The relationship between Apple and Samsung is more than that of a rival, in fact, Samsung has such relations with a lot of its rivals which end up using arts manufactured by Samsung in their products to compete with Samsung. iPhones are no different and they’ll now be more dependent on Samsung than before. Last year Apple placed an order for 100 million 5.5-inch OLED panels from Samsung to be used in the upcoming iPhone 8, with the value being estimated at $2.59 billion. Now they have ordered an additional 60 million panels. Continue reading
It has been a while, but Apple has finally become the world’s number one smartphone manufacturer. Well not exactly that, but as long as you only consider the three months in the fourth quarter of 2016, Apple managed to best Samsung’s 17.7% of the global smartphone market with 17.8% market share thanks to the Galaxy Note 7 drama. Apple sold a company record 78.3 million iPhone handsets during the fourth calendar quarter, topping the 77.5 million handsets shipped by Samsung during the same three months. Continue reading
Russia’s communications regulator Roskomnadzor has started to enforce a proposed block of LinkedIn in the country, after the social network failed to transfer Russian user data to servers located in the country, violating a law. This recently-passed Russian law requires that any company holding data on Russians house that data within Russia. Russia began blocking LinkedIn’s website last November under that law, which some critics argue is an indirect form of censorship. Continue reading
Samsung has had a rough year thanks to the Galaxy Note 7, fortunately for the company though, it is expected to show strong profit margins starting next year. Even though the Note 7 did cost Samsung over $3 billion in losses, it didn’t create as big of an impact for the company as it would have for any other hardware company, thanks mainly to Samsung’s leadership in virtually every segment of the electronics industry.
Such leadership however, doesn’t come cheap. Continue reading
Following Microsoft’s $26.2 billion acquisition of LinkedIn, one analyst thinks the Redmond tech giant is on pace to become the first tech company to reach a market value of $1 trillion. This, despite the fact that the Redmond-based giant’s market value currently trails both Apple and Alphabet.
Back in February 2015, the market capitalization of Apple (share price multiplied by number of shares outstanding) surpassed $710 billion. At that point, Apple was the first company in history to be valued at over $700 billion. Continue reading
Former mobile phone giant Nokia has announced it is suing Apple, accusing the iPhone maker of violating 32 technology patents. This happened a day after the Cupertino based tech giant sued two patent licensors and accused the Finish communications giant of colluding with them.
On Tuesday, Apple filed suit against Acacia Research and Conversant Intellectual Property Management, both of whom license patents, for allegedly engaging in anticompetitive behaviour with Nokia to “extract and extort exorbitant revenues unfairly” from Apple and other smartphone makers.
Google’s new Pixel smartphones proved popular than Apple’s iPhone during the busy holiday shopping season between Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Even the Samsung Galaxy S7 sold better than iPhone 7/Plus according to the data presented by Localytics.
Google Pixel device activations were up 112% compared to the smartphone’s average number of activations in four preceding weekends. Samsung’s Galaxy S7 saw activations grow by 36% while the 9.7-inch iPad Pro and iPad mini 2 increased by 24 percent and 19 percent, respectively. At the bottom of the list is the iPhone 7, which saw a 13 percent bump in sales over Black Friday weekend, according to the research firm. Continue reading