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Katie Benner

Samsung Might Be Going Shopping

Everybody likes the idea of being just like Apple. So does Samsung, apparently.
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Can Samsung buy happiness?

The Korean electronics conglomerate is sitting on $63 billion in cash and eyeing everything from chipmakers to software providers to help it create the kind of technological ecosystem that Apple has so handily constructed (and which Samsung so visibly lacks).