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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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Samsung Galaxy Note, HTC One caught cheating in benchmarks again

11/27/2013, 04:11 pm

Futuremark has delisted the scores of Samsung and HTC products from its public benchmark listings over new allegations of performance doping.

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Jurors credit CPA witness for Apple's $290M victory in Samsung patent retrial

11/22/2013, 08:11 am

Apple's expert witness on damages, a certified public accountant from Chicago, was the person who sealed the iPhone maker's victory in its patent infringement retrial against rival Samsung, according to members of the eight-person jury.

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Samsung looks to halt damages retrial after USPTO action invalidates key Apple patent

11/20/2013, 04:11 pm

Samsung on Wednesday filed a motion to stay the Apple v. Samsung damages retrial on the grounds of a U.S. Patent and Trademark Office action that found one of the patents-in-suit invalid.

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Apple and Samsung give closing remarks in damages retrial, Samsung pushes for mistrial

11/19/2013, 05:11 pm

In the Apple v. Samsung damages retrial on Tuesday, attorneys for each side offered their respective closing pitches to jurors -- one of which prompted Samsung to call for a mistrial -- as a decision is close at hand.

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U.S. carriers block Samsung's kill switch alternative to Apple's iOS 7 Activation Lock

11/19/2013, 04:11 pm

Samsung's plans to include a third party "kill switch" app on some of its premium smartphones to match Apple's iPhone Activation Lock theft deterrent system has been thwarted by phone carriers and fragmentation.

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Samsung announces 800K Galaxy Gear smartwatches shipped since launch [u]

11/19/2013, 05:11 am

Samsung on Tuesday said its Gear smartwatch has shipped 800,000 units since launching in September, putting a damper on rumors that claimed the Korean tech giant managed to sell only 50,000 pieces over the two-month span.

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Apple, Samsung wrap up testimony in patent retrial as jurors prepare for closing remarks

11/18/2013, 07:11 pm

Apple and Samsung counsel finished the testimony phase in the pair's damages trial on Monday, leaving only closing remarks before the jury will deliberate and ultimately decide what amount the Korean company owes for infringing on certain patents.

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Samsung Galaxy Gear smart watch sells 800,000 units in 2 months [u]

11/18/2013, 03:11 pm

Since its debut in late September, Samsung's Galaxy Gear smart watch has sold 800,000 units -- far more than the 50,000 originally claimed by an erroneous rumor [updated].

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