Analyst: Samsung to sell 50M Galaxy S8 units this year with the larger S8+ taking 53.9% of sales


As the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8+ begin their first week on sale from carriers and retailers, an analyst from Yuanta Securities says that he expects 50.4 million units of the flagship models to be sold globally this year. Lee Jae-yoon told clients in a note today, that he sees the larger screened Samsung Galaxy S8+ accounting for the majority of flagship sales in 2017. That is due to the growing number of smartphone users watching video content and playing games on their handsets.

According to Mr. Lee, the Samsung Galaxy S8+ will ring up 27.1 million units in sales this …


The best TV and film Easter eggs of the year

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Easter eggs mean different things to different people. They might mean a time-honored tradition or an excuse to hunt for prizes and candy (or both). For a rabid entertainment fan, Easter eggs are friendly little inside jokes in your favorite pieces of pop culture that reward the voracious viewer.

In honor of Easter here are some of our favorite Easter eggs (ha, get it?) from the past year. 

Moana

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Disney/Pixar films are connected in a way Ryan Murphy will envy for all time, and Moana was no exception. The animation included lightning-fast glimpses of characters from The Little Mermaid, Wreck-It Ralph, Big Hero 6, and many from Aladdin, which was also directed by Ron Clements and John Musker. Read more…

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Samsung will reportedly produce 2,000-3,000 foldable phone prototypes this year

There have been plenty of rumors floating around the Internet in the past few years, regarding Samsung’s foldable device, named the Galaxy X. According to the latest one, the foldable handset will not be commercialized by 2019. However, a new rumor has surfaced, which seems to suggest otherwise.

According to the Korean media The Investor, Samsung is going to produce a bunch of prototypes before the second half of this year. Citing anonymous sources, The Investor claims that the South Korean OEM has ordered enough components to make between 2,000 and 3,000 prototypes of its foldable phone.

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Next T-Mobile Tuesday brings you a free Redbox video rental and a one year magazine subscription

After this past Tuesday’s baseball extravaganza, the next T-Mobile Tuesday takes things down a bit. This coming Tuesday, subscribers to the nation’s third largest carrier will receive a free one night movie rental from Redbox. Inside the Redbox machine at your local supermarket you’ll find the latest hit movies along with the classics. Subscribers will also get to pick one out of 13 different magazine titles and will receive a free year of that publication. Topics include fashion, beauty, lifestyle and home. The carrier says that there are even titles for the guys to choose from.

There will …

Samsung spent $10.2 billion to get you to buy the Galaxy S7 and other S-stuff last year

Samsung is notorious for its huge marketing spending, but fellow Korean big shot LG is catching up each year. Still, there’s a lot of spending LG has to do before the $1.6 billion it scrounged together in 2016 touches Samsung’s $10.2 billion.

This billion-dollar marketing doesn’t include just smartphones, of course, that would be quite desperate! But the two do spend a lot of money to get you to buy their phones, regardless. Industry watchers say Samsung spent most of that money on promoting smartphones like the Galaxy S7 and the ill-fated Galaxy Note 7, while LG promoted “high-end home …

Samsung to spend $8.9 billion on expanding OLED production this year

Samsung has the best of both worlds. With Android, the company has its new flagship duo in the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8+. And with iOS, the manufacturer is a major supplier of components for the Apple iPhone. A new report published today says that Samsung plans on spending $8.9 billion this year to expand production of OLED panels. One reason to spend that kind of money on this project is Apple’s expected transition to OLED for the iPhone.

The tenth anniversary model, dubbed the Apple iPhone 8, is expected to be the first iPhone to employ an OLED screen instead of the customary …

Snapchat forecast to pull $3bn a year by 2019, to surpass Twitter, AOL and Yahoo

 

Snap, the parent company behind the disappearing photo app, launched on the stock market earlier this month, making Snapchat’s co-founder, Evan Spiegel, the world’s youngest billionaire. The IPO saw the company’s shares soar up to $26 in two days, marking a $9 increase, and raised an eye-watering $3.4bn. Good job Mr Spiegel, right? However, a recent report from Emarketer forecasts that Snapchat could become more popular with advertisers than Twitter, Yahoo and AOL, with estimates of pulling in $3bn a year by the end of 2019. Тhe agency reported last year that Yahoo had dropped from …

Tbh, this dog really is the employee of the year, and we quit

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There are good dogs and then there are really good dogs. And when you have one of the latter—especially a really good, hardworking, business-minded kind of dog—you’d better appreciate it.

Michael Reeg’s Meeka is one such canine. After Reeg started working from home in his job as district sales manager with the equipment supplier Accuride, he realized just how committed Meeka was to making sure he was never lonely when on the grind.

“I remember looking at her lying in my office, which she did faithfully every day, and thinking about how happy she was when I was home and how excited she was when I said, ‘Let’s go to work,'” Reeg told us. “It struck me that she deserved to be rewarded for her consistent attendance and enjoyment for that quarter.” Read more…

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Window to purchase AppleCare+ for the iPhone is extended to one year

Apple has made a significant change to extended warranty AppleCare+. Previously, those who purchased an Apple iPhone had 60-days after buying the handset to add the AppleCare+ plan. Starting now, that period of time has been lengthened to one year. For example, a person who had purchased an iPhone last December would be ineligible to purchase AppleCare+ after February. Now, with the change, this particular iPhone owner would have until the first anniversary of his/her purchase to spend the $129 in order to purchase the extended warranty plan. We should point out that this is the pricing for the …

Morgan Stanley's Huberty sees innovative Apple iPhone 8 driving higher than expected sales this year

Morgan Stanley’s tech analyst, Katy Huberty, has some very positive thoughts about the tenth anniversary iPhone that is expected to launch later in 2017. The analyst says that this super cycle for the iPhone has not been fully appreciated. She expects the Apple iPhone 8 (or iPhone X as some have dubbed the device) to be an innovative smartphone with an OLED screen, 3D sensors, wireless charging and advanced AI technology.

Huberty sees Apple selling 20% more iPhone units in 2017 on a year-over-year basis, double the Wall Street consensus. Her most bullish forecast has iPhone revenue increasing …