Samsung donates $3M to Ellen DeGeneres chosen charities because Oscar selfie retweeted photo success

Samsung will be $1.5 million each to two charities chosen by host Ellen DeGeneres after getting pleased with the results of her popular selfie taken with Samsung's Galaxy Note, TechCrunch reported.

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Best Buy dedicates space for Samsung products in store-within-store concept

If you want to get a Samsung gadget, head to best buy. Nearly every Best Buy store has a space for Samsung products in its store-within-a-store concept, TechCrunch reported.

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Kantar research reveals Android still trumps rivals but real battle is among OEMs

Android still remains at the top for smartphone sales, getting 70% of sales in the last three months that ended January. However, the real war is among Android makers, TechCrunch reported citing data from Kantar.

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Easy reading app of Boston firm Spritz to debut on Samsung Galaxy S5 and Gear 2

Boston, US-based app maker Spritz said it will launch its app that will make reading easier on small devices on the soon-to-come smartphone Galaxy S5 and smartwatch Gear 2 of South Korean electronics giant Samsung.

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US wearable tech firm Basis puts itself for sale on the market -sources

San Francisco, California-based wearable tech firm Basis Science put itself up for sale and is currently in acquisition talks with Google, Apple, Samsung, and Microsoft, according to two sources familiar with the situation.

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Taiwan-based phone maker HTC Corp to turn to more affordable smartphones after last year's losses

HTC Corp intends to expand its range of more affordable smartphones after the losses it experienced last year for its high-end product offerings, Reuters reported.

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London-based Facebook phone maker Inq Mobile shuts down

Inq Mobile, the London-based company which is among the first to make a Facebook phone, announced via its website that it has shutdown, but the company has not elaborated on the exact reason.

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Boston social ad startup announces $4.5M extension to Series B funding

Boston, US-based social advertising and marketing startup Moontoast announced that it has raised $4.5 million as extension to its Series B financing round for its expansion and platform development.

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Android still most popular mobile platform but Samsung is under pressure as competition heats up

Data showed that Android holds the top spot as the most popular mobile platform in the world but Samsung is clearly under pressure as local players step up their game, TechCrunch reported.

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Samsung inks 10-year patent deal with Google

Samsung, the world's biggest cellphone maker, inked a 10-year patent agreement covering all present and future technology patents with Google, the maker of Android operating system.

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US startup BEZALEL raising funds through crowdfunding for ARK portable wireless charger

Los Angeles, US-based startup BEZALEL launched a crowdfunding campaign via Kickstarter to raise $35,000 for the development a portable wireless charger for smart devices called ARK.

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Gartner says shipment of Android devices to go past 1B this year

Gartner, a research group, predicted that over 1 billion smartphones and tablet computers installed with the Android operating system of Google will reach customers in 2014.

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Seagate to pick up UK firm Xyratex in $374M deal

US-based digital content storage company Seagate announced that it is acquiring UK-based network and storage equipment maker Xyratex in an all-cash transaction valued at $374 million.

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Google Ventures helps raise $1.2M for San Francisco smart kitchen company The Orange Chef

San Francisco-based smart kitchen company The Orange Chef has received $1.2 million in funding from Google Ventures and Sparklabs Global Ventures to develop more connected kitchen devices.

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Apple's over $500B market cap fails analysts' prediction last year

Apple Insider points out how the tech giant fared less than expected in light of analysts' predictions last year that it would hit a thousand per share.

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