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4 Fantastic Vacation Spots in the U.S. that Tourists Don’t Know About

June 25th, 2015

When deciding where to travel on vacation this summer, the usual suspects are probably the first that come to mind: Disney World, the Grand Canyon, Niagara Falls… or probably just whichever beach is closest to your house. But, if you’re looking to get a little more adventurous, a recent Quora thread brought users together to answer one …

Samsung HDTVs most popular among consumers

April 11th, 2012

U.S. consumers are more interested in Samsung HDTV models than any other brand, according to a recent study from ABI Research. The South Korean manufacturer captured the top spot with 20% of respondents citing interest in a Samsung HDTV, passing Sony, which had previously held a commanding lead with 27% before dropping eight points to 19% …

Half of all U.S. mobile subscribers now own smartphones

March 29th, 2012

Market research firm Nielsen on Thursday announced that as of February 2012, about half of all mobile subscribers in the United States own a smartphone. In the same month last year, only 36% of U.S. mobile subscribers owned smartphones. Almost half of all smartphones, or 48%, are powered by Google’s Android operating system, with Apple’s iPhone …

Proview brings iPad trademark battle to U.S.

February 24th, 2012

Proview International on February 17th asked a California court to prevent Apple from using the iPad name in the United States, Bloomberg reports. The Chinese company — which Apple claims sold it the rights to the iPad trademark in 10 countries, including China — says Apple subsidiary IP Application Development Ltd. made “false” statements to …

Chinese firm may sue Apple for $2 billion in U.S. over iPad name

February 17th, 2012

On Friday, the Chinese company that claims to hold the trademark on the “iPad” name, threatened to sue Apple in the U.S. for $2 billion dollars, reports the AFP. Proview Technology claims it owns the Chinese rights to the iPad name and the company’s lawyers are looking to prevent Apple from importing or exporting the …

U.S. chief technology officer Aneesh Chopra to step down

January 30th, 2012

Aneesh Chopra will step down from his position as the United States chief technology officer. The move is expected to be imminent and, while it’s unclear what Chopra’s next step will be, Fedscoop says sources have speculated Chopra is interested in running for political office or working as the head of a major technology firm in …

Motorola Mobility sues Apple, says iPhone 4S infringes on its patents

January 25th, 2012

Motorola Mobility has filed a patent lawsuit against Apple in a Florida federal court. The phone maker is accusing Apple of infringing on six patents related to messaging, antennas, software and data filtering with its mobile devices, Reuters said. Motorola also argued that Apple’s iPhone 4S specifically infringes on one of its patents. Just two weeks ago, the International …

ZTE sets its sights on U.S. and China for smartphone growth

January 17th, 2012

Phone maker ZTE recently said that it sees the United States and China as the two largest markets for smartphone sales growth. “The United States and China will be key engines driving our smartphone sales,” ZTE’s head of handset strategy Lv Qianhao, told Reuters in a recent interview, noting that the company expects its worldwide smartphone …

Samsung ships 1 million Galaxy Note units and confirms U.S. launch

December 30th, 2011

Samsung recently announced that it has shipped more than 1 million Galaxy Note smartphones. The Galaxy Note, often considered a mix between a tablet and a smartphone due to its size, was first unveiled in September and it features a massive 5.3-inch display with a 1280 x 800-pixel resolution. Other features include a 1.4GHz processor, …

Global smartphone penetration approaches 10%

December 13th, 2011

It may seem like everyone around you owns a smartphone but that’s hardly the case on a global scale. Global smartphone penetration is just now nearing 10%, according to new research published by TomiAhonen Consulting. The firm compiled information from Netsize Guide, Informa, Google and Ipsos to grab a snapshot of smartphone penetration in 42 major …