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Samsung to bring web-based 'SamsungPay Mini' to iPhones - report

05/27/2016, 10:05 am

The expanding electronic payments battle between Apple, Google, and Samsung will reportedly reach a new front next month as the South Korean firm is said to be readying a new web-based option that would enable iPhone users to make online payments via SamsungPay.

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Eric Schmidt says he uses an iPhone, but claims to prefer Samsung's Galaxy

05/24/2016, 11:05 am

Alphabet chairman Eric Schmidt has owned up to the worst-kept secret in Silicon Valley: that the leader of the Android mothership leans on an arch rival for his day-to-day communications.

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Rumor: Samsung to double down on fitness with Gear Fit 2 and 'Bio-Processor'

05/23/2016, 01:05 pm

Images leaked on Monday showed Samsung's upcoming Gear Fit 2, a device that may provide tougher competition in fitness wearables for companies like Apple and Fitbit.

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Samsung may beat Apple to the punch with global live TV subscription service

05/20/2016, 03:05 pm

Samsung Electronics has begun talks with entertainment companies to sell an online TV service, potentially beating to market Apple, whose own talks to offer a subscription video content plan have apparently stalled.

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iPhone marketshare dips to 14.8% amid tougher Chinese competition, Gartner says

05/20/2016, 11:05 am

Apple's year-over-year drop in smartphone sales during the March quarter also caused the company to lose marketshare, though part of the shift can be linked to fast-rising Chinese smartphone makers, according to new research data.

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Google's smartphone-based Daydream VR gets support from top Android manufacturers

05/20/2016, 09:05 am

Google's forthcoming Daydream platform for virtual reality has support from Android device makers including Samsung, HTC, LG, and Huawei, though the hardware is predicted to only be "slightly better" than Samsung's own Gear VR.

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Apple Pay competitor Samsung Pay arrives in China with Alibaba partnership

05/19/2016, 11:05 pm

Samsung on Thursday announced it will bring its Samsung Pay mobile payments service to China through a partnership with e-commerce giant Alibaba's financial arm, an institution once rumored to be negotiating an identical deal for Apple Pay.

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Lower MacBook sales push Apple down to sixth place in laptop marketshare

05/11/2016, 12:05 pm

A drop in MacBook, MacBook Pro, and MacBook Air shipments year-over-year likewise resulted in Apple losing share in the world's declining laptop market, according to March-quarter research data.

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Android remains king of crashes, once again seeing more device failures than Apple's iPhone

05/11/2016, 10:05 am

Android phones continued to see the most devices failures in the first quarter of 2016, although the gap with iPhones shrunk hugely quarter-to-quarter, according to a research study published on Wednesday.

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US regulators probe Apple, Google, Verizon & others on security patches

05/09/2016, 03:05 pm

A variety of wireless carriers and smartphone and tablet makers, including Apple, are reportedly being asked by U.S. regulators to explain how they review and push out security updates to their customers.

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iPhone sales surge 56% in India as Apple eats into Samsung's high-end share

05/06/2016, 04:05 pm

With iPhone sales in India up 56 percent year over year, Apple is showing significant progress in the rapidly developing nation, where Chief Executive Tim Cook hopes to find continued success going forward, thanks to the country's massive young population.

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Fitness bands outselling all other wearables, including Apple Watch, research finds

05/04/2016, 10:05 am

Despite devices like the Apple Watch nominally being able to do more, dedicated fitness bands are vastly outselling other wearables in the U.S., according to a research report published on Wednesday.

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Apple, Samsung, Facebook, Amazon & the case of the 'very bad' Q2

05/01/2016, 02:05 pm

Apple's fiscal Q2 earnings were the company's "worst ever" of the last decade in terms of year-over-year growth, but not in terms of actual commercial activity during the first three months of 2016. Take a closer look at Apple and three other firms: Samsung, Facebook and Amazon.

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Apple's iPad Pro beating Microsoft Surface in 'detachable' tablet market

04/29/2016, 12:04 pm

Apple's iPad Pro is already surpassing the Microsoft Surface in the so-called "detachable" tablet market, though that market is still relatively small, according to a new research report.

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Apple Watch shipped 2.2M units in March quarter, but lost marketshare, estimates claim

04/28/2016, 12:04 pm

Apple shipped about 2.2 million Apple Watches in the March quarter, although it still saw its share of the smartwatch market slip to 52.4 percent, according to research estimates published on Thursday.

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Samsung reports Q1 mobile profits just 24% of Apple's

04/27/2016, 09:04 pm

Samsung Electronics reported Q1 operating profits of 6.68 trillion won ($5.81 billion), while its Mobile division reported 3.89 trillion won ($3.38 billion) in profits, both a fraction of the "disappointing" $13.987 billion in operating profits Apple reported for the same quarter.

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iPhone's global marketshare falls to 15.3% in March quarter amid tough Chinese competition

04/27/2016, 01:04 pm

During the March quarter Apple's iPhone remained firmly in second place in global smartphone marketshare, but saw a significant drop year-over-year to 15.3 percent, ceding some ground to up-and-coming Chinese vendors.

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TSMC sales to Apple rose nearly $2 billion in 2015 as chip battle with Samsung continues

04/27/2016, 11:04 am

TSMC picked up an extra $1.99 billion in Apple sales during 2015, buoying the chipmaker's entire growth for that year, and further cutting rival chipmaker Samsung out of the iPhone maker's supply chain.

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Samsung to produce thinner 10nm chips this year [u]

04/20/2016, 08:04 pm

Apple A-series chip supplier Samsung this week announced plans to put an advanced 10-nanometer chip fabrication process into production later this year, with the new technology supposedly affording a 10 percent increase in efficiency over existing iterations.

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Rumor: Samsung trying to earn new iPhone supply chain slot with EMI-shielded NAND

04/20/2016, 11:04 am

South Korean electronics behemoth Samsung is reportedly attempting to claw back the lucrative iPhone NAND business from competitors with a new process for shielding the important flash memory from electromagnetic interference.

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