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Samsung sales, profits dive on Note 7 recall

Samsung's smartphone division struggled to breakeven between July and September as sales plunged due to the recall of its high-end Note 7.

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BlackBerry unveils the DTEK60, pledges a secure Android experience for $499

Software is the story with this phone, as BlackBerry is counting on its security know-how to set this latest effort apart from others.

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Microsoft's graveyard: 8 products Microsoft killed in 2016

Here’s a roundup of products, services and more that Microsoft rid itself of in 2016.

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Samsung faces lawsuit from Note7 owners who couldn’t use their phones

Samsung’s problems with lawsuits from alleged victims of overheating batteries in the Galaxy Note7 smartphone could get compounded by consumers suing for compensation of carrier charges.

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Qualcomm's 5G preview: high frequencies, 5-gigabit speed

5G networks will be five times as fast as the quickest LTE technology by using the highest cellular frequencies ever, according to Qualcomm, which provided a glimpse of a next-generation modem on Tuesday.

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To unlock phones, feds demand all occupants surrender fingerprints

U.S. investigators are exercising a broad legal authority to force suspects to unlock their smartphones. In a recent case, they demanded that anyone found inside a California residence give up their fingerprints.

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Google's graveyard: 8 products Google killed in 2016

Google+ lives on, but many other Google offerings will no longer be able to say that by the end of 2016. Pay your respects at the Google Graveyard 2016.

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The Note7 debacle will cost Samsung another $3 billion in profit

The fallout from the Note 7 debacle, which is expected to take a big chunk out of Samsung’s third-quarter profit, will keep hurting its business into next year, the company said.

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Samsung tempts jilted Galaxy Note7 buyers with steep discounts after recall

Samsung is giving larger financial incentives to people who choose to exchange the recalled Galaxy Note7 for another Samsung smartphone, rather than seek a refund.

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Samsung cuts revenue and profit forecast after Note7 fiasco

Samsung Electronics has cut its revenue and profit forecast for the third quarter, after the disastrous recall of its flagship Galaxy Note7.

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Supreme Court wrestles with size of damages for Apple design patents

The justices of the U.S. Supreme Court, hearing arguments in a long-running Apple and Samsung patent dispute on Tuesday, seemed to question a 19th-century law that allows huge infringement damages in design patent cases.

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Samsung kills off the Galaxy Note7 to end the exploding battery debacle

Samsung Electronics has discontinued production of its Galaxy Note7 smartphone, which has been plagued from its introduction by battery problems that caused fires and even explosions.

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Supreme Court will hear dispute over Samsung vs. Apple damages on Tuesday

The U.S. Supreme Court is to hear arguments Tuesday in a closely-watched dispute between Samsung Electronics and Apple on the procedure for calculation of damages for the infringement of design patents.

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AT&T and T-Mobile stop replacing Samsung Galaxy Note 7s after more fire reports

AT&T and T-Mobile have stopped exchanges of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones, following reports that the new phones have also been involved in incidents of overheating and even explosions.

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Court reinstates $120 million patent award for Apple in Samsung case

A U.S. appeals court has reinstated a US $119.6 million award for Apple in a long-running smartphone design patent dispute with rival Samsung.