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Technology 21 Nov 2014 | 5:51 PM Premium

South Korea's chaebols feel the heat as shareholders scrap Samsung merger

Investors are challenging the unilateral decisions made by South Korea's biggest family-run firms, putting pressure on the chaebols that form the backbone of Asia's fourth-largest economy to take their interests into consideration.

TECH 06 Jan 2015 | 8:15 AM Premium

Samsung Electronics seeks fresh start with new TVs after tough 2014

South Korea's Samsung Electronics Co Ltd launched a lineup of high-tech premium TVs, calling on its original mainstay devices to help avert a second consecutive year of profit decline.

TECH 10 Feb 2015 | 8:04 AM Premium

Amid mobile slump, Samsung needs more outside customers for its chips and panels

As Samsung Electronics Co Ltd sells fewer smartphones, its components businesses are under pressure to pick up the slack and secure external customers for chips and display panels, including putting these in rival mobile devices.

Technology 14 Apr 2015 | 6:05 PM Premium

Nokia in talks to buy Alcatel-Lucent; France wary about jobs

Nokia Oyj is in talks to buy smaller telecom equipment maker Alcatel-Lucent, a deal that would combine the industry's two weakest players but could pose challenges in cutting costs and overcoming political opposition.

TECH 03 Apr 2015 | 11:27 AM Premium

Samsung bounces back with new Galaxy phones

Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd likely saw January-March earnings slip for the sixth straight quarter, but investors are betting on a rebound this year on healthy chip sales and high hopes for its new flagship smartphones.

TECH 07 Oct 2015 | 11:53 AM Premium

Samsung sees Q3 profit boost despite smartphone woes

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said it would post its first quarterly profit gain in two years, beating expectations as strong sales of chips and displays probably offset weakness in its smartphone division.

TECH 27 Oct 2015 | 3:55 PM Premium

TalkTalk's cyberattack piles on the pressure on financial targets

Burdened with a poor reputation for customer service, facing increasingly fierce competition and under pressure to hit challenging financial targets, the cyberattack at TalkTalk could not have come at a worse time for the British telecoms firm.

TECH 06 Oct 2015 | 3:18 PM Premium

Samsung struggles to find fix for smartphone woes

More than a year into the overhaul of its smartphone line-up, Samsung Electronics Co Ltd has yet to find a way to reverse a slide in market share or margins, clouding its growth outlook and fuelling investor impatience.

TECH 12 Aug 2015 | 10:00 AM Premium

Hackers stole secrets of up to US$100mil insider-trading profit

A group of mainly US-based stock traders and computer hackers in Ukraine made as much as US$100mil (RM398mil) in illegal profits over five years by conspiring to use information stolen from thousands of corporate press statements before their public release, US authorities said.

Technology 29 Jun 2012 | 12:00 AM Premium

RIM delays new BlackBerry launch; sales crumble

It is a devastating setback to the once dominant technology company.