The company says the decision to ban third-party marketing links has nothing to do with making money and everything to do with improving people's experience on the site.
John Sculley may have been the one who pushed out Steve Jobs from Apple, but he also ushered in one of the most famous commercials. Sculley talks to CNET about Samsung's marketing efforts, Apple Watch, Tim Cook and more.
The move comes as the smartphone maker, which has been struggling to maintain its dominance, is getting set to introduce a new flagship device.
New data from research firm Canalys says that the total PC market, including tablets, fell 6 percent in the fourth quarter but was up 3 percent for all of 2014.
The rivals tie for the top spot in the fourth quarter of 2014, with Apple's fortunes on the rise and Samsung's heading in the opposite direction, according to figures from researcher Strategy Analytics.
Big-screened phones will account for more than 20 percent of mobile devices shipped by 2019, according to Juniper Research.
ZipDial lets consumers make a phone call and then instantly start receiving marketing promotions via text, voice, and app notifications. This is designed to appeal to people with limited or no Internet access.
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.
CNET editor Dong Ngo warns the Internet against the urge to bend the ultra-thin, and frankly quite cool, Seagate Seven portable drive. Find out why!
The world's biggest chipmaker ended 2014 on solid footing thanks in part to its reinvigorated PC business. However, Intel's mobile division remains a huge drag.