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Apple is in a position to overtake Samsung as world's top chip buyer

Apple was the world's second largest chip buyer last year, spending over $29 billion, up by 7.1 percent compared to 2014, according to a study released by Gartner on Wednesday.

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Samsung profit plummets on weak smartphone sales

Weak demand for mobile phones and display panels pushed down Samsung's profits last quarter, and the company doesn't expect much improvement this year.

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After lackluster Apple report, all eyes on Samsung

Just how bad are conditions in the smartphone market? We'll get a better idea later Wednesday when Samsung announces its latest quarterly earnings.

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Ericsson has a 5G phone, and it weighs 150kg

If you're aching to get your hands on your first super-fast 5G phone, the good news is that Ericsson already has one. The bad news is, it weighs 150kg.

Apple iPhone sales stall. What's going on?

Apple sold 74.8 million iPhones in the last three months of 2015 -- a record, but it’s the slowest iPhone growth yet, so what’s going on?

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Sony targets Internet of Things with $212 million buy of chip company Altair

Sony has reached an agreement to acquire chip company Altair Semiconductor in Israel for US$212 million in a bid to strengthen its offering for the Internet of Things market.

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Report: Google is the default iPhone search engine because it paid Apple $1 billion

Oracle's lawsuit against Google is revealing tons of financial details, like Google's revenue-sharing agreement with Apple.

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Another glimmer of hope for Windows Phone: It can work on phones with Intel x86 chips

The Windows 10 Mobile OS—popularly known as Windows Phone—is now compatible with smartphones based on x86 chips, according to Microsoft.

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Verizon vows to build the first 5G network in the U.S.

Verizon says it will have the first 5G network in the U.S., a promise it probably can't fulfill until 2020 but will start working at this year.

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Now you can save the songs you hear in Starbucks stores to your Spotify account

A new feature in the Starbucks app lets customers find and save the music they hear in more than 7,500 stores via Spotify.

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Verizon's FreeBee Data 360 program lets companies pay for your mobile Internet usage

There were rumblings about it in late 2015 and now it's here. Verizon wants Internet companies to pay for some of your mobile data usage.

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The U.S. plan for a public-safety network could be a windfall for a big carrier

A public-safety network across the U.S. that could speed up disaster response may also lead to a big payoff for a mobile carrier.

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Xiaomi misses handset shipment goal, hit by dependence on slowing Chinese market

Xiaomi said Friday it shipped over 70 million smartphones in 2015, short of an ambitious target it had announced last year.

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Samsung will make Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820 chips

Samsung Electronics will be making Qualcomm's upcoming Snapdragon 820 chips for smartphones and other devices, refueling speculation that the chips could find their way into the South Korean giant's premium smartphones.

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Outlook for iOS and Android gets Skype call scheduling

People who need to cook up a video conference while on the go have an easier time ahead of them, thanks to new updates Microsoft announced to Outlook for iOS and Android.

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Microsoft rolls out cellular data app for own SIM card

Microsoft has rolled out on its Windows store a new "Cellular Data" app that allows users of specific Windows 10 devices with a Microsoft SIM card to buy and connect to a nationwide mobile data network using only their Microsoft account.