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THE KEY FIGURES DRIVING THE LATEST ISSUES AND TRENDS IN TECHNOLOGY.
US$22 billion SAMSUNG PLANS TO SPEND BIG ON AI, AUTO TECH AND 5G BY 2020
While Samsung is famous for being the world’s number one manufacturer for smartphones and TVs, the company’s recent announcement will see it spending big on expanding its domain into future tech. Up until and throughout 2020, Samsung has announced that it intends to spend US$22 billion on its artificial intelligence, automotive technology, and 5G cellular network tech. Given these investments, it’s likely we’ll see benefits across Samsung’s different divisions, just as we’ve seen the company’s display panel manufacturing lending a big hand to its smartphone team.
30 million NUMBER OF GOPRO HEROS SOLD SINCE 2009
Since launching in 2009, GoPro’s Hero line of action cameras has proven incredibly successful. In fact, the company has recently revealed that the number of Hero units sold has surpassed 30 million in under a decade, with the most successful model proving to be the Hero5 Black, which sold over 4 million units alone. GoPro also boasted that the Hero line has been North America’s best-selling camera for close to six years at this point.