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Topic: Samsung

Apple: Samsung shirked FRAND obligations, filed suit before making a licensing offer

05/23/2013, 05:05 pm

Samsung abused its rights as a standard-essential patent holder, Apple said Wednesday, by filing a complaint with the International Trade Commission before even trying to come to an agreement with the Cupertino company over licensing terms.

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Samsung Galaxy S4 & Google Now accused of violating Apple patents for Siri

05/22/2013, 10:05 am

In its ongoing litigation against Samsung, Apple has added five new patents to its claims, targeting both the company's new flagship Galaxy S4 smartphone, as well as the Google Now service for Android.

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Looking to pull even with Apple, Samsung to pay developers for Galaxy-specific apps

05/20/2013, 09:05 am

Apple rival Samsung is turning to third-party developers to help improve the standing of its smartphone lineup against the iPhone, offering $800,000 in prize money for Galaxy-specific apps.

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Editorial: Apple's billions are building an empire for the future

05/18/2013, 06:05 pm

Given that Apple now sits on well over $144.7 billion in liquid resources, there's lots of discussion about how the company could or should be spending it. What Apple is already doing with its cash is actually more interesting.

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10M Samsung flagship phones in 28 days a 'record,' 5M iPhone 5 in 3 days 'disappointing'

05/17/2013, 10:05 pm

Samsung earned industry praise for estimating that it expected to ship 10 million units of its flagship Galaxy S4 to carriers in its first month on the market, six months after the same journalists voiced disappointment that Apple had sold "only" 5 million iPhone 5's in its first 3 days.

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Study finds Apple's iPhone retains more value than top Galaxy models

05/14/2013, 08:05 pm

Investment bank Piper Jaffray on Tuesday announced the results in its new iPhone resale value index, finding that Apple's iPhone depreciates at a rate less than half that of corresponding Android devices from Samsung.

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Mobile malware exploding, but only for Android

05/14/2013, 06:05 pm

Malware targeting mobile devices is rapidly growing in both the number of variants found in the wild and in their complexity and sophistication, but the only platform being actively targeted is Google's Android, which researchers now say is resembling Windows on the desktop PC.

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Apple adds Samsung's Galaxy S4 to patent infringement suit

05/14/2013, 11:05 am

In a court filing on Monday, Apple extended its ongoing litigation struggle with Samsung, adding the company's recently released Galaxy S4 to the list of devices Apple says infringe on its patented designs.

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Apple fell to 18% share of smartphone sales in Q1, Gartner says

05/14/2013, 10:05 am

While Apple increased its iPhone sales year over year, its share of the global smartphone market shrank to 18.2 percent in the first quarter, according to data from Gartner.

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Apple supplier Sharp strikes strategic deal with Samsung

05/14/2013, 09:05 am

Sharp, a key supplier of components that go into iPads and iPhones, lost $5.4 billion last year, prompting the Japanese display maker to increase its reliance on Apple's top rival, Samsung, in order to survive.

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Samsung testing 5G wireless technology that can download entire movies in seconds

05/13/2013, 09:05 am

South Korean tech giant Samsung says it has developed a wireless transmission standard hundreds of times faster than today's 4G LTE, one that could see users downloading entire movies in seconds.

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Apple's iPhone, iPad to be granted Pentagon security clearance next week

05/10/2013, 08:05 pm

The U.S. Department of Defense said on Friday that it plans to allow Apple's iOS devices onto the Pentagon's secure network early next week, opening the door for lucrative military contracts currently dominated by BlackBerry.

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USPTO issues preliminary rejection of key claims in Apple translucent images patent

05/10/2013, 04:05 pm

The United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued a decision tentatively rejecting certain aspects of a patent Apple holds on displaying translucent images, a development that could potentially impact Apple's ongoing legal struggles with chief rival Samsung.

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Judge orders Google to hand over search documents in Samsung patent case

05/09/2013, 06:05 pm

Google on Thursday was ordered to acquiesce to Apple's request for information regarding what methods the search giant is using to sift through internal documents related to Android, with the resulting data being part of a second U.S. patent infringement suit against Samsung.

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Teardown finds Samsung Galaxy S4 more costly to build than Apple's iPhone 5

05/09/2013, 02:05 pm

An analysis of parts found inside Samsung's new Galaxy S4 has concluded the flagship smartphone is more costly to build than Apple's iPhone 5, with a price tag of $237 for the 16-gigabyte model.

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Apple grabs No. 5 spot in growing Chinese smartphone market

05/09/2013, 01:05 pm

At three times the size of the U.S. market, China has become one of the most important battlegrounds in the smartphone industry, and Apple's iPhone is now the fifth-largest smartphone seller in the country.

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Apple takes fight to Google, wants Android source code in Samsung lawsuit

05/08/2013, 11:05 am

The week has seen new turns in Apple's ongoing patent-based struggle against Google's Android operating system, as the iPhone maker attempted to pull the search giant deeper into the proceedings in one case while trying to keep Google out of the mix in another.

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Samsung's cash pile triples in one year, now worth $28.5B after debt

05/08/2013, 10:05 am

Samsung's profitable smartphone business has caused the South Korean company's cash to swell to nearly $40 billion, with a net cash position of $28.5 billion when debt is factored in.

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Smartphone companies, including Apple, have little to show for patent litigation

05/07/2013, 10:05 am

An all-out patent litigation war between the biggest players in the smartphone industry, including Apple, Samsung, Motorola and Microsoft, has yielded very little for all parties involved.

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Samsung's new Galaxy Core targets lower end of smartphone market

05/06/2013, 12:05 pm

Chief Apple rival Samsung is leaving no corner of the smartphone market unaddressed, as the tech giant revealed on Monday the Galaxy Core, which packs many of the features of its high end model into a lower-cost handset.

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