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Apple & Samsung capture 103% of handset profits as rivals lose money

02/06/2013, 12:02 pm

Together, Apple and Samsung accounted for 103 percent of mobile phone profits in 2012, a number made possible because of losses incurred by rivals Motorola, Sony and Nokia.

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ITC to give final ruling on Apple's Samsung complaint Aug. 1

02/06/2013, 09:02 am

A final ruling in one of Apple's suits against Samsung will have to wait until August of this year, as a judge for the International Trade Commission on Wednesday scheduled a final ruling for the first of that month.

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Apple overtakes Nokia in global mobile web usage for first time

02/04/2013, 07:02 pm

According to new statistics released on Monday, Apple's share of global mobile internet usage surpassed that of Nokia's in the fourth quarter of 2012, making the Cupertino company the number one mobile web presence in the world.

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Apple bid for fast track on sales ban appeal rejected by court

02/04/2013, 03:02 pm

Apple's attempt to fast-track a bid to ban on several Samsung phones was turned down Monday, with a U.S. court ruling Apple must proceed normally through the appeals process.

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Samsung pokes fun at Apple lawsuits in Super Bowl teaser ad

02/01/2013, 08:02 am

Samsung has generated 1.7 million views with an online Super Bowl teaser ad that jokes about the company being sued for infringement.

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Appeals court denies Apple's request to ban sales of Samsung Galaxy Nexus

01/31/2013, 01:01 pm

Apple's bid to once again ban sales of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus handset was denied on Thursday by a U.S. appeals court.

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IDC: iPad leads record worldwide tablet shipments but loses marketshare in Q4 2012

01/31/2013, 01:01 am

According to new data from research firm IDC, Apple's iPad led worldwide tablet shipments hit 51.5 million units in the fourth quarter of 2012, but dipped in overall marketshare amid booming sales from rival Samsung.

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Judge denies Samsung bid to invalidate Apple patents over indefiniteness [u]

01/29/2013, 10:01 pm

U.S. District Court Judge Lucy Koh on Tuesday entered a ruling that found neither an Apple utility patent nor four design patents are invalid due to indefiniteness.

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Samsung did not willfully infringe on Apple's patents, U.S. judge says [u]

01/29/2013, 09:01 pm

Apple v. Samsung Judge Lucy Koh on Tuesday handed down some of the first rulings in the case's post-trial proceedings, granting an Apple motion to invalidate certain claims of a Samsung patent but denying five others, including a request for a new trial stemming from a contention that the Korean company willfully infringed on Apple's patents.

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Samsung asks judge dismiss Apple's appeal of Japanese court ruling

01/29/2013, 01:01 am

Samsung on Monday asked a Japanese court judge to conclude a patent infringement suit with Apple for which the Korean company won a favorable ruling in August, seeking to end the case without hearing an appeal from the Cupertino tech giant's lawyers.

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British retailers found recommending Samsung smartphones over Apple's

01/27/2013, 12:01 pm

A mystery shopper survey carried out in the United Kingdom found that Samsung's Galaxy S III was the most recommended smartphone among eight of Britain's leading electronics retailers.

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Apple to focus on software growth as Samsung warns of shrinking hardware profits

01/26/2013, 04:01 am

As Samsung warns investors of the risk of shrinking hardware profits in the future, analysts note that Apple's future potential lies with exponential software growth, something the company has a distant lead in creating and an apparent exclusive in understanding.

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Samsung tries to get peek at iOS source code in Korean patent suit

01/25/2013, 07:01 pm

In a request to the Seoul Central District Court on Friday, Samsung asked to see the source code for Apple's latest iOS, claiming that it needed access to the extremely sensitive data to confirm that the operating system infringes on a software patent.

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Apple's iPhone grew to 25.1% global market share in 2012

01/25/2013, 08:01 am

The latest worldwide smartphone data from IDC reveals that Apple's worldwide market share grew to 25.1 percent in 2012.

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Apple and Samsung help drive global smartphone shipments to record 700M units in 2012

01/24/2013, 11:01 pm

New research released on Thursday from market analysis firm Strategy Analytics shows that Samsung and Apple drove global smartphone shipment growth to a massive 43 percent in 2012, which amounted to a record breaking 700 million units shipped, with the Korean company's share skyrocketing to nearly one third of the market.

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Samsung says it will not reduce chip investments despite losing Apple's business

01/24/2013, 07:01 pm

While reporting record profits of $6.5 billion for the winter quarter, Samsung issued a statement saying it did not plan to reduce its CapEx investment despite the realization that it would gradually lose Apple as its largest components customer.

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ITC to review decision that held Samsung in violation of four Apple patents

01/24/2013, 07:01 pm

The U.S. International Trade Commission announced on Wednesday that it will be reviewing an administrative law judge's initial determination that found Samsung to have violated a number of Apple patents.

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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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