People wait in front of the Apple Store in Tokyo’s Omotesando shopping district to get a glimpse of the new Apple Watch. Photograph: Toru Hanai/Reuters 1:24

Consumers in Australia flocked to Apple’s store in Sydney on Friday to get the world’s first up-close look at the tech giant’s smartwatch, which the c(...)

Samsung Electronics flagged better-than-expected profits for the first quarter, with rising demand for memory chips helping offset slumping smartphone sales. (Photograph: JUNG YEON-JEJUNG YEON-JE/AFP/Getty Images)

Samsung Electronics posted profit that beat analysts’ estimates as rising demand for memory chips and displays more than offset a slump in smartphones(...)

Visitors  take pictures of the new Samsung Galaxy S6 during the Mobile World Congress. Photograph:  David Ramos/Getty Images 1:34

Samsung Electronics has built wireless charging into its latest flagship products - the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge.The new smartphones were unveiled at Mob(...)

Samsung has been stung by Apple’s new iPhones, ceding global market share after the larger-screen devices captured sales in a segment pioneered by the Galaxy S lineup.  (Photograph: SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg)

Samsung Electronics is expected to release two new versions of its top-tier Galaxy smartphone next month, including a model with a display covering th(...)

Models pose for photographs next to Samsung Electronics’ S’UHD smart television sets during its launch event in Seoul. Photograph: Kim Hong-Ji/Reuters

As Samsung Electronics sells fewer of its own smartphones, the South Korean group’s components businesses are under pressure to pick up the slack and (...)

JK Shin, president and Head of IT and Mobile Communication Division of Samsung Electronics, shows off company’s new Gear Fit fitness band during its launching ceremony at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona earlier this year. Photograph: Gustau Nacarino/Reuters

Samsung Electronics defied speculation it would drop the head of its underperforming mobile division, as the Samsung Group’s heir apparent opted to ke(...)

Sebastian Nystrom, head of product business at Nokia Technologies, presents the new Android tablet, the N1.  photograph: reuters/heikki saukkomaa/lehtikuva

The N1, Nokia’s new brand-licensed tablet computer designed to rival Apple’s iPad Mini, was launched this week just six months after Nokia sold its ai(...)

A man tries out a Samsung Electronics’ Galaxy Note Edge during the 2014 Korea Electronics Show in Goyang

Samsung has accused Nvidia of infringing several of its chip-related patents and for making false claims about its products, counter-suing after Nvid(...)

Samsung Electronics posted the smallest quarterly earnings in more than two years as profit margins are squeezed by competition from Apple’s new iPhones and cheaper Chinese devices. Photo: Patrick Bloomberg

Samsung Electronics posted the smallest quarterly earnings in more than two years as profit margins are squeezed by competition from Apple’s new iPhon(...)

An aerial view shows Korea Electric Power Corp’s Seoul headquarters (C) in Seoul. Hyundai Motor Co and its two affiliates approved Asia’s biggest property deal since the financial crisis on September 26th  when their board members agreed to pay 10.55 trillion won ($10.12 billion) for the trophy plot of land to house a new headquarters in downtown Seoul. Photograph:  Reuters/Han Jong-chan/Yonhap

Another one of finance minister Choi Kyung-hwan’s plans to boost the economy has been to introduce a tax on mounting tax reserves at the chaebols, the(...)