Samsung's smartphone sales have been hit by increased competition at the high and low ends of the market

Samsung reports 50% fall in Q3 profit

30 Oct Samsung has reported a near 50% fall in third quarter net profit, as its key smartphone business faltered amid growing competition from Chinese firms in the increasingly saturated market.

Shares of Facebook reached an all-time high of $81.16 yesterday, before it reported third-quarter results

Facebook warns of increased spending costs

29 Oct Facebook last night warned of a dramatic increase in spending in 2015 and projected a slowdown in revenue growth this quarter, slicing a tenth off its market value.

Windows Phone OS is already far behind the market share of Google's Android and Apple's iOS

Microsoft loses ground in European smartphone mark

29 Oct Microsoft's has failed to increase its share of the smartphone market across Europe in the last quarter, with sales of phones running the Windows operating system falling 0.3% in the largest European countries during the period.

Amazon's quarterly profits disappoint investors

Amazon stock plunges as loss widens

24 Oct Amazon said last night that its loss in the last quarter widened to $437m after a series of product launches including new phones, tablets and television programmes.

Sales of Microsofts Surface tablet more than doubled to $908m from $400m last year

Microsoft quarterly sales beat expectations

24 Oct Microsoft last night reported higher-than-expected quarterly revenue, helped by stronger sales of its phones, Surface tablets and cloud-computing products for companies.

An Apple-1 computer at the First Bytes: Iconic Technology From the Twentieth Century exhibition last year

Early Apple computer fetches €715k at auction

23 Oct One of the first Apple computers ever built sold in New York last night for $905,000 (€715,655), leading Bonhams auction house to declare it the world's most expensive computer relic.

Nokia ranks third in the global network-equipment market after Ericsson and Huawei Technologies

Nokia beats market expectations in Q3

23 Oct Nokia has beaten market expectations as it reported strong third-quarter profit growth and lifted the profitability outlook for its core network unit

Microsoft's new CEO gets total pay package worth $84.3m this year

New Microsoft CEO pay tops $80m

21 Oct Microsoft's new chief executive Satya Nadella has become one the technology industry's biggest earners, with a total compensation package worth $84.3m this year.

IBM is to pay Globalfoundries $1.5bn to offload its loss-making semiconductor unit

IBM cuts forecasts after 4% fall in revenue

20 Oct IBM has said it no longer expected to achieve its 2015 operating earnings target of at least $20 per share after weak client spending resulted in an unexpected fall in quarterly earnings and revenue.

The new Twitter Audio Card feature will allow users to stream audio live from the Twitter app

Twitter tweets start to sing

17 Oct Twitter has begun letting people instantly listen to music and other audio by clicking on tweets from the messaging service.