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Samsung and KOO win big at the 21st Sunday Times Top Brands Awards

Samsung and KOO win big at the 21st Sunday Times Top Brands Awards

20/09/2019 - 15:12
Samsung and KOO have been announced as South Africa’s Overall Favourite Brands, winning the Grand Prix Awards in the respective Business and Consumer sectors of the 21st Sunday Times Top Brands Survey.  read more
The UK will ban plastic straws and cotton buds by 2020 – here are South Africa’s plans

The UK will ban plastic straws and cotton buds by 2020 – here are South Africa’s plans

27/05/2019 - 09:31
The Guardian reports that the move is hoped to vastly reduce the litter and other environmental impacts of the nearly five billion plastic straws currently used each year in the UK, along with more than 300 million plastic stirrers and close to two billion cotton buds with plastic stems.  read more
 Global smartphone sales see worst drop ever in 2018, survey shows

Global smartphone sales see worst drop ever in 2018, survey shows

04/02/2019 - 10:58
Global smartphone sales saw their worst contraction in 2018, and the outlook for 2019 is not much better, new surveys show.  read more
Samsung launches Galaxy S8 and S8+

Samsung launches Galaxy S8 and S8+

30/03/2017 - 10:02
Samsung’s hotly anticipated iPhone killer the Galaxy S8 launched this afternoon, in what is perhaps the most vital launch of the tech giant’s history. read more
Apple takes Samsung's crown as bestselling smartphone retailer

Apple takes Samsung's crown as bestselling smartphone retailer

02/02/2017 - 12:44
Apple has reclaimed its title as the world’s largest smartphone retailer, after five consecutive years of falling behind Samsung. read more
With Samsung licking its wounds, can Google finally ignite retail sales?

With Samsung licking its wounds, can Google finally ignite retail sales?

17/10/2016 - 14:55
Smartphones have become an essential part of day-to-day life in the developed world over the past half-decade. read more
iFix and Hirsch Centurion Launch In-Store Kiosk

iFix and Hirsch Centurion Launch In-Store Kiosk

05/04/2016 - 11:37
iFix, in partnership with Hirsch’s has launched a walk-in, walk-out service kiosk, offering clients an affordable, efficient and hassle free way to deal with their device repair issues which arise from time to time. read more
Business robbery up 14% in SA

Business robbery up 14% in SA

22/09/2014 - 13:55
Business robbery increased 13.7% in the 2013/2014 financial year, national police commissioner Riah Phiyega said on Friday. read more
Samsung smartphone sales take a knock

Samsung smartphone sales take a knock

09/04/2014 - 08:17
Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Tuesday said it is on track to post its second straight quarter of profit decline, as slowing smartphone sales growth continued to weigh on earnings. read more
Samsung shares rise

Samsung shares rise

25/11/2013 - 08:41
Seoul - South Korean markets took in stride a US federal jury's order for Samsung to pay $290 million in damages to Apple, with Samsung shares going up 0.69 percent on Friday. read more
Samsung surges to new profit high

Samsung surges to new profit high

25/10/2013 - 09:51
Samsung Electronics Co Ltd’s quarterly operating profit surged 26 percent to a new record, matching estimates and powered by a strong recovery in its memory chip business as smartphone sales growth eases sharply. read more
HTC CEO wants to claw back smartphone market share

HTC CEO wants to claw back smartphone market share

23/10/2013 - 10:30
HTC Corp’s chief executive has handed some duties to the company’s chairwoman as the smartphone maker struggles to claw back market share from Apple Inc and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, the Financial Times reported. read more
Samsung offers to end patent disputes

Samsung offers to end patent disputes

18/10/2013 - 08:53
Samsung Electronics has offered to stop taking rivals such as Apple to court in Europe over patent disputes in order to end an antitrust investigation, European Union regulators said on Thursday. read more
Samsung sees TV market recovery

Samsung sees TV market recovery

06/09/2013 - 11:04
Samsung Electronics, the world’s largest maker of televisions, expects a recovery in the TV market in the second half of this year, helped by an improving US economy and the launch of new high-end sets. read more
Who holds the keys to BlackBerry’s future?

