnam

2014-10-02 13:55

South Korean electronics giant Samsung is to build a production plant in Vietnam for around $560m, says the company.

Samsung may launch first Tizen phone in India

2014-09-22 12:31

Samsung Electronics, which faces a slowdown in emerging market smartphone sales, will release its long-delayed Tizen-powered handset in India, a report says.

Tablet growth takes a hit in Africa

2014-09-11 07:52

The tablet market is coming under further pressure even in its hottest markets, industry figures have shown.

Best SA tablet brand revealed

2014-09-09 12:10

The Target Group Index has announced the best tablet brand in South Africa.

EU fines Samsung, Philips over smartcard cartel

2014-09-03 12:12

The EU has fined Infineon, Philips and Samsung for forming a smartcard chip cartel in Europe, says the European Commission.

Samsung woos SA with sexy S5 Mini

2014-08-29 14:14

Samsung has announced that it was launching the Mini version of the Galaxy S5 as the company looks to boost its smartphone sales.

Samsung unveils smart watch that can make calls

2014-08-28 11:30

Samsung Electronics has unveiled what it said was the first smart watch capable of making and receiving calls without a mobile phone nearby.

Happy apping - check out the top smartphone apps

2014-08-27 13:05

Mobile chat is probably the most hip pastime that people use their smartphones for, based on the most popular apps on online platforms.

Super high speed mobile network launched

2014-08-20 14:29

Singapore has become the first country to have access to the highest speed mobile broadband available with the commercial launch of a 4G LTE-Advanced network.

Samsung to buy tech firm in smart home shift

2014-08-15 13:47

Samsung has said it had reached a deal to buy a US home automation start-up SmartThings.

New Note 'just a white elephant'

2014-08-08 13:04

Smartphones boast of their functionality over older models, but for Reshigan Moodley, his Samsung Note was less useful than a notebook.

 

Samsung has $63bn cash pile for tech takeovers

2015-01-26 09:55

Whether or not Samsung has BlackBerry in its sights, it should spend some of its $63 billion of cash on takeovers say experts.

Why a Samsung-BlackBerry deal could make sense

2015-01-16 10:30

Despite Samsung denying reports that it wants to make a $7.5 billion takeover offer for BlackBerry, tech industry watchers are still dissecting the possibilities of such a deal.

Samsung starts selling Tizen smartphone

2015-01-14 14:37

Samsung Electronics has started selling a $90 smartphone in India that runs on the company's Tizen software rather than Google's Android.

Five of 2014’s weirdest mobile apps

2014-12-31 11:55

From navigating a bird through tricky obstacles to just saying ‘Yo’ and viewing medical patients’ images online, 2014 has been interesting for mobile application ideas.

Samsung Cheil doubles upon debut

2014-12-19 11:29

Shares in Cheil Industries, the de facto holding company of Samsung Group, have doubled in the latest in a series of steps toward generational succession for South Korea's largest conglomerate.

Samsung staff fear the chop in annual reshuffle

2014-11-28 08:32

Insiders say staff at Samsung Electronics have never been so anxious ahead of the annual reshuffle, as weak smartphone performances and earnings hit the company.

Samsung to slash number of smartphone models

2014-11-18 14:02

Samsung has announced plans to slash the number of smartphone models it issues as it tries to cut prices in the face of intense Chinese competition.

Samsung hits back with metallic smartphones

2014-11-02 08:05

Samsung Electronics has unveiled two mid-tier handsets with a premium design as it prepared to deliver a riposte to its low-priced Chinese rivals.

Microsoft launches wearable fitness device

2014-10-30 12:02

Microsoft has launched a device called "Microsoft Band" that will allow users to monitor their fitness and exercise regime.

Samsung scales down LED business

2014-10-27 14:40

Samsung Electronics has said that it will cease its light emitting diode (LED) lighting business outside of South Korea, scaling back what was identified as a key growth business.

Samsung eyes SA for tech win

2014-10-21 09:20

Samsung has a strategy for South Africa and Africa that should see the South Korean company make deep inroads with its mobile devices while its major competitors sleep at the wheel.

Galaxy Note 4 SA launch puts price in the spotlight

2014-10-14 08:41

With the local launch of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, the price of flagship smartphones has jumped into the spotlight.

Samsung to build massive new factory

2014-10-06 10:46

Samsung Electronics is to put 15.6 trillion won ($14.7bn) into a new production plant in its native South Korea.

Samsung: Nothing wrong with the Galaxy Note

2014-10-01 09:00

Samsung has rejected claims that its new Galaxy Note smartphone had a defect.

Samsung takes 'genius' pot shots at iPhone 6

2014-09-11 12:45

Samsung has launched a volley of ads making fun of Apple's foray into wearable technology.

Samsung Galaxy Alpha lands in SA

2014-09-10 14:32

Well, it’s finally here. Samsung has announced that its new flagship smartphone is available in South Africa.

Samsung unveils new phablets

2014-09-04 11:48

South Korean giant Samsung has unveiled the next generation of its pioneering "phablet" and "smartwatch" gadgets at the IFA consumer electronics fair.

Apple shadow looms over Berlin gadget show

2014-09-02 07:53

Berlin's gigantic IFA consumer electronics fair opens with the shadow of Apple looming large, even if the US company traditionally snubs the event.

Apple 'iWatch' to take on Samsung, LG

2014-08-28 12:02

Apple will unveil an "iWatch" with the maker of the iPhone finally embarking on its much-rumoured foray into wearable computing.

US judge deals big blow to Apple

2014-08-28 07:33

A federal judge has rejected Apple's attempt to block the sale of several older Samsung smartphones that copied features in the iPhone.

B&N, Samsung introduce Nook tablet

2014-08-21 07:52

Barnes & Noble and Samsung have unveiled a new co-branded tablet called the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook.

Samsung extends Olympics deal

2014-08-17 20:15

South Korea's Samsung has extended its top sponsorship contract as an Olympics worldwide partner to 2020, says the IOC.

Samsung eyes reinvention challenge: Itself

2014-08-08 15:01

As its smartphone sales stutter and a generational leadership succession looms, Samsung Electronics is under pressure to reinvent itself.

Samsung, Apple drop patent war outside US

2014-08-06 07:29

Arch-rivals Samsung and Apple have decided to drop a series of bitter patent disputes pending in multiple courts outside the US.

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