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★ Judging Apple Watch’s Success
Daring Fireball • John Gruber
Samsung claims record Galaxy S8 preorders in first launch after Note 7
MarketWatch • Jenniferbooton
Ant Financial's Great Mobile Payments Race
Seeking Alpha • Karen Webster
Price points will decline while mobile capabilities will keep increasing: Mantosh Malhotra, Qualcomm
The Economic Times of India • Tina Gurnaney
Samsung Galaxy S8 Torture Test: An Easily Breakable Smartphone
Fortune Magazine • Don Reisinger
Samsung says Galaxy S8 launch is best ever, outpacing Galaxy S7 by 30 percent
CNBC
This inexpensive Android smartphone has a well-deserved cult following
CNBC
IDG Contributor Network: Facebook's plan to own (and destroy) your smartphone with AR
CIO • Gary Eastwood
iPhone 8's "severe supply shortages" mean you may not get your hands on one right away
Mic.com • Susmita Baral
Is Spotify working on a wearable?
TechCrunch • Brian Heater
 
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★ Judging Apple Watch’s Success
Daring FireballJohn Gruber
Mike Murphy, writing for Quartz, “Two Years After Its Launch, the Apple Watch Hasn’t Made a Difference at Apple”: Apple’s biggest launch since the iPad in 2010, the Apple Watch was expected to be a hit: Given the massive financial success of...
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Apple Inc, Finance
Samsung claims record Galaxy S8 preorders in first launch after Note 7
MarketWatchJenniferbooton
Samsung Electronics announced Monday that it received record preorders for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, marking its first successful launch since it recalled the Note 7 in the fall of 2016. Orders for Samsung's newest premium-tier smartphones increased more than 30%...
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American Express Co, Credit Cards
Ant Financial's Great Mobile Payments Race
Seeking AlphaKaren Webster
Summary Ant's multi-billion dollar investments outside China could help it leapfrog the global card networks by creating an interoperable mobile financial services network. To avoid the "made in China" syndrome, Ant decided to acquire native brands in the countries it's targeting. But...
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Auto Industry, Mobile Phones
Price points will decline while mobile capabilities will keep increasing: Mantosh Malhotra, Qualcomm
The Economic Times of IndiaTina Gurnaney
Qualcomm expects the prices of 4G smartphones in India to fall far more rapidly than those of 3G devices, but at the same time, capabilities of the devices will improve, says the company’s regional head, South-East Asia Mantosh Malhotra . In an...
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Smartphones, SquareTrade
Samsung Galaxy S8 Torture Test: An Easily Breakable Smartphone
Fortune MagazineDon Reisinger
If anything is certain, dropping the Samsung Galaxy S8 on the sidewalk is a bad idea. The folks over at SquareTrade, a company that offers warranties on electronics and appliances, tortured the Galaxy S8 in a video published on Monday, subjecting it...
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Samsung Electronics, Smartphones
Samsung says Galaxy S8 launch is best ever, outpacing Galaxy S7 by 30 percent
CNBC
Samsung said on Monday that pre-orders for the Galaxy S8 beat out Galaxy S7 pre-orders by 30 percent.
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Mobile Phones, Smartphones
This inexpensive Android smartphone has a well-deserved cult following
CNBC
People line up around the block for this Android smartphone, and it costs half as much as other flagships.
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Facebook Inc, Mobile Phones
IDG Contributor Network: Facebook's plan to own (and destroy) your smartphone with AR
CIOGary Eastwood
Mark Zuckerberg already controls much of how we regularly interact with other humans, but now he appears to be taking things a step further and change how we view reality itself. At Facebook’s F8 developer conference, Zuckerberg talked about a world where...
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Apple Inc, Smartphones
iPhone 8's "severe supply shortages" mean you may not get your hands on one right away
Mic.comSusmita Baral
When news broke that Apple's 10-year anniversary smartphone, dubbed the iPhone 8, would not be launching with the iPhone 7S, it was nothing but a rumor. But since then, there's been more merit to the claims. Most recently, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi...
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Consumer Electronics, Music Industry
Is Spotify working on a wearable?
TechCrunchBrian Heater
Spotify is said to be exploring the launch of branded wearable, according to rumors floated by a “trusted source” at Zatz Not Funny. There’s little information out there at this early stage, though a job listing posted by the company does lend...
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