Apple agrees $350m acquisition of PrimeSense, according to sources Monday, 25th November 2013
Apple Inc has agreed a USD 350 million fee for the acquisition of Israel-based chip developer PrimeSense Ltd, a source cited in Bloomberg said. Apple’s interest in PrimseSense first came to light in July after local news source, Calacist, reported that Apple engineering executives had met with the company.
Dixons Retail launches new tablet in the run up to Christmas Monday, 11th November 2013
Dixons Retail is waging war with Tesco and Argos by launching its own seven-inch tablet in the run up to Christmas. The Advent Vega Tegra Note 7 will retail at around £180, making it a middle-of-the-road alternative to the pricier £250 Apple iPad mini, and the cheaper-priced Tesco and Argos models.
Samsung record 26% profit leap but warns against competitive sales Monday, 28th October 2013
South Korean smartphone behemoths Samsung saw profits jump 26 per cent in the last three months thanks to strong demand for its chips, but warned that sales for its smartphones in the final quarter could slow amid competition from its Californian adversary, Apple. Thanks to the high-profile launch of Apple’s iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C, Samsung has lost its grasp at the top of the US smartphone market, with the iPhone 5S outselling Samsung’s Galaxy S4.
Former Apple CEO weighing up Blackberry acquisition Thursday, 24th October 2013
Former chief executive of Apple, John Sculley, is reportedly considering a move for smartphone rivals BlackBerry, according to the Globe and Mail. Speaking to the Canadian newspaper, Sculley said: “The only thing I would say is, I think there’s a lot of future value in Blackberry”.
Apple unveils iPad Air and new Macs ahead of holidays Wednesday, 23rd October 2013
Apple Inc. unveiled the new, sleeker and thinner “iPad Air” on Tuesday, as the company bids to combat its eroding market share ahead of the holiday season.
Samsung edges Apple in US mobile phone sales Friday, 18th October 2013
Smartphone rivals Apple and Samsung had a close run finish to see who would out-sell who in the highly-competitive US smartphone market last quarter, with Samsung just edging it in front of their Californian adversary. According to a report obtained by Fortune, Samsung mobile phone sales accounted for 38 per cent of all sales in the quarter ending September 30, just ahead of Apple’s 34 per cent.
Samsung's Galaxy Round marks change of gear for high-end smartphone market Wednesday, 9th October 2013
Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Wednesday launched the Galaxy Round – the world’s first smartphone with a curved display. Samsung are hoping that the innovation will one day become flexible enough to make it unbreakable, making it ideal for the next phase of wearable technology. Curved screens have been at the forefront of Samsung’s bid to win the innovation war with Apple, who just last month, released the new iPhone 5S.
Apple sell 9 million iPhones during its opening weekend Tuesday, 24th September 2013
Apple said on Monday that it has already sold nine million new iPhones since the launch of the new iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C- nearly double the sales of previous releases.
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