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Tablet Sales Showing ‘Signs of Improvement’ After 2 Years of Declines, Report Says

The tablet market is showing “signs of improvement” after two years of declines, as tablets become more cost-effective entertainment and productivity computing devices, Strategy Analytics said in a Friday report. It forecast tablet shipments will decline only 1 percent … Subscribe to Read >>

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Samsung Buy Won’t End Harman's Supply of Audio to Rival TV Brands, Harman Says

Samsung’s offer to pay $8 billion cash to buy Harman International won’t end existing or future agreements to supply Harman-branded audio components to TV brands that compete directly against Samsung, a Harman spokesman told us Monday. Harman said the $112 per share purchase price to make Harman a "standalone" Samsung subsidiary represented a 28 percent premium over the stock’s Friday closing price of $87.62. The announcement of the deal sent Harman shares soaring 25.2 percent higher Monday to close at $109.76. … Read More >>

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