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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.

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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 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.

Science_technology

Berlin Zoo opts for beacon technology app

Visitors to Berlin zoo can now access a whole bunch of extra information on the animals thanks to an app powered by beacon technology.

Visitors to Berlin zoo can now access a whole bunch of extra information on the animals thanks to an app powered by beacon technology.

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.

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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.

Business

Google takes on Apple and Samsung with its new smart phone

Google has launched a new line in smartphones along with other gadgets designed to take on electronic giants like Apple and Samsung.

Google has launched a new line in smartphones along with other gadgets designed to take on electronic giants like Apple and Samsung.

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Battle of the phones: Samsung vs Apple

This week in Business Line we look at the triumphs and troubles of Samsung and Apple, with details of the iPhone 7 and the costly recall of the Note 7.

This week in Business Line we look at the triumphs and troubles of Samsung and Apple, with details of the iPhone 7 and the costly recall of the Note 7.

Business

Smartwatch revolution?

As Apple Watch sales slide, can the eSIM that is fitted in Samsung's smartwatch offerings offer hope for the future of wearables?

As Apple Watch sales slide, can the eSIM that is fitted in Samsung's smartwatch offerings offer hope for the future of wearables?

Science_technology

Waiting for the ultimate wearable gadget

Working out just how much you’re working out – wearable technology does it best, according to manufacturers. Among the hundreds of products

Working out just how much you’re working out – wearable technology does it best, according to manufacturers. Among the hundreds of products

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New app brings you closer Shakespeare

As Britain marks the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death, a group of actors including Ian McKellen and Derek Jacobi have come together

As Britain marks the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death, a group of actors including Ian McKellen and Derek Jacobi have come together

Business

Samsung Q2 profit better than expected

Samsung has reported better than expected quarterly profit but warned earnings from phones will weaken in the rest of the year.

Samsung has reported better than expected quarterly profit but warned earnings from phones will weaken in the rest of the year.

Business

Huawei's profits jump

Chinese smartphone and network equipment maker Huawei has posted a 40 percent rise in sales revenue for the first half of the year.

Chinese smartphone and network equipment maker Huawei has posted a 40 percent rise in sales revenue for the first half of the year.

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.

Business

Nintendo shares double in price since Pokemon GO release

Pokemon GO continues to boost the shares of video game company Nintendo. They are now worth twice what they were when the 'augmented reality' game was released just over a week ago.

Pokemon GO continues to boost the shares of video game company Nintendo. They are now worth twice what they were when the 'augmented reality' game was released just over a week ago.

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Pokemon profits and problems

The 'augmented reality' game Pokemon Go - having become a global phenomenon in just days - is set to make big money but is also creating controversy.

The 'augmented reality' game Pokemon Go - having become a global phenomenon in just days - is set to make big money but is also creating controversy.

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Pokemon GO goes viral, boosts Nintendo shares

Pokemon GO, an "augmented reality" game for smartphones has become a craze on the streets and given a massive boost to the share price of Japanese video-game giant Nintendo.

Pokemon GO, an "augmented reality" game for smartphones has become a craze on the streets and given a massive boost to the share price of Japanese video-game giant Nintendo.

Business

Smartphones set to take Samsung to profit rebound

Samsung is set for its best quarterly profit in more than two years thanks to robust sales of its flagship Galaxy S7 smartphones.

Samsung is set for its best quarterly profit in more than two years thanks to robust sales of its flagship Galaxy S7 smartphones.