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Samsung has sued Electronic Times for 300 million KRW (about $284,000 US) regarding its reporting related to the company's new Galaxy S5 phone. According to a report by the Korean language MediaToday (machine translation), Samsung is taking issue with negative reports related to the Galaxy S5 camera. Samsung alleges the news source published incorrect information, while the news site appeared to defend its reports, stating that "the story fits the facts" and was not a...
Apple on Monday sent out emails to developers who participated in this year's WWDC 2014 ticket lottery, notifying those accepted that tickets will be saved until Apr. 14. As announced last week, Apple held a lottery for developers wanting to attend the company's popular Worldwide Developers Conference in June. Apple sent out notification of the randomly selected tickets at around 8 p.m. Eastern. Developers who made the cut have exactly one week to complete their ticket...
Email correspondence made public as part of the second California Apple v. Samsung patent trial illustrates Apple marketing guru Phil Schiller's displeasure at the company's high-profile ad agency, which in 2013 was under the gun to churn out quality material in light of Samsung's own media blitz. The email string, first spotted by Business Insider, comes from a 2013 conversation between Apple SVP of Worldwide Marketing Schiller and longtime advertising partner...
Apple has updated its App Store statistics for April, reporting that 87 percent of its users accessing the iTunes Store have now installed its latest iOS 7. Apple first released iOS 7 in mid September alongside a new crop of iPhones. Six months later, there are more users on iOS 7 than any other mobile platform API level. Google's Android 4.4 KitKat, also unveiled last year, still hasn't even officially rolled out to many owners of a variety of quite popular Android...
Apple on Monday posted to its website the latest installment of its "Your Verse" ad campaign, this time focusing on Bollywood choreographer Feroz Khan and his the day-to-day with the iPad Air. Like previous Your Verse segments, Khan's story is painted with rich interactive Web content and text describing how the iPad Air has become an essential tool in creating unforgettable dance scenes. Apple's iPad Air, with its powerful hardware, huge app library and portable...
Intel on Monday took the covers off of Thunderbolt Networking, an addition to the Thunderbolt 2 interconnect standard that will allow users to transfer data between two Macs and PCs at up to 10 gigabits per second over an emulated Ethernet connection. Mac users with Thunderbolt 2-equipped Macs running the latest version of Apple's desktop operating system, OS X Mavericks, can already take advantage of the feature, the chipmaker said in a release. A PC driver allowing...
Sales data from some of Apple's biggest suppliers shows stronger than expected returns for the just-concluded month of March, potentially hinting that Apple itself could also surprise to the upside when it reports earnings later this month. Analyst Brian White of Cantor Fitzgerald tracks tech component suppliers as part of his "Apple Barometer" measurement. In a note to investors on Monday, a copy of which was provided to AppleInsider, White said that preliminary sales...
The set-top streaming business got a little more crowded when Amazon announced the Fire TV last week. With voice-activated search, predictive content loading and a gaming "bonus feature," the Internet retail giant is positioning its new device as a cure-all usability for problems plaguing existing products. As the newest competitor in the battle for the living room, Amazon is late to enter a field with already mature platforms. For example, Apple has its Apple TV,...
Software giant Microsoft is planning to revamp its in-car offerings after suffering setbacks with the existing Sync platform, unveiling a new "Windows in the car" initiative at the company's annual Build conference in San Francisco. Microsoft's new automotive platform sports a similar architecture to Apple's CarPlay, using a mobile device running Windows Phone to power the in-car display. The system, which the company says is still a concept, was demonstrated last week...
While the tech media has devoted lots of attention to Apple's concerned reaction to Samsung's 2012 marketing blitz, evidence likely to be presented during the Apple vs Samsung trial shows that it was Samsung that targeted its attention on "beating Apple" as its "#1 priority" for 2012. "Beating Apple is #1 Priority" An internal document obtained by AppleInsider detailing Samsung's "lessons learned" in 2011 and its business forecast for 2012 (involved in the second Apple...
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