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January 23, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
A new report online says Samsung could announce its next flagship smartphone as early as March. The South Korean tech company has been reported by Asia Economic News as looking at March 22 for the Galaxy S IV's announcement, according to BGR , which translated the report into English. The announcement could take place in the U.S. “at Apple's doorstep,” the report said. But despite a possible March announcement, the phone is not likely to go on sale until April, according to SamMobile . The website dedicated to Samsung news also says the next Samsung flagship phone might not be called the "Galaxy S IV" as the number four is considered bad luck in South Korea and other Asian countries.
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BUSINESS
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.
OPINION
August 28, 2012
After finding Samsung liable for more than $1 billion in damages for infringing Apple's iPhone and iPad patents, members of a federal jury told reporters that they hoped to deter companies from copying one another instead of developing their own designs and features. That's a laudable goal, and the public would surely benefit from more choice and differentiation among products. The challenge is in distinguishing between the sorts of innovations that should receive patent protection and the ones that shouldn't.
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.
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
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.
BUSINESS
October 7, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
New Samsung commercials featuring such characters as the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers to Dick Tracy show off numerous telephone watches from popular TV shows to promote the company's new Galaxy Gear smartwatch. The Galaxy Gear is a $300 device by Samsung that launched this month in the U.S. The gadget looks like a wristwatch but has a touchscreen, a camera and can run apps as well as send text messages. And as Samsung likes to point out in its commercials, the Galaxy Gear can also be used to make and receive voice calls.  PHOTOS: Top 11 hidden, cool features in Apple's iOS 7 In one of its new ads, the South Korean tech giant shows clips of popular TV show characters like George Jetson from "The Jetsons" and Michael Knight from "Knight Rider" talking into their wristwatches.
BUSINESS
September 17, 2012 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Just days before the launch of Apple's iPhone 5, a report has come out of South Korea that Samsung plans to unveil its next Galaxy S phone in February. The Korea Times, citing unnamed company officials and suppliers, says Samsung has plans to debut the Galaxy S 4 at the Mobile World Congress, which will be held in Barcelona. It quotes one anonymous official saying that the Galaxy S 4 could curb iPhone 5 sales. The timing of the report is curious, with iPhone 5 pre-orders already started and the phone's launch just days away.
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