Apple confirmed today in statements to several media outlets that it will buy Shazam, pending approval. This news had previously been reported by TechCrunch, which had one source claiming the sale price was around $400 million—far less than Shazam’s $1 billion valuation at its last round of funding. “We are …

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A year ago, Microsoft announced it was working with its PC partners to bring Windows 10 to Qualcomm’s ARM processors. The resulting machines, part of the “Always Connected PC” ecosystem, would start rolling out before the end of calendar 2017, officials said. Today, Microsoft provided a progress report on Windows …

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Windows 10

Microsoft is providing its second Windows 10 statistics update this year, announcing that 600 million devices are now running the company’s latest operating system. Back in May, Microsoft had announced that Windows 10 was had crossed the 500 million milestone. The number includes PCs, tablets, Xbox One consoles, HoloLens headsets, …

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The better-than-expected iPhone X shipping estimates ahead of the holiday season are due to an improvement in the phone’s production instead of low demand. According to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, iPhone X production issues “have been well addressed” in recent weeks, with Foxconn’s production now at 450,000-550,000 units per …

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Apple has sold out the iPhone X in South Korea – LG and Samsung‘s home market. No. 1 mobile carrier SK Telecom Co. said it sold the first batch of iPhone X phones in three minutes after starting preorders. The figure compares to the iPhone 7 released last year, which …

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Apple has agreed to give limited help to the Indian government to develop an anti-spam mobile application for its iOS platform, after refusing to do so based on privacy concerns, according to an article published by Reuters. Back in September, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India had been trying to …

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It has been a little over a month since OnePlus was found to be collecting personally identifiable information for analytics. The company quickly reversed course, and in an update the company promised to be more transparent by clearly giving users the option to opt out of OxygenOS analytics. A new …

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Xiaomi

Buoyed by strong sales in the run-up to Diwali, Chinese smartphone player Xiaomi has for the first time shared the top slot with South Korean giant Samsung in the Indian smartphone market, with a market share of 23.5 percent and having shipped 9.2 million smartphones in the quarter. According to …

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Apple’s new smartwatch with cellular connectivity is proving to be a hit with consumers. As a result, Apple is once again the market leader for wrist wearables. Estimates from Canalys suggest that unit sales almost hit 4 million for Apple Watch in the third quarter. The analyst says the cellular …

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Qualcomm’s board of directors on Monday unanimously rejected an offer from rival chip maker Broadcom to buy the company. Last week, Broadcom made the unsolicited $103 billion offer that would have been the largest tech merger in history. Qualcomm’s leaders believe the company is well positioned to “lead the transition …

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