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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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Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (005930) files trademark for ‘Gear VR’

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Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (KRX:005930) has filed a trademark for “Gear VR” with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. This is an indication that Samsung is planning to launch a virtual reality headset.

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Apple Inc. (AAPL) partner Nuance Communications Inc. (NUAN) reportedly in acquisition talks with Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (005930)

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Nuance Communications Inc. (NASDAQ:NUAN), a voice recognition company and partner of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), is reportedly in talks for an acquisition by Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (KRX:005930). Nuance is known for powering the technology behind Apple Siri. According to The Wall Street Journal, Samsung is allegedly a potential suitor. 

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Samsung launches 8.4″ and 10.5″ Galaxy Tab S

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Samsung has announced two new tablets today at a press event in New York, the 8.4-inch and 10.5-inch Galaxy Tab 2. Both of these tablets have Super AMOLED screens with a 100,000:1 contrast ratio, and WQXGA displays (2560×1600 pixels and 16:10 ratio).

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Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (005935) acquires Shelby.tv

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Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (KRX:005935) has acquired Shelby.tv, a social video startup. Shelby.tv is a company that built a video curation service that aggregates content from Hulu, YouTube, Vimeo, Blip and several other services.

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