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Image inside Find an IT Job Where You Can Work Remotely

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1 day ago

LG is very proud that the G6 doesn't catch fire

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It's a little too eager to tout basic safety as an advantage over Samsung.






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What do you think the LG G6's tentpole feature will be? The extra-tall display? The slicker, not-so-modular design? Nope. If you ask LG right now, it's about... not blowing up. The company tells the Korea Herald that it will "significantly improve" the safety of the G6, no doubt in a bid to court jilted Galaxy Note 7 buyers worried about battery fires. It's testing the phone more rigorously, including extreme heat and harsh drop tests. Also, the design will both spread out hot-running parts and use a heat pipe to disperse all that extra warmth. Sounds good, doesn't it? Well, not quite.

Here's the problem: a lot of what LG is doing isn't exceptional. Remember, the Galaxy S7 also includes a heat pipe -- LG is catching up, not breaking new ground. And isn't a basic level of safety something that every phone should always have? It's good to hear that the G6 should be reliable, but LG is really just trying to seize on Samsung's misfortunes to sell more devices. We're much more interested in the G6's technological breakthroughs than its lack of explosions.

 
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2 days ago

Image inside Samsung Will Unveil A 5" Flexible Phone That Folds Outward Into A 7" Tablet In Q3

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Samsung Electronics is highly likely to unveil foldable smartphones in the third quarter of this year, according to sources familiar with the matter.

“Samsung is expected to roll out more than 100,000 units of fold-out devices in the third quarter,” a source told The Korea Herald.

The smartphone, whose panels face outward upon folding, may be used as a 7-inch tablet when unfolded, he said.


Samsung, had initially completed the development of fold-in phones that tuck the screen inside when folded. It began the development of fold-out technologies around August, deeming that users may find it inconvenient to unfold the phones every time they want to use them.

“Since the company already secured fold-in phone technology, it was not a big challenge to shift into the fold-out phones,” he said.
Despite technical completion, Samsung Electronics has not made a final decision about whether they will unveil the device this year because of marketability and profitability issues, multiple sources said.

“The final decision will be made after the personnel reshuffle of the company’s information technology and mobile communications unit is carried out,” the initial source said.

Samsung ElectronicsÂ’ executive-level reshuffle, which is normally done in December, has been delayed to February or March as the company is currently embroiled in the political scandal involving President Park Geun-hye and her confidante Choi Soon-sil.

SamsungÂ’s rival LG Electronics is also expected to produce more than 100,000 foldable devices in the fourth quarter, one of the sources said on condition of anonymity.

LG started the development of fold-out technology two to three years ago, and currently has more advanced technology than Samsung, the source said.

Unlike Samsung, which is first adopting their new technology into its own products such as the Galaxy series, LG may use the technology for other global clients such as Apple or Huawei.

Market research firm Strategy Analytics predicted in the latest report Samsung Electronics may unveil the worldÂ’s first foldable phones this year. It also predicted the foldable display market would reach 163 million units by 2022 from 2.7 million units this year.
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2 days ago

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3 days ago

Image inside Exclusive Renders Of Galaxy S8 Show Stereo Speakers, No Home Button And A Headphone Jack

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There are many rumors about the Samsung Galaxy S8 but it can be hard to tell which are credible. A case maker (which prefers to remain anonymous) sent us 3D renders of the S8 based on accurate schematics.

They are only three images but tell plenty. First off, Samsung has taken the “edge” design forward, the side curves of the display are much more pronounced, pushing the bezels out of sight. Something else was kicked off the front - the Home key. That was moved on screen and the fingerprint reader it used to house was pushed under the glass.

Notice that there are speaker grills both above and below the screen - the Galaxy S8 will have stereo speakers. Also, the 3.5mm headphone jack is safe (phew!), but the USB port is uncertain.
From this angle, it looks like microUSB, but with both the Note7 and Galaxy A 2017 phones using USB-C we find it unlikely that Samsung will go back.




Finally, thereÂ’s no dual-camera to be seen. However, the most recent rumors suggest that only the Galaxy S8 Plus model will have one.

