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Barnes & Noble and Samsung launches $179 Galaxy Tab 4 Nook

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Barnes & Noble has partnered with Samsung to launch the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook, which is a 7-inch Android tablet running a custom version of the Nook software. The tablet is available in black or white for $179 at Barnes & Noble retail stores nationwide.

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Samsung has acquired SmartThings

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Earlier this week, Samsung acquired SmartThings, a company that lets users sync their connected gadgets into a smartphone app. According to TechCrunch, the acquisition was reportedly worth $200 million.

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Samsung is expected to announce the Galaxy Note 4 on September 3rd

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Samsung is preparing to launch the Galaxy Note 4 on September 3rd as part of an event called “Unpack.” Samsung sent out a note-themed invite on Tuesday for the second Unpacked event in 2014, which will take place in NY, Berlin, and Beijing at the same time. The Galaxy Note is known for popularizing the “phablet” trend, which is a cross between a smartphone and a tablet. There are rumors that the Galaxy Note 4 will have a UV Sensor that will connect to the S Health app.
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Microsoft is suing Samsung over license violations

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On Friday, Microsoft filed a lawsuit against Samsung claiming patent licensing agreement violations. Microsoft’s general counsel and corporate vice president David Howard said that Samsung grew too big to ignore a mutually agreed-upon contract.

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Samsung launches headphones to compete with Beats

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Samsung has announced a new line of headphones called “Level.” The lineup was introduced in April. The Samsung Level Over is a $349.99 pair of over-ear Bluetooth headphones with active noise cancellation and NFC. The headphones can be plugged in using a detachable audio cable. Samsung launched an Android app for EQ customization called “SoundAlive.”
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Samsung Apps to be renamed to Samsung Galaxy Apps starting July 1st

Samsung Electronics is renaming its app store from Samsung Apps to Samsung Galaxy Apps starting July 1st. It is unknown why Samsung will be renaming its app store, but it is possible that it wants to separate its app stores for each platform.

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Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (005930): Galaxy Tab S Series going for pre-order in South Korea

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Samsung has initiated pre-orders of the Galaxy Tab S tablets in its home country. The pricing of the tablets have not been revealed. Samsung said that the first orders will receive a set of Level On on-ear headphones for free.

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Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (005930), lawyers are fined $2 million for leaking Apple-Nokia patent details

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Samsung and its lawyers will have to pay out a little bit more cash after its second patent battle with Apple. A court fined lawyers at Quinn Emanuel and Samsung a total of $2 million for misusing confidential details of a patent deal struck between Apple and Nokia.

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