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Court refuses to revive Samsung case against Apple in patent dispute

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday affirmed a decision by the International Trade Commission that Apple Inc was innocent of violating three patents owned by Samsung Electronics to make its iPhones and iPads. Apple and Samsung have been litigating around the world for three years, each accusing…

Samsung launches phone with built-in heart sensor and fingerprint scanner

Samsung unveiled Monday its new flagship Galaxy S5 smartphone armed with a fingerprint scanner and a built-in heart rate sensor to defend its place as the world’s industry leader. Taking center stage on the opening day of the world’s biggest mobile fair in Barcelona, Spain, the South Korean giant simultaneously…

Tech experts debate the smarts of the ‘smartwatch’

News that Samsung will unveil a “smartwatch” next month has sent rumour mills into overdrive within the tech community as it second guesses what the much-hyped gadget will offer. Wearable computing, including Google’s smart glasses, is considered the next frontier in consumer electronics following smartphones. Apple has long been rumoured…

Samsung workers are given 32 seconds to assemble mobile phones

KOREAN ELECTRONICS GIANT Samsung faces a $108m (£70m) fine in Brazil over its treatment of workers, who allegedly are given just 32 seconds to assemble a phone. The BBC reports that prosecutors in Brazil are seeking damages from Samsung for conditions…  …

Japanese court rejects Apple’s claim that Samsung stole its technology

A Japanese court Thursday rejected a claim by Samsung that Apple stole its technology, in the latest round of a global legal battle between the smartphone giants over patents. The Tokyo District Court ruled that Samsung has no rights over data transmission technology used in some of Apple’s iPhone smartphones,…

Tablet computers added to British measure of inflation

Tablet computers like Apple’s iPad and Samsung’s Galaxy Tab have been added into the basket of goods used to measure official British inflation, the Office for National Statistics said Tuesday. Inflation is measured each month by a notional “shopping basket” filled with typical goods and services bought by the average…

Samsung Electronics board endorses LCD spin-off

South Korean giant Samsung Electronics says its board has agreed to spin off its loss-making liquid crystal display (LCD) business. Samsung, the world’s largest maker of flat panels, memory chipsand flat-screen televisions, said its LCD unit would be launched as a separate entity on April 1 with capital of 750 billion won ($668 million). The LCD business suffered…

Samsung shares hit record on spin-off news

South Korean giant Samsung Electronics said it is considering spinning off its loss-making liquid crystal display (LCD) business, sending its shares to a record high. Samsung, the world’s largest maker of flat panels, memory chips and flat-screen televisions, made the announcement in a regulatory filing on Wednesday. It said no final decision has been…

Samsung condemns ‘anti-Iran’ ad featuring its tablet

Samsung Electronics on Saturday condemned an Israeli commercial featuring a Samsung tablet, expressing dismay at Iran’s threat to ban its products over the apparently anti-Tehran teaser. The South Korean electronics giant said it had not been involved in production of the TV spot, produced by Israeli cable TV cannel HOT.…

Apple again loses Dutch bid for Samsung tablet ban

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – Apple again lost a bid on Tuesday to have Samsung tablet computers banned in the Netherlands in a Dutch appeals case over infringing copyrights of its iPad tablet computer. Apple, which has been locked in legal battles with Samsung in almost a dozen countries involving smartphones and tablets, had appealed a…

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