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    Well, component shortage isn't quite unheard of in this industry.  I'm not sure how you are extrapolating so much detail from Tong's vague statement, but what is his evidence that Samsung "strategically declined to provide it with crucial parts for years"?  IIRC, back in 2010, Samsung was pretty much the only one making AMOLED displays in volume due to technical difficulties in manufacturing -- Samsung still has 95+% AMOLED marketshare in 2013.   And why did HTC wait...
  speaking of insider information, is Apple still on with Global Foundry in update NY?
  Dadoria2 sounds just about right. I also attend the largest private university the US and work for a large city agency in NYC. There used to be a lot of iPhones and MacBook's until last year -- when I spotted fewer than half a dozen S2's in wilderness -- but so much changed since about the same time Dadoria2 noticed the Galaxy invasion. At work, it used to be all Blackberries; now our new CIO is a Apple fan and IT supports Apple iDevices only.    I also get asked a lot...
  Yep. I believe it was Bruce Lehman, Bill Clinton's USPTO appointee and a former corporate lobbyist, who expanded the scope of software patents throughout the 90's. 
  Well, yesterday's hearing on capital hill didn't say much.    You pay taxes on profit, not on revenue. In 2012, Samsung paid $4B in gov't taxes & dues on $16 profit (or about 25% -- slightly below South Korean national average of 30%).  See Samsung's 2012 financial statement or 2012 sustainability report.
  If Apple's lawsuits are indeed about principle, why isn't Apple after Google, not Samsung?
  Not really..   HTC, Sony and other Android manufacturer's achieved the level of sales / profit Samsung did.    Sure, how can the American press favor a US company that funnels' most of its profit to oversea subsidiaries and employee slave-wage laborers (cough*)?  ;)
    The court document revealed Samsung 2010 US sales only. *yawn*
not sure why this is news worthy.  I mean, did anyone drown and die?
  According to Samsung's sustainability 2012 report[1], their taxes & due was 4.256T (KRW) and 16T in profit. So that's around 25+%.   Apple on the other hand paid $6B (USD) in taxes on $41.7B profit or 14% in the 2012 fiscal year.  I think the NYT once claimed that Apple's effective rate was 9.x% for 2011.     [1] http://www.samsung.com/us/aboutsamsung/sustainability/sustainabilityreports/download/2012/2012_Facts_and_Figures_FINAL.pdf
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