The new Apple Watch can receive phone calls and messages, play music, serve as a digital wallet and monitor heart rates. The watches will come in three collections, including a sport edition and an upscale line coated in 18-karat gold. Today’s graphic compares the Apple Watch to seven competitors already on the market.
Yesterday, Apple unveiled two new iPhones, the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus. Today’s graphic compares the new iPhones to seven major smartphone competitors.
This week’s $3.8 billion stock swap transaction between South Korea’s Samsung Heavy industries and Samsung Engineering pushed Asia Pacific target M&A activity to $424.0 billion for year-to-date 2014, a 64% increase compared to a year ago and the strongest year-to-date period for deal making in the region since records began in 1980. China, Australia and South Korea account for 76% of announced M&A activity so far this year, led by financials (22%), real estate (14%) and industrials (12%).
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Worldwide smartphone market share for Samsung and Apple dipped in the second quarter, according to IDC. Today’s graphic shows the total smartphone shipments and market share breakdown.
Amazon’s new smartphone, which joins their “Fire” lineup of tablets and streaming devices, aims to stand out in a crowded field dominated by Apple and Samsung. The new 3D Fire phone seeks to offer shoppers instant gratification by recognizing thousands of products, television shows and songs and allowing users to immediately buy them on Amazon. Today’s graphic compares the new Amazon Fire to six major competitors on the smartphone market.
Yesterday, A U.S. judge rejected Apple’s request for a permanent sales ban in the U.S. against some older Samsung smartphones. Today’s graphic is a timeline of Apple’s continuing legal battle with Samsung. Apple’s claims on infringements made by Samsung in their original suit are categorized in three groups, highlighted below.
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Yesterday, Samsung unveiled the latest version of its Galaxy smartphone, the S5. Market expectations for the new device remain subdued, given its comparative lack of innovation. Today’s graphic is a side-by-side comparison of the flagship smartphones from seven of the major players in the industry.
Brace yourself – WiFi fridges and bluetooth toothbrushes are coming. Pitched as a big leap forward, Reuters’ Jon Gordon argues the connected home paradigm is more shortsighted than futuristic.
For the world’s biggest tech giants, there’s a lot of turf to fight for in 2014, from your wrist to your digital wallet. Reuters’ Jon Gordon reports.
Worldwide tablet shipments totaled 47.6 million units in the third quarter of 2013, growing 36.7% year on year. Today’s graphic shows who controls the tablet market.