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January 30, 2014
06:10 EDTLNVGY, GOOG, SSNLFFor Google, keeping patents key to Motorola, Samsung deals, Bloomberg reports
With Google's (GOOG) sale of its Motorola Mobility handset division to Lenovo Group (LNVGY) for $2.9B, it held onto most of the unitís patent portfolio. Similarly this week, Google signed a patent-licensing agreement with Samsung Electronics (SSNLF) covering existing patents and those filed for the next decade. Both deals underscore how Google is using patents to create a defensive against litigation and also tie partners more closely to itself, reports Bloomberg.Reference Link
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February 19, 2015
10:09 EDTLNVGYLenovo says malicious adware no longer active, TechCrunch reports
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09:51 EDTSSNLFSamsung sees LoopPay tech built into smartphone hardware, TechCrunch says
Samsung will work to incorporate its recently-acquired LoopPay mobile payment technology directly into smartphone hardware, reports TechCrunch, citing statements by EVP and head of Samsung Mobile Injong Rhee. Rhee added that LoopPay is "compelling because of its coverage," as its technology allows it to work with roughly 90% of existing card payment terminals in U.S. stores. Samsung Innovation Center EVP David Eun noted the company will release new products incorporating the technology "in the near future" and hinted at the possibility of features like loyalty programs. Reference Link
07:58 EDTLNVGYLenovo reportedly installed malicious software on laptops, The Next Web says
Lenovo reportedly installed adware on its laptops as early as mid-2014 which inserts third-party ads into internet searches and websites, reports The Next Web, citing reports from Lenovo laptop customers. Some users report that the software also installs a "man-in-the-middle" that would enable it to intercept secure data from the laptop. Lenovo community administrator Mark Hopkins previously stated the company has temporarily stopped shipping the software in its laptops. Reference Link
06:34 EDTGOOGYouTube to unveil paid music service soon, Reuters reports
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February 18, 2015
15:43 EDTSSNLFSamsung to acquire digitial wallet start-up LoopPay
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15:15 EDTGOOGAngie's List could be more attractive to buyers given traction, says Barrington
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11:49 EDTGOOGFacebook CEO would 'love to work with Google' on connectivity, Bloomberg says
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09:09 EDTSSNLFLionsgate and Samsung launch exclusive virtual reality experience
Lionsgate (LGF) and Samsung (SSNLF) have teamed up to create the exclusive virtual reality experience "Insurgent- Shatter Reality". The four-minute visual work of art is a fully-immersive, 360-degree narrative experience set in the world of the upcoming feature film The Divergent Series: Insurgent.
07:48 EDTGOOGYandex requests anti-trust investigation against Google, TechCrunch says
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07:06 EDTGOOGGoogle Capital hiring for India expansion, WSJ says
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06:20 EDTGOOG, SSNLFApple awarded patent for wireless head-mounted display, Financial Times reports
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05:10 EDTLNVGYLenovo, STFC Hartree Centre enter into joint research project
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February 17, 2015
12:12 EDTGOOGAT&T to match Google Fiber speed, pricing in Kansas City area, KC Star says
AT&T (T) announced on Sunday that it would offer Internet service in Kansas City and several of itssuburbs, with the same speed and pricing as Internet service provided by Google's Google Fiber service in the region, according to The Kansas City Star. Reference Link
10:31 EDTGOOGApple rises as analysts applaud reported auto ambitions
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09:54 EDTSSNLFIDC says Xiaomi outpaced Samsung for 2014 Chinese smartphone sales
Research firm IDC reports that Xiaomi achieved a 12.5% market share in China for 2014, while Samsung took second place with 12.1%. Chinese Q4 sales for Samsung fell to fifth place among smartphone makers, at 7.9% market share, down from 18.8% in 4Q13. IDC expects roughly 10% YoY growth for the 2015 smartphone market in China.
08:50 EDTGOOGGoogle launches Chinese YouTube channel for app developers, TechCrunch says
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06:48 EDTSSNLFSamsung to use $56B for growth, M&A aquisitions, Reuters says
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06:02 EDTLNVGYNXP Semiconductors selected by Lenovo Group
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05:57 EDTLNVGYLenovo will not further ramp in-house notebook production in FY16, DigiTimes say
Lenovo will not ramp up notebook shipments from its joint venture with Compal Electronics in FY16, reports DigiTimes. According to sources in Taiwan's notebook supply chain, the decision not to ramp up shipments is due to higher than expected shipments reached in FY15. Total notebook shipments from LCFC are expected to reach 23 million units in fiscal 2015. Reference Link
05:53 EDTSSNLFSamsung to adopt 20nm process for 50% of 2015 DRAM output, DigiTimes says
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