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Apple beats Samsung in court but loses in marketplace

Apple's $119 million jury verdict against Samsung in a smartphone patent lawsuit might be a moral victory for Cupertino, but it won't make a dent in Samsung's success in the marketplace.

News Scan: Smartwatch makers lie about components; Samsung pulls LA Clippers ads over racist row; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT news for April 29, including why smartwatches aren't what you think, how the racist comments allegedly made by Clippers owner Donald Sterling are starting to affect business, what P&G is spending its shrinking ad budget on, how AT&T is bringing 4G LTE to your flight and why Microsoft will not be using the Microsoft Mobile moniker.

News Scan: Apple regains smartphone momentum; Comixology ends iOS in-app purchases; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT news for April 28, including the Apple and Microsoft's mobile divisions moving in opposite directions, Comixology's content acquisition feature scrapped from iOS devices, the rebirth of a failed mobile video app to the basis of LG's smart TV, tumbling revenue at Rovio and how Apple is preparing for its share buyback.

Spotlight: Samsung may strike a blow against passwords everywhere

Surprise, there may be a biometric scanner attached to your new Samsung smartphone; and (surprise again!) there may be a system behind it that makes it work.

Smartphone innovation is slowing, judges Frost & Sullivan

Smartphone innovation is slowing, as evidenced by Samsung's Galaxy S5 smartphone, judges Lawrence Lundy, an information and communications technology consultant with Frost & Sullivan.

'Robust selection' of apps will be key to enterprise adoption of smart wearables, says IDC

A key to success for smart wearable devices in the enterprise, as well as the consumer marketplace, will be a "robust selection of third-party applications," observes market research firm IDC.

News Scan: Samsung, Google schemed to steal Apple tech; Mobile payments to top $500B this year; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT news for April 10, including Apple's allegations against Samsung and Google, how mobile payments will soon top the $500B mark, where the cloud-managed Wi-Fi market is headed, the expected growth of telematics in Western Europe and the increased use of location-based ad campaigns.

Qualcomm lifted on strong smartphone, LTE baseband processor sales

Due to its leading position as a smartphone and LTE baseband processor supplier, Qualcomm convincingly retained the third spot in the global semiconductor market, posting $17.2 billion in revenue last year, up 30.6 percent year-over-year.

How do you use your tablet?

The news about the Samsung Galaxy Tab4 range of Android tablets prompted me to think deeper about how tablets are used, including the differing philosophies adopted by the various device makers. As a fun exercise, I list some of them below.

News Scan: FCC launches mobile health task force; Marketers shut mobile banner ads; more

Quick rundownon the latest mobile IT news for Monday, 3/10 including: the new mobile taskforce at the FCC, a push for native advertising versus banner ads in mobile, mobile payment system Paym unveiled by U.K. banks, Chinese making up over half of mobile handset shipments next year and Samsung's role as supplier of Apple's new A8 chip in smartphones.