With stricter testing procedures in place, the launch date for the Samsung Galaxy S8 is reportedly set for April 18, thirteen months after the S7 and S7 edge were unveiled.
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4 days ago

Article inside Xiaomi stops disclosing annual sales figures as CEO admits the company grew too fast

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Xiaomi has forgone its tradition of revealing how many smartphones it sold the previous year. The strategy yielded many headlines for the highly-regarded Chinese outfit, but today its CEO admitted that Xiaomi has been in transition after growing “too fast”.

The writing was on the cards, even as early as January 2016 when Xiaomi visit this link revealed it had sold “over 70 million” devices in 2015. An impressive number, for sure, given the backdrop of slowing smartphone sales worldwide, but it was short of the company’s public target of 80 million, which was reduced from an initial 100 million.

It’s been fairly evident from analyst reports that 2016 wasn’t a year for blockbuster Xiaomi growth. While it featured near the top of the sales pile in China, and held steady in India, its top emerging market, there was no great acceleration as in past years. For example, sales jumped from 7.2 million in 2012, to 18.7 million in 2013 and 61 million in 2014.

A Xiaomi rep confirmed to us that the company will not be disclosing its 2016 sales numbers.

That’s to be expected in many ways. Not only is explosive growth hard to maintain, but the traits that set Xiaomi apart from the competition — visit this link its use of components and online-only sales platform — have been widely mimicked and copied across the mobile industry. That means it trades primarily on its brand, a tough ask when you are selling ‘affordable’ devices and Apple is the most desirable smartphone in China by some mile.

But Xiaomi didn’t help itself too, by making bold predictions and hammering home the PR on its growth. CEO and co-founder Lei Jung admitted today that generally it had moved too quickly.

“In the first few years, we pushed ahead too fast. We created a miracle, but also drew on some long-term growth,” Lei said in a letter to employees. “So we have to slow down, further improve in some areas, and ensure sustainable growth for a long-term future.”

It isn’t clear if Lei’s thesis extends to Xiaomi’s valuation, which reached $45 billion courtesy of visit this link a $1.1 billion funding round in December 2014. Many pundits feel that visit this link Xiaomi has done little to justify that tag since then.

Despite the honest admission, the tone of his letter is upbeat. Lei told Xiaomi’s staff that the “difficult times are behind us.”

While Xiaomi hasn’t revealed those sales figures, it did push out a range of business metrics that it hopes illustrate how it is growing as a company that goes beyond simply selling smartphones, which visit this link it recently admitted it makes no profit on.

Lei made the following reveals in his letter:

•Xiaomi reached $1 billion in annual revenue in India for the first time
•Three of Xiaomi’s 54 offline stores passed RMB 100 million ($14.5 million) in GMV this year each — the GMV includes sales of partner products — and it plans to open 200 more in 2017, and 1,000 more by 2020
•Xiaomi’s ‘Mi Ecosystem’ has 50 million connected devices — which includes smart TVs, fitness trackers and more — which brought in RMB 15 billion ($2.2 billion) in sales
•Xiaomi has applied for 16,000 patents globally, 3,612 of which have been granted to date
•Xiaomi’s revenue from “internet services” doubled in 2016 — it didn’t provide a figure but, based on a Reuters report from 2015, it appears to have surpassed $1 billion for the first time


Here’s the interesting part of what Lei said, he wants to push on and see Xiaomi development its offline retail arm. That’s right, the company that pioneered the online-only model is looking to brick and mortar sales.

Lei said Xiaomi has to aim wider because its current distribution model is limited, but you could certainly add ‘stiffer competition’ as another factor:
Our e-commerce strategy has also faced some challenges. E-commerce now makes up just over 10 percent of overall retail in China, and the online smartphone market only makes up 20 percent of the overall smartphone market. Xiaomi has great ambitions, and we are not satisfied with just being an e-commerce smartphone brand, so we have to upgrade our retail model, and incorporate offline retail for a new retail strategy.
He stated his belief that the company’s “internet services” revenue model has been proved and presumably scaling the reach of its products is the next step to building on that progress and raising that revenue.

