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Lenovo's profits climb 30% on strong PC shipments (but don't tell HP)

Apple's iPhone Conquers BlackBerry in Canada

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For the first time since its 2007 introduction, Apple's iPhone is more popular than BlackBerry devices on RIM's home turf....
Apple's iPhone Conquers BlackBerry in Canada

Samsung stays quiet on Apple licensing rumor, but says its patent battle position “remains the same”

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One important piece of Samsung-Apple news that may have been sounded out by a combination of the new iPad launch — “just iPad”, not iPad or iPad HD — and the filing of a new suit against Apple, was the rumor that Apple is working to settle a number of...
Samsung stays quiet on Apple licensing rumor, but says its patent battle position “remains the same”

Samsung's Galaxy S III passes 20 million sales, within 100 days of launch

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The Samsung Galaxy S III was heralded as a stand-out device than can truly challenge Apple and it seems that the early hype is translating to sales after Samsung claimed that its flagship smartphone had passed 20 million sales worldwide, that’s within 100 days of its launch. The numbers are...
Samsung's Galaxy S III passes 20 million sales, within 100 days of launch

In A Bold Move, Amazon Is Hiring Game Developers Right Under Zynga's Nose (AMZN, ZNGA)

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Don't be fooled: Amazon's ambitions in the games business go far beyond providing a platform for social games on its Kindle Fire tablet. From the kind of people it's hiring, it's clear that Amazon intends to challenge Zynga, King.com, and other makers of social games head-on. Amazon is already quietly...
In A Bold Move, Amazon Is Hiring Game Developers Right Under Zynga's Nose (AMZN, ZNGA)

Video: Apple's iPhone 5 draws crowds in Samsung's home turf

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Record pre-sales and customers lining up in sub-zero temperatures FORTUNE -- In contrast to the ho-hum launch of the iPad mini in China, the iPhone 5 made a pretty good splash Friday in South Korea, home of Apple's (AAPL) chief smartphone rival, Samsung. According to the local Yonhap News Agency, the...
Video: Apple's iPhone 5 draws crowds in Samsung's home turf

Google Users Sue Over Privacy Changes, US Airways Will Expand Gogo Wi-Fi In Domestic Fleet, Microsoft Partners With Movideo

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Breaking news from your editors at Fast Company, with updates all day.  Don't know who Juan Gris is? Google thinks it's about time you did--their homepage celebrates the Spanish painter's 125th anniversary with a Doodle featuring the musical instruments oft seen in his surrealist work. Microsoft Partners With Movideo For...
Google Users Sue Over Privacy Changes, US Airways Will Expand Gogo Wi-Fi In Domestic Fleet, Microsoft Partners With Movideo

Samsung wins split decision on Apple patents in home turf

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Seoul court bans sales of older iPhones, iPads, Galaxy phones and tablets FORTUNE -- In a ruling that will not affect the U.S. patent infringement trial now in the hands of a California jury but addresses many of the same issues, a South Korean court has delivered a split decision...
Samsung wins split decision on Apple patents in home turf

Amazon Has Gone To War With Zynga With Its Launch Of A Social Game, Living Classics (AMZN, ZNGA)

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Amazon.com has just launched its first social game, Living Classics, and unveiled a new division, Amazon Game Studios, which will launch similar titles. This means it has effectively declared war on Zynga during a vulnerable moment for the San Francisco-based game maker, which has seen its stock get hammered amid...
Amazon Has Gone To War With Zynga With Its Launch Of A Social Game, Living Classics (AMZN, ZNGA)

HTC's deep, deep dysfunction

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How bad is HTC’s (2498) current tailspin? So bad it makes Nokia (NOK) look like a growth company. HTC’s handset volume declined by -43% in the autumn quarter vs. Nokia’s -23% volume decline. This is very interesting because HTC is using Android, the world’s most popular smartphone OS that is...
HTC's deep, deep dysfunction
Apple’s iPad outsells Galaxy tablets on Samsung’s home turf

The iPhone 5 launches in Korea, Samsung's home turf, as Apple's fastest global rollout continues

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Apple’s iPhone has launched in South Korea, the home of its chief rival Samsung, bringing the total number of countries that it is available in to 48, as its fastest global rollout continues. It’s too early for sales figures, but the Chosun Ilbo reports that operators SK Telecom and KT held...
The iPhone 5 launches in Korea, Samsung's home turf, as Apple's fastest global rollout continues

Google's revamped voice search coming to iOS, tackles Siri on her home turf

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Google has been offering the ability to search the web with your voice using its iOS app for some time. But, it always just spit out a pile of links. While the next version wont be getting quite as creepy as Google Now, it'll be bringing with it the...
Google's revamped voice search coming to iOS, tackles Siri on her home turf

China Mobile rumored to link up with Line to take on Tencent's WeChat

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A storm is brewing now that NHN Japan’s Line messaging service has arrived in China, the home turf of Tencent’s rival WeChat app. Recent rumors suggest that China Mobile, the world’s largest carrier, may join forces with Line to go up against WeChat. Young’s China Business Blog noted the reports,...
China Mobile rumored to link up with Line to take on Tencent's WeChat

RIM's BlackBerry Dethroned by Apple on Its Home Turf

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Research In Motion can't say "There's no place like home" anymore. The BlackBerry maker is losing adoring fans in its own territory, Canada, to Apple's iPhone....
RIM's BlackBerry Dethroned by Apple on Its Home Turf
Mobile phones an 'old person's nightmare' no more, thanks to Fujitsu!

