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1. Samsung: Batteries Only Problem With Fire-Prone Note 7s
- Tuesday, January 24, 2017
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – Samsung Electronics said Monday that tests of more than 200,000 Galaxy Note 7 smartphones found defects in two sets of batteries from two different manufacturers that made the devices prone to catch fire.
2. Samsung Changes Note 7 Output Schedule After Fire Reports
- Tuesday, October 11, 2016
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – Samsung's crisis with its Galaxy Note 7 smartphone deepened Monday as the company confirmed it has adjusted its production following reports that newly released versions offered as replacements for recalled fire-prone devices have also overheated or caught fire.
3. Samsung Joins Digital Assistant Race With Acquisition of Viv
- Friday, October 07, 2016
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Samsung Electronics is joining the race to create the smartest digital assistant by acquiring Viv, a Silicon Valley startup launched by the same entrepreneurs who sold Siri to Apple.
4. Google Gets Aggressive With New Phones, Other Gadgets
- Wednesday, October 05, 2016
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Google launched an aggressive challenge to consumer electronics giants like Apple and Samsung on Tuesday, introducing a new line of smartphones called Pixel and other gadgets designed to showcase a digital helper the company calls "Google Assistant."
5. Samsung's Quick Fix for Galaxy Note 7 is No Full Recharge
- Wednesday, September 14, 2016
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – Samsung plans to issue a software update for its recalled Galaxy Note 7 smartphones that will prevent them from overheating by limiting battery recharges to 60 percent.
6. Air Travelers on Samsung Phone Honor System After Fires
- Monday, September 12, 2016
If you travel with a Samsung Note 7, you're likely on the honor system when deciding whether to use or charge the device during a flight.
The Federal Aviation Administration says that because of concern about fires involving the new smartphone, it "strongly advises" airline passengers not to use or charge one or stow one in checked baggage.
7. US Agency: Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Too Dangerous to Use
- Monday, September 12, 2016
NEW YORK (AP) – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says owners of the Galaxy Note 7 smartphones should turn them off and stop using them because of the risk that their batteries can explode.
8. Halt and Catch Fire: Battery Woes Go Well Beyond Samsung
- Monday, September 05, 2016
NEW YORK (AP) – Samsung's Note 7 isn't the only gadget to catch fire thanks to lithium-battery problems, which have afflicted everything from iPhones to Tesla cars to Boeing jetliners. Blame chemistry and the fact that the batteries we rely on for everyday life are prone to leaking and even bursting into flame if damaged, defective or exposed to excessive heat.
9. Officer, Sheriff's Sergeant Charged With Buying Stolen Goods
- Thursday, August 25, 2016
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – Federal prosecutors say a Memphis police officer, a Shelby County sheriff's sergeant and a nightclub owner have been charged with buying liquor, electronics and shoes that they believed were stolen.
10. Consumer Reports: Samsung Phone Not Actually Water Resistant
- Monday, July 11, 2016
NEW YORK (AP) – Consumer Reports says a Samsung phone that's advertised as being "water resistant" actually isn't.
The problem appears limited to the Galaxy S7 Active, a rugged model available only through AT&T in the U.S. The standard S7 and S7 Edge models have the same claims on water resistance and passed tests.
11. Google Tries to Woo iPhone Owners With Android Watch App
- Tuesday, September 01, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is introducing an application that will connect Android smartwatches with Apple's iPhone, escalating the rivals' battle to strap their technology on people's wrists.
12. Two Jumbo Phones From Samsung Ahead of Expected New iPhone
- Friday, August 14, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — Samsung has unveiled two new Android smartphones with jumbo screens as it seeks to recapture some of the sales lost to Apple after larger iPhones came out last year.
Samsung said Thursday that the new Galaxy Note 5 and S6 Edge Plus will start shipping Aug. 21. Usually, Note phones don't come out until well after Apple's new iPhone models in September.
