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Topic: Samsung

Apple's 19.5 percent share of global PC & tablet sales now larger than Dell & HP combined

02/05/2014, 12:02 pm

Market research firm Canalys reports that Apple achieved a 19.5 percent slice of global, combined PC and tablet sales in the fourth calendar quarter of 2013. That's a larger share of unit sales than Dell and HP together, and well in advance of second place Lenovo and third place Samsung.

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Apple and Samsung furnish list of accused devices, patents for upcoming trial

02/05/2014, 12:02 am

Ahead of Apple and Samsung's two-way California patent trial, the two companies on Tuesday filed final narrowed lists of patents and products both sides are accusing the other of infringing.

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Samsung argues Apple injunction bid meant to 'create fear and uncertainty' for carriers, retailers

01/30/2014, 07:01 pm

In the ongoing Apple v. Samsung patent skirmish, Samsung on Thursday argued against an Apple-sought permanent injunction, saying such an order could have long-lasting repercussions for the Korean tech giant.

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Samsung avoids sanctions in accidental Apple-Nokia patent licensing disclosure

01/30/2014, 02:01 am

A U.S. district court on Wednesday ordered Samsung will not be sanctioned for the disclosure of confidential Apple-Nokia patent licensing, and will instead place blame on the Korean tech giant's counsel Quinn Emmanuel.

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Samsung widens lead in worldwide smartphone marketshare, smaller OEMs rising

01/27/2014, 08:01 pm

According to a fresh report from market research firm Strategy Analytics, Samsung shipped a record 86 million smartphones worldwide during the fourth quarter of 2013, boosting its stake of the worldwide market as Apple's share fell over the same period.

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Apple's iPhone marketshare dips in Q4, Samsung falters under pressure from low-cost OEMs

01/27/2014, 09:01 am

Apple's smartphone marketshare continues to ease downward despite record sales for the company's latest handsets, while rival Samsung's share of the Android ecosystem is being squeezed in key markets, according to new analysis covering the fourth quarter of 2013.

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Rumor: Apple lining up suppliers for next-gen 'A8' processor

01/27/2014, 09:01 am

A trio of semiconductor product packaging companies have reportedly been tapped by Apple to help supply the company's next-generation "A8" mobile processor, according to a new rumor.

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Samsung, Google reach worldwide patent cross-licensing pact

01/27/2014, 12:01 am

Two of Apple's fiercest rivals --Android maker Google and electronics titan Samsung --have inked a decade-long, global cross-licensing agreement granting each company access to the other's intellectual property troves.

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Samsung's Galaxy S5 to sport fingerprint sensor, 32-bit SoC

01/26/2014, 12:01 am

As Samsung readies its Galaxy S5 to take on Apple's iPhone later this spring, one analyst believes the Korean company will be playing catch-up with an embedded fingerprint sensor and 32-bit processor.

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Samsung whiffs on earnings thanks to iPhone and Asian rivals

01/23/2014, 11:01 pm

Samsung announced earnings on Thursday well below analyst expectations, prompting speculation that Apple's iOS device lineup, along with increased competition from smaller Asian manufacturers, are slowing the Korean tech giant's growth.

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Apple's iPhone 5c boasts most available advertised memory, Samsung Galaxy S4 declared 'biggest memory hog'

01/23/2014, 08:01 am

While many smartphones advertise 16 gigabytes of capacity, none of them actually offer that much storage to the end user. But both Apple's iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s offer among the most advertised space out of the box, while Samsung's Galaxy S4 comes in last place.

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Judge finds Samsung to infringe Apple patent, invalidates Samsung patent in second California trial

01/22/2014, 01:01 am

U.S. District Court Judge Lucy Koh on Tuesday entered an order granting in part Apple's summary judgment for the upcoming Apple v. Samsung trial, finding Samsung to infringe on one patent, while invalidating another belonging to the Korean company.

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Apple offers Samsung patent settlement deal tied to anti-cloning provision

01/20/2014, 02:01 pm

Apple is requiring that any patent settlement negotiations with Samsung include a provision that blocks the South Korean conglomerate from cloning its designs, a provision that was also key to the deal Apple forged with HTC in November 2012.

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Apple's iPhone now represents 42% of smartphones owned in the US - NPD

01/16/2014, 11:01 am

The launch of the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c helped propel Apple to a market leading 42 percent of smartphones owned in the U.S. in the fourth quarter of 2013, leading Samsung's 26 percent share, according to the latest data from the NPD Group.

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Samsung rumored to follow Apple's lead, split Galaxy S5 lineup into metal, plastic models

01/14/2014, 10:01 am

The next flagship smartphone from South Korean manufacturer Samsung will reportedly be offered in two versions -- a metal-clad premium edition and a cheaper model sporting a plastic case.

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Samsung planning to one-up Apple's Touch ID with iris scanner in Galaxy S5

01/09/2014, 09:01 am

South Korean tech giant Samsung is considering the inclusion of iris recognition technology in its upcoming Galaxy S5 handset as the company attempts to counter Apple's popular Touch ID fingerprint scanner.

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Apple, Samsung CEOs to attend mediation ahead of upcoming patent case

01/08/2014, 09:01 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook and Samsung CEO Oh-Hyun Kwon have agreed to attend a mediation session by Feb. 19, about one month before the two tech titans are scheduled to return to the courtroom for yet another round of patent litigation.

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Director Michael Bay's onstage meltdown steals the show at Samsung CES press event

01/07/2014, 09:01 am

While Samsung was hoping to drum up hype for its latest curved television sets, plans to have blockbuster director Michael Bay promote its products backfired when the "Transformers" filmmaker -- known for making movies with large explosions -- caused a scene of his own, abruptly walking offstage mid-presentation.

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Editorial: 2013 was a terrible year for both Apple's competitors and its media critics

12/28/2013, 07:12 pm

Tech blogs and mainstream media reports in 2013 consistently presented Apple as beset by a series of unsolvable problems, from flagging sales and slipping market share to a generalized lack of innovation. In hindsight, the media was disastrously, egregiously wrong about the horses it chose to back in the technology market this year. Perhaps they'll do a better job in 2014.

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Activations of Apple devices grew by 2.3 times on Christmas Day

12/27/2013, 01:12 pm

The rate of device activations for Apple more than doubled on Christmas Day this year, though the real winner was Amazon, whose low-margin Kindle devices saw a 24-fold surge in new devices for the single day.

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