Who holds the keys to BlackBerry’s future?

15/08/2013 - 09:13
BlackBerry Ltd is expected to draw preliminary interest from technology companies, buyout firms and Canadian pension funds, but its fate may ultimately rest in the hands of its largest shareholder, Prem Watsa’s Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd.  read more
New Samsung Store Opens In Rail Park Mall, Botswana

New Samsung Store Opens In Rail Park Mall, Botswana

02/08/2013 - 09:02
Samsung Botswana officially opened its third store in Gaborone at Rail park mall, bringing the total number of Samsung franchise stores in Botswana to five.  read more
South Africa’s most valuable brands

South Africa’s most valuable brands

02/08/2013 - 08:31
South African mobile operators and banking institutions top the list of South Africa’s most valuable brands, according to a new report. read more
Smartphone growth soars

Smartphone growth soars

29/07/2013 - 07:48
The worldwide mobile phone market grew 6.0% year over year in the second quarter of 2013 (2Q13), while the shipment of smartphones grew 52.3% according to the International Data Corporation (IDC). read more
Blackberry to face tough questions from investors

Blackberry to face tough questions from investors

09/07/2013 - 08:22
BlackBerry will likely face tough questions about its future at its annual meeting on Tuesday after dismal quarterly results last week triggered a 28 percent plunge in the Canadian smartphone maker’s share price. read more
Samsung OLED TV gets steep price tag

Samsung OLED TV gets steep price tag

27/06/2013 - 09:21
Samsung Electronics Co Ltd slapped a $13,000 (R131,118) price tag on its first curved, super-thin OLED television to go on sale, the same price as rival LG Electronics Inc and one that underscores the high costs of the technology. read more
Samsung slumps as earnings forecast weakens

Samsung slumps as earnings forecast weakens

26/06/2013 - 09:58
Shares in Samsung Electronics Co Ltd slumped 3 percent to nine-month lows on Wednesday, as investors braced for weaker-than-expected earnings from the smartphone maker for the April-to-June period.  read more
Sony aims to regain sales from Samsung

Sony aims to regain sales from Samsung

13/05/2013 - 10:40
Sony forecast annual profit that missed analysts’ estimates on Friday as chief executive Kazuo Hirai rolls out new Xperia smartphones and Bravia televisions to recapture market share lost to Samsung Electronics. read more
Samsung and Apple heading in different directions

Samsung and Apple heading in different directions

06/05/2013 - 09:26
An estimated 405 million handsets, including 197 million smartphones, were shipped in the first quarter of 2013, according to market intelligence firm ABI Research.  read more
HTC feels the pinch after marketing push

HTC feels the pinch after marketing push

03/05/2013 - 09:02
Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC Corp will struggle to improve its margins this year as it increases marketing spend for its latest model in a bid to catch up to rivals Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and Apple Inc. read more
Nokia looks to boost revenue in China

Nokia looks to boost revenue in China

16/04/2013 - 08:28
Nokia’s push to expand sales of its Lumia smartphones in new markets such as China should help shrink an overall revenue decline and reduce its first-quarter loss, easing some of the pressure on CEO Stephen Elop.  read more
US; Best Buy to open in-store Samsung shops

US; Best Buy to open in-store Samsung shops

08/04/2013 - 09:39
Richardson, Texas -- Samsung Electronics and Best Buy Co. have entered into a partnership to install Samsung in-store shops in more than 1,400 Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile stores across the U.S. beginning this month. read more
Apple loses 'unlocking' patent

Apple loses 'unlocking' patent

08/04/2013 - 07:55
Munich - Apple has lost its patent protection in Germany for "slide to unlock," one of the most familiar features of its iPhones and iPads, with a court ruling that it was not a solution to something that had previously been a technical problem.  read more
Samsung predicts earnings increase

