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Apple to spend $10 billion on innovation, expansion in 2013

01/24/2013, 04:01 pm

This year, Apple will spend $10 billion investing in its future. That's a huge increase over last year, and it obliterates the popular notion that the company is drifting off into a highly competitive market with no real plans for innovating in the future.

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U.S. court denies Samsung request for documents to be used against Apple in Japan suit

01/23/2013, 11:01 pm

California court Judge Paul S. Grewal on Wednesday handed down a ruling denying Samsung's request for documents from the Apple v. Samsung patent trial, which the company planned to use as proof-gathering in a separate patent case currently underway in Japan.

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Samsung passes Apple as top global semiconductor buyer, Gartner says

01/23/2013, 03:01 pm

Samsung last year overtook Apple as the world's top purchaser of semiconductors, according to new figures out Wednesday from industry analyst Gartner.

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TSMC's big expectations for its 20nm chips suggest negotiations with Apple

01/22/2013, 09:01 am

Officials at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. have high hopes for their forthcoming 20-nanometer chip production process, fueling speculation that Apple plans to adopt the company's chips for its iPhone and iPad starting in 2014.

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Samsung to take on Apple's iPad mini with 8-inch Galaxy Note

01/21/2013, 03:01 pm

Samsung next month will roll out a new entry in its Galaxy Note series aimed at taking on industry rival Apple's iPad mini in the mid-size tablet segment.

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Apple says appeals court decisions hinder patent protection efforts against Samsung

01/18/2013, 10:01 am

The decision by a United States appeal court to continue allowing Samsung to sell the Galaxy Nexus prevents Apple from protecting the patents a jury previously found the Nexus to be infringing on, Apple's lawyers have argued.

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Judge agrees to add newly released Apple and Samsung devices to upcoming trial

01/16/2013, 08:01 pm

A California federal judge on Wendesday agreed with additional stipulations filed jointly by Apple and Samsung in which each party sought to supplement its case in an upcoming trial slated to begin in 2014.

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Dutch court says Samsung's rounded corners don't infringe Apple design

01/16/2013, 01:01 pm

A Dutch court handed Apple its fourth patent defeat in a year on Wednesday, finding that the rounded corners of Samsung's Galaxy Tab products do not infringe on Apple's registered design features.

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Samsung files against CAFC review of decision reversing Galaxy Nexus injunction

01/14/2013, 04:01 pm

Late last week, Samsung filed a document with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit outlining why Apple should not be allowed a full panel review of a previous court denial to block sales of the Galaxy Nexus.

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Samsung nixes plans for Windows RT tablets in US, citing 'modest' demand

01/12/2013, 01:01 pm

Samsung no longer plans to launch a tablet in the U.S. running Microsoft's Windows RT platform due to a number of factors, including consumer confusion and slow sales.

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Patents awarded to Apple surge 68% in 2012

01/10/2013, 05:01 pm

Apple was granted a total of 1,135 patents in 2012, ranking it 21st among companies worldwide, up from 39th a year prior.

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2013 smart TVs dismissed as 'not that smart,' leaving opportunity for Apple

01/10/2013, 12:01 pm

Smart HDTVs being showcased at this year's CES aren't actually that smart, according to one analyst, who believes a lack of innovation in TVs has created a huge opportunity for Apple.

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Samsung, Microsoft hype new 'Youm' flexible OLED display tech

01/09/2013, 01:01 pm

Samsung's day-two keynote at CES was full of surprises, including new bendable screen technology called "Youm," as well as an appearance by former U.S. President Bill Clinton.

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Apple to appeal dismissal of federal FRAND suit against Motorola

01/04/2013, 05:01 pm

Coming on the heels of Google's agreement with the FTC, Apple on Friday filed a notice of appeal with a Wisconsin district court over its FRAND-related suit against Motorola, a case that was previously dismissed after the Cupertino company agreed to licensing terms laid out by the court.

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CES 2013 expected to showcase 'embarrassingly large' smartphones

01/04/2013, 09:01 am

Big-screen "phablet" devices, positioned between a smartphone and a tablet, are predicted to be a big trend at this year's Consumer Electronics Show.

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Samsung, LG charged with LCD panel price fixing in China

01/04/2013, 07:01 am

A number of Apple suppliers, including Samsung, LG, AU Optronics and Innolux, have been fined by the Chinese government for price fixing.

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Apple's share of US mobile phone market grows to 18.5%

01/03/2013, 01:01 pm

A new survey of U.S. mobile subscribers has found that Apple's iPhone continues to take a larger share of the overall market, up 1.4 percentage points to 18.5 percent.

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Amazon's Kindle Fire gains marketshare at expense of iPad over holidays, research shows

01/02/2013, 06:01 pm

A study of web usage over the holidays in North America saw Apple's iPad marketshare fall 7.14 percent, while competing devices from Amazon, Samsung and Google gained a total of 5.5 percent over the same period.

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Apple says Samsung should halt US litigation after withdrawing EU complaints

01/02/2013, 05:01 pm

In a response filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission on Wednesday, Apple accuses Samsung of filing a motion to strike to avoid "inconvenient facts" regarding company's conflicting decisions to withdraw SEP-related litigation in Europe but continue pursuit of identical claims in America.

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TSMC contracted to build A6X chips for Apple this quarter, pushing out Samsung

01/02/2013, 07:01 am

After years of rumors, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. is said to finally begin trial production of A6X chips for Apple's fourth-generation iPad this quarter, further marginalizing Samsung's role in Apple's supply chain.

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