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Topic: Samsung

Samsung calls for new trial on Apple's 'rubber banding' patent

07/09/2013, 11:07 am

In a move that could considerably reshape the timeline for its ongoing patent struggle with Apple, Samsung has requested an entirely new trial over whether or not it violated the so-called "rubber banding" patent used in the iPhone and other devices.

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Editorial: Apple, Google and the failure of Android's open

07/06/2013, 05:07 pm

Open Source enthusiasts love to tell you Android is winning, and that it is winning because it is open. But they're wrong on both counts. The history of computing makes that abundantly clear, as do the current leaders in profitability.

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New Samsung ad knocks iPhone language limitations, features goats

07/05/2013, 04:07 pm

Samsung is taking the battle to Apple in Iceland, knocking the iPhone for its language limitations in a curious new ad that features balaclavas, goats, and lots of apples.

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Apple's iPhone 5 estimated to have sold more than 2X faster at launch than Galaxy S4

07/05/2013, 03:07 pm

Following a report that Samsung has shipped 20 million units of their new Galaxy S4 smartphone, one analyst has estimated that it took Apple less than half as much time to ship the same amount of iPhone 5 units.

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Samsung's "free" Jay Z album delivered via Android spyware app

07/05/2013, 01:07 pm

In a promotion for its Galaxy phones, Samsung announced it would deliver a million free copies of Brooklyn rapper Jay Z's new album days before its official release. But it did so using a spyware Android app designed to track your location and harvest phone numbers you call, your device ID and which apps you use.

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Samsung earnings disappoint amidst concerns of slowing smartphone growth

07/05/2013, 08:07 am

Though Samsung Electronics reported a record operating profit for its June quarter, the number still came in below analysts' expectations, sending the company's stock tumbling on Friday.

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Security flaw opens all modern Android devices to "zombie botnet" takeover [u]

07/03/2013, 06:07 pm

A newly discovered flaw in Google's Android security model enables rogue apps to gain full access to the Android system and all installed apps, read all data on the device, harvest passwords and create a botnet of "always-on, always-connected and always-moving" spy devices tracking users' location while secretly recording.

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Samsung buys Apple TV competitor Boxee for $30 million

07/03/2013, 03:07 pm

Samsung may be looking to take its rivalry with Apple to another level, as a new report has the South Korean tech giant buying streaming media startup Boxee in a move that will bring it into even more direct competition with the Apple TV.

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Apple's iPad beats Samsung in South Korea tablet ranking, third year in a row

07/03/2013, 02:07 pm

Apple's iPad earned the highest consumer satisfaction rank for tablets in South Korea's National Customer Satisfaction Index, beating Samsung and LG in their home territory.

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Samsung Galaxy S4 reaches shipments of 20 million - report

07/03/2013, 09:07 am

Samsung's latest flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S4, has seen the strongest start of any handset in the company's history, with shipments reportedly reaching 20 million units in two months.

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Apple now No. 1 in customer satisfaction on Samsung's home turf of South Korea

07/02/2013, 01:07 pm

Apple's products are renowned around the world for quality, but now the company's iPhone has achieved yet another milestone: it has taken the top spot for customer satisfaction in South Korea the home country of Apple's chief rival, Samsung.

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Editorial: Can Apple survive 2013?

06/29/2013, 05:06 pm

Given the recent implosions of BlackBerry, Palm, Nokia, Microsoft, can we safely assume that Apple is next and will likely fail before the year is out, simply because, well… Android?

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Apple holds 39% of US smartphone market, far ahead of Samsung's 23%

06/28/2013, 02:06 pm

Apple's iPhone increased its lead in the United States smartphone market through the end of May, inching toward a 40 percent share, while the other major competitors outside of Samsung lost share.

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Apple says it may file new patent suit targeting Samsung Galaxy S4

06/27/2013, 09:06 am

A judge this week rejected Apple from adding Samsung's new flagship Galaxy S4 smartphone to an existing lawsuit, causing Apple to signal it may file a new suit to target the device.

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Apple says ITC failed in decision to ban iPhone and iPad imports

06/26/2013, 07:06 pm

New documents have been revealed detailing Apple's arguments against a U.S. International Trade Commission decision that granted Samsung a ban on the iPhone 4 and iPad 2, with the Cupertino company saying the repercussions of such an injunction extend far beyond America's borders.

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German court to reportedly rule Samsung exploited 'image' of Apple's iPhone and iPod

06/25/2013, 06:06 pm

A German court is preparing to issue a tentative ruling on an Apple assertion that Samsung is guilty of unfair competition practices in deliberately copying the look of the iPhone and iPod, and one report claims the court will side with Apple.

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Samsung in talks to settle EU antitrust case involving Apple & essential patents

06/25/2013, 08:06 am

Facing an antitrust lawsuit from the European Union for allegedly abusing its ownership of standard-essential patents, Samsung has reportedly begun talks with regulators to settle the charges before a trial can begin.

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Japanese high court upholds dismissal of Apple suit against Samsung

06/25/2013, 02:06 am

A Japanese high court on Tuesday upheld a decision to dismiss a patent suit leveled by Apple against Samsung, rejecting the Cupertino company's appeal of the ruling lodged some eight months ago.

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Rumor: TSMC inks deal to build 20nm 'A8' chips for Apple starting this year

06/24/2013, 08:06 am

A new report claims that Apple and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. have actually sealed the deal on a three-year agreement to supply A-series chips for future iPhones and iPads.

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Tokyo court finds Samsung infringed on Apple's 'rubber-banding' patent

06/21/2013, 04:06 am

A Tokyo court on Friday ruled a number of Samsung's legacy smartphone models infringe on Apple's so-called "rubber-banding" or "bounce-back" patent, a hotly-contested property in the companies' ongoing worldwide patent struggle.

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