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Topic: Samsung

Samsung adds security layer to Android to gain enterprise credibility

03/04/2013, 04:03 pm

In response to lackluster interest in Google's Android platform by corporate enterprise and government users, Samsung has announced plans to shore up its smartphones and tablets with third party security software in an initiative branded as "SAFE," or "Samsung For Enterprise."

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Samsung's unannounced Galaxy S IV rumored to feature eye-tracking technology

03/04/2013, 04:03 pm

With the official unveiling of the Galaxy S IV just a week and a half away, a new report claims Samsung's next flagship handset will track users' eyes to automatically scroll content.

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Judge vacates 40% of jury's $1.05B verdict in Apple v. Samsung [u]

03/01/2013, 03:03 pm

Judge Lucy Koh on Friday vacated more than 40 percent of the $1.05 billion in damages a jury awarded to Apple in its patent infringement case against chief rival Samsung.

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UK judge who said Apple lacked integrity hired by Samsung [u]

02/28/2013, 09:02 am

The UK judge who ordered Apple to issue multiple statements saying that Samsung didn't copy the design of the iPad has been hired on by Samsung to act as an expert in an ITC investigation.

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Samsung loses 3G wireless patent case against Apple's iPhone in Japan [u]

02/28/2013, 03:02 am

A Japanese court on Thursday handed down a favorable ruling for Apple in a lawsuit filed by Samsung, which alleged the Cupertino company misused certain 3G wireless patents in versions of the iPhone.

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Samsung's new Wallet app has numerous similarities to Apple's Passbook

02/27/2013, 08:02 am

Samsung on Wednesday introduced a new smartphone application called "Wallet," which bears a striking resemblance to Apple's own Passbook feature.

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Samsung questions whether Apple can patent beauty in Australian court case

02/26/2013, 10:02 pm

Apple and Samsung's ongoing international patent struggle took a novel turn in Australian Federal Court on Wednesday, with Samsung's counsel questioning whether Apple's claims to "beauty" and "elegance" in its iOS interface is enough to justify an enforceable patent.

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As Samsung's market share grows, so too do tensions with Google

02/26/2013, 06:02 pm

Google executives are concerned that Samsung's influence on Google's Android operating system is too strong, and the search giant is turning to its other Android partners in hopes of getting back some leverage on the South Korean conglomerate.

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'Think Different' ad creator believes latest Samsung ads are getting the best of Apple

02/26/2013, 08:02 am

The former creative director at advertising firm TBWA\Chiat\Day, who came up with the name "iMac" as well as Apple's iconic "Think Different" campaign, believes Samsung's latest television advertisements have proven effective against Apple.

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Samsung to launch flagship Galaxy S4 at March 14 event

02/25/2013, 08:02 am

Invitations were sent out on Monday to a Samsung media event scheduled for March 14 in New York, where the company is expected to unveil its response to the iPhone 5: the flagship Galaxy S4.

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Apple and Samsung's Australian case so large it calls for 'unprecedented' two-judge system

02/25/2013, 05:02 am

Apple and Samsung returned to Australian court on Monday to continue their years long patent battle, though a consolidation of patent claims has necessitated two federal court judges to hear the case, something that has reportedly never been done in the country.

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Samsung unwraps Galaxy Note 8.0 to take on Apple's iPad mini

02/24/2013, 03:02 pm

Apple's chief competitor Samsung used this week's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona to unveil its competitor to the highly successful iPad mini -- a stylus-enabled Galaxy Note 8.0 that the South Korean conglomerate hopes will finally make inroads in the mini tablet sector that it arguably pioneered years ago.

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iPad mini helping Apple grow its lead in mobile ad impressions to third of market

02/24/2013, 03:02 pm

Apple in 2012 increased its lead over other mobile device manufacturers in terms of mobile ad impressions, leveraging the launch of the iPad mini to grow its share to nearly a third of the overall market, according to a new statistics.

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German court stays Samsung v. Apple 'VoiceOver' suit, could result in patent invalidity

02/22/2013, 08:02 pm

The Mannheim Regional Court on Friday ordered a stay on a Samsung lawsuit against Apple, citing a parallel nullity case that could invalidate the Korean company's patent being asserted against the iPhone's VoiceOver functionality.

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Samsung overtakes Apple as top 'smart connected device' vendor in 2012

02/21/2013, 10:02 pm

Fresh data from IDC shows that Samsung surpassed Apple in collective PC, portable PC, tablet and smartphone shipments for 2012, with the Korean outfit moving 250 million devices over the 12 month period.

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Apple and Samsung ordered to narrow claims in upcoming lawsuit

02/21/2013, 06:02 pm

A U.S. federal judge on Thursday ordered Apple and Samsung to pare down their respective cases in a patent suit slated to start in 2014, saying that both parties should know what assertions are strongest after battling in court for over a year.

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Apple's iPhone 5 and iPhone 4S are world's two most popular smartphone models

02/20/2013, 08:02 am

Apple's iPhone 5 was the best selling smartphone in the world in the fourth quarter of 2012, while the second most popular handset was the iPhone 4S, making it more popular than Samsung's newer Galaxy S3.

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Apple accounts for 20% of all 2012 US consumer technology sales revenue

02/19/2013, 08:02 am

Apple was the third-largest consumer technology retailer in the U.S. in 2012, while its products accounted for the largest share of revenue among consumer tech companies.

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Apple's new iPad ad campaign promotes 300,000 apps "for everything you love"

02/16/2013, 10:02 pm

Apple has introduced a new billboard ad campaign touting not just the iPad and iPad mini, but drawing particular attention to their shared library of 300,000 apps, a notable departure from the ads of Samsung and other tablet vendors.

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Apple and Samsung identify all infringing devices in Galaxy Nexus patent case

02/16/2013, 01:02 am

In a pair of filings with the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California on Friday, Apple and Samsung detailed the scope of their respective assertions for an upcoming patent suit scheduled to start proceedings in 2014.

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