Beyond expanding its retail presence, Xiaomi plans to focus on developing artificial intelligence — which it has deployed in face detection systems — increasing its global presence, and developing fintech solutions in 2017. The company already visit this link offers its own Apple Pay rival and is visit this link preparing to launch a digital bank service in China, too.

While there’s no target for handset sales, Lei Jun said his “humble goal” for the year is to reach RMB 100 billion ($14.5 billion) in revenue.

Article updated to correct information about Xiaomi’s retail stores




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4 days ago

Article inside AT&T (T) to Raise Unlimited Data Plans' Prices Again in '17

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According to a recent report by FierceWireless, U.S. telecom and pay-TV behemoth AT&T Inc. T has announced a rate hike of $5 per month for users who still avail its old unlimited data plan. This hike brings the monthly price of the plan to $40, effective Mar 2017.

The latest hike can be seen as a follow-up to the telcoÂ’s price hike plans last year. On Nov 30, 2015, AT&T announced a similar price hike for its legacy unlimited data plan by $5 per month, pushing up the total to $35, effective Feb 2016.

AT&T has mentioned that its Mobile Share Advantage plans and AT&T Unlimited Plan provide several benefits that its legacy unlimited plan lack. So, customers have been asked to use the legacy unlimited data plan to keep enjoying the rate of $35 per month until the hike is brought into effect.

AT&TÂ’s unlimited data plan was originally a tool to encourage people to get an iPhone during the early days of the modern smartphone era. But AT&T stopped offering its unlimited data service to new customers in 2010, replacing it with a layered pricing model. The move was taken as a result of the operatorÂ’s failure to meet increasing demand for data among the carrier's growing iPhone customer base in the United States.

However, on Jan 11, 2016, AT&T restored its unlimited data service plan only for its DirecTV or U-Verse TV customers. These customers were offered unlimited talking, texting and data for $100 per month for the first line and $40 per month for each additional line, and a fourth line was offered free of cost.

AT&TÂ’s current data plans start at $80 for 10GB data that can be shared across multiple devices.

Price Hike Issues

AT&T isnÂ’t the only carrier forging ahead with such price hike plans, in order to get away with its older plans in a slow motion. On Jan 9, Verizon Communications Inc. VZ confirmed that Verizon Wireless customers with unlimited data plans who use more than 200GB per month will have to either shift to limited plans from next month or lose their connection.

However, AT&TÂ’s increase is minor when compared to VerizonÂ’s move, irrespective of the fact that both wireless carriers share the same motive of controlling subscribers and dumping their older plans and services.

When AT&T raised the price of the unlimited plan in 2016 it clearly stated that anyone not satisfied with the increase are free to switch to any other plan offered during the said time or cancel their contract without incurring any prior termination fee.

But to be more specific, price hikes arenÂ’t the only steps taken by AT&T to keep its unlimited plan subscriptions under control. In Sep 2015, AT&T announced that it would throttle unlimited users after they used more than 22GB in a given month.

To give more information on AT&TÂ’s performance, letÂ’s take a sneak peek into its stock price performance in the past one year. Shares of AT&T added 19.62%, underperforming the Zacks categorized Wireless National industryÂ’s gain of 24.17% over the same time period.

Hence, AT&T currently carries a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold). You can see the complete list of todayÂ’s Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) stocks here.

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On Dec 13, 2016, AT&T had announced a rate hike for a number of its programming packages like U-verse IPTV, DirecTV and Phone effective Jan 22, 2017. The higher cost of programming has compelled the company to raise its charges.

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5 days ago

Image inside Samsung starts rolling out Android Nougat to the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge

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The time has come. Following weeks of testing, Samsung has finally begun rolling out the official Android Nougat update for the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge. Those on the Nougat beta should be seeing an update around 215 MB in size; regular users will get the update as well, although Samsung is giving the early bird advantage to those running the beta version.