Samsung predicts earnings increase

05/04/2013 - 07:55
Seoul - South Korea's Samsung Electronics said on Friday it expected a sharp increase in first-quarter operating profit to 8.7-trillion won ($7.7-billion), up 52.9 percent from the first three months of 2012. read more
Nigerians Spent $1.2 Billion On 21 Million Mobile Phones In 2012

Nigerians Spent $1.2 Billion On 21 Million Mobile Phones In 2012

04/04/2013 - 08:24
Nigerians Spent $1.2 Billion On 21 Million Mobile Phones In 2012: GFK RT A report by GfK Retail and Technology Nigeria has shown the Nigerian market spent an average of 181 billion naira ($1.2 billion) to purchase 21.5 million mobile phones in 2012. read more
Sony chairman, Howard Stringer, to retire

Sony chairman, Howard Stringer, to retire

11/03/2013 - 08:52
Sony Corp’s board chairman, Howard Stringer, who headed the company as chief executive for six years until last April, will retire from Japan’s struggling consumer electronics giant in June, the Financial Times reported. read more
Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 unveiled

Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 unveiled

25/02/2013 - 08:51
Samsung Electronics is beefing up its tablet range with a competitor to Apple’s iPad Mini that sports a pen for writing on the screen.  read more
HTC takes on Samsung

HTC takes on Samsung

20/02/2013 - 10:27
Taiwan’s HTC Corp has unveiled the new smartphone that it hopes will set it apart from the crowd of Google Android devices on the market and help it to make up ground lost to Samsung. read more
Worldwide tablet sales soar

Worldwide tablet sales soar

01/02/2013 - 08:08
Washington - Worldwide tablet sales jumped in the fourth quarter beyond even some of the most optimistic forecasts to 52.5 million, with Android-powered devices pacing growth, a survey showed on Thursday. read more
Samsung Galaxy S sales top 100m

Samsung Galaxy S sales top 100m

15/01/2013 - 07:42
Seoul - Samsung Electronics said Monday that global sales of its flagship Galaxy S smartphones had topped 100 million since the first model debuted in 2010, cementing its dominant position over US rival Apple.  read more
Panasonic unveils largest OLED TV in the world

Panasonic unveils largest OLED TV in the world

09/01/2013 - 09:42
Panasonic Corp, in a display of technological one-upmanship with its South Korean rivals, unveiled a prototype of the world's largest OLED screen on Tuesday. read more
Samsung predicts record profit

Samsung predicts record profit

09/01/2013 - 09:09
South Korea's Samsung Electronics Co on Tuesday estimated its operating profit for the fourth quarter at a record 8.8 trillion won (8.3 billion dollars). read more
iPad Mini arrives

iPad Mini arrives

25/10/2012 - 08:46
Apple Inc took the wraps off an 8-inch tablet on Tuesday in its biggest product move since the debut of the iPad two years ago, launching a smaller version of the gadget into a market staked out by Amazon.com Inc and Google Inc. read more
Apple loses appeal against Samsung

Apple loses appeal against Samsung

19/10/2012 - 08:28
Apple Inc lost its appeal of a ruling that its rival Samsung‘s Galaxy tablet computer did not copy Apple’s registered tablet designs in a British court on Thursday. read more
LG Optimus G revealed

LG Optimus G revealed

18/09/2012 - 08:23
LG Electronics Inc unveiled its latest high-end smartphone packed with powerful hardware upgrades on Tuesday, as the struggling South Korean firm tries to win market share from Apple Inc and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd in the crucial holiday quarter. read more
Stakes high as Apple releases iPhone 5

Stakes high as Apple releases iPhone 5

12/09/2012 - 09:22
Apple’s debut of its redesigned iPhone will test anew its high-stakes strategy of once-a-year upgrades for a product that accounts for about 70 percent of the company’s profits.  read more
New Samsung Galaxy heads for SA

