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Jacob Siegal

Associate Editor

Since 2013
Top Channel GAMING
Articles 9,772

Bio

Jacob started covering video games and technology in college as a hobby, but it quickly became clear to him that this was what he wanted to do for a living. He currently resides in New York writing for BGR. His previously published work can be found on TechHive, VentureBeat and Game Rant.

Samsung Global Brand Simplicity Index 2013

Brand survey shows simplicity is the secret to Samsung’s success

October 24th, 2013

Smartphone makers will take any win they can get over Apple and its monstrously profitable iPhone, and Samsung has gotten yet another noteworthy victory in the form of the Global Brand Simplicity Index 2013. In Siegel & Gale’s Simplicity Index, Samsung has not only leapfrogged Apple, but now ranks above every other smartphone manufacturer on the planet, …

Samsung Galaxy S Note Problems

Samsung issues apology, promises to fix buggy Galaxy phones in China

October 24th, 2013

It has been a season full of ups and downs for Samsung. On one hand, the Korean tech company managed to outsell Apple last quarter and topped customer satisfaction ratings. On the other, the Galaxy Round exists. The latest dip on this rollercoaster month is a familiar one: some Samsung devices are malfunctioning. Earlier this …

Retina iPad Mini Supply Shortages

Retina iPad mini stock said to be ‘ridiculously tight’

October 24th, 2013

The rumors of an iPad mini announcement delay were clearly incorrect, but the new tablet might still be very difficult to get your hands on next month. CNET shares IHS analyst Rhoda Alexander’s report that the iPad mini stock will be “ridiculously tight” when the tablet launches in November. This report follows countless nearly identical stories …

Twitter IPO Share Price

Twitter hopes for $1.4 billion IPO, shares priced between $17 and $20

October 24th, 2013

Twitter announced on Thursday after the market closed that it is setting its IPO share price at $17 to $20 per share and is looking to sell 70 million shares. Twitter’s offering could raise up to $1.4 billion, although it will raise somewhere around $1.2 billion if it sells all its shares at the median …

YouTube Subscription-Based Music Service

YouTube plans to take on Spotify with subscription-based music service

October 24th, 2013

The music streaming market has become especially crowded with the addition of Apple’s iTunes Radio, but another major player in the online world is supposedly preparing its own service to complicate matters even further. Billboard reports that YouTube is close to launching its own premium music streaming service, complete with a subscription-based model and a …

LG Fireweb Firefox OS Smartphone

Video: LG gives Android the cold shoulder with new Fireweb phone

October 23rd, 2013

It’s been a long time coming, but Firefox OS has finally made its way onto a phone from a from a major smartphone vendor. The LG Fireweb, LG’s first ever Firefox OS device, debuted in Brazil on Tuesday along with the Alcatel One Touch Fire. The LG Fireweb will feature a 4-inch screen with a 480 …

Samsung Galaxy S4 LTE-A Europe

Samsung is bringing the best Galaxy S4 to Europe long before the U.S.

October 23rd, 2013

In order to give its flagship phone a shot in the arm, Samsung released the LTE-Advanced compatible Galaxy S4 in South Korea over the summer, complete with the quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor. The refreshed smartphone is now making its way to Europe, starting with a launch in Sweden next month and likely spreading throughout the …

Microsoft Apple iWork Suite Criticism

Microsoft: Apple’s iWork suite isn’t worth giving away

October 23rd, 2013

Apple’s events typically lean on hardware announcements, such as the debut of the iPad Air on Tuesday, but the tech giant took some time to talk about software updates as well, including the revamped — and now entirely free — iWork suite of applications. There must be something in the air today, because not only …

Apple iPad Sales Q3 2013

Apple may have just hinted at a big quarter for iPad sales

October 23rd, 2013

Apple took some time to share some impressive sales figures on Tuesday during its latest media event, as the company always does. First Apple reaffirmed that it moved over 9 million iPhones on launch weekend, but later revealed that it has just recently sold its 170 millionth iPad. Apple Insider shares reports from several analysts …