Apple offers few a bite at employment

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Apple employs just 47,000 people in the US, compared to General Motors' 600,000 at its peak. Does that mean the knowledge-based economy is a jobless one?Apple is the embodiment of the knowledge-based economy. It is America's biggest stock-market quoted company, and with the advent of the iPad 3 will be...
Apple offers few a bite at employment

Samsung plans to conquer Silicon Valley

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The Korean giant is serious about making a splash on Apple's home turf. FORTUNE -- Last December, a piece in the MIT Technology Review revealed that Young Sohn, Samsung Electronics' new Silicon Valley-based chief strategy officer, uses Apple products at home. The article, titled "Why Samsung's Man in Silicon Valley...
Samsung plans to conquer Silicon Valley

One week with Bing: A firsthand look at Microsoft’s search engine

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Over the past week, I’ve used no search engine but Bing. Both on my phone, and on my computers, it’s been a Bing world. This week long test came to be during an excellent meeting in Portland. I was enjoying a few cocktails, talking smack with locals and Microsoft PR folk, and...
One week with Bing: A firsthand look at Microsoft’s search engine

Huawei Sets Up in Nokia's Back Yard

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Huawei plans to open a smartphone software development center in Helsinki, stepping up its fight for a larger share of the smartphone market on Nokia's home turf....
Huawei Sets Up in Nokia's Back Yard

Korea’s Kakao Talk launches free call service on its home turf, despite operator concerns

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Mobile messaging firm Kakao Talk has launched its mobile VoIP service for users in its home country South Korea, despite concern from mobile carriers that fear it will overload their data networks and steal voice revenue. The company has begun trialling the free call feature in beta in Korea, where...
Korea’s Kakao Talk launches free call service on its home turf, despite operator concerns

LG's 'Hecto' 100-inch laser TV projector arrives in the US in March

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We're here live at LG's CES 2013 press conference, where the company has just announced that its Hecto laser projector will arrive in the United States in March. It'll project a screen of up to 100-inches in full HD quality and has Smart TV functions baked into the hardware....
LG's 'Hecto' 100-inch laser TV projector arrives in the US in March

Listen up, Nordics: Spotify rival Rdio quietly launches in Norway

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Music subscription and discovery service Rdio is now available in Norway, the company yesterday unceremoniously announced on its Twitter account (but not its blog). Rdio is now available in 4 Nordic countries, having previously launched in Denmark, Finland and chief competitor Spotify‘s home turf Sweden. It’s also available to users...
Listen up, Nordics: Spotify rival Rdio quietly launches in Norway

If Uber wants London, it faces the fight of its life

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Last week I caught up briefly with Travis Kalanick, the CEO of Uber. He was relaxed and calm — and for good reason: his car services company has quickly become one of the darlings of Silicon Valley. It’s been on a tear recently, raising $32 million last year to fund...
If Uber wants London, it faces the fight of its life

LG Display countersues Samsung over OLED patent infringement

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The strained relationship between the two tentpoles of Korea's tech industry is starting to wear, now that LG Display has counter-sued its local rival over OLED patents. Earlier this month, Samsung filed for an injunction accusing its frenemy of stealing secrets, but LG is claiming instead that it's the...
LG Display countersues Samsung over OLED patent infringement

Twitter CEO Dick Costolo wants to be bigger in Japan, “aggressively” beef up sales staff

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Twitter is aiming to increase its sales operations in Japan as it focuses on developing its business Japan, as part of its efforts to grow revenue from overseas, Bloomberg reports. Speaking during a visit to Japan, CEO Dick Costolo revealed that the company will “aggressively” hire more sales staff in the...
Twitter CEO Dick Costolo wants to be bigger in Japan, “aggressively” beef up sales staff

HTC One S 'special edition' comes draped in white, boasts 64GB of storage

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HTC previously showed off a special edition One X geared toward fashionistas in New York City, and now it's time for a slightly lesser-specced member of the numero uno family to get a somewhat similar treatment -- we're talking about the One S. And while the most noticeable characteristic...
HTC One S 'special edition' comes draped in white, boasts 64GB of storage

Apple sued in U.S. in iPad trademark dispute

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Apple is facing a war on its home turf, as China-based Proview is taking its lawsuit against the ‘iPad’ trademark to the United States....
Apple sued in U.S. in iPad trademark dispute
Pile ‘Em High: New Apple TV Discounted Abroad While Keeping $99 Pricetag In The US?

Amazon prepares Kindle Touch for April launch in Japan?

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According to one of Japan's big dailies, The Nikkei, Amazon will attempt to brave the tricky e-reader waters of Japan, aiming to launch its Kindle Touch as the flagship device in April. The newspaper reports that the device will land for less than 20,000 yen ($260), teaming up with...
Amazon prepares Kindle Touch for April launch in Japan?
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