Samsung Teams With Apple

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Samsung has announced that it will offer iTunes Movies and TV Shows and Apple AirPlay 2 support on all 2019 Samsung Smart TV models beginning this spring, while support on 2018 Samsung Smart TVs will launch through a firmware update.

 Samsung Eyes Blockchain Smartphone?

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Said sites including thenextweb.com , Samsung, no small player in mobile devices, submitted three trademark requests in Europe that offer up some clues into blockchain-focused phones. Blockchain dtcc IBM News SamsungIn the world of blockchain phones, another name may crowd the pantheon.

Braintree Announces Support For Samsung Pay

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can now accept Samsung Pay for in-app payments. In a press release , Braintree said support for Samsung Pay was driven by focusing on what will drive the future of commerce and help merchants. could use PayPal within Samsung Pay at millions of retailers.

Samsung Expands Beyond Pop-Ups With Full-Scale Stores

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In a potential challenge to Apple at brick-and-mortar retail, Samsung Electronics is looking to move beyond pop-up shops with its own full-scale U.S. As it stands, Samsung Electronics brick-and-mortar ventures in the U.S.

As Smartphone Sales Dip, Samsung Launches Galaxy Fold

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Samsung on Wednesday (Feb. According to Samsung , the “Galaxy Fold opens smoothly and naturally, like a book, and closes flat and compact with a satisfying click.” Last year in California, Samsung gave a first look at its foldable phone , which has a screen similar to a small tablet.

Samsung Eyes Second Smart Speaker

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A new report claims that Samsung is set to release another smart speaker next year, in addition to the Galaxy Home. According to SamMobile , the other Samsung speaker will reportedly bear the model number “SM-V310” and come in black.

Samsung Pay Adds Samsung Rewards To Payment Service

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On Thursday (April 12), Samsung Pay , the digital payment unit of Samsung Electronics, debuted Samsung Rewards, which gives users reward points every time they use the Samsung Pay mobile payment service to make purchases. According to news from BGR , with the program, it doesn’t matter what the Samsung Pay customer purchases with his or her mobile device. BGR noted that in India, Samsung Rewards works both with Samsung Pay and Samsung Pay Mini.

Samsung Teases April Debut Of Galaxy Home Smart Speaker

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After announcing its Galaxy Home smart speaker in 2018, Samsung Mobile CEO DJ Koh has reportedly indicated that the device would be rolled out by April. As it stands, Samsung has other products that tap into the technology of its Bixby voice assistant.

Bitcoin Daily: QuadrigaCX’s Crypto Moves To EY; Samsung Unveils Smartphone With Built-In Crypto Key

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Samsung announced on Wednesday (Feb. The tech company said in a press release that the smartphone “is built with defense-grade Samsung Knox, as well as a secure storage backed by hardware, which houses your private [crypto] keys for blockchain-enabled mobile services.”.

Samsung Q3 Mobile Sales Decline 12 Percent

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Samsung Electronics smartphone sales will increase in the holiday shopping season, with the general trend lasting into 2019, the company said when announcing its Q3 results. For the third quarter of 2018, Samsung posted 24.91 Samsung Pay debuted about three years ago.

Samsung Pay To Work With Gear S3 Without Samsung Smartphone

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Samsung Pay usually goes hand-in-hand with a Samsung mobile device, typically one of its smartphones, but that is no longer the case with Samsung Pay working without a Samsung smartphone. According to a report by 9to5Google , Samsung Pay confirmed on Twitter that the Gear S3 Classic and the Gear S3 Frontier will work with or without a Samsung smartphone. Samsung has said that such watches are “trendy” at the moment.

Samsung Electronics’ Bixby To Support Google Apps

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Samsung Electronics’ voice-activated digital assistant Bixby will support Google apps, the company revealed during CES, the consumer electronics show held every January in Las Vegas. VentureBeat noted that earlier in the week, Samsung announced that Google Assistant and Amazon’s Alexa will be supported on all of the TVs the consumer electronics giant produces, including its recently announced OLED TVs.

