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  • Oct 4, 2014
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Samsung paid Microsoft $1 Billion last year for Android royalty … and such NASTY language!!

  4 October 2014 – In a glimpse of the financial stakes in the smartphone-patent wars, Microsoft said yesterday that Samsung Electronics paid the software giant more than $1 billion for an annual fee to use Microsoft technology in Samsung phones. Samsung sells smartphones and tablets powered by Google’s Android software. But Microsoft has said some of its patents […]


  • Dec 29, 2013
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A brilliant 2013 for science and technology. Ok, maybe not smartphones.

  If you’ve heard this story before, don’t stop me, because I’d like to hear it again. ~ Groucho Marx 29 December 2013 — During 2013 it seemed scientific discoveries were being made every day that changed the world we live in. From physics to medicine to biology, the technological and medical advancements that most […]


  • Dec 10, 2013
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Apple vs. Samsung! The free cash flow “Clash of the Titans”!

  10 December 2013 – Over the weekend I started prepping for the Mobile World Congress (MWC), the “Mother of All Mobile Events”, held in Barcelona, Spain, where EAM Capital now has an office. Paris and Barcelona are becoming Europe’s tech hubs (I will have a detailed post on why in early 2014) so it […]


  • Dec 4, 2013
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IDC report shows competition amongst smartphone global players pushes launch of greater number of low-priced smartphones … except in North America

  4 December 2013 – A recent IDC report shows competition amongst smartphone global players has pushed the launch of greater numbers of low-priced smartphones … except in North America. Smartphone shipments are estimated to surpass 1 billion units in 2013, that is on a global scale, resulting in 39.3% growth over the last year. According […]


  • Oct 28, 2013
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Samsung launches its first developers conference, and faces a daunting task

    By: Eric De Grasse, Chief Technology Officer 28 October 2013 – Samsung. Probably the world’s biggest device maker. On Friday the company said its net profit jumped 26% in the most recent quarter to a record 8.24 trillion won  ($7.8 billion). But in this industry it knows one thing: future growth depends on keeping customers loyal through […]


  • Apr 23, 2013
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Putting the Apple conundrum in perspective

  23 April 2013 – In the last quarter of 2012, half of all phones sold on earth were smartphones. Of the rest, a quarter were sold to people with very low incomes, who can only afford $10-$20 for a phone, and the other quarter to people who will eventually afford a smartphone, but only at […]


  • Mar 15, 2013
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The Apple – Samsung psychological gamesmanship

  Full disclosure: I am long both Apple and Samsung   15 March 2013 – With an Apple-like buzz from the media and consumers themselves, Samsung unveiled its new flagship smartphone yesterday, the Galaxy S IV, at the Radio City Music Hall in New York. Query: I cannot be the only person who thought the […]


  • Feb 26, 2013
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Live from the Mobile World Congress: Samsung announces technology to assist in the security of BYOD

  26 February 2013 – Samsung’s mission?  Easy.  It wants to be the Android vendor that corporate enterprises can trust.  At the Mobile World Congress yesterday Samsung announced it was further bolstering its mobile enterprise credentials by releasing KNOX, a comprehensive package of mobile security services that will be integrated into its SAFE (Samsung for […]


  • Feb 21, 2013
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Porque Apple, Google y Samsung apuestan al éxito de BlackBerry (ideas previas al Mobile World Congress 2013)

  Publicado desde el Mobile World Congress 2013 en Barcelona, España. 21 De febrero de 2013 – Uno de mis eventos favoritos del año tendrá lugar entre el 25 y 28 de febrero: El Mobile World Congress (MWC) organizado por GSMA Organization.  Y ya el domingo previo al congreso empiezan los preparativos y tendrán lugar algunos […]


Why Apple, Google and Samsung want Blackberry to succeed (and other thoughts in the run-up to the Mobile World Congress)

  21 February 2013 – My favorite event of the year starts this coming Monday, February 25th and runs for 4 full days: The Mobile World Congress (MWC) which is run by the ever brilliant GSMA Organization.  And there is quite a lot happening Sunday with some “pre-MWC” events so let’s call it a 5-day event. […]


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