Samsung Given Permission to Build $3.9B Plant
Samsung has concluded negotiations with the state of Texas concerning its plans to renovate a manufacturing facility in Austin. Texas has officially greenlighted Samsung's proposal. Samsung is going to convert a facility it owns from one that manufactures memory chips to one that manufactures processors for mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. The plant already has one manufacturing line dedicated to mobile processors. Processors are more profitable than memory chips. The project will require about 2,500 workers. Samsung expects the refurbished plant to be fully operational by the second half of 2013.
Apple Selling Refurbished iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus at Discount
Feb 2, 2018
Apple has added refurbished units of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus to its online store. Refurbished iPhones are given a new battery, a new outer shell, and are certified by Apple.
Samsung Plans to Sell Refurbished Galaxy Note7
Mar 27, 2017
Samsung plans to bring back the Galaxy Note7, despite the massive recall that spelled the phone's demise last year. The company will sell refurbished versions of the phone, though Samsung is still determining where via talks with regulatory authorities and carriers.
Google Makes It Easier to Split Up and Pay Project Fi Bills
Jun 20, 2017
Google today simplified the process of managing monthly bills for subscribers to its Project Fi wireless service. Starting this week, Project Fi gains a new tool that helps the account manager easily determine what each member of the plan owes and send them a bill.
Samsung to Invest $1B In Austin SoC Plant
Nov 1, 2016
Samsung today announced plans to invest more than $1 billion in its Austin chip facility during the first half of 2017. The company said the investment will improve its ability to manufacture system-on-a-chip products for mobile and electronic devices.