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New York — As supermodel Kate Upton, quarterback Eli Manning and hip-hop artist Flo Rida looked on, Samsung Electronics America executive VP Joe Stinziano gave a formal send-off to his company’s 2013 TV and A/V model lines in the heart of Wall Street on Wednesday.
This TWICE webinar, hosted by senior editor Alan Wolf, will take a look at what may be the hottest CE products at retail that will be sold during the all-important fourth quarter. Top technologies, market strategies and industry trends will be discussed with industry analysts and executives.
New York — A number of Samsung-branded accessories were unveiled at Thursday's Galaxy S4 launch here, designed specifically to enhance some of the smartphone's new features.
The S Band is a waterproof biometric bracelet that syncs with the S-health 2.0 app preloaded on the S4. It tracks, among many things, steps taken, calories burned, distance traveled and sleep patterns.
Seoul, South Korea – Samsung Electronics said Thursday it has appointed president Boo-keun Yoon and president J.K. Shin as CEOs of their respective business units at the electronics global giant.
Adding new tandem CEOs gives Samsung Electronics three CEOs. With the move, Vice Chairman Oh-Hyun Kwon will retain his position of CEO and chairman of the board of directors. He will continue to oversee Samsung Electronics’ components business.
New York — Samsung took its battle for U.S. smartphone supremacy to Manhattan Island, where it unveiled a flagship product that it hopes will vault the company ahead of Apple in the U.S. smartphone market after having gained the lead in global smartphone share.
Hoping to boost sales in a smartphone market whose growth is slowing, Samsung executives took to the Radio City Music Hall stage, here, to unveil the Galaxy S4, the first phone announced to date with global 4G LTE roaming. The presentation was also broadcast live to an outdoor digital display in Times Square.
Seoul, South Korea — Samsung Electronics extended a $110 million lifeline investment to Japan’s Sharp on Wednesday, giving the South Korean giant another source of LCD displays for everything from TVs to mobile devices.
Samsung will get a 3 percent stake in Sharp after the deal is completed at the end of the month.
Sharp has been restructuring its operations in the face of continued losses. It is expecting an estimated $5 billion loss this fiscal year.
Ridgefield Park, N.J. — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said Tuesday it has recognized Samsung Electronics with its highest award: the 2013 Energy Star Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence.
In a statement announcing the feat Tuesday, Bob Perciasepe, EPA acting administrator, said Samsung Electronics
“leads the field with their commitment to energy efficiency and demonstrates how all Americans can save energy, save money and create a healthier environment.”
Basking Ridge, N.J. — Verizon Wireless will join U.S. Cellular on March 7 in offering an LTE-equipped version of Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet, which comes with the S Pen stylus.
The stylus lets users annotate pictures and files with handwritten messages, draw pictures on screen, and preview a file or email message without opening it when the S Pen hovers over the file or message. Apps optimized for the S Pen are also available.
The Wi-Fi-only version of the Note 10.1 became available last year.
Framingham, Mass. – When it comes to shipping smart connected devices, Samsung is now the worldwide champ, according to IDC.
Samsung took over the top spot from Apple by shipping 250 million such devices, defined by IDC as desktop computers, laptops, tablets and smartphones, in 2012. Apple was not far behind, pumping out 218.7 million such products during the same period.
For the entire year, 1.2 billion smart connected devices were shipped worldwide, a 29.1 percent increase over 2011.
Seoul, South Korea — A video-discovery service developed by Samsung will lets users of Samsung smart TVs and Samsung mobile devices search for specific TV shows and movies across multiple Internet-video sources and a home’s TV-service provider.
The service, called Discovery TV outside the U.S., will be demonstrated at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next week. A brand name for the U.S. market hasn’t been finalized.
Ridgefield Park, N.J. — Samsung Electronics has introduced a four-door refrigerator that dispenses sparkling water, an industry first for that configuration.
The 30.5-cubic-foot RF31FMESBSR features an automatic sparkling water system that’s integrated into the refrigerator’s ice and water dispenser.