Nov 18, 2014

Engineer mobility at Samsung is a lesson for troubled Sony

Samsung Electronics Co. is giving Sony Corp. a lesson in quick decision-making by moving engineers from its smartphone unit less than a month after posting a profit slump in the business. Samsung is transferring about 500 workers from mobile phones and allocating them largely ...

Dividend-challenged Sony contemplates smartphone exit from China

Sep 19, 2014

Dividend-challenged Sony contemplates smartphone exit from China

Sony Corp. might sharply downsize its smartphone operations in China because business is unlikely to grow against competition from popular local rivals, company sources said Thursday. Sony, which on Wednesday warned of a bigger loss than previously projected for fiscal 2014 ending March due ...

Microsoft sues Samsung in royalty dispute

Aug 2, 2014

Microsoft sues Samsung in royalty dispute

Microsoft said Friday it is suing Samsung for threatening to stop paying Microsoft royalties for patents behind the Android operating system. The two companies came to a deal in September 2011 to cross-license each other’s patent portfolios. Samsung wound up paying Microsoft royalties on ...

Jul 29, 2014

Samsung postpones launch of Tizen smartphone

Samsung Electronics Co. said Monday it is delaying sales of its first Tizen-powered smartphone in the latest setback to the company’s ambition to create a mobile platform to rival Google’s Android or Apple’s iOS. The South Korean company had planned to start selling the ...

Jul 14, 2014

Samsung suspends China supplier following child labor allegations

Samsung Electronics Co., the world’s largest smartphone maker, said it suspended a supplier in China after finding evidence of illegal hiring. The supplier will be permanently cut from Samsung’s business if it’s found to have hired underage workers, the Suwon, South Korea-based company said ...

Samsung chairman stable after hospitalization for heart attack

May 12, 2014

Samsung chairman stable after hospitalization for heart attack

Samsung Electronics Co. Chairman Lee Kun-hee was hospitalized in stable condition at a Seoul hospital Sunday after suffering a heart attack, the company said in a statement. Lee, 72, was rushed to a hospital near his home in central Seoul late Saturday after experiencing ...

Apple, Samsung infringed patents

May 3, 2014

Apple, Samsung infringed patents

A jury has awarded Apple $119.4 million, far less than it demanded, in a patent battle with Samsung over alleged copying of smartphone features — and the jury made the victory even smaller by finding that Apple illegally used one of Samsung’s patents. Friday’s ...

Samsung, LG ads criticized abroad

Apr 6, 2014

Samsung, LG ads criticized abroad

by Youkyung Lee

When Samsung unveiled a new smartphone at New York’s storied Radio City Music Hall, the Broadway-style spectacle was memorable not for technology but for a cast of giggling female characters who fantasized about marrying a doctor, fretted about eating too much cake and needed ...

Another Apple-Samsung skirmish heads to court

Mar 31, 2014

Another Apple-Samsung skirmish heads to court

The fiercest rivalry in the world of smartphones is heading back to court this week in the heart of the Silicon Valley, with Apple and Samsung accusing each other, once again, of ripping off designs and features. The trial will mark the latest round ...

Samsung ordered to pay Apple $290 million in patent case

Nov 22, 2013

Samsung ordered to pay Apple $290 million in patent case

A U.S. federal jury Thursday ordered Samsung to pay $290 million in damages to Apple in a partial retrial of a blockbuster patent case involving the two smartphone giants. The award revises the $450 million in damages that was originally granted in the landmark ...

Aug 19, 2013

Samsung, Sony set pre-emptive strikes

Samsung Electronics Co. and Sony Corp. reportedly plan to unveil new devices next month as two of Asia’s biggest technology companies try to showcase their products before Apple Inc. releases new iPhones and iPads. Samsung’s Galaxy Gear, a wristwatchlike device with features of a ...