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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.
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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.
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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....
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March 22, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
First Apple. Then Samsung. Now Google? The Mountain View, Calif., tech company is the latest tech giant rumored to be working on a smart wristwatch, according to a report Thursday by the Financial Times . The device is rumored to be under development by Google's Android unit, which builds the operating system used by many smartphones and tablets. That means that unlike Google Glass, the company's smartphone-like glasses that are being built by Google X, the rumored Google smartwatch may be see as more of a viable product, according to the Verge . PHOTOS: Top 10 must-have smartphone apps Google did not comment on the smartwatch, according to the Financial Times, but the report points out a 2011 patent the company holds for a smartwatch that includes a "flip up display" as evidence that Google may be working on the device.
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.
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February 18, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Samsung will announce its next flagship smartphone, believed to be called the Galaxy S IV, on March 14, multiple reports on the Web say. The reports hit the Web Monday after Eldar Murtazin, the editor of Russian tech site Mobile-Review.com, posted a tweet teasing he knew something the rest of us didn't. "Save the date for a big announcement - March 14 :)" the tweet said. PHOTOS: Tech we want to see in 2013 Then SamMobile.com, a news site that writes about Samsung rumors, released a report backing Murtazin's claim.
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July 22, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Samsung announced it will hold its own developers conference this fall, perhaps signaling that the South Korean giant is seeking to reduce its reliance on Google. The conference was announced with a teaser website that says it will take place Oct. 27 through 29 at San Francisco's Westin St. Francis Hotel. The announcement is significant, considering Samsung and Google each have been essential to the success the other has found in the mobile world over the last few years. Samsung regularly outsells its rivals by enormous margins when it comes to smartphones, and Google's Android operating system, used by Samsung, holds the largest market share for global sales of smartphones.
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February 1, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Bolstered by sales of its iPhone 5, Apple sold more mobile phones in the U.S. in the fourth quarter than any other maker, including its rival Samsung. It marks the first time since 2008 that Samsung was not the top phone seller in a quarter. Still, Samsung retained its crown for all of 2012, selling 53 million devices. Apple was second with 43.7 million phones sold. For the fourth quarter, Apple sold 17.7 million units, or 34% of the phones sold in the quarter, according to a report released Friday morning by Strategy Analytics.
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October 18, 2012 | By Salvador Rodriguez
In the U.S., Samsung owes Apple more than $1 billion, but in Britain, Apple owes Samsung a public apology. A British appeals court has decided not to overturn a ruling made earlier this year on a patent-infringement case involving the two tech companies, according to the BBC . Samsung won the case back in July after a judge said the two company's tablet products weren't likely to be confused because Samsung's were not as "cool" as Apple's....
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