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As 4K channel launches in Korea, ATEME's Fouchard says STB makers 'ought to be worried'

LAS VEGAS--Set-top box manufacturers have the ability to make multiple services available through a single consumer premises unit, but when it comes to the approaching 4K storm, they "ought to be worried," according to Benoit Fouchard, ATEME's chief strategy officer. Alternatives to STBs are being developed to meet the 4K demand, particularly by smart TV manufacturers, and a new 4K channel launching in Korea on Thursday bypasses the set-top box for a 4K-ready TV.

Google, Samsung compete for smart watch developers

Google and partner Samsung Electronics collaborate on smartphones and tablets, but when it comes to smart watches, the two companies are going to be vying for developers.

Google unveils Android Wear software for smart watches, other wearables

As expected, Google released a specific version of its Android mobile software designed for wearable computing, called Android Wear, putting the company firmly in support of wearables like smart watches. LG Electronics and Motorola Mobile have confirmed they will release watches running the new software.

Microsoft adds Lenovo, LG, Foxconn to list of Windows Phone supporters

BARCELONA, Spain--Microsoft announced a number of new firms are planning to use its Windows Phone software, many of which were initially skeptical about the mobile OS. The announcement of new partners comes just ahead of Microsoft finalizing its $7.4 billion deal for the handset division of Nokia, the largest maker of Windows Phones.  

Analysts: Samsung, Apple keep smartphone grip, but lower-end rivals are nipping

Samsung Electronics and Apple maintained their stranglehold on the global smartphone market in the fourth quarter and for all of 2013, according to multiple research firms, but lower-end rivals are gaining market share at a faster pace. That may mean that over time the market for high-end, high-margin phones will erode, as average selling prices for smartphones worldwide fall.

LG posts record 13.2M smartphone sales in Q4, swings to loss

LG Electronics reported that it shipped a record number of smartphones in the fourth quarter, but the company's mobile unit still posted a loss in the period due to higher marketing expenses and intensified price competition in the market.

Rockstar, patent consortium targeting Android, drops suit against Huawei

Rockstar, a patent consortium owned by Apple, Microsoft, Ericsson, Sony, EMC and BlackBerry, dropped a lawsuit against Huawei. Rockstar had sued Huawei, Google and other Android manufacturers last fall, arguing that their products infringed on patents owned by Rockstar, which bought a trove of Nortel Networks' patents in 2011.

Wireless in the fourth quarter of 2013

How did the wireless industry perform in the fourth quarter of 2013? Check here throughout the fourth-quarter earnings report season for full earnings reports from the wireless industry's...

NPD: Apple, Samsung grab 68% of U.S. smartphone ownership in Q4

Apple and Samsung Electronics' dominance over the smartphone market, in the United States in particular, is well-known. However, a new measure of just how tight a grip the two companies have comes from research firm the NPD Group, which found that in the fourth quarter the two companies grabbed 68 percent of total U.S. smartphone ownership.

LG's G Flex curved smartphone gets boost from AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile

LAS VEGAS--AT&T Mobility, Sprint and T-Mobile US will launch LG Electronics' G Flex curved smartphone in the first quarter, giving LG a boost for one of its new flagship products. The South Korean OEM made the announcement here at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show.