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Samsung expects fourth-quarter profit to drop 37 percent from year ago

Samsung Electronics said Wednesday that it expects its fourth-quarter earnings report to show a decline in operating profit, as the company grapples with increased competition in its core smartphone business.<p>The South Korean electronics giant estimates its operating profit for the quarter will be …

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Apple accounts for 51 percent of new mobile activations this Christmas

Phablet popularity also surged, from 3 percent of devices in 2012 to 13 percent in 2014<p>Christmas Day is always a good yardstick for success in the mobile industry. New devices are unwrapped and activated, and manufacturers get a clear idea of how they compare to their rivals. This year, however, it …

Microsoft’s next-gen ‘Spartan’ browser could run on iOS and the Mac

It’s come a long way in recent years, but even so, Internet Explorer may be Microsoft’s most reviled product: a web browser so bad it held web standards back for years. From a Mac fan’s perspective, the best that can be said about Internet Explorer is that, for the most part, you never have to use …

Ruble sees worst annual drop since 1998 as oil, sanctions weigh

The ruble headed for its worst annual slide since 1998, as a slew of government interventions failed to support the currency on the final trading day of 2014.<p>Russia's currency lost 42 per cent this year, the most in the world after Ukraine's hryvnia. Government bonds fell the most in emerging …