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Google settles patent litigation with Apple-backed Rockstar consortium

Google has settled patent litigation with a consortium of companies backed by Apple, Microsoft and other tech giants, according to a court filing. Financial terms of the settlement were not disclosed.

Samsung to slash number of new smartphone models by as much as a third in 2015

Samsung Electronics said it will cut the number of smartphone models it offers in 2015 by at least 25 percent in a bid to slash costs and boost profits.

Samsung reportedly investing in short-form video content for mobile offering

Samsung Electronics is planning to spend several tens of millions of dollars to develop short-form video content for a new mobile product, according to a report from The Information.

BlackBerry teams with Samsung to increase security on Android

Thanks to a new partnership between the two companies, BlackBerry said it will work to enhance security on Samsung Electronics' Android phones, and Samsung said it will resell the BlackBerry Enterprise Service 12 platform to its customers. The teaming is just one of several that BlackBerry unveiled as part of the rollout of its new BES12 product, which the company hopes will form the foundation of its comeback into the enterprise market.

Samsung pushes further into smart home, digital healthcare and virtual reality at developer conference

Samsung Electronics kicked off its second annual developer conference with a bevy of announcements intended to ignite enthusiasm around its software for its wearable, digital health, virtual reality and smart home solutions.

Why Samsung and Apple should be worried about Xiaomi and Lenovo

We are now entering a new phase of competition in the global smartphone market and the likes of Lenovo and Xiaomi are poised to make life a lot more difficult for market leaders Samsung Electronics and Apple. How Samsung and Apple respond will go a long way to determining whether they can maintain their status as market leaders, though I think Samsung has a lot more to worry about right now than Apple does.

Google, LG ink patent-licensing deal

Google and LG Electronics struck a patent cross-licensing deal similar to one Google announced in January with LG's larger rival, Samsung Electronics. The Google/LG agreement is an indication that the companies are working closely together but they were vague on the long-term implications of the deal.

Report: China's Xiaomi valued at $40-$50B as it vaults up smartphone ranks

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi is holding talks on a funding round that would value the company at around $40 billion to $50 billion, according to a Bloomberg report, the latest sign of the firm's rapid ascendance in the smartphone market.

Samsung: Microsoft's Nokia purchase invalidates our business deal

Samsung Electronics said Microsoft's April purchase of Nokia's devices and services business breached a 2011 business collaboration agreement between Samsung and Microsoft. Under that deal Samsung paid $1 billion in patent royalties to Microsoft in 2013, and Samsung is now arguing in court that the Microsoft/Nokia deal invalidates the agreement because Microsoft became a direct competitor with Samsung in the smartphone market.

IDC: Worldwide tablet market grew 11.5% in Q3 2014

The worldwide tablet market grew 11.5 per cent year over year in the third quarter of 2014 with shipments reaching 53.8 million units.