Samsung Pay Partners with RBC for Payment Support

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Personal payment cards issued by the Royal Bank of Canada are now supported by Samsung’s mobile payment system, Samsung Pay, the company announced today. Cards Exclusive Mobile Payments credit cards Mobile Payments RBC Samsung Pay

Apple iPhone Outsells Samsung, Huawei On Alibaba’s Singles Day

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Earlier this year, Huawei was able to surpass Apple in China to become the second-place handset maker globally behind Samsung Electronics. Samsung fell to eighth place. “It’s Retail alibaba Apple china e-commerce huawei iPhone mobile News Samsung shopping Singles Day What's Hot

Samsung Considers Blockchain To Manage Supply Chain

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Samsung is reportedly looking into blockchain technology to manage its supply chain, reports in Bloomberg said on Monday (April 16). Samsung SDS VP and Blockchain Chief Song Kwang-woo said that supply chain involves the transport of billions of dollars worth of goods every year. Samsung SDS, the company’s logistics and IT unit, said blockchain may be able to cut logistics and shipping costs by 20 percent, reports said.

Samsung’s Rewarding March To Mobile Payments Adoption

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That’s the problem that Samsung set out to crack with the Samsung Rewards program launched a week ago. Cue The Samsung Rewards Multiplier. Source: Samsung. Make It Simple, Samsung. Source: Samsung. What Makes Samsung Rewards Really Rewarding.

Samsung Electronics To Integrate Bixby With All Its Electronics

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Samsung Electronics is all in on Bixby , its voice-activated digital assistant, with the Financial Times reporting it plans to install Bixby on all its electronics by 2020. Samsung is behind U.S. Voice Activation Bixby electronics News Samsung voice-activated assistant What's Hot

Samsung Rolls Out Babylon AI Doctor

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inked a deal with Samsung in which it will provide consumers with access to artificial intelligence-enabled doctors via smartphones. According to a report in the Financial Times , Samsung has agreed to preinstall the technology into its new devices, enabling consumers to set up a video appointment with a doctor or get a check of symptoms via Samsung’s Health app. Artificial Intelligence Babylon health apps mobile devices Samsung uk What's Hot

Samsung And DeLorean

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It couldn’t get much worse for Samsung. Once heralded as the best smartphone ever, the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 has instead proven to be the most combustible smartphone ever. The situation for Samsung is reminiscent of the Irish car manufacturer DeLorean ’s short-lived celebrity in the 1980s. Let’s first review the fall from grace of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, as it happened. Samsung could no longer bury its head in the sand and announced a recall, blaming the batteries.

Verizon And Samsung Target 2019 For U.S. Release Of 5G Smartphones

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Verizon and Samsung announced on Monday (Dec. Verizon and Samsung will use Qualcomm modem chips and unveil a prototype at Qualcomm’s annual Snapdragon Technology Summit held in Maui, Hawaii from Dec. 3) that they would launch U.S.

Samsung Pay Launches In China

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Apple Pay’s competition in China just got a bit steeper, as Samsung has officially rolled out Samsung Pay in the region. But Samsung may have an edge that Apple doesn’t. That’s because Samsung Pay works nearly anywhere contactless payments are available.

Commonwealth Bank Now Offers Samsung Pay

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21) that its customers would now be able to make contactless payments via Samsung Electronics’ mobile wallet, Samsung Pay. In a press release , Commonwealth Bank said customers with a Mastercard can load their credit or debit card details into its app and make secure payments with a compatible Samsung Galaxy or wearable device. By offering customers the ability to pay with Samsung Pay we are combining choice and convenience.”.

