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Summoning Samsung chief will hurt India’s investment climate: Anand Sharma

Summoning Samsung chief will hurt India’s investment climate: Anand Sharma

Supreme Court's order directing South Korea-based electronic giant Samsung's chief to appear before a Ghaziabad court in a cheating case would definitely adversely affect India's investment climate, Commerce & Industry Minister Anand Sharma said.

The apex court passed the order on an appeal filed by Samsung Chairman Kun-hee Lee, in which he challenged the Allahabad High Court's ruling that dismissed his plea to set aside arrest warrant issued against him.

Samsung ordered to pay Apple $290 million in damages

Samsung ordered to pay Apple $290 million in damages

South Korea-based consumer electronics giant Samsung suffered another defeat in its ongoing patent infringement battle with Apple on Thursday, when a Silicon Valley jury ordered it to pay $290 million more in damages to the Cupertino firm.

The South Korean firm was ordered to compensate Apple for the loss that it suffered due to copying of its iPhone and iPad features by Samsung. The recent fine pushed the total amount Samsung owe to Apple to $930 million.

Samsung’s Android 4.3 update to allow pairing of some US Galaxy handsets with Galaxy Gear smartwatch

Samsung’s Android 4.3 update to allow pairing of some US Galaxy handsets with Ga

On Monday, Samsung disclosed in an official statement that it has readied an Android 4.3 `Jelly Bean' software update which will facilitate some US users of Galaxy smartphones to pair their handsets with the company's Galaxy Gear smartwatch. Thus far, the $300-price smartwatch can be paired only with Samsung's Galaxy Note 3 handset.

The announcement made by Samsung on Monday fits in with an earlier statement in which the company hinted at its plans to push the Android 4.3 update on a global scale.

Apple, Samsung resume patent battle in Australian courts

Apple, Samsung resume patent battle in Australian courts

American tech giant Apple and South Korean electronics giant Samsung resumed their legal battle in Australian courts on Monday.

Apple argues that Samsung has infringed on nineteen of its patents in developing its nine smartphones and two tablet computers. On the other hand, Samsung claims that Apple has infringed on a number of its patents in developing its iPhones and iPads.

Two justices, viz. Justice Annabelle Bennett and Justice David Yates heard the initial case together. Justice Bennett has heard the Apple-Samsung case since hearings started in 2011.

U.S. judge orders Apple, Samsung attorneys to meet on Monday

U.S. judge orders Apple, Samsung attorneys to meet on Monday

The U. S. federal judge presiding over the high-profile Apple-Samsung patent infringement trial has ordered attorneys of the two rivals to meet and confer in person.

U. S. District Judge Lucy Koh said the court was frustrated with the two parties' respective reports about their meet and confer efforts on final jury instructions.

In her order, the frustrated judge said, "Lead trial counsel shall meet and confer in person today and file joint and disputed final jury instructions by Monday, August 13, 2012 at 8 a. m."

Samsung Galaxy S III infringes two Apple patents: iPhone-maker says

Samsung Galaxy S III infringes two Apple patents: iPhone-maker says

Patent war between Apple and its biggest rival Samsung doesn't seems to come to an end in the near future. Cupertino-based iPhone maker is now preparing to launch a new lawsuit against Samsung, alleging the South Korean consumer electronics giant's highly anticipated Galaxy S III smartphone infringes on at least two of its patents.

According the complaint, filed in a California court earlier this week, Apple wants an injunction on the import of the third-generation Galaxy S into the United States.

Samsung to launch pop-up stores in London to showcase Galaxy S III

Samsung to launch pop-up stores in London to showcase Galaxy S III

South Korean consumer electronics giant Samsung has announced that it would launch quite a lot of pop-up stores across London to allow consumers to try out its latest flagship handset- the Galaxy S III.

Westfield Shepherd's Bush and Old Spitalfields Market will be the first to get Samsung's pop-up stores, called Samsung Mobile PINs, on 29th of May- the date announced for the European debut of the third-generation Galaxy S.

Two more Samsung Mobile PINs will be launched in Hyde Park and in the Olympic Park over the summer.

Apple, Samsung chiefs busy in court directed talks over patent issues

Apple, Samsung chiefs busy in court directed talks over patent issues

Apple Inc. CEO Tim Cook and his Samsung counterpart Choi Gee-sung on Monday started their two-day court directed talks to try to agree on an out of court settlement on their ongoing patent war.

Mr. Cook and Mr. Gee-sung, accompanied by their legal teams, will use the two-day meeting to find some way to get themselves untangled from the drawn out patent infringement row.

The talks are being conducted under the supervision of magistrate judge Joseph C. Spero.

Samsung acquires Cloud entertainment firm mSpot

Samsung acquires Cloud entertainment firm mSpotSouth Korea-based consumer electronics giant Samsung yesterday confirmed its acquisition of mobile cloud content service provider mSpot.

Palo Alto-based mSpot, which was founded in 2004, is a lower-profile digital locker for online music & movies. It allows users to upload their own digital content like music, and get up to 5GB of storage free of charge.

Galaxy S III smartphone to use Samsung’s quad-core processor

Galaxy S III smartphone to use Samsung’s quad-core processor

The third generation of Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S smartphone will use the company’s quad-core processor called the Exynos 4 Quad, the South Korean consumer electronics giant announced.

Samsung has plans to make its upgraded Galaxy S III smartphone public at a press event next week in London.

Samsung’s Exynos 4 Quad processor is based on British chip designer ARM Holdings' Cortex A9 technology, which enables it to perform more tasks in a shorter period of time.