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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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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
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
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
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.
BUSINESS
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.
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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