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Snapchat reportedly secretly files for share offering

Snapchat seems to move closer to becoming a public company by reportedly filed for an initial public offering of shares to test investor interest.

Snapchat seems to move closer to becoming a public company by reportedly filed for an initial public offering of shares to test investor interest.

Business

Vodafone fined over customer failings

Britain's telecoms regulator has fined Vodafone a record amount for what it called "serious and sustained" failings in its dealings with customers.

Britain's telecoms regulator has fined Vodafone a record amount for what it called "serious and sustained" failings in its dealings with customers.

Business

Apple profits fall for the first time in 15 years

Apple's annual earnings have dropped for the first time in 15 years as it posted a third successive quarter of declining iPhone sales.

Apple's annual earnings have dropped for the first time in 15 years as it posted a third successive quarter of declining iPhone sales.

Business

Samsung launches future discount offer for Galaxy Note 7 owners

Samsung steps up efforts to retain South Korean customers after the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco by offering discounts on the future 8 series handset.

Samsung steps up efforts to retain South Korean customers after the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco by offering discounts on the future 8 series handset.

News

Could your smartphone kill you?

On 11 October Samsung stopped all production of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphone after several handsets exploded or caught fire.

On 11 October Samsung stopped all production of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphone after several handsets exploded or caught fire.

Business

Samsung's reputation burned by Galaxy Note 7 disaster

In Business Line we look at the hit to Samsung's bottom line and its reputation from the scrapping of the fire-prone Galaxy Note 7.

In Business Line we look at the hit to Samsung's bottom line and its reputation from the scrapping of the fire-prone Galaxy Note 7.

Business

Samsung to compensate suppliers over Note 7 disaster

Samsung is to help its component suppliers hit by the canceling of the Galaxy Note 7 with compensation for unused parts and unfinished components.

Samsung is to help its component suppliers hit by the canceling of the Galaxy Note 7 with compensation for unused parts and unfinished components.

Business

Samsung gives latest cost estimates for Note 7 disaster

Samsung says will take a hit to its operating profit of about 2.7 billion euros in the next two quarters from scrapping the Note 7 smartphone.

Samsung says will take a hit to its operating profit of about 2.7 billion euros in the next two quarters from scrapping the Note 7 smartphone.

Business

Samsung abandons production of Note 7

In a statement, the company says it has made a "final decision" to stop making its star product. It comes in the wake of reports of devices spontaneously catching fire.

In a statement, the company says it has made a "final decision" to stop making its star product. It comes in the wake of reports of devices spontaneously catching fire.

News

Samsung suspends production of Note 7 - reports

News comes after reports of fires in replacement devices. Sources have not specified if specific problems identified or when production was halted.

News comes after reports of fires in replacement devices. Sources have not specified if specific problems identified or when production was halted.

Science_technology

Photokina keeping people in the picture

The image has never been so widely available and the photographic industry is providing a wide range of technology to slake this contemporary thirst.

The image has never been so widely available and the photographic industry is providing a wide range of technology to slake this contemporary thirst.

Europe

EU answers call to scrap 'no roaming fees' time limit

Consumers should be exempt from roaming fees no matter how long they spend abroad, the European Commission said on Wednesday.

Consumers should be exempt from roaming fees no matter how long they spend abroad, the European Commission said on Wednesday.

Business

Apple's AirPods stir up anger and internet wit

Apple's decision not to have a headphone socket on the iPhone 7 has sparked protests and petitions and social media has been awash with criticism and witticism.

Apple's decision not to have a headphone socket on the iPhone 7 has sparked protests and petitions and social media has been awash with criticism and witticism.

Business

Samsung shares rise despite massive Note 7 smartphone recall

Samsung Electronics' shares rose on Monday despite the anticipated losses from the recall of 2.5 million Note 7 smartphones in 10 countries after the batteries in some caught fire or exploded.

Samsung Electronics' shares rose on Monday despite the anticipated losses from the recall of 2.5 million Note 7 smartphones in 10 countries after the batteries in some caught fire or exploded.

Business

Samsung hit by exploding phone battery problem

Samsung has delayed shipping of its new flagship Galaxy Note 7 smartphone following reports of exploding batteries as it investigates the cause.

Samsung has delayed shipping of its new flagship Galaxy Note 7 smartphone following reports of exploding batteries as it investigates the cause.

News

Taxify steals Uber's place on the rank in Budapest

The Hungarian capital Budapest kicked US taxi app Uber out of its city in July, when it passed a new law denying Uber internet access.

The Hungarian capital Budapest kicked US taxi app Uber out of its city in July, when it passed a new law denying Uber internet access.

Business

Samsung sues Huawei over patents

South Korea's Samsung is suing China's Huawei alleged infringement of patents, reversing legal action taken by Huawei in May.

South Korea's Samsung is suing China's Huawei alleged infringement of patents, reversing legal action taken by Huawei in May.

Culture

'Sickhouse' horror film shot on Snapchat

For the latest technique in filmmaking you need look no further than 'Sickhouse' a horror movie filmed entirely on Snapchat.

For the latest technique in filmmaking you need look no further than 'Sickhouse' a horror movie filmed entirely on Snapchat.