It’s nice to see how quickly Samsung has rolled out the Nougat upgrade, especially given the slew of new features and changes it brings to the S7 and S7 edge, including a new user interface. Samsung’s beta team had confirmed earlier that the final version of Nougat would be released on January 17th – the update has arrived almost a week earlier, although it’s possible that date was mentioned regarding those who weren’t part of the beta program.

In any case, availability of Android 7.0 (yes, itÂ’s not 7.1.1, although the security patch is dated January 1) should expand to S7 and S7 edge users in more markets over the coming days. Check out our WhatÂ’s New With Nougat series to see what Android Nougat brings to the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge, and let us know if you are seeing the update on your S7 or S7 edge!

 
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Video inside Is This The Future of Web Browsing?

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6 days ago

Article inside Htc biting LG's second screen

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The HTC 10 earned itself a lot of love from the people who bought one last year — but as best anyone can tell, that wasn’t a whole lot of people. More recently there’s been the Bolt (a Sprint exclusive in the US) and the Google-branded, HTC-made Pixel, but it seems that HTC’s next major smartphone is due soon. Very soon.

As noted by Android Police, leaked images of a device codenamed “Ocean Blue” show off a phone with glass covering both the front and back with an aluminum frame sandwiched in the middle. Gone is the unibody metal style that’s been the hallmark of top-tier HTC smartphones in recent years.

Somewhat surprisingly, thereÂ’s a secondary display at the top right, just like on the LG V10/V20. According to the photos, its functionality will include app shortcuts, the weather, and an always-on display mode with the date, time, and a battery indicator. ThatÂ’s not exactly reinventing the wheel, so hopefully HTC has some other ideas that make the secondary ticker feel worthwhile and less like a hard-to-reach, recycled gimmick.


Around back is a rounded square-shaped camera, which feels very Samsung when combined with the glass — despite HTC having used this design previously on the M9. The hump with this one is... significant.


Up top is the SIM card try and a mic, on the side is a textured power button and volume toggle, and thereÂ’s a USB-C port on bottom. Like the Bolt before it, this next HTC device doesnÂ’t feature a headphone jack. ItÂ’ll come in at least three colors: black, dark blue, and two others that IÂ’m fairly confident are white and rose gold. But the lighting is pretty bad, so who knows.


HTC today began hyping an announcement scheduled for January 12th at 3AM ET. “It is all about U” is the company’s tagline for the coming reveal, so we might just be looking at the HTC U. Let’s hope there’s more to it than what’s on the surface. Rumored specifications include a 6-inch QHD display, the brand new Snapdragon 835 processor, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of storage.

 
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6 days ago

Article inside Two employees are suing Microsoft Because their jobs gave them PTSD

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Two Microsoft employees claim the company made them look at photos and videos "designed to entertain some of the most twisted and sick minded people in the world." Now they're suing.

Courthouse News reports Henry Soto and Greg Blauert were part of Microsoft's online safety team whose job was to figure out what online content should be taken down and when it should be reported to police.

In that position, Soto and Blauert say they had to look at images of child pornography, murder, bestiality, and "indescribable sexual assault." They filed a lawsuit against Microsoft last month, accusing the company of negligence, disability discrimination, and violation of the Consumer Protection Act.

Both Soto and Blauert claim they're suffering from PTSD. Soto says Microsoft transferred him to the online safety team in 2008, and company policy forced him to stay there for a year and a half.

He says he had nightmares and hallucinations after seeing a girl "being abused and killed." Blauert says he had a breakdown in 2013 and is still being treated for "acute and debilitating PTSD." They claim Microsoft didn't warn them about what to expect in the job and didn't provide psychological support.

While Microsoft's digital crimes unit was given protections and support, Soto, Blauert, and the rest of the online safety team were simply told to go for a walk, take a smoke break, or play video games to clear their heads, the lawsuit states.

The men say their suggestions for improvements were ignored, per the Daily Beast. Microsoft responds: "We have put in place robust wellness programs to ensure the employees who handle this material have the resources and support they need.”

