LG with SM appliance (The Good Match Promo)

LG Philippines and SM Appliance Center launched the “LG Good Match” promo. Ongoing until November 24, 2013, the new promotion allows participants to win exciting prizes by means of collecting discount coupons weekly, lucky draw, or just liking SM Appliance Center’s official fan page on Facebook.

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And now the promo extended to dec. 31, 2013. The grand prize for the promo’s “Lucky Pocket Draw” is a brand new LG Smart TV model 42LA6910. For more information, click the following link http://www.hardwarezone.com.ph/tech-news-lg-good-match-promo-lets-you-win-smart-tv-top-prize

 

Samsung’s Galaxy S4 Slowing Sales Worry Investors

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Samsung’s Galaxy S4 Slowing Sales Worry Investors

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Samsung’s Galaxy S4 Slowing Sales Worry Investors

Repost from mashable.com <http://mashable.com/2013/06/07/samsung-galaxy-s4-investors/#>Article by Todd Wasserman

Samsung‘s stock price dropped 6% on Friday, erasing $12 billion in marketing value as investors fretted about the company’s smartphone strategy.

In particular, Samsung’s decision to offer stripped-down versions of its Galaxy S4 worried analysts and investors who think the move may eviscerate profit margins. Sales of the S4, initially Samsung’s fastest-selling smartphone, have also fallen off since the device’s introduction in April.

“Sales of high-end handsets are lagging behind expectations, while low- to mid-end handsets are selling briskly worldwide,” Kim Young-chan, an analyst at Shinhan Investment Corp., toldReuters. “As the portion of low- to mid-range handsets is expected to increase in Samsung’s overall mobile phone business, this has also sparked concerns about thinning margins and lower growth.”

J.P. Morgan analyst J.J. Park…

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TECH More: Samsung Galaxy S4 Android Google Samsung No Longer Builds The Best Android Phones Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/samsung-no-longer-builds-the-best-android-phones-2013-5#ixzz2WXD7jfhv

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REPOST: Article by Jay Yarow (link below)

TECH More: Samsung Galaxy S4 Android Google Samsung No Longer Builds The Best Android Phones Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/samsung-no-longer-builds-the-best-android-phones-2013-5#ixzz2WXD7jfhv

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Samsung -was the story in technology for the first three months of the year.

It was profiled in Bloomberg Businessweekthe New York Times, and many other places.

Reader interest in Samsung was off the charts. Google search traffic for Samsung stories was huge, suggesting that normal people were anxious to learn more about its next big phone.

It’s starting to look like that may have been a bit of a jinx.

Samsung is no longer making the best Android phones, according to our lead gadget reviewer Steve Kovach.

Samsung’s Galaxy S4 is worse than the HTC One, per Kovach. He’s not alone in his assessment. It was pretty much the consensus.

And yesterday, Kovach said that the LG Optimus…

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Samsung Galaxy S4 sales ‘to disappoint’

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Samsung Galaxy S4 sales ‘to disappoint’

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Article from telegraph.co.uk byJay Yarow
<http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/samsung/10105633/Samsung-Galaxy-S4-sales-to-disappoint.html

 

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Samsung Galaxy S4 sales ‘to disappoint’

Samsung was the story in technology for the first three months of the year.

It was profiled in Bloomberg Businessweekthe New York Times, and many other places.

Reader interest in Samsung was off the charts. Google search traffic for Samsung stories was huge, suggesting that normal people were anxious to learn more about its next big phone.

It’s starting to look like that may have been a bit of a jinx.

Samsung is no longer making the best Android phones, according to our lead gadget reviewer Steve Kovach.

Samsung’s Galaxy S4 is worse than the HTC One, per Kovach. He’s not alone in his assessment. It was pretty much the consensus

And yesterday, Kovach said that the LG Optimus G Pro was better than…

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Big Brands Are Growing More Quickly On Twitter Than Facebook (According To Optimal)

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Here’s a fun comparison from Optimal, a social advertising and analytics startup: If you look at big brands on social networks, their following seems to be growing more quickly on Twitter than on Facebook.

Optimal says it looked at the data from 4,330 brands, representing a total of 3.49 billion Facebook Likes and 595 million Twitter followers. Last week, those brands added 18.5 million new Likes and 4.5 million new followers — so on a percentage basis, their following grew 55 percent more quickly on Twitter than it did on Facebook.

Now, you might quibble about whether pitting Facebook Likes against Twitter followers is a bit of an apples-and-oranges comparison, but those are, ultimately, the main ways that businesses can count their following on each service. You could also point out the Twitter audience is still smaller than it is on Facebook — so even though Optimal said Twitter…

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U.S. schools not making the grade when it comes to education technology

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Here’s a bit of disappointing but not-so-surprising news: according to a new report from the nonprofit think tank Center for American Progress (CAP), U.S. schools aren’t doing enough to enable technology in the classroom to live up to its potential.

Not only are students across the country frequently using technology for basic skills (for example, middle school students are mostly using computers for drills and practice exercises, not data analysis or other activities that really take advantage of computing power and sophisticated software), schools aren’t looking at the returns on their technology-related investments. The CAP also found that students from high-poverty areas were less likely to get access to rigorous science and technology learning opportunities.

“In this analysis, it quickly became clear to us that many schools and districts have not taken full advantage of the ways that technology can be used to dramatically improve education-delivery systems,” the report said.

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Up Close With Casio’s Latest Edifice Surf Watch

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With summer coming and surf season in full swing, I thought I’d take a closer look at the Casio EMA100-1AV Edifice watch with tide graph and moon-phase data. Casio is best known for its G-Shock line of beefy (and some would say ugly) plastic sports watches, so this steel-cased model is a departure for the brand. Casio announced the watch in April and it is on sale now for $250.

So what’s special about the EMA100? First, it is surprisingly staid and classic for a “water watch.” The face is quite dark and the two LED registers — one at 6 o’clock and one at 2 o’clock — are reflective and nearly invisible in low light. Even the blue LED backlight is better at lighting up the luminous hands than the actual registers. The Edifice line uses polished metals to great effect, giving what would be a normal, albeit rugged…

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Facebook Just Hijacked Every Ad Mentioning Twitter Hashtags

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“[Twitter bird logo] #brand” just became an endangered species. Hashtags are becoming universal as Facebook will start supporting them. That neutralizes an important growth vector for Twitter. Before, each print or tv ad mentioning a hashtag nagged people to join Twitter. Now they can join the real-time conversation through the social network they already use.

Businesses and events want their social mentions to achieve maximum reach, so advertising a “Twitter hashtag” doesn’t make much sense when they could promote a universal hashtag. I expect we’ll either see the Twitter logo drop off before displayed hashtags, or the Facebook logo added.

Whether hashtags get popular on Facebook remains to be seen. Subscribe, its Twitter-style asymmetrical following feature for celebrities and journalists, hasn’t quite become a hit. And hashtags will be posed with the challenge that much of what’s posted on Facebook is only shared with friends, not the public.

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