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Report: Samsung Outspent Apple in U.S. Advertising Last Year

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Samsung outspent Apple by $ 68 million in advertising for its smartphones in the U.S. in 2012, but Apple narrowed the gap to $ 12 million last year, according to Kantar Media.

Overall, Samsung spent $ 363 million advertising its smartphones in the U.S. last year, down 10% from $ 401 million the previous year. Apple spent $ 351 million, up 5%. Out of that figure, $ 339 million went to TV advertising

No. 3 on the list was Nokia, which spent $ 221 million, more than 15 times the amount it spent in 2012. Motorola came in at No. 4 with $ 189 million. BlackBerry (No. 5) spent $ 90 million, more than double the previous year’s figure. HTC (No. 6) spent $ 76 million and LG (No. 7) invested $ 50 million. Read more…

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U.S. Justice Department Probes High-Frequency Trading

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The Justice Department is the latest government organization to launch an investigation into high-frequency trading.

While testifying before a House subcommittee group, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder confirmed that the Justice Department is investigating high-frequency trading, a practice in which firms use algorithms and high-speed fiber optic lines to process trades

“I can confirm that we at the Justice Department are investigating this practice to determine whether it violates insider trading laws,” Holder said in prepared remarks. “The Department is committed to ensuring the integrity of our financial markets –- and we are determined to follow this investigation wherever the facts and the law may lead.” Read...

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Here Come China’s Tech Giants: Weibo, Alibaba to IPO in U.S.

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Watch out, Twitter and Facebook. Your Chinese rival is coming to your shores — and specifically mentioned you as the competition.

Weibo, China’s enormously popular microblogging service, filed for its U.S. IPO Friday. The service, being spun off by its parent company Sina Corp, is looking to raise around $ 500 million from the public offering. The company reported a $ 188 million revenue figure for Weibo in 2013, which is nearly double Weibo’s revenue for 2012. Its losses have shrunk to $ 30 million a year.

Although Weibo’s 241 million monthly active users are nearly all inside China, the company listed a variety of international services as its rivals...

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T-Mobile found to have fastest LTE network, U.S. is almost worst overall

When it comes to LTE, the United States has one of the slowest networks. Only outpacing the Phillipines, our LTE speeds are just plain terrible, according to Open Signal. T-Mobile, however, was found to have the quickest overall network.


LTE speeds in the US averaged around 6.5Mbps, according to the study. Though we’re ahead of the Phillipines at 5.3 Mbps, we’re well behind Australia, which boasts average LTE speeds of 24.5 Mbps. Open Signal did point out that while we technically have the best LTE coverage stateside, we’re hampered by some carriers who only offer LTE on a very small portion of their network — and do so at a greatly diminished speed.

T-Mobile was a surprise winner for fastest LTE network, as they outperformed all others for top spot in the study. At 11...

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