Samsung Electronics

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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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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Ericsson and Samsung Electronics Co strike new licensing deal to settle patent row

Ericsson and Samsung Electronics have come to a new licensing pact for wireless technology, putting an end to the patent war between the two firms, Bloomberg reported.

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Google's Motorola Mobility defeated in most of antitrust case

The Motorola Mobility unit of Google was mostly defeated in the antitrust case it filed against LCD makers it had claimed colluded to fix prices, Bloomberg reported.

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Microsoft and Samsung to acquire stakes in French startups -report

Tech giants Microsoft and Samsung are in talks to acquire stakes in a France-based online music startup and a video-sharing website, according to a report by French weekly Le Journal du Dimanche.

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Apple, Samsung agree to bring in mediator to resolve dispute before March trial

Apple and Samsung consented to have a mediator to help put an end to their patent disputes before their next trial will begin in March, Bloomberg reported.

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Intel unveils wearable devices as it seeks to grow beyond PCs-report

Intel introduced wearable computing devices as it seeks to grow its operations beyond personal computers and tries to get back on track after missing the huge opportunity presented by smartphones, Reuters reported.

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Apple asks court to ban sales of Samsung Electronics smartphones, tablets in the US

Apple Inc has asked a US District Court in California to ban the sales in the US of more than 20 smartphones and tablets of its rival Samsung Electronics, Bloomberg reported.

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Microsoft gets US government nod for Nokia unit takeover

The Federal Trade Commission in a statement said the US government approved Microsoft Corp.'s acquisition of Nokia's mobile phone business on November 29. The European Union is set to decide on the matter on December 4.

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EU expected to give Microsoft a go-ahead for USD7.3 billion Nokia deal

Microsoft Corp. is set to secure a European Union (EU) approval for its proposed USD7.3 billion takeover of Nokia's mobile phone business. Regulators from various countries had already given the green light to the deal.

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Top deals of the Day - Bids, Mergers and Acquisitions

The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported on Wednesday including Telefonica Deutschland, Devon Energy, Metro AG, Devon Energy Corp and others

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Samsung developing own Google Glass version - filing

Samsung would be seeking to compete with Google Inc by developing its own version of Google Glass, according to a Korean patent filing.

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