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6 days ago

Skip the line at Walmart with new Scan & Go app, now available for Android

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Standing in line at Walmart will soon be a thing of the past. After years of only gracing iPhone users with the option of paying as you with the Walmart Scan & Go app, the retail giant has finally rolled out the 21st century way to pay for Android owners, too. But before you get too excited, there is a caveat — for the time being, the Android app is in its testing phase, so it only works at Walmart No. 5260, otherwise known as your friendly Rogers, Arkansas location.

When it — hopefully — rolls out to more stores, however, customers will be in for a treat. Scan & Go allows you to scan an item’s UPC code as you remove it from the shelves and place it in your shopping basket. When you’re done, simply pay via the app, and you’ll get a receipt in return. As you head for the exit, simply show it to the security guard or designated Walmart employee at the door and be on your merry way.

More: Walmart selling NES Classic Edition in limited quantities all week

Now, as grand of an idea as this may seem, there are also plenty of opportunities for something to go wrong. Will simply showing a receipt really be proof enough of purchase, or enough of a deterrent for theft? And even if we can answer both these questions in the affirmative, will it actually be faster than standing in a checkout lane?

This isnÂ’t the first time such an app has been introduced in a retail location. Last summer, Walmart subsidiary SamÂ’s Club debuted its own version of the Scan & Go app, though it also kept it to just a few locations. However, since its August release, there hasnÂ’t been much word on how useful the app has been.

Looks like only time will tell if WalmartÂ’s version is any better.

 
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Hidden Apps (Download them before they get shut down)

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I posted some before and as you know they get pulled quick.
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5.)Click and install the NBA app

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1 week ago

Article inside T-Mobile may have led in Q4 postpaid adds, but AT&T laughed all the way to the bank

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T-Mobile's flamboyant CEO used the CES show in Las Vegas last week to give us a sneak peek into the company's past quarter results. Buoyed by aggressive iPhone and Samsung Galaxy promotions, T-Mobile had 1.2 million postpaid net adds, and low 1.28% churn rate.

The reason T-Mobile is boasting these numbers is because they are good, of course. According to Wells Fargo analysts, they are actually the best out of the big four US carriers. Verizon would have added 57,000 postpaid net phone customers, which is much better than predicted, and Sprint would have topped it off with 375,000 postpaid adds thanks to its $100-for-five-lines promo. The biggest slacker in Q4 in terms of postpaids would be AT&T, says Wells Fargo, but that's not necessarily a bad thing for the carrier.

You see, AT&T works with the biggest margins in the industry, and is concentrating on high-end customers, so it's estimated to have a gross margin of more than 35% on revenue of about $19 billion in Q4. Its apparent strategy is that T-Mobile and the rest can have their barely paying customers, attracted by a barrage of promotions, subsidies and discounts, while AT&T makes bank with added services like DirecTV Now and others. We can only imagine what will happen if the Time Warner deal goes through.

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Article inside After Verizon acquisition, Yahoo will change its name to ‘Altaba’

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To say Yahoo has had a rough go of it recently would be an understatement. While in the midst of an acquisition by Verizon, the company has faced a pair of massive data breaches, exposing the information of over 1 billion customers.

A new regulatory document filed today shows that VerizonÂ’s acquisition of the company is moving closer to completion, while it also reveals that following the acquisition, Yahoo will change its name to Altaba and Marissa Mayer will step down.

Verizon agreed to purchase YahooÂ’s assets and real estate for $4.8 billion last July. Following that acquisition, YahooÂ’s investments in Alibaba Group and Yahoo Japan will remain, as will convertible notes and non-core patents. ItÂ’s those remaining parts that will operate as Altaba.

Additionally, Altaba will operate as an investment company and the board will be reduced to five members: Tor Braham, Eric Brandt, Catherine Friedman, Thomas McInerney and Jeffrey Smith. Brandt will facilitate the transition and was named chairman today.

CEO Marissa Mayer will step down from the company and joins five other directors in doing so. Others leaving include Maynard Webb, Yahoo co-founder David Filo, Eddy Hartenstein, Richard Hill, and Jane Shaw. Mayer of course was named CEO in 2012, coming over from Google.

