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1. LG to launch flat OLED TV

CEA SmartBrief | Jul 27, 2015

LG will debut five OLED TV models over the next several days, bringing the company's total to 10 models across eight series, Yoon Won-sup writes. Among the new displays is the first flat OLED TV to hit the market, giving consumers the first non-curved OLED display option. Maeil Business Newspaper (South Korea) (07/27)


2. Apple's not-so-secret Titan car project is gaining momentum

CEA SmartBrief | Jul 24, 2015

Engineers and auto experts are reportedly flocking to work on developing Apple's next product launch: a high-end electric "minivan like vehicle" that can challenge Tesla Motors. News reports indicate the soonest Apple's Titan will enter the market is 2020. The Christian Science Monitor (07/22)


3. Nokia's secret project may be an entry into virtual reality

CEA SmartBrief | Jul 22, 2015

Nokia is teasing an upcoming announcement with "Nowhere/Now Here" stamped on invitations for an event next week in Los Angeles. Some reports suggest Nokia is gearing up to unveil a virtual-reality device to rival Microsoft's HoloLens and Facebook's Oculus Rift. ZDNet (07/22)


4. Apple nixes Nest in favor of other HomeKit-compatible devices

CEA SmartBrief | Jul 24, 2015

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5. Report: Millennials buy, use soundbars for more than TV

CEA SmartBrief | Jul 24, 2015

Millennials are a "key factor" in the success of the soundbar market, as the 18-to-34 group spends upward of $300 million annually on the audio solution, an NPD Group report states. Roughly 66% of millennials spend almost one-quarter of their soundbar-using time listening to audio-only content. TWICE (07/23)


6. Samsung monitor also charges devices wirelessly

CEA SmartBrief | Jul 27, 2015

Samsung Electronics has trotted out a monitor that also works as a wireless charger for mobile devices, which the South Korean company asserts is the first of its kind. The SE370, which will arrive at an undisclosed date in 23.6-inch and 27-inch modes, works only with the Qi wireless standard, which is backed by the Wireless Power Consortium. VentureBeat (07/26) Computerworld (07/27)


7. Honda steps on gas to add Apple, Android connectivity

CEA SmartBrief | Jul 24, 2015

Honda Motor Co. will bring the Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connected-car technology to its 2016 Accord model, the Japanese automaker said Thursday at the launch of its expanded Silicon Valley research center. The Accord will also feature Honda Sensing, the company's suite of driver-assisting and safety technology. Bloomberg (07/23)


8. Qualcomm said to eye a breakup option, plan layoffs

CEA SmartBrief | Jul 21, 2015

Qualcomm is said to be considering a number of strategic options, including a breakup, a report states, noting that the chipmaker has faced pressure from activist shareholder Jana Partners to make changes. Also, during its earnings call Wednesday, Qualcomm is expected to reveal plans to eliminate more than 10% of its 30,000-member workforce. Forbes (07/20) The Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model) (07/20) Reuters (07/20)


9. PayPal's shares soar on its first trading day

CEA SmartBrief | Jul 21, 2015

PayPal's shares closed up 5% at $40.48 on Monday, the first day the payment provider traded as a stand-alone company. The move marked PayPal's spinoff from former parent eBay and put the company's market value at close to $50 billion. The New York Times (single-article access for SmartBrief readers) (07/20)


10. Apple disappoints despite 35% jump in iPhone sales in quarter

CEA SmartBrief | Jul 22, 2015

Apple sold 47.5 million iPhones in its latest quarter -- 35% more than a year ago -- and revenues and profits grew by 33% and 38%, respectively, but investors still punished shares because iPhone sales fell below their expectations and declined by 23% from the previous quarter. Apple cited its move to reduce inventories as the reason for the shortfall. The company did not report results from the Apple Watch. PCWorld (07/21) Bloomberg (07/21) The Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model) (07/22)




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