With the 6.3-inch Galaxy Mega, has Samsung reached the smartphone's limit?
FORTUNE -- At 9:36 a.m. Thursday, shortly after Samsung introduced the newest entries in its Galaxy smartphone line -- the 5.8-inch Mega and the 6.3-inch Mega -- Derek Kessler posted what may be the most viral tweet that wasn't about TV, celebrity, politics, sports, dieting, mysticism or a natural disaster.
It was a simple list of Samsung's Android screen sizes.
According to MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Apr 12, 2013 7:00 AM ET
Rumors of a pending shakeup after chairman Lee's three-month trip to Japan and Hawaii.
FORTUNE -- "Change everything but your wife and children," Samsung chairman Lee Kun-Hee famously said 20 years ago when he announced the new management initiative that launched Samsung's entry into batteries, silicon chips and, eventually, display panels and smartphones.
Change often follows Lee's long overseas trips. Immediately after a 2010 voyage he shifted the company into emergency mode, cut executive MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Apr 8, 2013 7:31 AM ET
Of the 10.4 million new smartphone users between Nov. and Feb., 85% went to Apple.
FORTUNE -- One way to view the U.S. smartphone data released Thursday by comScore (spreadsheets below) is to look at the total number of new subscribers in the 3-month period covered (November 2012 to February 2013) and compare the number of users who bought Apple (AAPL) iPhones with those who chose Google (GOOG) Android phones.
Total new MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Apr 5, 2013 7:13 AM ET
And that's a great business to be in, says the bank, as it initiates coverage with a Buy.
FORTUNE -- "We think it's time to revisit what makes Apple unique," writes Lazard Capital Market's Edward Parker in a note to clients that initiates coverage with a Buy rating and a $540 price target.
Don't think of Apple (AAPL) only as the purveyor of jewel-like devices, he suggests. Or elegant, easy-to-use software. Or MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Apr 4, 2013 12:19 PM ET
A $45 million lawsuit suggests that Samsung also spends a fortune on refrigerator ads.
FORTUNE -- We've learned a couple of things since November when Asymco's Horace Dediu surprised us with his estimate that Samsung spends more on marketing than Apple (AAPL), HP (HPQ), Dell (DELL) Microsoft (MSFT) and Coca Cola (KO) combined.
1. We learned that Dediu's estimate was a few billion dollars short. According to the update he posted Tuesday MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Apr 4, 2013 8:32 AM ET
How could the press get the effect of a judge's high-profile ruling so wrong?
FORTUNE -- When Judge Lucy Koh last month ordered a new trial to determine the proper damage award for 14 of the 28 Samsung devices found by a jury last summer to have infringed Apple (AAPL) patents, nearly every reporter covering story followed Reuters' lead:
"Apple had a major setback in its ongoing mobile patents battle with Samsung Electronics MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Apr 1, 2013 6:35 AM ET
Korean electronics giant Samsung is nipping at Apple's heels, yes, but it is still missing one crucial element.
FORTUNE -- The technology press loves a good narrative. And among the most beloved narratives is a good horserace. Two rivals striving to better each other with new products or new features. The archetypal tech rivalry, between Microsoft and Apple not only lasted for decades, it helped make Silicon Valley what it is today.
During MOREKevin Kelleher - Mar 28, 2013 7:26 AM ET
Ironically, the Galaxy tweets had more "positive bias" than the iPhone's
FORTUNE -- Is Twitter the new measure of commercial buzz? Piper Jaffray's Gene Munster seems to think so.
In a note to clients issued Wednesday he offers as evidence that Apple's (AAPL) smartphone "holds more mass appeal with consumers" the fact that there were five times as many tweets (2.4 million) about the iPhone 5 on the day of and the day MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Mar 27, 2013 5:22 PM ET
Also: Apple's internal design teams play nice; Samsung guns for low-end smartphone market.
Google's Android unit reportedly building a smart watch [THE VERGE]
According to a recent report from The Financial Times, Google might also be getting into the smartwatch game. And unlike Glass, which was developed in the company's experimental X Lab, the watch (not pictured above) is said to be under development by the Android unit, possibly indicating that Google sees it MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Mar 22, 2013 3:26 PM ET
According to ComScore, Kindle Fire outsells Samsung's Galaxy tablets 4 to 1 in the U.S.
FORTUNE -- One of the surprises in ComScore's chart-packed Mobile Future in Focus "webinar" Wednesday was the relative sizes of the orange Amazon (AMZN) and red Samsung bands in the chart above.
Apple (AAPL) maintained its position as the No. 1 tablet manufacturer, but in battle for dominance among the Android tablet makers in the U.S. market -- MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Mar 21, 2013 7:01 AM ET
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