All of these changes will take place after Yahoo’s sale to Verizon is completed. It’s unclear when exactly that will be at this point though. Yahoo noted in the filing that the departures are “not due to any disagreement with the company on any matter relating to the company’s operations, policies, or practices.”

Some have suggested that Verizon would back out of its acquisition of Yahoo after two high-profile data breaches. Last September, a hack exposed the personal data for 500 million Yahoo users. Three months later, the company again suffered a breach that exposed the data of 1 billion customers.

Dropping the Yahoo name is an interesting move but one that likely wonÂ’t have a major effect on the industry. The company presumably hopes that it will salvage some of its reputation by moving away from the tainted Yahoo brand, though some have suggested that the name is all the company has going for it at this point.

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1 week ago

Article inside RIP: Two-year contracts at Verizon are dead; activation and upgrade fees rise 50% to $30

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New and existing Verizon customers, bow down your head and say a prayer for the two-year contract which passed away on January 5th. All new customers will now be required to purchase a phone using an Equipment Installment Plan (EIP). While new subscribers at Big Red were no longer allowed to sign a two-year pact starting last August, existing customers still had that option until now.

T-Mobile was the first to offer EIPs and it also was the first to do away with two-year contracts and subsidized phones. Now, all of the four major U.S. carriers offer EIP plans for their customers as an option when it comes to buying a new handset.

Verizon also made many of its customers put on their #feeface by raising the upgrade and activation fee by 50%. The fee is now $30, up from the previous $20. That change also took effect on January 5th. Back in April of last year, Verizon instituted a $20 activation fee on those purchasing a new phone paying full price, or using an EIP.

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1 week ago

Article inside Samsung Electronics shares hit another record high

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Despite all of the troubles that it has had to put up because of the Galaxy Note 7 over the past few months, investors are still confident in SamsungÂ’s business and that confidence is reflected in the performance of the companyÂ’s stock. Samsung Electronics shares have hit a fresh record high of 1.86 million won (roughly $1,550) a pop. This wasnÂ’t just the intraday high but the stockÂ’s closing price yesterday and the level appears to be holding so far, it was a 2.82 percent increase of 51,000 won from the previous day.

The recent rally can partly be attributed to SamsungÂ’s earnings guidance for the fourth quarter of 2016. The company expects to post a 50 percent year-over-year increase in operating profit despite the fact that it has had to absorb the financial impact of the Galaxy Note 7 recall. However, the companyÂ’s bottom line has been supported by robust sales of its chips and displays that have helped offset the losses from the Galaxy Note 7.

Samsung is due to announce the full earnings report for Q4 2016 in the near future. Investors are likely to remain interested in the companyÂ’s stock as itÂ’s expected to come out swinging for the fences with the Galaxy S8.

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Article inside Chinese Woman Prefer To Date/Marry Men Who Work in the IT Field

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Gone are the days when out-going, career-focused alpha males were what women deem as the ideal partner — at least in China.

In a 2015 survey conducted among her colleagues, Caroline Li, a Beijing-based relationship counselor, asked what the ideal boyfriend or husband would be. It turns out men who work in IT are the most popular choice among Chinese women because they have less social activities to attend and can go home straight home after work.

According to Li (via Yibada), Chinese women are simply attracted to male IT professionals who prioritize their families over their careers.

She also added that because women today are also becoming more career-oriented, the need for an equally busy partner becomes less ideal. In their opinion, they would much rather choose a romantic partner who can spend more time with their family.

Generally, men who work in the IT industry are perceived as nerdy and homebodies. Before, this was seen as a disadvantage because women tend to go after the “alpha male” – someone who is more dominant in social and professional situations.

In fact, there were studies that assumed the high probability of most IT men getting stuck with being single because of their lack in social skills. Additionally, the absence of female IT workers in the industry also slims down their chances in meeting potential partners.

But Li has a few suggestions to turn things around for these “timid” IT males. She said that it would help if they paid more attention to their appearance and how they present themselves. This increases the probability of attracting girls.

Also, itÂ’d be another added bonus if they are more in touch with their sweet side. Romantic dinner dates and nice little gifts never go out of style, Li said.

