Apple and Samsung,  the world’s top two smartphone sellers, have agreed to drop their appeals of a patent-infringement case at the US International Trade Commission that resulted in an import ban on some older Samsung phones. Photographer: Brent Lewin/Bloomberg

Apple and Samsung Electronics have agreed to drop their appeals of a patent-infringement case at the US International Trade Commission that resulted(...)

Buildings under construction in  Shenzhen: the city is one of China’s fastest growing. Photograph: Alex Lee/Reuters

If you were to name a capital city of China’s economic boom, it would be Shenzhen. In 1979, Chinese supreme leader Deng Xiaoping proclai(...)

New Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is pushing the company forward on mobile.

Microsoft, under new chief executive Satya Nadella, will accelerate a push into mobile software, joining forces with hardware manufacturers and(...)

Technicians work on a LG Electronics 3D video wall in preparation for the Consumer Electronics Show  at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, yesterday. Photograph: Reuters

From 3D printing to wearable technology and increasingly smarter products, this year’s International CES exhibition in Las Vegas is expected to give g(...)

The Apple store in  the financial district in Shanghai. Chinese mobile companies will carry Apple’s newest iPhone models within days of their launch in Beijing next week. Photograph: Carlos Barria/Reuters

Chinese telecom carriers China Unicom Hong Kong and China Telecom will carry Apple’s newest iPhone models within days of their launch in Beijing next(...)

The high-end smartphone market, which Samsung dominates along with Apple, is slowing. Photograph: Barry Huang/Reuters

Samsung Electronics announced a $1 billion increase in investment yesterday, hoping a strong recovery in semiconductors will make up for weakening sma(...)

The European Commission plans to send a formal warning to China that it is ready to levy sanctions against telecoms equipment makers Huawei and ZTE over illegal subsidies, people close to the matter said.

The European Commission plans to send a formal warning to China that it is ready to levy trade duties against telecoms equipment makers Huawei (...)