Three Areas Samsung Will Focus On To Avoid Smartphone Complacency

by Ewan Spence

Congratulations Samsung, you made it. Top of the heap, number one, head honcho, the big man in the room, the all conquering mobile phone manufacturer. The King that was Nokia is no more, Samsung are now the number one mobile phone manufacturer on the planet.

That was the easy bit. Now they need to stay there, which is a different challenge altogether, and one that many companies have had to face up to before. One slip up in strategy and planning can start a chain reaction that could be masked by the market until the cliff face is reached. Just ask Nokia.

Samsung have many things to be careful of over the next few years, but there are three that cover the biggest areas of risk and opportunity.
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Billboard Hot 100 Singles – Week of May 05, 2012

1. Gotye f/ Kimbra, “Somebody That I Used To Know”
2. fun. f/ Janelle Monae, “We Are Young”

3. Maroon 5 f/ Wiz Khalifa, “Payphone”
4. Justin Bieber, “Boyfriend”

5. The Wanter, “Glad You Came”

6. Flo Rida f/ Sia, “Wild Ones”
7. Carly Rae Jepsen, “Call Me Maybe”

8. One Direction, “What Makes You Beautiful”
9. Nicki Minaj, “Starships”

10.Kelly Clarkson, “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)”

Huawei: Touch-free Smartphones and Infinite Cloud Storage Are on the Way

By Michael Kan

Huawei Technologies is aiming to bring touch-free smartphones and more inexpensive cloud storage to users, as the company boosts its research and development spending in order to bring “disruptive” technologies that will alter the market landscape.

“We are focused on disruptive technology and taking interesting ideas and turning them into something exciting,” said John Roese, general manager for Huawei’s North American research and develop center, on Friday.

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‘Amazing Spider-Man 2’ in the Works With ‘Star Trek’ Writers

The Amazing Spider-Man movie doesn’t open until July 3, but Sony is already hard at work developing a sequel.

The studio has tapped Star Trek and Transformers writing team Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci to work the screenplay for The Amazing Spider-Man 2.

Spider-Man, which reboots the franchise under the direction of Marc Webb and actor Andrew Garfield, has a screenplay written by Alvin Sargent, Steve Kloves and James Vanderbilt.

Source: Hollywood Reporter >>

Hundreds of thousands may lose Internet in July

By LOLITA C. BALDOR | Associated Press – Fri, Apr 20, 2012

WASHINGTON (AP) — For computer users, a few mouse clicks could mean the difference between staying online and losing Internet connections this summer.

Unknown to most of them, their problem began when international hackers ran an online advertising scam to take control of infected computers around the world. In a highly unusual response, the FBI set up a safety net months ago using government computers to prevent Internet disruptions for those infected users. But that system is to be shut down.

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Dick Clark Leaves a Rockin’ Legacy: An Appreciation

by Phil Gallo

Foremost among his countless contributions to popular culture and the music business, Dick Clark took rock ‘n’ roll out of bedroom radios and placed it on televisions in living rooms and dens across America. Nearly five decades later, after creating and hosting game shows, the American Music Awards, New Year’s Eve celebrations and producing TV shows and films, “American Bandstand” remains the jewel in Clark’s crown.

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Billboard Hot 100 Singles – Week of Apr.28, 2012

1. Gotye f/ Kimbra, “Somebody That I Used To Know”
2. fun. f/ Janelle Monae “We Are Young”

3. The Wanter, “Glad You Came”

4. One Direction, “What Makes You Beautiful”
5. Justin Bieber, “Boyfriend”

6. Flo Rida f/ Sia, “Wild Ones”
7. Nicki Minaj, “Starships”

8. Carly Rae Jepsen, “Call Me Maybe”

9. Kelly Clarkson, “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)”

10.Katy Perry, “Part Of Me”


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