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Topic: Samsung

Leak: Samsung could beat Apple to the punch with fingerprint sensor in Note 3

09/04/2013, 10:09 am

Apple's biggest rival, Samsung, may be getting ready to unveil its own fingerprint sensing technology today with the Galaxy Note 3, potentially taking some of the wind out of the next iPhone's sails even before the device is introduced.

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Prototype Samsung Galaxy Gear smart watch shown off in pictures

09/01/2013, 04:09 pm

Just days before its planned unveiling, images of a prototype smart watch from Samsung have emerged online, showing the South Korean tech giant's newest entry for a wearable technology segment where Apple, Google, and Microsoft are also expected to compete within the coming year.

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Google buys smart watch maker WIMM to boost wearable device initiative [update: Confirmed]

08/30/2013, 05:08 pm

Last year, Google acquired Los Altos, Calif.-based WIMM Labs, all but assuring that the search giant is preparing to make a big move into wearable technology beyond what it has already revealed.

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Samsung confirms debut of Galaxy Gear smart watch at Sept. 4 event

08/28/2013, 04:08 pm

Next week at a media event in Germany, Samsung has confirmed it will unveil a new wearable device dubbed the Galaxy Gear, representing the company's latest stab at a smart watch.

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Apple & Samsung drive 55% increase in mobile display revenues

08/26/2013, 10:08 am

The popularity of Apple's iPhone 5 and Samsung's Galaxy S4 smartphones has driven a boom in revenues for display manufacturers, according to a new report from NPD DisplaySearch.

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Apple, Samsung do not have to publicly disclose profits, court rules

08/23/2013, 02:08 pm

Apple and Samsung will not have to publicly disclose the financial details both companies submitted to a U.S. court in the course of their ongoing patent litigation, according to a federal appeals panel.

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Three Apple patents being reexamined by USPTO on anonymous requests

08/21/2013, 05:08 pm

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has decided to comply with anonymous requests to reexamine a total of three Apple patents, all of which pertain to litigation with Samsung, with one also being asserted against Motorola in Florida.

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Study finds 20% of Apple iPhone users switched away from Android in past year

08/19/2013, 06:08 pm

Not only does Apple's bestselling iPhone engender strong loyalty among those who buy it, but a new study says that the device attracts buyers from rival platforms faster than it loses to them.

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Canalys: Android lacks the 'rigorously managed, high-quality, optimized' apps seen on Apple's iPad

08/15/2013, 10:08 am

Market research group Canalys offered a scathing appraisal of the apps currently available for Android tablet users, stating that "building high-quality app experiences for Android tablets has not been among many developersí top priorities to date."

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Samsung to reportedly debut 'Galaxy Gear' smart watch on Sept. 4

08/14/2013, 08:08 pm

In what looks to be a bid to preempt Apple's anticipated fall iPhone announcement, Samsung is said to be prepping the so-called "Galaxy Gear" wearable computing device for an unveiling at its "Unpacked Episode 2" event scheduled for early September.

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Samsung posts bonds with ITC, suggests continued infringement of Apple patents

08/14/2013, 05:08 pm

Following its defeat in court on Friday, Samsung has posted surety bonds with the U.S. International Trade Commission, a move that strongly suggests the South Korean tech giant is still importing and selling at least some products that infringe on Apple-held patents.

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Samsung socked with $108M Brazilian suit over alleged labor issues

08/14/2013, 01:08 pm

Brazilian prosecutors have begun legal action against technology giant and Apple rival Samsung, claiming that the South Korean conglomerate's Brazilian arm violated numerous labor laws at a factory in the Amazon region.

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Smartphones outsell feature phones for first time, while Apple's iPhone loses market share - Gartner

08/14/2013, 10:08 am

Despite moving 3 million more iPhones in the second quarter of 2013 than in the same period last year, Apple's share of the overall smartphone market shank more than 4 percent, while total smartphones outsold feature phones for the first time worldwide, according to new data from research firm Gartner.

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Samsung points to anti-Apple ads as 'tipping point' for company

08/13/2013, 11:08 am

According to one executive for the firm, Samsung's line of ads mocking Apple's iPhone and its devotees marked a tipping point for the firm, one that sparked a conversation that has propelled Samsung's brand on to become one of the most valuable in the world.

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Apple, Inc. market cap up $11.7 billion after news of Samsung ITC import ban

08/12/2013, 04:08 pm

One week after the Obama administration's veto of an import ban affecting Apple helped to send the company's stock up $6.9 billion, news of an import ban affecting Samsung has again helped Apple's market value gain ground, this time by almost twice as much.

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Apple v. Samsung proceedings muddled, but experts say Apple had strong day

08/09/2013, 06:08 pm

Legal observers have noted that Samsung appears to have gotten the worst of questioning in Friday's hearings with Apple at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, which could mean that the Cupertino company may be able to get the better of its rival in the coming months.

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Apple wins ITC ban on Samsung products [updated with ITC's final determination]

08/09/2013, 05:08 pm

Apple was dealt a significant win in its ongoing patent duel with Samsung on Friday when the U.S. International Trade Commission handed down a ruling that will likely see the ban of infringing products made by the South Korean company.

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Samsung clone of Apple's Passbook hits Google Play for some Galaxy devices

08/09/2013, 10:08 am

Samsung's answer to Apple's Passbook feature has arrived on the Google Play Store for Android, giving select Galaxy device owners the ability to store tickets, coupons, and more.

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Apple faces long day in court on Friday with ITC ruling, Apple v. Samsung appeal, DOJ e-book talks

08/09/2013, 02:08 am

Friday is set to be an important date for Apple as the company heads for the courtroom in three separate cases, two pertaining to its ongoing patent fight against Samsung and another regarding the U.S. Justice Department's e-books antitrust suit.

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Android on 80% of smartphones shipped in Q2, while Apple's iPhone took 13%

08/07/2013, 03:08 pm

Google's Android operating system continues to dominate the smartphone segment in terms of shipped devices, with an 80 percent share in the latest quarter according to new data, while Apple's iPhone accounts for less and less of shipments in a growing market.

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