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Samsung Bribery Scandal Threatens South Korea Success Story

SEOUL, South Korea — Jay Y. Lee, heir to one of the world’s biggest corporate empires, followed in the footsteps of his prominent father. He took charge of key businesses. He hobnobbed with his country’s president. He brought in new ideas. Then, like his father, he was charged with breaking ...

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Review: Samsung Chromebook Pro

Over the last couple of years, Chromebooks have quietly infiltrated the computer market. Google’s affordable “just a browser” devices are the best-selling computers in schools, and they’re percolating around boardrooms and cubicles. Last fall, more people bought Chromebooks than Macs—and that’s not going to switch back anytime soon. Now Google’s ...

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Why Samsung Abandoned Its Galaxy Note 7 Flagship Phone

When several Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones spontaneously exploded in August, the South Korean company went into overdrive. It urged hundreds of employees to quickly diagnose the problem. None were able to get a phone to explode. Samsung’s engineers, on a tight deadline, initially concluded the defect was caused by ...

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Review: Samsung Galaxy Note 7

The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is a wonderful paradox. It’s svelte despite its huge 5.7-inch screen. A slew of futuristic features exist alongside an old-timey stylus. This is a “productivity phone,” but you can use it in the pool. It’s a niche device due to its price and size, but ...

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Review: Samsung Gear Fit2

The Samsung Gear Fit2 around my wrist thinks I am the world’s most ambitious stair-climber. On Tuesday, the sensors packed inside believed I’d climbed 96 flights. At the most, I climbed 70. OK, fine. More like ten. Samsung Gear Fit2 7/10 Wired Better than your average fitness tracker with an ...

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Samsung Profits Are Up, Thanks to Its Galaxy 7 Smartphone

HONG KONG — Samsung performed better than expected at the beginning of what it has said will be a tough year, thanks to a product that recently has been its Achilles’ heel: smartphones. The South Korean electronics maker said on Thursday that its operating profit for the first three months ...

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Review: Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge

If you’re drawn to Android phones, welcome to an embarrassment of riches. There are so many great phones that it’s hard to settle on one for long, because another amazing Android phone comes along every 12 minutes. The new greatest Android handset of all is the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge. ...

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Review: Samsung Gear VR

In the space of three and a half years, virtual reality has matured from a long-dead relic of ’90s futurism to a platform that’s received billions of dollars of funding and attracted the best and brightest minds in the tech world. Three and a half years since John Carmack surprised ...

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Honda and Samsung among biggest taxpayers in Vietnam: report

Of all the country’s 1,000 top taxpayers in 2014, 460 businesses were in the foreign direct investment sector, according to an annual survey released by Hanoi-based Vietnam Report on Tuesday. The FDI sector accounted for 37 percent of tax revenues, compared to a 45 percent share of 229 state-owned enterprises ...

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