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Samsung Electronics to build $3 billion smartphone plant in Vietnam

South Korea's Samsung Electronics Co Ltd (005930.KS) has applied for a license to invest $3 billion in building a second smartphone factory in northern Vietnam, a government official said on Monday.

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LG Electronics

Samsung, LG turn to quantum dots as OLED still too pricey

The world's biggest TV makers, Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and LG Electronics Inc, are turning to quantum dot technology for their next-generation TVs as it could still be years before OLED is affordable for the mass market.

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Xiaomi moves into third place in global smartphone war

China's Xiaomi Inc has become the world's third-largest smartphone vendor just three years after first hitting the market, trailing only Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and Apple Inc, according to a new industry study.

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Satya Nadella

Microsoft launches wearable fitness device for $199

Microsoft Corp launched a device called "Microsoft Band" that will allow users to monitor their fitness and exercise regime, marking the world's largest software company's debut into the wearable technology market.

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Samsung

Samsung Electronics heads for annual profit fall after weak third-quarter guidance

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd (005930.KS) is heading for its first annual earnings drop since 2011 after it revealed its July-September profit would be the lowest in more than three years and said short-term prospects for smartphones were uncertain.

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Apple plays defense on iPhone 6 bending, software concerns

Apple Inc (AAPL.O) broke its silence on complaints about bending iPhones, hours after withdrawing a glitch-ridden software update as the company struggles to restore momentum to the rollout of its latest phones.

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Apple's rivals hope its iWatch makes 'wearable' work

Know what a "Wearable" is? Most top tech executives would struggle to define it. Now they're hoping that Apple will do it for them.

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Samsung unveils Galaxy Note 4 with extras but no breakaway features

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, the world's biggest mobile phone maker, unveiled new versions of its Galaxy Note smartphone on Wednesday after previous design miscues cost it customers in the large-screen phone market it pioneered.

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European Union

EU regulators fine Infineon, Samsung, Philips 138 million euros

European Union antitrust regulators fined Philips, Samsung Electronics and Infineon Technologies a total of 138 million euros ($181.28 million) on Wednesday for fixing prices of chips used in mobile SIM cards.

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Huawei says ships 34 million smartphones in H1 globally, up 62 percent year-on-year

China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd said smartphone shipments in the first half rose 62 percent year-on-year, as it targets the more expensive smartphone sector dominated by Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and Apple Inc.

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Production halted at Samsung China supplier amid child labor probe

Production has been indefinitely halted at a Chinese supplier to Samsung Electronics Co Ltd (005930.KS) after the factory was suspected of using child workers.

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Samsung to launch first Tizen-based smartphone

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd (005930.KS) plans to launch the first smartphone based on its Tizen operating system in the third quarter, marking the company's latest bid to build up its own ecosystem and reduce reliance on Google Inc's (GOOGL.O) Android.

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No settlement for Apple, Samsung on US patent row

The top smartphone makers in the world, Apple Inc and Samsung Electronics, failed to reach a settlement agreement on their smartphone technology dispute in a meeting with a mediator in the first week of February, Bloomberg reported.

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Samsung set to introduce new version of Galaxy S this month

Samsung Electronics will be rolling out the newest version of its Galaxy S smartphone on February 24 at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Reuters reported.

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Apple

Smartphone shipments worldwide top 1B units in a single year

IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker data said the worldwide smartphone market topped one billion units for the first time in a single year, TechChruch reported.

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