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Samsung chairman dies at age 78

Samsung chairman dies at age 78 Lee Kun-hee, the long-time chairman of Samsung Group who transformed the conglomerate into one of the world’s largest business empires, died today at the age of 78, according to reports from South Korean leading news agency Yonhap. The story of Samsung is deeply intertwined with the […]

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Samsung will reportedly test remote work program as South Korea copes with new COVID-19 cases

Samsung will reportedly test remote work program as South Korea copes with new COVID-19 cases Samsung Electronics will reportedly begin trialing a work-from-home program for some employees next month as South Korea as the country deals with its largest increase in COVID-19 cases since March. According to Reuters, a company official said […]

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Samsung’s second-quarter profit grew 23% year-over-year, thanks to strong chip demand

Samsung’s second-quarter profit grew 23% year-over-year, thanks to strong chip demand Samsung Electronics sounded a cautiously optimistic note in its earnings report today. The company is continuing to deal with the fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic, but its memory business was fortified by demand for DRAM chips as data centers adapted to […]

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White House reportedly in talks with Intel, TSMC to build advanced chip foundries in the U.S.

White House reportedly in talks with Intel, TSMC to build advanced chip foundries in the U.S. White House officials are talking to Intel and TSMC about building semiconductor foundries in the United States, according to a Wall Street Journal report. U.S. tech companies and the government have been trying to reduce the […]

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Samsung expects COVID-19 to hurt smartphone and TV sales, but increase demand for memory

Samsung expects COVID-19 to hurt smartphone and TV sales, but increase demand for memory In its first-quarter earnings report today, Samsung said it expects the COVID-19 pandemic to continue impacting its business for the rest of the year, cutting into sales for smartphones and TVs, but increasing demand for PCs, servers and […]

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Do phones need to fold?

Do phones need to fold? As Samsung (re)unveiled its clamshell folding phone last week, I kept seeing the same question pop up amongst my social circles: why? I was wondering the same thing myself, to be honest. I’m not sure even Samsung knows; they’d win me over by the end, but only […]

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Samsung teases videocalling on its next foldable during the Oscars

Samsung teases videocalling on its next foldable during the Oscars It was South Korea’s — rather than Netflix’s — night at the Oscars, thanks to Bong Joon-ho’s biting class satire Parasite, which won best picture (among other well-deserved gongs).  But tech giant Samsung appears to have been hoping to steal a little […]

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US patents hit record 333,530 granted in 2019; IBM, Samsung (not the FAANGs) lead the pack

US patents hit record 333,530 granted in 2019; IBM, Samsung (not the FAANGs) lead the pack We may have moved on from a nearly-daily cycle of news involving tech giants sparring in courts over intellectual property infringement, but patents continue to be a major cornerstone of how companies and people measure their […]

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Have we hit peak smartphone?

Have we hit peak smartphone? Last Halloween, we broke down some “good news” from a Canalys report: the smartphone industry saw one-percent year-over-year growth — not exactly the sort of thing that sparks strong consumer confidence. In short, 2019 sucked for smartphones, as did the year before. After what was nearly an […]

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Smasung launches the rugged, enterprise-ready Galaxy XCover Pro

Smasung launches the rugged, enterprise-ready Galaxy XCover Pro We got a bit of a surprise at the end of CES: some hands-on time with Samsung’s latest rugged phone for the enterprise, the Galaxy XCover Pro. The XCover Pro, which is officially launching today, is a mid-range $499 phone for first-line workers like […]

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