And since they spend most of their time in front of the computer, why not use it to their advantage? Li suggested using social media platforms as a way to meet and mingle with females.

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Article inside Apple cuts Tim Cook's pay 15% for missing sales goals

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| By MyZ28 - 1 week ago

Apple's sales slump is taking a bite out of Tim Cook's paycheck.
The iPhone maker cut Cook's pay by 15% last year to $8.7 million, according to a filing released on Friday.
Apple (AAPL, Tech30) specifically cited the company's failure to meet its performance goals for both sales and profits. Shrinking iPhone sales last year caused Apple to suffer its first annual revenue decline in 15 years.
Now Apple's board is holding its CEO and other leaders accountable for the stumbles.
While Cook's salary rose to $3 million from $2 million last year, his cash bonus took a hit. Apple awarded Cook and other executives 89.5% of their target, instead of the maximum amount like in recent years.
That meant Cook's cash bonus fell to $5.4 million in 2016, down from $8 million the year before. All told, Cook's total compensation was $8.7 million last year, compared with $10.3 million in 2015.

But don't feel too bad for Cook, whose real fortune is linked to his vast holdings of Apple stock.
Last year, Cook completed five years as CEO and nearly 1.3 million of his previously restricted Apple shares vested. The shares were worth about $136 million.
As in previous years, Cook's 2016 pay was below that of his top lieutenants. All five senior executives below him, whose salary is made public, made just under $23 million in 2016. That includes Luca Maestri, Apple's chief financial officer, as well as retail boss Angela Ahrendts.
Apple's rare sales slump is directly linked to the loss of momentum for the iPhone, which generates the majority of the tech icon's sales.
Sales of iPhones have declined in each of the past three quarters, slipping to 45.5 million in the September quarter. The problem is that Apple has faced steep competition from Samsung and other smartphone makes and the newest iPhones haven't featured enough upgrades to lure customers.
Apple's stock ended 2016 with a healthy gain of 10%. That compares with a 13% gain for the Dow and 9.5% for the S&P 500. The popular stock received a boost in early September thanks to the Galaxy Note 7 disaster, which forced Samsung to discontinue the phone.
Apple will reveal just how much it benefited from Samsung's pain when the company reports quarterly numbers on January 31.


visit this link http://money.cnn.com/2017 .. inkId=33143850


I bet he still made more money than the previous year tho. Apple make money regardless....

 
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1 week ago

The Gear S2, Gear S3 And Gear Fit2 Are Now Compatible With iPhones

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| By Jago - 1 week ago

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Samsung Electronics today announced the expansion of iOS compatibility across the latest Gear family of devices including the Gear S3, Gear S2 and Gear Fit2.

Starting today, users can download the Samsung Gear S app for the Gear S2 and Gear S3 or the Samsung Gear Fit app for the Gear Fit2 on compatible iOS devices* from the Apple App Store.
Once the appropriate app is downloaded, users will be guided through steps to complete pairing with the userÂ’s compatible Samsung wearable device.

While features and functions will vary by device, iOS users will be able to enjoy the Samsung Gear S3’s timeless and stylish design, IP68 water and dust resistance, as well as the built-in GPS, Alti/barometer and Speedometer apps. It is available in two bold models – the Gear S3 frontier, which takes inspiration from the active explorer with a rugged design, as well as the Gear S3 classic, featuring an elegant style with the balance found on luxury timepieces. Users will also be able to track their fitness by monitoring distance and route traveled, running pace, calories burned and heart rate.

Samsung wearable devices with iOS compatibility are currently available in markets where Samsung Gear devices are sold. The services and features of Samsung Gear devices may be limited for certain iOS devices and their applications. For additional product information, please visit visit this link http://www.samsungmobilepress.com.


* Compatible devices: iPhone 5, iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, iPhone 6, iPhone 6+, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S+, iPhone 7, iPhone 7+ and iPhone SE (iOS 9.0 and above).
visit this link Samsung Offers iOS Compatibility with the Latest Wearable Devices – Samsung Global Newsroom

 
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