13. Uber Heads in New Mapping Direction With Decarta Acquisition
- Thursday, March 05, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Uber Technologies is buying digital mapping specialist deCarta in a deal that may help the rapidly growing ride-hailing service lessen its dependence on navigation services from Google and Apple, an imposing pair of potential rivals.
14. Google Teams With 3 Wireless Carriers to Combat Apple Pay
- Tuesday, February 24, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Aiming to undercut Apple's latest hit service, Google is teaming up with three major U.S. wireless carriers to prod more people into using its mobile wallet.
The counterattack announced Monday is just the latest example of how the competition between Google Inc. and Apple Inc. is extending beyond the technology industry's traditional boundaries. Besides payments, Silicon Valley's two richest companies are expanding into fields such as home appliances and cars to increase their power and profits.
15. TV Makers Design for Streaming Video to Stay Relevant
- Wednesday, January 07, 2015
LAS VEGAS (AP) – Does anyone just watch TV anymore? The dramatic shift toward online and mobile viewing is driving television set makers to design as much for streaming video as for watching broadcast or cable channels.
16. Thanksgiving Trumps Black Friday for Deals
- Thursday, November 27, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) – Thanksgiving could be the best day to shop all year.
An analysis of sales data and store circulars by two research firms contradicts conventional wisdom that Black Friday is when shoppers can get the most and biggest sales of the year.
17. Blackberry Expanding Its Mobile-Security Arsenal
- Friday, November 14, 2014
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – BlackBerry is expanding its efforts to sell mobile-security software on its rivals' smartphones and tablets to help counter the waning popularity of its own devices.
18. Apple Reveals Larger iPhones and Smartwatch
- Wednesday, September 10, 2014
CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) – For the first time in years, Apple's iPhones weren't the star of the show. Apple unveiled a smartwatch on Tuesday, a wearable device that marks the company's first major entry in a new product category since the iPad's debut in 2010.
19. Apple CEO Dares to be Different From Steve Jobs
- Tuesday, May 13, 2014
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – "Think different" became Apple's creed during the late Steve Jobs' reign as CEO. Now, chief executive Tim Cook is embracing the idea while making decisions that would have seemed crazy to his fabled predecessor.
20. Google Redesigns Android to Power Smartwatches
- Wednesday, March 19, 2014
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Google thinks it's time for an Internet-connected watch that performs many of the same tasks as a smartphone but with fewer distractions and rude interruptions.
The Internet's most influential company is trying to unleash a new era in mobile computing with a version of its Android software tailored for high-tech watches and other devices that can be worn instead of held.
21. Government Closes Antitrust Probe of Samsung
- Monday, February 10, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Justice Department says it has closed an investigation of Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. over alleged misuse of patents to exclude some Apple iPhone and iPad models from the U.S. market.
22. Pressure Mounts for Apple to Expand its Horizons
- Wednesday, January 29, 2014
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Apple reshaped technology and society when Steve Jobs unveiled the iPhone seven years ago. Now, the trend-setting company is losing ground to rivals that offer what Apple has stubbornly refused to make: smartphones with lower prices and larger screens than the iPhone.
23. Headphones, Speakers Top Gift Lists
- Tuesday, December 24, 2013
ATLANTA (AP) – Listen up, Santa: Headphones, speakers and other audio gear are topping the holiday gift lists of many Americans.
Audio equipment is among the top-selling electronics gifts this holiday season, accounting for 13 percent of the $8 billion in consumer electronics sales between Nov. 24 and Dec. 7, according to research firm NPD Group.
24. Jury Orders Samsung to Pay Apple $290 Million
- Friday, November 22, 2013
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) – A Silicon Valley jury on Thursday ordered Samsung Electronics to pay Apple $290 million for copying vital iPhone and iPad features.
The verdict covers 13 older Samsung devices that a previous jury found were among 26 Samsung products that infringed Apple patents.
25. Jury Set to Decide How Much Samsung Owes Apple
- Wednesday, November 20, 2013
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) – A Silicon Valley jury asked a judge for calculators Tuesday to help it determine how much Samsung Electronics owes Apple for copying key features of the iPhone and iPad.
