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July 30, 2012 | By Salvador Rodriguez
New documents filed by Apple in its patent infringement case against Samsung on Monday show another iPhone prototype that predates the Sony-inspired model discovered last week. Images of the prototype, code named "Purple," show a model built by Apple that includes many of the features that ultimately ended up on the iPhone, which was released in 2007. That counters a claim that emerged last week in Samsung's trial brief that Apple copied Sony's designs while putting together the iPhone.
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May 21, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez, This post has been corrected. See note below.
Google and Samsung both made gains on rival Apple in two separate rankings released Tuesday, signaling the Cupertino, Calif., tech giant's grip on the electronics industry is loosening. Apple still held on to the top spots in both rankings but saw its ratings drop or barely grow while both Google and Samsung made significant gains. In Millward Brown Optimor's annual  BrandZ list , which ranks the top 100 company brands in the world, Google saw its value grow by 5% and jumped up two spots to take second place behind Apple.
BUSINESS
March 14, 2013 | By Andrea Chang
Samsung unveiled its Galaxy S4 smartphone Thursday. It has eye-tracking capabilities, gesture control, a 5-inch full HD screen and a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera. That's not all there was to see. In one of the most head-scratching, bizarre tech product launches ever, Samsung staged an elaborate Broadway-esque show at Radio City Music Hall, where the S4 event was held, to debut the smartphone.  There was a tap-dancing kid. A ballerina. A bored housewife. A hot gardener.
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August 1, 2012 | By Andrea Chang
SAN JOSE -- Samsung lawyer John Quinn has some explaining to do. After sending reporters links to blocked evidence in its patent trial against Apple on Tuesday, Samsung had to face the wrath of U.S. District Judge Lucy H. Koh. Again. Here's a recap of what went down in court earlier in the day: Before opening statements, Quinn approached the bench and asked Koh to reconsider her earlier decision that Samsung not be allowed to present evidence showing that Apple's iPhone was inspired by "Sony style.
BUSINESS
October 12, 2012 | By Andrea Chang
Busy day for Apple news and, as usual, rumors. First up, All Things D is reporting that Apple will introduce the iPad mini on Oct. 23 . Reporters and bloggers had expected a media invitation this week for a launch event Oct. 17, but it never materialized; that fueled speculation that the company was facing supply constraints and had to delay the release. All Things D speculated that the announcement will be held at Apple's Town Hall Auditorium in Cupertino, Calif. Separately, Apple has hired away a top engineer from rival Samsung.
BUSINESS
May 13, 2013 | By Chris O'Brien
New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman  is pressing leading cellphone manufacturers to do more to help stem a growing tide of mobile phone thefts.  On Monday, Schneiderman's office sent letters to Apple, Samsung, Google and Microsoft, asking for details about what they are doing to deter such crimes.  "Cracking down on violent and dangerous cell phone thefts is important for New Yorkers," Schneiderman said in a statement....
BUSINESS
August 27, 2012 | By Jessica Guynn
About $12.5 billion. That's how much Google paid for Motorola Mobility. The deal that handed the search giant patents to boost its intellectual property arsenal closed in May. But it's become more important than ever following Apple's resounding victory over Samsung on Friday as it wages a broader war against Android. A jury, after three days of deliberations in a complex U.S. District Court trial in San Jose, awarded Apple more than $1 billion after finding that Samsung had infringed on six out of seven patents by copying the look and feel of Apple's mobile devices.
BUSINESS
October 2, 2012 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Samsung scored a rare victory against rival Apple as a U.S. court judge on Monday lifted a ban on U.S. sales of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet. As the judge was issuing the order, Samsung filed its own patent infringement lawsuit against Apple's iPhone 5, escalating the global legal wrangling between the two electronic giants. U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh late Monday lifted the ban on sales of the tablet imposed in June. The judge imposed a temporary injunction prior to the August patent infringement trial that resulted in a $1 billion victory for Apple.
BUSINESS
September 19, 2012 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Samsung is continuing its ad campaign against the iPhone 5 with a sequel to a commercial released last year that pokes fun at Apple fans who wait in line for the new iPhone every year. The new ad went up on YouTube Wednesday morning, just two days before the launch of the iPhone 5. It points out that Samsung's Galaxy S line of phones has had 4G connectivity for some time now, that the Galaxy S III has a much larger screen than the iPhone 5, and that the Galaxy S III has Near-Field Communication technology, which lets users send each other information by simply tapping their phones.
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January 8, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
LAS VEGAS -- Samsung may have given consumers a sneak peek at its smartphone plans with a new TV it announced Tuesday at the Consumer Electronics Show. At its booth in the Las Vegas Convention Center, the South Korean company displayed the world's first curved OLED TV. From afar, the TV looked like any other set that might be on display at a tech show, but once Samsung spokesman Scott Cohen pointed out the new gadget, I began to notice its unusual curved screen. The picture quality was, unsurprisingly, remarkable and the weird curve didn't really affect the way my eyes saw the image.
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