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The company expects a pretax loss due to changes in pension and post-employment plans and abandonment of certain copper assets.
Worldwide, Samsung's market share drops from 32.5 percent in 2013 to 28 percent in 2014, while competitors, like Apple, maintain or gain ground.
While Samsung says the Note is still important, the marketing for its features is getting lost in the shuffle.
That's a plus, given the retail giant's profit margins are higher when products are sold through third parties, say analysts cited in The Wall Street Journal.
The Korean electronics giant isn't giving up on high-end smartphones, but it needs to figure out how to fend off competition from companies producing cheaper devices.
Although this story correctly cited the retail price ($499) and the manufacturing cost ($471) of the Xbox One, it inadvertently misstated the relationship between those dollar values. The manufacturing cost is, of course, $28 lower than the retail price.
Some of India's biggest brick-and-mortar retail chains are refusing to sell Android One devices, due to Google's handling of online sales, as well as low profit margins, says a report.
Samsung reportedly sells 40 percent fewer Galaxy S5 phones than expected during its first three months on sale, prompting a change in mobile strategy and possible management shake-up.
The company's head of investor relations says the move is designed to make Samsung's smartphone business more efficient.
Profits tumbled a stunning 74 percent in Samsung's mobile business in the third quarter, and tough times may continue. Here's what Samsung can do to turn things around.