26. Samsung Says it Owes Apple $52 Million
- Thursday, November 14, 2013
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) – How much does Samsung Electronics owe Apple for copying vital features of the iPhone and iPad, such as scrolling and the "bounce-back" function at the end of documents?
27. Apple Expected to Expand Selection of iPhones
- Tuesday, September 10, 2013
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Apple is expected to unveil its latest take on the iPhone Tuesday during an annual ritual that will probably cast a spotlight on the gadget maker's drive to regain market share and its sluggish pace of innovation.
28. Facebook Aims to Get More People Online
- Thursday, August 22, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) – Facebook wants to get more of the world's more than 7 billion people – all of them, actually – online through a partnership with some of the world's largest mobile technology companies.
29. Trade Commission Bans Imports of Some Samsung Products
- Monday, August 12, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) – Apple won a partial victory in its long-running patent dispute with Samsung on Friday when a federal administrative panel found Samsung in violation of two Apple patents and blocked imports of some Samsung devices.
30. Apple's Smartphone Market Share Slips
- Monday, July 29, 2013
Apple's share of the global smartphone market fell during the second quarter to its lowest level in four years, according to data released Friday.
Apple took 13.1 percent of the worldwide market, according to ABI Research, down from 16.6 percent a year ago. That's the lowest level since the third quarter of 2009, two years after the launch of the first iPhone.
31. Smartphones Overtake 'Dumb' Phones Worldwide
- Monday, April 29, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) – A research firm says that more smartphones than 'dumb' phones are being made this year, a milestone in a shift that's putting computing power and Internet access in millions of hands worldwide.
32. Apple CEO Promises Investors ‘Great Stuff' to Come
- Thursday, February 28, 2013
CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) – Apple CEO Tim Cook sought to assure shareholders Wednesday that the company is working on some "great stuff" that may help reverse a sharp decline in its stock price.
33. Apple is Biggest US Phone Seller for 1st Time
- Monday, February 04, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) – The launch of the iPhone 5 and the declining popularity of non-smartphones have made Apple the biggest seller of phones in the U.S. for the first time, research firm Strategy Analytics said Friday.
34. What Apple's Billion-Dollar Victory Means for Consumers
- Tuesday, August 28, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) – Apple's $1 billion court victory over Samsung poses a lot of questions for consumers. Will Samsung phones still be available for sale? Will they be more expensive? Will owners of existing phones need to worry?
35. Google Cutting 4,000 jobs at Motorola Unit
- Tuesday, August 14, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) – Google Inc. is making its largest round of layoffs ever as it announced plans to cut about 4,000 jobs at Motorola Mobility just three months after buying the struggling cellphone pioneer.
36. IPhone Appeal Dims as Samsung Shines
- Tuesday, July 31, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) – The latest iPhone looks much the same as the first iPhone, which came out more than five years ago. That hasn't been a problem for Apple – until, now.
The pace of iPhone sales has slowed, Apple revealed last week. Part of the problem is that the competition has found a formula that works: thinner phones with big screens that make the iPhone look small and chubby.
37. 3 TV Display Makers Settle LCD Price-Fixing Case
- Friday, July 13, 2012
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Three Asia-based companies have agreed to pay $571 million to settle claims by officials in eight states that they conspired to inflate prices for liquid crystal display screens used in televisions and computer monitors, according to New York's attorney general.
38. Google Sells Small Tablet, Challenges Kindle Fire
- Thursday, June 28, 2012
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Google is unveiling a small tablet computer bearing its brand in a challenge to Amazon's Kindle Fire.
The Nexus 7 is designed specifically for Google Play, the online store that sells movies, music, books, apps and other content – the things Amazon.com Inc. also sells for its tablet computer.
39. Sprint to Shut Nextel as Early as June 2013
- Wednesday, May 30, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) – Sprint Nextel Corp. on Tuesday said it will shut down the Nextel network as early as June 30 next year, cutting off service for its characteristic walkie-talkie-like Nextel phones.
