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Topic: Samsung

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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Apple renews bid for U.S. ban on Samsung products

12/27/2013, 02:12 am

Apple on Thursday filed a motion to renew its ongoing bid to stop sales of Samsung products found to be infringing on three key utility patents, including the contentious '915 property for pinch-to-zoom functionality.

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Taiwan FTC fines Apple for seeking to manage retailers' iPhone pricing

12/25/2013, 01:12 pm

Taiwan's Fair Trade Commission has slapped Apple with a $670,000 fine for interfering with mobile providers and handset retailers' pricing.

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Apple orders for A-series chips expected to contribute up to 10% of TSMC's 2014 revenue

12/13/2013, 09:12 am

As Taiwanese chipmaker TSMC gets set to ramp up production on its 20-nanometer process fab in January, some analysts believe the company is poised to take a large bite out of rival Samsung's supply contract for Apple's A-series processors.

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Apple scores court win in South Korea as judge tosses Samsung patent suit

12/11/2013, 09:12 pm

A South Korean court on Thursday local Korea time dismissed a Samsung patent suit against Apple that sought monetary damages and a sales ban against the iPhone 4S and iPad 2.

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Galaxy Note 3 phablet accounts for just 1/10 of Samsung's 2013 premium phone sales

12/10/2013, 05:12 pm

Samsung has always been cagy about releasing data on the devices it sells, but it just provided a new clue that indicates "phablet" models are not nearly as popular as is commonly believed, again explaining why Apple hasn't been in a rush to sell a big screen iPhone.

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Apple spent $60 million on Samsung suit, attempts to recoup $15.7 million

12/06/2013, 02:12 pm

Apple on Friday filed a motion in U.S. District Court seeking to recover nearly $16 million of its $60 million in attorneys' fees related to the company's long-running patent infringement lawsuit against Samsung.

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Samsung's #Galaxy11 viral ad fumbles when Franz Beckenbauer tweets from iPhone

12/03/2013, 06:12 pm

A global ad campaign to promote Samsung devices, involving soccer stars and an alien invasion story, instead revealed that the fantasy campaign's star manager Franz Beckenbauer tweets from his iPhone, not a Galaxy device.

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Apple's iPhone 5s & 5c take 9 of Japan's top 10 smartphone sales spots

11/30/2013, 12:11 pm

Just over two months after Apple launched its new iPhone 5s and 5c across Japan's three major carriers, weekly sales rankings list various iPhone models split between the carriers took 9 of the top 10 smartphone slots.

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Apple, Inc. stock breaks $545 barrier as Samsung calls 'Crisis Awareness' meeting

11/27/2013, 05:11 pm

Apple continued to climb in trading today, closing at $545.96 and reaching a market cap of $491.22 billion as its chief rival Samsung plans for "Crisis Awareness" meeting involving 600 management staff members.

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