Samsung

  • Samsung Profit Growth Slows As Galaxy Faces Heat From iPhone And Cheaper Rivals

    Samsung Profit Growth Slows As Galaxy Faces Heat From iPhone And Cheaper Rivals

    Samsung’s latest financial results underscored slowing growth in the smartphone business and its increased rivalry with Apple, which seems to be closing the gap, at least in the U.S. Samsung reported its first decline in quarterly profit in two years for the December quarter. Fourth quarter net income was 7.22 trillion won ($6.7 billion), lower than what the analysts expected. Read More

  • iPhone 5s Owners Gobbling “Unprecedented” Levels Of Data, Study Finds

    iPhone 5s Owners Gobbling “Unprecedented” Levels Of Data, Study Finds

    A large-scale survey of mobile data consumption in 2013 conducted by JDSU has found flagship smartphone device users are continuing to outpace the data consumption rates of tablet users. But the most data thirsty phone users of all have an iPhone 5s burning a hole in their pocket — and they are responsible for “unprecedented” levels of data gobbling. Read More

  • Apple Wins Big Against Samsung In Court

    Apple Wins Big Against Samsung In Court

    This is the song that never ends. Judge Lucy Koh of the Norther District of California, presiding over two separate patent cases between Apple and Samsung, yesterday issued a summary ruling against Samsung. The ruling declared that Samsung was infringing on one of Apple’s patents involving autocomplete on a keyboard. Namely, Apple holds the rights to showing both the word that has… Read More

  • Phablets Are Officially A Thing, With 20M Shipped In 2013

    Phablets Are Officially A Thing, With 20M Shipped In 2013

    God help us. Phablets are officially a thing. According to Juniper Research, phablets are expected to hit 120 million units shipped by 2018, up from the estimated 20 million phablets shipped last year (2013). Samsung validated the trend with the super-sized Galaxy Note series, which has gone on to be surprisingly successful for the Korean electronics giant. The growth in the space is obvious… Read More

  • Apple Turns To Old iPhone Models, And Lower Prices, To Woo Users In India

    Apple Turns To Old iPhone Models, And Lower Prices, To Woo Users In India

    Executives at Apple in India are preparing to celebrate passing $1 billion in annual revenue in the country for the first time this financial year. But Apple today remains a small player in India, accounting for less than 2% of all mobile sales in 2013 according to one estimate. In a market where more than 90% of the 224 million phones sold in 2014 will be bought by first-time users… Read More

  • Best of Martha Stewart | CES 2014

    Martha Stewart Shops CES

    For many of us, CES is a massive conference filled with the world’s most innovative technology. To Martha Stewart, the world’s largest Consumer Electronics Show represents a day of gadget shopping. So what is Martha on the market for? Read More

  • New Samsung Tablets | CES 2014

    Hands On With Samsung’s New Galaxy NotePRO And TabPRO Android Tablets

    Samsung debuted a couple brand new Android tablets at CES this year, both of which are being positioned as “Pro” versions of its existing Note and Tab line of devices. The slates do indeed offer some features aimed more at enterprise users, but they also feature a UI that’s dramatically different from a stock Android experience. The Galaxy NotePRO is a 12.2-inch tablet… Read More

  • Samsung Addresses Investor Fears And Growth Opportunity At CES 2014

    Samsung Addresses Investor Fears And Growth Opportunity At CES 2014

    This year at Samsung’s CES special pre-conference press conference, the tone was somewhat different from years past: CEO and Chairman Kwon Oh Hyun started things off with an explanation of the market opportunity that stands before Samsung for the future. In some ways, it felt like a do-over of the special conference Samsung held last year for investors and analysts, which was designed… Read More

  • Samsung Stock Closes Down 4.6%, Cutting $8B Off Its Market Value As Investors Worry

    Samsung Stock Closes Down 4.6%, Cutting $8B Off Its Market Value As Investors Worry

    Samsung isn’t off to a great start for 2014 – during its first full day of trading of the new year, it lost 4.6 percent of its stock price value, which amounts to a more than $8 billion drop in market value, as reported by the Wall Street Journal. The drop is likely attributable to increasing lack of confidence from investors in Samsung’s ability to continue to grow its… Read More

  • This Is The Year Of The Makers

    This Is The Year Of The Makers

    We are at a turning point in terms of gadget manufacturing. The heavy hitters in hardware – the Sonys, the Samsungs, the LGs – are stuck in the mire of slow innovation. We haven’t heard much out of that camp this year – they’re keeping CES plans under wraps – but I suspect we’ll see a few big TVs and some thin laptops and a nice fridge or two and… Read More