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New study on holiday wearables sales gives Apple Watch dominant revenue lead

12/06/2016, 10:12 am

A new research study has determined that not only did Apple garner nearly half of the online revenue generated, but that number has grown significantly since the last holiday season, at the expense of its rivals Fitbit, Samsung, and Garmin.

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Supreme Court sides with Samsung over Apple, says payments shouldn't cover whole device profits [u]

12/06/2016, 10:12 am

In a unanimous decision, the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled in favor of Samsung in a long-running dispute with Apple, arguing that design patents can only cover components of a smartphone, and not the entire product. [Updated with Apple statement]

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Samsung said to be following iPhone 7 by courageously omitting headphone jack in 'Galaxy S8'

12/06/2016, 10:12 am

The next flagship phone line coming from Samsung in 2017, expected to be called the "Galaxy S8," will likely omit the headphone jack in favor of a single USB-C port for charging and headphone use.

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Independent Galaxy Note 7 analysis theorizes that too-tight battery led to inevitable failures

12/06/2016, 09:12 am

An independent analysis of the Galaxy Note 7 suggests that Samsung engineered the device too tightly, and failed to give the battery any buffer between it and the surrounding metal of the case, which lead to the conflagrations experienced by more than 100 users in the summer and early fall.

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Second Samsung appeal bid on $119.6 million iPhone slide-to-unlock patent verdict denied

11/29/2016, 11:11 am

The U.S. Court of Appeals has denied Samsung's bid for a second re-hearing of the storied 2014 patent trial with apple, covering auto-correct, quick links, and slide-to-unlock, and is now on the hook for the $119.6 million ruling.

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Apple killing it in India: grabs first place with 66% of premium phone sales

11/28/2016, 03:11 pm

Apple crushed Samsung in the emerging market for premium smartphones in India during October, taking a leading 66 percent share of sales. Samsung's second place accounted for 23 percent of sales from Galaxy S7 and similar phones, while Google--which has made the subcontinent a focus--took 10 percent of sales. Only 1 percent was attributed to other makers.

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Apple asks OLED suppliers to increase output in anticipation of curved 'iPhone 8' in 2017

11/28/2016, 09:11 am

Apple is said to be exploring more than 10 potential prototype models in anticipation of next year's 10th anniversary of the iPhone, with the company eyeing an OLED-display curved "iPhone 8" for launch in 2017.

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Apple, TSMC reportedly ramping up 10nm chip mass production for use in future iPhones

11/23/2016, 02:11 pm

Reports from China suggest that the major chip fabricators are all readying mass production of 10nm process processors, including Apple's manufacturing partner TSMC for multiple companies.

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Samsung races to match Apple's iPhone 7 with new glossy black Galaxy S7

11/23/2016, 09:11 am

As it did with gold and rose gold handsets before, Samsung is said to be preparing to launch a glossy black version of the Galaxy S7, mimicking the Jet Black color available for Apple's iPhone 7.

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Samsung says US Galaxy S7 phones safe despite scattered incidents

11/21/2016, 03:11 pm

Although the short-lived Galaxy Note 7 was plagued by battery fires, the Galaxy S7 line should be safe -- despite some rare incidents caused by damage, Samsung said in an unusual press release.

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Samsung buys Harman for $8B in deal that could pave way for 'Apple Car' competition

11/14/2016, 09:11 am

Chief Apple rival Samsung Electronics on Monday announced plans to buy Harman International Industries for $8 billion, in a move that could signal its intention to compete against Apple and Google in smartcar technology.

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Investigators raid Samsung's Korean HQ amidst country's presidential scandal

11/08/2016, 09:11 am

South Korean prosecutors raided the headquarters of Apple rival Samsung on Tuesday, looking for evidence that the company might have illegally offered gifts to Choi Soon-sil, a woman accused of exploiting her connections to President Park Geun-hye.

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Samsung takes out full-page ad to apologize to Galaxy Note 7 users for quality issues

11/08/2016, 08:11 am

Attempting to put the Galaxy Note 7 debacle behind it, Samsung has paid for a full-page apology to consumers that appeared on Tuesday in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post.

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Samsung to debut Viv-based AI assistant alongside Galaxy S8

11/07/2016, 03:11 pm

Samsung on Monday confirmed plans to include a new AI assistant with its upcoming Galaxy S8 smartphone, which should make use of the technology it acquired from Viv -- a firm founded by some of the people behind Apple's Siri.

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Led by Air & mini, Apple's iPad grows lead in shrinking global tablet market

10/31/2016, 01:10 pm

Even with iPad shipments and the market as a whole shrinking year-over-year, Apple still managed to grow its share of the tablet industry in the September quarter, according to research data published on Monday.

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Samsung still No. 1 smartphone vendor, but Note 7 knocked marketshare back to 2014

10/27/2016, 03:10 am

Leaning on an expansive lineup of affordable Android handsets, Samsung retained its spot as the world's top smartphone vendor for the third quarter of 2016, according to research firm IDC. However, premium phone makers -- Apple and Samsung included -- are being squeezed from the bottom, as manufacturers of cheaper Android alternatives gained ground.

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Galaxy Note 7 fiasco leaves Samsung mobile profits a smoldering ash pile

10/26/2016, 10:10 pm

As expected, the Galaxy Note 7 disaster set fire to Samsung's operating profits in the September quarter, with the company's mobile unit posting a 96 percent decline to 100 billion Korean won (about $87.9 million) as compared to the same time last year.

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Samsung hopes to fend off interest in iPhone, overcome Note 7 disaster by pre-announcing 2017 Note 8

10/25/2016, 03:10 pm

As part of the continuing Galaxy Note 7 fire debacle, Samsung is not only offering financial incentives for customers to trade their problematic phone for a Galaxy S 7 phone and stay in the Samsung ecosystem in the face of pressure from the iPhone 7, but it is also saying that customers in the country will be able to exchange a Galaxy S 7 for the forthcoming Galaxy Note 8 for half the normal price.

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Note 7 owners launch first of several class action lawsuits in South Korea

10/24/2016, 09:10 am

Samsung is set to face multiple South Korean lawsuits over the Galaxy Note 7, amid reports that it's still looking to track down the cause of battery fires, and offering Koreans discounted upgrades to next year's flagship phones -- including the Note 8.

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Apple's iPhone leads in JD Power satisfaction survey of US carrier customers

10/20/2016, 11:10 am

In terms of customer satisfaction Apple is the most popular smartphone brand among U.S. carrier subscribers, according to two new J.D. Power studies, though that position isn't absolute.

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