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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 history of its […]

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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 the pilot program […]

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Fairphone’s new flagship, the 3+, costs just €70 as a modular upgrade

Fairphone’s new flagship, the 3+, costs just €70 as a modular upgrade Dutch social enterprise, Fairphone, has moved a little closer to the sustainability dream of a circular economy by announcing the launch of a modular upgrade for its flagship smartphone. The backwards compatible hardware units mean users of last year’s Fairphone 3 only need […]

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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 an increase in […]

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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 country’s dependence on […]

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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 memory chips as […]

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Indian smartphone market grew by 4% in Q1, but projected to decline by 10% this year

Indian smartphone market grew by 4% in Q1, but projected to decline by 10% this year India has emerged as one of the fastest growing smartphone markets in the last decade, reporting growth each quarter even as handset shipments slowed or declined elsewhere globally. But the world’s second largest smartphone is beginning to feel the […]

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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 somewhat. The halfway-folded, […]

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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 a well-deserved best picture gong.  But tech giant Samsung appears to have been hoping to steal a little of the national limelight: […]

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Vivo beats Samsung for 2nd spot in Indian smartphone market

Vivo beats Samsung for 2nd spot in Indian smartphone market Samsung, which once led the smartphone market in India, slid to the third position in the quarter that ended in December even as the South Korean giant continues to make major bets on the rare handset market that is still growing. According to research firm Counterpoint, […]

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