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Smartphones, high-end consumer goods boost Samsung results

Smartphone, high-end consumer goods boost Samsung results

(ATF) Samsung Electronics has reported an expected 44% rise in first-quarter profit on strong sales of smartphones and home appliances. The South Korean giant's upbeat earnings forecast came a day after rival LG Electronics announced it would quit the smartphone business.Operating profit reached 9.3 trillion won ($8.2 billion) in the …

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Security concerns over Clubhouse chat app

Security concerns over Clubhouse chat app

(ATF) For a few weeks, Clubhouse, an audio chat app developed in Silicon Valley, was a popular forum for conversations deemed contentious in China. However, last Monday evening, the inevitable happened – when users logged in from the mainland, they were met with a blank page displaying an error.Though this …

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Smartphone shipments dip as Covid cuts China handset demand 

Smartphone shipments dip as Covid cuts China handset demand 

Domestic smartphone shipments in China in 2020 fell 20.4% from the previous year, government data released on Monday showed, as the number of handsets delivered to consumers dropped to 296 million from 372 million in 2019. The figures from the China Academy of Information and Communications (CAICT), a state-backed think …

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Taiwan export orders soar on the back of smartphones sales surge 

Taiwan export orders soar on the back of smartphones sales surge 

Taiwan's export orders rose for the ninth consecutive month in November – and at the quickest pace in a decade – boosted by continued strong global demand for the island's technology products.Export orders, a bellwether of global technology demand, jumped 29.7% from a year earlier to $57.78 billion in November, …

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Wistron’s India episode may land Apple in hot waters

Wistron’s India episode may land Apple in hot waters

(ATF) In the past, the US technology giant Apple, has faced several allegations of labour law violations against its suppliers and vendors in China, and now Apple may have to take responsibility for the violence at its contract manufacturer Wistron's India plant, say sources.A report by the Karnataka government has …

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Apple pursues China +1 strategy to minimise China risk

Apple pursues China +1 strategy to minimise China risk

(ATF) Like many Western companies looking at exploiting opportunities in other Asian markets to reduce overdependence on China, Apple seems to be increasingly embracing the "China Plus One" strategy in an effort to minimize the impact of the ongoing trade tensions between the US and China.Apple has asked Foxconn to …

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