Samsung Grudgingly Agrees to Write Apple a $548M Check


Samsung and Apple last week filed a court document indicating the companies had come to an agreement under which Samsung will pay Apple $548 million toward partial resolution of an epic legal dispute. At the heart of the conflict were Apple’s allegations that Samsung effectively had stolen the technology behind certain key iPhone features for its own competing devices. Samsung said it would pay Apple within 10 days of receiving an invoice for the damages. However, Samsung also made it clear that it might seek a partial refund.

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Alleged hiring freeze at Pegatron prompts more doom-and-gloom speculation about Apple

Article Image Despite commentary from Apple itself indicating that the company is on track for a record setting holiday quarter, a hiring freeze at supplier Pegatron has fueled more speculation that interest in the company’s products could be softening.

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Microsoft and Google End Hostilities, Partner Up


There’s strong, scientifically verifiable evidence indicating Microsoft’s move to join the rest of the tech world in open source and collaboration was propelled by a compelling force: the Nadella effect. While tech analysts and reporters had fun with CEO Satya Nadella’s odd “cloud first, mobile first” mantra last summer, his much less concise — yet more encouraging — message has been one of collaboration, and meeting consumers on their terms. For example, Microsoft pushed Office 365 to all major platforms.

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Early signs indicate strong demand for Apple's new iPhone 6s and 6s Plus

Pre-orders for Apple’s new iPhone 6s and 6s Plus kicked off on Sept. 12 with early signs indicating strong demand for the gadgets, which will be available later this month.

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Samsung expects Q1 profits to drop 30%, but declines are slowing

Samsung on Tuesday provided investors with a new forecast for its March quarter sales, indicating that earnings declined yet again, likely falling 30 percent from the same period a year ago.



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