Samsung Pay And PayPal Power In-Store Payments

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Sang Ahn, VP and general manager of Samsung Pay U.S. Samsung Pay Inc. tells PYMNTS that this is Samsung Pay’s vision — not only with its own mobile wallet (which uses both NFC and backward-compatible MST technologies), but also with strategic partners as it unlocks these omnichannel opportunities. This was the spirit of the partnership that Samsung Pay struck with PayPal last July, and that today goes live to select users in the United States.

Mastercard Masterpass Integrated with Samsung Pay, Android Pay

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Today Mastercard announced that it will be partnering with Microsoft, Google, and Samsung in order to integrate its Masterpass network with those digital wallets — so users of Google Wallet, Android Pay, or Samsung Pay can shop online wherever Masterpass is accepted, starting in early 2017.

Samsung Pay: From Mobile Payment Method To Commerce Enabler

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Two years ago, when Samsung Pay entered the mobile payments scene, it did what Apple and Android a year before it had not: It made mobile payment capabilities at the physical point of sale (POS) more or less ubiquitous right out of the gate. This new digital way to pay was made possible via technology that Samsung acquired, called “magnetic secure transmission” — MST — the very same technology that enables merchant point-of-sale terminals to accept a mag stripe card for payment.

Samsung Launches Galaxy Watch Priced Starting At $329.99

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Samsung Electronics announced on Thursday (Aug. 9) the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Watch, a smartwatch aiming to take on Apple and the Apple Watch. At Samsung, we have a long history of providing consumers with choice, while maintaining innovation within our products, and we are excited to continue the proud heritage of our Galaxy line with our wearables,” said DJ Koh, president and CEO of the IT and mobile communications division of Samsung Electronics.

Weak Chip Sales, Mobile Slowdown Hit Samsung’s 4Q

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For Samsung, weak demand in the rearview mirror, weak demand on the horizon, but will phones rebound? The latest shoe to drop belongs to Samsung, which on late Wednesday (Jan. Samsung, facing the slowdown now underway, nonetheless said that newer models such as the Galaxy S10 would be able to boost sales and performance moving forward. Earnings earnings News Samsung Smartphone Sales

Better Mortgage To Offer Samsung Rewards

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19) that it is among the first third parties to use Samsung Rewards’ new API. In a press release, Better Mortgage, which has zero commissions, said Samsung Rewards works similar to a points-based airline’s rewards program, giving users points for so-called meaningful engagements with Samsung devices. Some of those include using Samsung Pay at checkout, using Bixby or signing up for features offered by Samsung Health.

Samsung Pay Launches Mobile Shopping And Rewards Features

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Samsung Pay , the digital development unit of Samsung Electronics , said on Thursday (May 3) that it has added new shopping and rewards features to its mobile payment service. One of those features uses Bixby , Samsung’s intelligence platform, to enable Samsung Pay users to shop via their smartphone cameras. When consumers point their cameras at an object, Bixby Shopping identifies it and directs that shopper to an eCommerce site operated by a Samsung partner.

Verizon, Samsung Partner To Bring Oath Content To Samsung Devices

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subsidiary has signed a deal to place four of its most popular apps on millions of Samsung devices across the United States. Through the new deal, Oath’s Newsroom app, Yahoo Sports, Yahoo Finance and Go90 mobile video apps will be pre-populated on all of Samsung’s Galaxy S9 and S9+ devices. Advertisers will be able to place “native ads,” or advertisements that blend in with the content where they appear, within Oath’s apps on Samsung’s Galaxy.

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Samsung Pair-Up Lifts Spotify’s Stock

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Spotify chief executive Daniel Ek announced that the company is teaming up with Samsung to provide an end-to-end integration across all devices. The partnership we are announcing with Samsung today is a truly cross-platform listening experience,” Ek said, according to the Financial Times. As part of the deal, Samsung customers will be provided with prompts to sign up for Spotify as they set up their new smartphone or TV.