New Samsung Galaxy heads for SA

10/09/2012 - 08:57
Cape Town - Samsung's new Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 was unveiled in Johannesburg last night and is set to hit local stores as early as next month.  read more
Apple gains $18bn as Samsung sheds $12bn

Apple gains $18bn as Samsung sheds $12bn

29/08/2012 - 08:20
New York - Apple's $1bn court win against Samsung is translating into a much bigger jump in its market value, AP reported on Monday.  read more
Samsung’s new tablet not expected to trounce iPad

Samsung’s new tablet not expected to trounce iPad

17/08/2012 - 09:31
Samsung Electronics’ new tablet, first unveiled in February this year, is the South Korean electronics giant’s latest attempt to wrest market share from Apple, but it is not being heralded as an iPad killer. read more
Samsung lifted by Galaxy sales

Samsung lifted by Galaxy sales

27/07/2012 - 08:01
Seoul - Samsung Electronics said its second quarter profit rose 48 percent over a year earlier as customers flocked to get Galaxy smartphones in the absence of competitors. read more
Apple posts disappointing profits

Apple posts disappointing profits

25/07/2012 - 09:00
San Francisco - Apple on Tuesday reported a rise in its quarterly profit to $8.8bn on hot iPad sales but missed lofty Wall Street expectations due, in part, to iPhone lovers waiting for a rumoured new model.  read more
Samsung’s Galaxy powers profits

Samsung’s Galaxy powers profits

06/07/2012 - 08:11
Seoul - Soaring sales of the Galaxy smartphone drove record quarterly profit of $5.9-billion at Samsung Electronics, though the South Korean tech giant is fretting over how Europe's debt crisis is denting demand in its biggest market for televisions and home appliances. read more
Samsung to manufacture monitors in SA

Samsung to manufacture monitors in SA

28/06/2012 - 08:53
Samsung Electronics SA said yesterday it would make all of its computer monitors locally through one of its assembly plants in Gauteng. read more
Apple hits back at Samsung tablet

Apple hits back at Samsung tablet

07/05/2012 - 07:47
Samsung Electronics, sanctioned by a US judge for its failure to produce source code in a patent-infringement case in San Jose, California, will be unable to use some evidence to defend itself against Apple.  read more
Samsung outsells Apple iPhone

Samsung outsells Apple iPhone

02/05/2012 - 07:54
Samsung Electronics reported a record $5,2bn profit in the first quarter on Friday, overtaking Nokia as the top cellphone seller, and its Galaxy smartphones outsold Apple’s iPhone at the top of the market.  read more
Samsung updates tablets

Samsung updates tablets

13/04/2012 - 08:22
Samsung Electronics Co., Apple's biggest competitor in the market for iPad-sized tablet computers, is updating its line to include a feature that lets a tablet act as a universal remote control for an entertainment centre. read more
Losses of Japanese Electronic Firms Worsen

Losses of Japanese Electronic Firms Worsen

06/02/2012 - 08:59
Japan’s biggest makers of phones, televisions and chips say they’ll lose about $17 billion this year, about three-quarters of what Samsung Electronics Co. (005930) will spend on research to lengthen the lead over its competitors. read more
Samsung confident of outselling Nokia

Samsung confident of outselling Nokia

11/01/2012 - 08:48
Las Vegas - Samsung Electronics, the world’s biggest technology firm by revenue and the world’s No2 handset maker, is confident of its handset shipments overtaking those of Nokia this year, its CEO said on Monday.  read more
Samsung extends patent row with Apple

Samsung extends patent row with Apple

20/12/2011 - 08:57
Seoul - Samsung Electronics has filed new claims in its patent war with Apple over alleged patent infringements in Germany, a spokesperson for the company said on Monday. read more
Samsung wins appeal on Galaxy ban

Samsung wins appeal on Galaxy ban

30/11/2011 - 09:18
Sydney - An Australian court on Wednesday reversed a ban on the sale of Samsung Electronics' Galaxy tablet computers in the country, handing it a rare victory against rival Apple in the firms' intensifying global patent war.  read more