40. Google Completes Motorola Deal, Heralding New Era
- Wednesday, May 23, 2012
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Google has completed its $12.5 billion purchase of device maker Motorola Mobility in a deal that poses new challenges for the Internet's most powerful company as it tries to shape the future of mobile computing.
41. Roku Expands Beyond Internet Video-Streaming Boxes
- Thursday, January 05, 2012
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Roku is thinking outside its set-top box in an attempt to bring more Internet video to flat-panel televisions.
The new approach will rely on a finger-sized device that won't require extra cords or separate remote controls to stream video over high-speed Internet connections. The product, called the Roku Streaming Stick, will plug directly into a high-definition port available on a growing number of new-breed TVs, just as a flash drive fits into a computer's USB outlet.
42. Verizon Wireless Nixes Google Wallet in New Phone
- Wednesday, December 07, 2011
NEW YORK (AP) – Verizon Wireless is blocking Google's new flagship phone from supporting Google's attempt to make the smartphone the credit card of the future.
In blocking the Google Wallet software from running on the new Samsung Galaxy Nexus, Verizon Wireless said Tuesday that it was waiting to provide a wallet application until it can offer "the best security and user experience." Verizon and rivals AT&T Inc. and T-Mobile USA are part of a consortium called ISIS that is planning its own payment system.
43. TVs are Hot Sellers This Holiday Season
- Friday, December 02, 2011
NEW YORK (AP) – In an unexpected twist, TVs are topping many Christmas shopping lists this year.
Wal-Mart says TVs are among the top gifts people are putting on layaway at its 3,000-plus U.S. stores during the holiday season. The Westinghouse 46-inch LCD HDTV that was on sale for half off at Target for $298 was a top seller during the start to the season last weekend. And Abt Electronics already has sold out of 55-inch Samsung LED TVs that were marked down by half to $1,099.
44. Amazon Unveils $199 Kindle Fire Tablet
- Thursday, September 29, 2011
NEW YORK (AP) – Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos on Wednesday showed off the Kindle Fire, a $199 tablet computer, challenging Apple's iPad by extending its Kindle brand into the world of full-color, multipurpose devices.
45. Google's Patent Play: $12.5B for Motorola Mobility
- Tuesday, August 16, 2011
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Google Inc.'s $12.5 billion deal to buy cellphone maker Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc. is aimed at giving the Internet search leader more legal firepower as it battles Apple Inc. and Microsoft Corp. to gain the upper hand in the increasingly important mobile computing market.
46. Stores Push Gimmicks for Super Saturday
- Monday, December 20, 2010
Many stores are pushing discounts and other gimmicks for the last weekend before Christmas. Research firm ShopperTrak predicts Saturday will be the second or third busiest shopping day of the year.
47. Sprint to Start Phasing Out Nextel Network in 2013
- Tuesday, December 07, 2010
NEW YORK (AP) – Sprint Nextel Corp. said it will start phasing out the Nextel part of its network in 2013, a decision that follows near-constant subscriber losses since Sprint bought Nextel in 2005.
48. Circuit City Ripples Go Beyond Vacancies, Layoffs
- Thursday, February 05, 2009
Circuit City will finally flicker out when its last 567 stores close this year, but the bankruptcy of the nation's second-largest electronics retailer will ripple across the U.S. economy for years.
49. Retailers Slash Prices To Entice Holiday Shoppers
- Monday, December 29, 2008
Shoppers hit the stores Friday to return unwanted gifts and take advantage of drastic price cuts offered by retailers desperate to get rid of old merchandise and boost their less-than-cheery holiday sales.
50. Archived Article: Industrialdev
- Tuesday, October 15, 1996
Notes industrialdev.gs Applications before industrial board would create 500 jobs By GABRIELLE C.L. SONGE The Daily News Four applications scheduled to go before the Industrial Development Board on Wednesday would create 500 new jobs over the next s...