Samsung Pay’s Market, Partnership Evolution

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Samsung Pay has been in the U.S. What could speed the game up a bit, according to Samsung Pay’s GM, is giving consumers and merchants what they care about most: loyalty, offers and a secure digital identity. That’s why, for Samsung Pay , the next 365 days really matter. “As

Samsung Electronics Opens Massive Store In India

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Samsung Electronics , the South Korean consumer electronics company, is expanding in India, opening on Tuesday (Sept. According to a report in Reuters , citing Samsung Electronics, the 33,000-square-foot store is located in the southern tech hub of Bengaluru. With more than one billion wireless connections, the India market presents a lot of opportunity for Samsung and other electronics players. Retail brick and mortar india Millennials News Samsung Smartphones What's Hot

Key to Mobile Wallet Adoption? Rewards, Samsung Pay Bets

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Exclusive Mobile Payments Retail Technology Accenture Citi Bank mobile wallets Samsung Electronics Samsung PayIt’s no secret that mobile wallets, although well-intended, haven’t gained much traction among consumers.

Samsung Denies CopPay Crypto Payment Partnership

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Despite a recent rumor that Samsung had entered a partnership with Lithuanian blockchain startup CopPay , the electronics giant announced that the deal is a fake. According to The Next Web , the alleged partnership would have enabled Samsung to allow its customers in three Baltic states to pay with crypto. However, a Samsung spokesperson denied the partnership in an email, stating, “Our official response is that the rumor is not true.”

Samsung Goes After Biometrics For Enterprise Banking

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Samsung is looking to introduce biometric authentication capabilities to mobile devices, a move that could have significant implications for the enterprise world. 23) said Samsung IT unit Samsung SDS is collaborating with vision and voice tech firm Sensory to imbed biometric recognition capabilities for banks and enterprises in an effort to safeguard their mobile transactions.

Samsung Blow-Up

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Samsung Galaxy Note 7 users will have to do without their phones for a while unless they want to risk a handset exploding in their back pocket — or worse, next to their ear. It’s also poor timing because the news coincides with Apple’s iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus launch and is bound to cause some Samsung users to jump ship. Fortune reported that Samsung shares fell today (Sept. Samsung’s market cap has dropped by over $14.3 Talk about a shot out of the blue.

BBVA to Launch Mobile Iris Scanner Through Partnership With Samsung

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The feature, announced today, will use Samsung’s iris scanning technology, recently updated along with its other biometric capabilities, according to the company. Exclusive Mobile Security BBVA biometric authentication iris scanning Mobile banking Samsung

Samsung Electronics Australia Partners With Cuscal To Offer Samsung Pay

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Samsung Electronics Australia has announced a partnership with Cuscal , Australia’s leading independent provider of online payments solutions, that will enable 38 financial institutions to offer Samsung Pay, a secure and easy-to-use mobile payments service available on compatible Samsung devices. Finextra reports news that People’s Choice Credit Union, Credit Union Australia (CUA) and Teachers Mutual Bank are among some of Cuscal’s clients now offering Samsung Pay.

Samsung Pay Leapfrogs Rivals with Epic Alipay Deal

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Samsung Pay may not be available in the United Kingdom yet, but it’s rapidly expanding its reach in China in a March deal with UnionPay, the world’s largest credit card network, and now through a new deal with Alipay. Take that, Apple.

PYMNTS Daily Data Dive: Apple Outdoes Samsung

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Apple has officially outperformed Samsung in holiday sales this year. Samsung saw 21 percent. While Samsung is slowly growing in popularity throughout the holiday season, up 1 percent from last year, Apple devices continue to be the gift to give.

Samsung Facing Class Action Suit In U.S.

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Given Samsung’s recent run of troubles — and the fact that said troubles issue from an exploding phone — it was likely just a matter of time before the lawsuits began. unit is facing a proposed class action lawsuit brought on behalf of three Galaxy Note 7 owners who seek to represent a nationwide class of Samsung owners who were burned by their phones — literally and metaphorically. Samsung initially announced the recall of 2.5 Regulation Samsung What's Hot