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In the Spotlight: Oct. 28, 2013

Top news for Oct. 28, 2013. 

Personal mobile devices cause nearly one-third of corporate breaches in Europe

Within the last two years, nearly one-third of European companies lost confidential or customer data because employees used personal mobile devices on the network, finds a new survey from Samsung.

HTC's poor leadership woes; Apple sends in big guns; more

Mobile news roundup for Monday 10/7.

Spotlight: Samsung expects record profits in third quarter

Samsung is expecting record operating profits in the third quarter on the back of strong smartphone sales, The Wall Street Journal's MarketWatch reports.

Samsung adds PayPal support to simplify mobile app purchases

Samsung Electronics is now accepting PayPal as a payment option across its mobile ecosystem, allowing users to securely purchase applications, e-books and multimedia content from the Samsung Apps and Samsung Hub storefronts in a matter of seconds.

Z10: The phone that sank a company

BlackBerry bet that the slick new all-touch Z10 would become the firm's new flagship smartphone, giving it the edge to regain its position in the consumer smartphone market lost to the likes of Apple and Samsung. Instead, the company is now writing off $960 million for unsold Z10 inventory and cutting 40 percent of its workforce.

Spotlight: Apple users really like their iPads

Apple iPad owners use their tablets more often than other tablet owners, and 80 percent are heavy users, according to a survey by Gartner.

Qualcomm widens lead over Apple in multi-core smartphone chip market

Qualcomm gained 43 percent of the market for multi-core smartphone applications processors in the first half of 2013, after passing Apple for the lead in the fourth quarter of 2012, according to the latest stats from Strategy Analytics.

Samsung holding Apple's innovation hostage, warns IHS

Samsung is the market leader in memory, while Apple has no memory making capabilities and refuses to use Samsung as a memory supplier, limiting Apple's ability to innovate, according to a new report by IHS.

Samsung unveils Galaxy Gear smartwatch

As expected, Samsung took the wraps off its Galaxy Gear "smartwatch" at the IFA consumer-electronics show on Wednesday.