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Samsung Swallows Up CSR Mobile and Location Patents for $310 million

The S-Wallet has opened and absorbed $310 million-worth of connectivity and location patents from British chip company CSR, which already supplies SiRF GPS chips to Galaxy devices. In addition to boosting its patent portfolio, Samsung also invested $34 million to buy a five percent stake in the firm itself, giving it access...

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At Break-Even Pricing, Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire 2 are Tough Competition

Google began shipping pre-orders to the Asus-manufactured Nexus 7 on July 13, featuring Android 4.1 and a $199 (8GB) price aimed directly at Amazon’s Kindle Fire. Judging from the early reception, the Fire has met its first major rival in the 7-inch tablet market: Nexus 7 inventory is sold out, and new orders won’t ship for at least another week on Google’s online site, and possibly until August at retailers, according to CNET.

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Nokia's Flagship Phone Price Cut in Half

Barely three months after its launch, the price of Nokia's flagship phone has been slashed in half.

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Raspberry Pi Sales Restrictions Are Lifted

As we've noted recently, when it comes to the top open source stories of 2012, it's clear that one of the biggest is the proliferation of tiny, inexpensive Linux-based computers at some of the smallest form factors ever seen. And, the diminutive, credit card-sized Raspberry Pi (shown at left), priced at $25 and $35, is one of the most widely followed of these miniature systems. Now, the folks behind Raspberry Pi have announced that strict sales restrictions on the devices have been lifted. In a blog post, the Raspberry Pi team announced that restrictions that required purchasing only one device per customer have been lifted. The restrictions were in...

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Galaxy S3 Bumps Samsung's Lead Over Apple, Say Analysts

The gap between Samsung and Apple in the smartphone arena widened in the second quarter, according to a Reuters poll of analysts. [Read more]...

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