Post Tagged with: "Samsung"

Following Apple’s Move, Samsung Rolls Out Ad Blocking To Android Devices
/ February 1, 2016 9:15 am
Following Apple’s Move, Samsung Rolls Out Ad Blocking To Android Devices

TechCrunch reports "With the release of iOS 9 last year, Apple introduced support for ad blocking within its Safari web browser. On Sunday, smartphone maker Samsung debuted its own support for content and ad blocking in the default web browser installed on its Android smartphones. The update, which is rolling out now to devices running Android Lollipop or higher, works in a similar way as ad blocking on Apple’s iOS 9.". Read More

The TV Is Where Failed Mobile Operating Systems Go to Thrive
/ January 8, 2016 12:31 pm
The TV Is Where Failed Mobile Operating Systems Go to Thrive

Re/code reports "To look at the tech industry from afar, you’d think it’s an unforgiving, bruising competition where only the consistently successful companies and products survive. That’s broadly true, but there’s one safety net, one little gift from the smirking tech gods, that keeps giving solace to failed software projects: The TV.". Read More

Interactive Video Startup Interlude Raises $18.2M from MGM, Samsung, Warner Music
/ December 8, 2015 3:05 pm
Interactive Video Startup Interlude Raises $18.2M from MGM, Samsung, Warner Music

Variety reports "Tel Aviv and New York-based interactive video startup Interlude has raised an $18.2 million round of funding from MGM, Warner Music, Samsung, Sequoia Capital, Intel Capital and others. MGM’s Chairman and CEO Gary Barber is joining Interlude’s board in an observer capacity as part of the investment." . Read More

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Hands on with Samsung’s web browser for virtual reality
/ December 7, 2015 10:43 am
Hands on with Samsung’s web browser for virtual reality

VentureBeat reports "Earlier this week, Samsung released what they are calling the Samsung Internet app, which is essentially their version of a web browser compatible with their Samsung Gear VR platform." . Read More

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Samsung Launches Web Browser For Gear VR
/ December 1, 2015 12:46 pm
Samsung Launches Web Browser For Gear VR

TechCrunch reports "You’re strapped into a virtual reality delight and you want to Google something. What do you do? Now you can use a web browser built and optimized specifically for Samsung’s Gear VR. The company announced the web browser today, and it’s called simply “Samsung Internet for Gear VR.”". Read More

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THX Makes Former Samsung, Viacom Exec Ty Ahmad-Taylor New CEO
/ November 10, 2015 10:23 am
THX Makes Former Samsung, Viacom Exec Ty Ahmad-Taylor New CEO

Variety reports "Sound and video quality specialist THX has made former Samsung, Viacom and Comcast executive Ty Ahmad-Taylor its new CEO. Ahmad-Taylor told Variety that he intends to expand THX’s business and cater more directly to consumers. “There is a much larger market” for THX by going directly to consumers, he said.". Read More

Samsung backs Interlude to change the way we watch movies in VR
/ November 6, 2015 1:12 pm
Samsung backs Interlude to change the way we watch movies in VR

VentureBeat reports "In a discussion with Jim Spare, the chief operating officer of Interlude, he announced that Samsung has made a significant investment in the privately held company. “They are not investing as a part of a specific round, but they have made an independent investment that enables them to hold equity and participate in our success, and join our existing base of investors in supporting the growth of our company,” Spare said.". Read More

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