Samsung has announced its earnings estimate for Q1 2013, and the numbers are looking amazing, mostly due to good samsung smartphone sales.
The company estimates 52 trillion won ($46 billion) in sales and an operating profit of 8.7 trillion won ($7.7 billion) for the quarter, besting Q1 2012 by 53% and increase of 15 percent from a year ago.
Counterpoint Technology Market Research said last month that it expected Samsung's smartphone sales to top 70 million during the first three months of this year, further expanding its share in the global smartphone market. The market research firm estimated Apple's iPhone sales to reach 35 million during the same period.
Samsung's financials have been improving quarter after quarter, and with its new flagship smartphone - Samsung Galaxy S4 - coming in April, things are definitely looking good for the Korean giant.
If you want to save money and lower the amount that you pay for your smart device, then this might sound quite interesting to you. SmartAds wants to offer $25 to people who would click their ads while their phones or tablets are on lockscreen.
You can dismiss or view any ad for more information and in return, SmartAds pays you for the time you spent browsing through the ad. This internet marketing campaign is not new and it's actually a little surprising that it is just beginning to happen to mobile devices, when it's quite a big industry on the internet. Many companies pay thousands to millions of dollars to get their ads seen and even make a sale.
SmartAds presently has over $1k on Indiegogo and their goal is in fact, to reach $50k to pay ad viewers. People will naturally want better deals with their expensive smart devices and this could be a really effective way to attract people to buy these gadgets and offset what they earn from a few clicks on ad campaigns.