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Samsung to launch Tizen smartphone in third quarter
Samsung Electronics said it would start selling a smartphone running on a homegrown operating system called Tizen in the third quarter of the year.
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A Microsoft smartwatch is coming
Microsoft is the latest technology giant preparing to jump into the wearables market, with plans to offer a sensor-rich smartwatch that measures heart rate and synchs with iPhones, Android phones and Windows Phones, Forbes has learned.
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Taiwan toys witha risky lead in wearable devices
Acer has announced its first wearable device, a wrist band with a touch screen that flashes fitness stats and phone notifications. The PC giants Liquid Leap wrist band for release next quarter amid pledges for more wearable devices by cross-town rivals hints that Taiwan may lead another world trend in consumer electronics. Most of the 59 displays of wearables at this years Computex Taipei tech show are from Taiwan.
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Amazon adding music streaming to Prime
According to a new report, Amazon will be entering the crowded field this summer, joining such rivals as Google, Microsoft and Apple in trying to find new, profitable ways for digital users to get their tunes.
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