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In 2012 Samsung Outpaced Apple In Advertising Spending





The Wall Street Journal published a new report outlining Samsung’s aggressive advertising in 2012 based on the latest data from research company Kantar Media. The report notes that Samsung significantly increased its phone ad spending from $78M in 2011 to $401M in 2012, 20 percent higher than $333M spend by Apple.


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Written by maxim

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013. 20:40

Samsung takes 3% stake in Sharp screen production




The Wall Street Journal reports that Samsung has paid $112 million for a 3% stakes of Sharp's LCD screens, which is a key supplier of LCD screens for Samsung and Apple.

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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013. 20:09

Apple plans to sell more iPhones in India



The Wall Street Journal reports on recent Apple’s operations to increase sales in India, one of the fastest growing markets in the world. The company recently launched iTunes and Apple TV there. There also were rumors that Apple was planning to open retail stores in India.

 


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013. 19:43

Google is in work on streaming music service



The Wall Street Journal reports that Google is in talks with music publishers to develop Spotify-styled subscribtion streaming music service for the Android operating system.
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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Sunday, February 24th, 2013. 19:14

RIM released the next-generation smartphone BlackBerry Z10



Research in Motion announced the launch of a new generation smartphone, theZ10. RIM also announced a corporate rebranding, officially changing the name of the company on the BlackBerry.


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Low-Cost iPhone version in plastic cover will appear in the second half of 2013






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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013. 22:08

Apple cut iPhone 5 component orders due to reduced demand




The Wall Street Journal reports that Apple has cut a part of the orders for iPhone 5 this quarter due to weaker than expected demand.

"Apple's orders for iPhone 5 screens for the January-March quarter, for example, have dropped to roughly half of what the company had previously planned to order, two of the people said.

The Cupertino, Calif., company has also cut orders for components other than screens, according to one of the people.

Apple notified the suppliers of the order cut last month, the people said."


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Monday, January 14th, 2013. 22:06

Microsoft Acquired Startup R2 Studios To Enhance Its Xbox Unit



In December, we reported that Apple, Microsoft and Google were potential buyers of home automation startup company R2 Studios. Today The Wall Street Journal reported that Microsoft has already acquired the company to strengthen its Xbox unit.


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Thursday, January 3rd, 2013. 20:01

Intel To Launch Set Top Box And Cable TV Service At CES 2013



TechCrunch reports that Intel is going to launch its own set-top box and virtual cable TV service in the immediate future. To avoid licensing issues, Intel has decided to launch the TV service on a city-by-city basis rather than rolling it out nationwide. The report notes:


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Monday, December 31st, 2012. 15:13

Apple is in talks about acquiring a home automation system from R2 Studios



According to information from the Wall Street Journal, Apple, Microsoft and Google are potential buyers of home automation system firm R2 Studios, part of the id8 group, founded by Blake Krikorian. He was the founder of Sling Media, maker of the SlingBox, which was subsequently sold to EchoStar/Dish Network.


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Tuesday, December 25th, 2012. 12:47

Google Is Developing Smartphone To Compete With Samsung And Apple



According to a report from The Wall Street Journal, Google is developing its own phone via its recently acquired Motorola Mobility unit. The smartphone, which the company plans to release next year, will compete more strongly with Samsung’s Galaxy line and iPhone, than Motorola’s current line of smartphones.


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Saturday, December 22nd, 2012. 13:23

Foxconn Source Says 46-55-inch Apple TV Sets Are Currently In Testing



According to the report from Taiwan’s Central News Agency, citing a source from Foxconn, the supplier is currently testing several designs for Apple’s HDTV sets, but it is "unlikely" that the product will be shipped in 2013.


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Wednesday, December 19th, 2012. 20:51

Apple In Discussions With Foursquare For Data-Sharing Deal



According to the report from The Wall Street Journal, Apple is in preliminary discussions with Foursquare, company behind popular location-based app, for a data-sharing deal. The report notes that Apple SVP Eddy Cue is participating in negotiations with a view to improve the app that has failed to meet Apple’s expectations. WSJ said:


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Tuesday, December 18th, 2012. 14:41

Apple testing different television samples



In the recent days the flurry of Apple television rumors does not subside. Apple's CEO Tim Cook gave brief comments in the interview at Rock Center last week, The Wall Street Journal reports that Apple is really testing samples of future television production. A bit is added to the existing rumor, but there seems to be that a work is in progress and the subject remains topical.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012. 23:27

iTunes 11 could be launched on Thursday



The Wall Street Journal published a profile of Eddy Сue, Apple's Senior Vice President of Internet Services and Internet Software which contains information about the release date of iTunes 11.

The newest version of iTunes, as expected, will be released in late October. However, the release of the software was delayed till late November. The Wall Street Journal believes that the programm will be released on Thursday. The reason for the delay was reportedly some technical problems.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Thursday, November 29th, 2012. 20:00