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Qualcomm lowers revenue forecasts as Apple squeezes its best customers

01/28/2015, 07:01 pm

Chipmaker Qualcomm on Wednesday revised its revenue forecast downward for 2015, lopping nearly $1 billion off of its high-end estimate and seemingly blaming the change in part on Apple's annexation of market share with the iPhone 6.

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Samsung reportedly nabs 75% of Apple's next-gen 'A9' SoC orders

01/26/2015, 04:01 am

Samsung has won a huge percentage of orders for the production of Apple's next-generation "A9" system-on-a-chip, variations of which are expected to power this year's iOS device lineup, according to a new report.

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I Bet My Life: Microsoft HoloLens perfectly targets its core competency

01/24/2015, 12:01 pm

Microsoft's ability to leverage the tech media's credulity is weakening, as is evident from the emerging skepticism of its ability to deliver upon its latest product demonstration: HoloLens.

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How AMD and Nvidia lost the mobile GPU chip business to Apple -- with help from Samsung and Google

01/23/2015, 04:01 am

Between 2006 and 2013, AMD & Nvidia fumbled the ball in mobile chips, losing their positions as the world's leading GPU suppliers by failing to competitively address the vast mobile market, enabling Apple to incrementally develop what are now the most powerful mainstream Application Processor GPUs to ship in vast volumes. Here's how it happened, the lessons learned and how Apple could make it happen again.

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Bugs in Qualcomm's 64-bit Snapdragon 810 may force Samsung to use its own Exynos chips in Galaxy S6

01/21/2015, 03:01 am

A new report claims that Samsung has decided against using Qualcomm's 64-bit Snapdragon 810 Application Processor in its next flagship smartphone due to overheating issues, and will instead be forced use its own internally developed (and significantly slower) Exynos chip instead.

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Samsung to ape Apple's Touch ID with touch-style fingerprint sensor in 'Galaxy S6' - report

01/16/2015, 01:01 pm

Samsung's next flagship smartphone will ship with a Touch ID-like fingerprint sensor in place of the swipe-style sensor that the company employed on the underwhelming Galaxy S5, according to a new report.

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How Apple Inc. managed to upstage the tech industry at CES for fifteen years

01/15/2015, 05:01 am

Within three years of Steve Jobs' return to Apple in 1996, he transformed the then-struggling company into an innovation machine capable of consistently stealing attention from the rest of the industry. This year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas suffered at least its fifteenth year of being upstaged by Apple.

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Samsung offers to buy BlackBerry for $7.5 billion - report [ux2: denied]

01/14/2015, 03:01 pm

Two Apple rivals may come together in an effort to take on the iPhone, with a new report claiming that South Korean electronics giant Samsung has made a bid to buy struggling Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry for $7.5 billion.

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Samsung takes on Apple's iPhone 6 Plus with all-metal 5.5" Galaxy A7

01/13/2015, 10:01 am

South Korean electronics giant Samsung has officially unveiled the Galaxy A7, the latest entry in the company's premium all-metal Galaxy A series that brings a 5.5-inch Super AMOLED display, 2 gigabytes of RAM and an 8-core application processor.

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Samsung, ASE tapped to build Apple Watch's S1 processing module - report

01/09/2015, 10:01 am

Apple will reportedly turn to longtime supplier and sometimes-rival Samsung to fabricate the application processor for the forthcoming Apple Watch, while Taiwan's Advanced Semiconductor Engineering is said to have been chosen to package the new device's S1 processing module.

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Apple Inc. stock leaps nearly 4 percent in first surge of 2015

01/08/2015, 04:01 pm

After being pushed downward across the first week of 2015, Apple's stock surged $4.14 today to close at $111.89, adding over $24.27 billion to the company's market capitalization.

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Samsung warns investors of first holiday quarter profit decline since 2011

01/08/2015, 05:01 am

Samsung Electronics has released "preliminary earnings guidance" for the December quarter, calling for revenues of around 52T KRW ($47B) and operating profits of about 5.2T KRW ($4.73B), a profit decline of 37 percent compared to the year-ago quarter -- its first such decline for the holiday period since 2011.

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After Intel spent billions to subsidize 40M Android Atom tablets, Microsoft releases Office only for ARM

01/07/2015, 06:01 pm

Intel's mobile chip division has lost $7 billion over the last two years while heavily subsidizing the manufacturing costs of Android tablet makers agreeing to use the chipmaker's Atom mobile x86 processors. Microsoft's new Office for Android won't run on any of them.

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Samsung feeling the squeeze from success of Apple's iPhone 6 & 6 Plus, Kantar says

01/07/2015, 07:01 am

Virtually everywhere in the world that research firm Kantar Worldpanel ComTech tracks smartphone market data, Apple saw marketshare gains, thanks to the popularity of its latest flagship iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus handsets.

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Samsung touts open 'Internet of things' push, says all products to be connected in 5 years

01/05/2015, 11:01 pm

During Samsung's keynote presentation at the Consumer Electronics Show on Monday, co-CEO B.K. Yoon advocated for an open, industry-wide "Internet of things" push, revealing plans to build in connected device capabilities across its entire product line within five years.

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Despite lawsuit, Apple's iOS 8 storage is actually far more efficient than Google's Android, Samsung's Galaxy, Microsoft Windows

01/04/2015, 09:01 pm

There's something about Apple that makes people lose their minds, particularly people who are journalists. The most likely explanation is that putting "Apple" in a headline is currently the most irresistible clickbait known to mankind. That, and there's no time for fact checking or any sort of basic research in today's BuzzFeed world of made up garbage.

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Conflicting reports claim TSMC, Samsung each have upper hand for building Apple's 'A9' chip

12/30/2014, 02:12 pm

The outlook remains murky for Apple's anticipated "A9" processor, expected to arrive in its 2015 iPhone, with a pair of new reports disagreeing on whether Samsung or TSMC will build the bulk of next-generation chips.

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Samsung shutters flagship retail 'Experience Store' in London

12/24/2014, 10:12 am

While Apple continues to expand its highly successful retail presence, Samsung's own retail experiment appears to be floundering, as the South Korean electronics maker has closed its flagship store in one of Europe's largest malls.

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Apple, Beats top other brands among college students in laptops, phones, tablets and headphones

12/22/2014, 04:12 pm

A survey of 880 college students conducted last week by Chegg found 51 percent named Apple as their preferred smartphone, tablet and laptop brand while 46 percent named Beats as their top pick for headphones.

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Samsung in talks with LoopPay to launch Apple Pay competitor in 2015

12/16/2014, 09:12 am

In a bid to catch up with Apple Pay, Samsung is said to have turned to a startup company, LoopPay, in hopes of debuting its own mobile payments service with wide compatibility in 2015.

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