Google Inc. on Tuesday revised its Google Maps application to add information for North Korea, which has been blank since it started providing maps online and for mobile devices eight years ago, and included outlines of some of the country’s notorious, city-sized prison camps.
Samsung Electronics Co. said Tuesday that it capped its best year ever with another record quarterly profit, but momentum slowed in the last three months of 2012, and analysts anticipate the company will rely on chips more than smartphones for profit growth in 2013.
Samsung Electronics Co.’s third-quarter profit jumped 91 percent in a period when it was the only big manufacturer with new phones at the high end of the market. But the company indicated that momentum may stall in the current quarter.
Apple Inc. asked the judge in its U.S. patent case with Samsung Electronics Co. to raise the $1 billion damage award assigned by a jury last month by $707 million, while Samsung asked the judge to reduce it greatly and order a new trial.
Samsung Electronics on Friday reported a record second-quarter net profit as its mobile devices continued to sell well even though consumer spending was hit by the struggling global economy during one of the slower times of the year for technology companies.