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  • Turn off your Galaxy Note 7, says Samsung official

    SEOUL: Users are being asked to power down their Galaxy Note 7s and exchange them as soon as possible, said Koh Dong-Jin, the head of Samsung’s mobile business, in a statement late Saturday, adding the firm was “collaborating with national regulatory bodies” around the world...

    Samsung, the South Korean electronics giant, urged global consumers to stop using its Galaxy Note 7 smartphone due to a spate of exploding batteries that...

  • US regulators: Official recall of 1M Samsung Note 7 phones

    SAN FRANCISCO: United States safety regulators announced a formal recall of Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 smartphone Thursday after a spate of fires led to injuries and property damage — along with a global marketing headache for the South Korean tech giant...

    Samsung had already initiated a voluntary recall, but the company has been criticised for not offering clear information about the problem or how it would be resolved...

  • Moenjodaro research institute to be set up at site: official

    LARKANA: The executive board of the National Fund for Moenjodaro deci­d­ed at a meeting in Moen­jodaro on Friday to set up the Institute of Moenjo­daro Res­e­arch and Resource (IMRR) at the archaeological site to provide research facilities to scholars working on the ancient Indus civilisation...

    The meeting said that since the matter was still pending a decision in Sindh High Court, it would decide the fate of the villages and the...

  • Samsung, Apple keep top market share

    WASHINGTON: Samsung and Apple maintained their leadership in the smartphone market in early 2017 while Chinese-based Huawei’s strong growth cemented its number three position, a market tracker said Thursday...

    ”Reith said the 2017 market will feel the impact of the new Samsung Galaxy S8 flagship handset, and a widely expected announcement from Apple for its new iPhone later this year...

  • Crisis-hit Samsung pulls plug on troubled device

    SEOUL: Samsung on Tuesday pulled the final plug on its troubled Galaxy Note 7 smartphone, permanently discontinuing production of the flagship device that has been mired in a disastrous recall over exploding batteries...

    The move sent Samsung’s share price into a steep dive and, once the markets had closed, the company announced it was scrapping the model entirely...

  • Samsung Electronics CEO resigns, even as record profits expected

    The CEO of Samsung Electronics Kwon Oh-Hyun resigned Friday, saying the South Korean tech giant was facing an “unprecedented crisis”, even as it expected profits to hit an all-time high in the third quarter...

    Kwon's resignation comes as the company struggles to overcome a bribery scandal that sent Lee Jae-Yong, its de-facto head and heir to the Samsung empire, to jail...

  • Samsung okay to test self-driving cars in California

    Samsung Electronics has joined the self-driving car race in California with a permit from the state to test the technology on the home turf of Tesla, Google, and Apple...

    Samsung Electronics early this year got approval in South Korea to test the technology on roads in that country, according to media there...

  • Verdict for Samsung heir weighs on telecom giant

    The heir to the Samsung empire faces the verdict in his corruption trial on Friday, which threatens to leave the world's biggest smartphone maker rudderless for more than a decade...

    Lee Jae-Yong, vice chairman of Samsung Electronics and the son of Samsung group chairman Lee Kun-Hee, has been groomed all his life to take over the giant conglomerate founded by his grandfather in 1938...

  • Samsung eyes reset with new Galaxy Note

    Samsung on Wednesday unveiled a new model of its Galaxy Note as it seeks to leave behind the debacle over exploding batteries in the previous generation of the device, and mount a renewed challenge to Apple and its soon-to-come iPhone 8...

    “None of us will ever forget what happened last year,” said Samsung president of mobile communications business DJ Koh...

  • Samsung pushes for global competitiveness

    Chief executives of Samsung Electronics plan to work at the company’s overseas offices including those in Silicon Valley and New York on a regular basis, aiming to transform the Seoul-based tech giant into a truly global company...

    “The tech giant’s CEOs from next month will start working at one of the company’s overseas offices once every two or three months to better understand the global market trends,” a senior Samsung official...

  • Corporate watch : Part of Apple-Samsung verdict reversed

    NEW YORK: A US appeals court on Monday reversed part of the $930 million verdict that Apple Inc won in 2012 against Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, saying the iPhone maker’s trade dress could not be protected...

    Microsoft launches campaignKARACHI: Microsoft Mobile Devices and Services (MMDS) is launching a campaign to enhance the Lumia portfolio in Pakistan, a press release said on Monday...

  • Samsung heir jailed for five years on corruption charges

    Samsung heir Lee Jae-Yong has been sentenced to five years in prison for bribery, perjury and other crimes...

    The Seoul Central District Court on Friday convicted Lee, 49, the vice-chairman of Samsung Electronics, the world's largest smartphone maker, of offences related to the corruption scandal that brought down ousted president Park Geun-Hye...

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