Chief says BlackBerry open to licensing deals, other options

BlackBerry Chief Executive Thorsten Heins talks to shareholders at the company’s annual meeting this week. Photo: Reuters

BlackBerry has signaled that a licensing deal, or even an outright sale of the company, was still a possibility, pleasing shareholders still reeling from the disappointing debut for its new line of smartphones.

Wednesday, 10 July, 2013, 11:01am

Samsung Electronics estimates Q2 record profit, misses forecast

Strong sales for its Galaxy S4 and accessories have underpinned profits at Samsung Electronics but earnings are expected to taper off as smartphone demand eases. Photo: Reuters

Samsung Electronics missed quarterly earnings forecasts on Friday as it reported a 47 per cent rise in April-June operating profit to a record 9.5 trillion won (HK$65.5 billion), reviving concerns for growth in its smartphone business.

5 Jul 2013 - 10:19am

New Samsung tablets mimic Galaxy phones

Samsung Electronics is putting three new tablets in the Galaxy Tab 3 series on sale in the US early next month. Photo: AP

Samsung is making its tablet computers look more like its hit Galaxy phones in the hope that the success of the smartphones can boost tablet sales.

25 Jun 2013 - 1:50pm

Samsung S4 aims to bite fresh chunk of Apple market share

A photograph is projected onto the sails of the Sydney Opera House during the unveiling of the new Samsung GALAXY S 4 smartphone this week. The touchscreen device goes on sale in South Korea on Friday. Photo: AFP

Samsung’s latest flagship Galaxy smartphone goes on sale this week, as the South Korean giant seeks to cement its lead over faltering rival Apple in an increasingly saturated market.

The Galaxy S4, armed with eye motion control technology that will pause a video when the user looks away, comes with a faster chip and is thinner and lighter than the previous S3 model.

24 Apr 2013 - 2:59pm

David Beckham is looking beyond his Galaxy finale

David Beckham. Photo: AFP

Although David Beckham is leaving the Los Angeles Galaxy after Saturday’s Major League Soccer Cup, he plans to play a major role in the league’s growth indefinitely.

Beckham began his last few competitive days in a Galaxy uniform on Thursday with a training session for the defending champions’ final match against the Houston Dynamo.

30 Nov 2012 - 10:21am

Samsung Galaxy leaves Apple iPhone behind

Samsung Electronics says 20 million Galaxy SIII smartphones were sold in the first 100 days after its launch in May. Photo: Bloomberg

Samsung Electronics, the world's top maker of televisions and mobile telephones, has reported a record profit surpassing analysts' estimates as it widened the lead over Apple in smartphone sales, thanks to its Galaxy devices.

6 Oct 2012 - 4:51am

Samsung counter-sues Apple in US court

The iPhone 5 infringes 8 patents, says Samsung.

Samsung Electronics says Apple's iPhone 5 infringes its patents, escalating a global fight over mobile devices after winning a court order lifting a ban on sales in the United States of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet computer.

3 Oct 2012 - 10:34am

Mainland gamblers, new casino underpin solid profit rise at Galaxy

 SCMP file photo: Sam Tsang

Macau casino operator Galaxy Entertainment, posted a forecast-beating nine-fold rise in half-year net profit, boosted by a new casino and a steady flow of Chinese visitors keen to try their luck in the world’s largest gambling destination.

27 Aug 2012 - 5:08pm

Galaxy bets HK$16b on next phase on Cotai Strip

Macau casino operator Galaxy Entertainment said it plans to invest HK$16 billion in the second phase of its integrated resort Galaxy Macau.

27 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Big sell-off for Galaxy after profit drops 20pc

Galaxy Entertainment yesterday was the city's most traded stock after Permira Advisers sold shares in the Macau casino operator.

The sale of the British private firm's stake came after Galaxy, controlled by the family of property-to-construction tycoon Lui Che-woo, reported a 20.4 per cent drop interim net profit on Wednesday.

3 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Galaxy stock up after investor says it won't sell

Shares in Galaxy Entertainment rose 5 per cent yesterday despite lacklustre trading in Macau plays after the company said its biggest outside investor had no 'current intention' of selling down its HK$12 billion stake in the company.

22 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Glittering award for the bright lights of science

An astrophysicist and a Nasa scientist who uncovered the origin of the universe's brightest known source are among the winners of this year's Shaw Prize, dubbed Asia's Nobel Prize.

8 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Gaming giant says it doesn't need rating

Galaxy Entertainment yesterday vowed to stop using rating agencies after Moody's withdrew rankings issued to the Macau-based gaming operator, the latest sign agencies are struggling to grab business from the growing yuan debt market.

10 May 2011 - 12:00am


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9 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Permira bets HK$6.5b on 20pc stake in Galaxy

British private equity giant Permira Advisers will pay HK$6.5 billion cash for a 20 per cent stake in Macau casino developer Galaxy Entertainment Group.

12 Oct 2007 - 12:00am