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Samsung's mobile business nosedives by 74%

Earlier this month, Samsung warned investors not to get their hopes up. For the September quarter, Samsung indicated that profits were likely to be 60% lower year over year. True to form, Samsung earlier this week released its earnings report and the results were as grave as the company...

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Apple's new iPhones outsell the Galaxy Note 4 in Samsung's home country of Korea

In a strange twist, Apple's new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are outpacing the sales of the Galaxy Note 4 on Samsung's home turf in South Korea. According to the Wall Street Journal, pre-orders for the new iPhone models reached 100,000 units on the first day, as compared to 30,000 for the Note 4. Sales...

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With increased smartphone competition, Samsung's profits plummet

Samsung has indicated that their upcoming earnings report will not be greeted enthusiastically by investors. The Korean tech giant yesterday said that its operating profit during the most recent quarter likely dropped by about 57-60% compared to the same quarter a year-ago. That's a huge drop...

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How do launch numbers for iPhones and Samsung Galaxy S phones compare?

Some rivalries will never die -- chocolate vs peanut butter, Yankees vs Red Sox, and iPhone vs Android, just to name a few. With the announcement of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, many Android users took to the Internet to loudly exclaim how underwhelmed they were by the devices. Its new features...

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Samsung ads attack Apple's Watch, iPhone 6, live stream blunder

Well you've got to give props to Samsung, if only for being quick to the punch. Barely a day after Apple's iPhone and Watch media event, Samsung Mobile began posting a series of web ads mocking Apple's recent product announcements from all angles. The entire series is called "It Doesn't Take a...

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New Galaxy Tab S voxpop ad continues Samsung's assault on Apple

Samsung won't let up with its advertising campaign that focuses on Apple and its competing mobile products. This latest advertisement published on YouTube pits the iPad against the Galaxy Tab S in a series of "man on the street" interviews with willing New Yorkers. Samsung asks each participant...

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Judge rebuffs Apple's effort to secure sales ban on infringing Samsung products

Samsung and Apple may have settled all of their international legal disputes, but the two tech giants are still busy duking it out here in the States. The latest news from the ongoing Apple/Samsung legal saga is that Judge Lucy Koh recently rejected Apple's efforts to secure a product ban against...

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Judge refuses to invalidate Apple patents

In the continuing legal tangle between Samsung and Apple, a federal judge has denied Samsung's request to invalidate a pair of patents related to the iPhone's slide-to-unlock feature and unified search, Mac Observer reports. Both patents are part of Apple's infringement cases against Samsung,...

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Samsung's ALS challenge video completely misses the point

By now you've heard of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, even if you don't know exactly what it is. Seemingly millions of people have dumped buckets of ice water on their heads to raise awareness and money for ALS funding. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, better known as Lou Gehrig's Disease, affects...

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What the deceptive Samsung "wall-hugger" ad doesn't tell you

I have to admit that of all of Samsung's TV ads, I kinda like the "wall-hugger" ad seen below. It's funny, and quite realistic if you've ever walked through an airport and seen people desperately seeking a charge before they get on their flights. While watching the ad the other day, I noticed that...

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LG's new design patent looks awfully familiar

Note: This story mistakenly noted Samsung as the patent filer, not LG. Android phone manufacturers and Apple have a long and rocky relationship when it comes to design patents, which you'll no doubt be aware of if you're even casually interested in the world of smartphones. This week, LG scored...

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Samsung rolls out anti-iPhone "Wall Huggers" ad campaign to airports

A few weeks ago, Samsung rolled out a decently funny anti-iPhone ad titled "Wall Huggers." The commercial effectively takes shots at the iPhone for having poor battery life, forcing users to constantly search for outlets to plug in their phones. In stark contrast, the commercial tells us, stands...

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Apple and Samsung agree to drop legal disputes in all jurisdictions outside the U.S.

It's increasingly starting to look that Apple's obsession with taking Samsung to task for allegedly copying the iPhone may be starting to wane. Originally reported by Bloomberg, news broke on Tuesday evening that Apple and Samsung have agreed to end all of their legal disputes in all jurisdictions...

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Samsung releases yet another anti-iPhone ad dubbed "Screen Envy"

Well, you gotta hand it to Samsung -- they sure are persistent. Earlier today the number one purveyor of Android handsets released yet another anti-iPhone ad dubbed "Screen Envy." As the title implies, the commercial puts down the iPhone for having a much smaller screen than the flagship Galaxy...

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Journalist picks up Galaxy S5, discovers it is, indeed, larger than the iPhone 5

In a shocking turn of events that is sure to send ripples through the technology world for years to come, Business Insider's Jim Edwards has confirmed that, as has long been rumored, there are smartphones out there with displays larger than that of the iPhone 5. "Until recently, I was a loyal...

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