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A closer look at Samsung’s connected Family Hub Refrigerator

A closer look at Samsung’s connected Family Hub Refrigerator

Imagine for a moment that you’re a fly on the wall of a Samsung executive board meeting. It’s pretty easy to imagine why the Family Hub Refrigerator seemed like a great idea. Someone probably said something about leveraging the smart home and disrupting the kitchen and they were off to the races. And sure, there […]

Facebook’s React Native gets backing from Microsoft and Samsung

Facebook’s React Native gets backing from Microsoft and Samsung

React Native was originally developed by Facebook to allow its developers to take React, a framework for helping developers build single-page apps the company developed in-house, and allow them to use these same skills to build native mobile apps for iOS and Android. As the company announced at its F8 developer conference today, React Native has now […]

Samsung’s Galaxy S7 series is selling a lot better than the Galaxy S6 did

Samsung’s Galaxy S7 series is selling a lot better than the Galaxy S6 did

It’s become increasing common to hear of Samsung’s mobile business struggling, but here’s some positive news — early signs around its newest devices suggest that the company might be returning to times of success. On the back of Samsung forecasting upbeat financials for its upcoming quarter of business, a report from analyst firm Counterpoint Research suggests that […]

Samsung expects solid first-quarter results as the Galaxy S7 enjoys strong sales

Samsung expects solid first-quarter results as the Galaxy S7 enjoys strong sales

After sounding a dour note in its last earnings report, Samsung Electronics issued unexpectedly upbeat quarterly guidance today. The company said it expects to report consolidated sales of about 49 trillion won and operating profit of about 6.6 trillion won in the first quarter of 2016. This beats the operating profit of 5.53 trillion won […]

NextVR Announces Multi-Year Partnership With Fox Sports

NextVR Announces Multi-Year Partnership With Fox Sports

No matter which type of sportsball they’ve been streaming, NextVR has managed to make their live sporting event VR broadcasts some of the most engaging virtual reality experiences available on the Samsung Gear VR platform. For those who’ve enjoyed seeing the company’s live boxing matches, basketball games, soccer matches etc., there’s more where that came from. Today, the company […]

Samsung Pay just launched in China, but already faces fierce competition

Samsung Pay just launched in China, but already faces fierce competition

Samsung Pay is now available in China, about six weeks after competitor Apple Pay launched there. According to the China Internet Network Information Center, 358 million people use their mobile phones to purchase and pay for goods and services. Unsurprisingly, Apple and Samsung consider China a top priority for their mobile payment services, but they […]

Why every household is about to get a brand-new fridge

Why every household is about to get a brand-new fridge

Today’s retail economy is focused on acquisition and retention costs. Getting into people’s homes and turning them into long-term brand buyers is the goal, and appliance makers control an untapped resource — the Internet of Things (IoT) — that can effectively extend a brand or retailer’s supply chain visibility into the home. How will the […]

Global Smartphone Sales Growth Slows To 2008 Levels, Says Gartner

Global Smartphone Sales Growth Slows To 2008 Levels, Says Gartner

Global smartphone sales in Q4 2015 experienced their slowest growth rate since 2008, according to Gartner’s latest market report. The quarter saw sales of Apple’s iPhone decline for the first time, with the analyst charting a 4.4 per cent decline on the year before quarter for Cupertino. Samsung and Huawei were the only top five smartphone vendors to boost […]

Smartwatch Shipments Have Overtaken Swiss Watches For The First Time

Smartwatch Shipments Have Overtaken Swiss Watches For The First Time

So it begins: “worldwide smartwatch shipments” have hit 8.1 million units in Q4 2015 compared to 7.9 million for Swiss watch shipments. Strategy Analytics, a research firm, has found that smartwatch shipments “rose a healthy 316 percent from 1.9 million in Q4 2014.” Apple has an estimated 63 percent of the global market followed by […]