In news that may interest wireless communication device manufacturers, Samsung Electronics has announced a 30 per cent drop in first-quarter net profit.
The firm’s TV-component business dropped into the red and semiconductors brought smaller profits.
Executives have suggested a profit decline is likely in the second quarter, against another difficult comparison from a year earlier.
The Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB) has suggested that interplay between the real world and 'augmented reality' offered by smartphone technology is set to become more prominent.
UK developer Autonomy is about to launch Aurasma, a search technology which allows "visually convincing" images and videos to be embedded on real world objects appearing on smartphone screens.
Posted Andre Dixon