Some reviewers who got their hands on the Galaxy Fold early reported problems with screens breaking. Samsung said it decided to put off this week's planned release of the Fold after some reviews "showed us how the device needs further improvements." The South Korean consumer electronics giant planned to announce a new release date for the Galaxy Fold in the coming weeks. Initial analysis of reported problems with Galaxy Fold screens showed they could be "associated with impact on the top and bottom exposed areas of the hinge," Samsung said. There was also an instance where unspecified "substances" were found inside a Galaxy Fold smartphone with a troubled display, according to the company. "We will take measures to strengthen the display protection," Samsung said. "We will also enhance the guidance on care and use of the display including the protective layer." A handful of US-based reporters were given the flagship Galaxy Fold phones, priced at $1,980, ahead of the model's official … [Read more...] about Samsung delays launch of folding Galaxy smartphone
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Samsung finds itself in hot water with its last year overly wrought with exploding mobile phones and political scandals. Will this affect the group’s plans in Vietnam? Currying favour Samsung heir Lee Jae-Yong allegedly had a key role in the South Korean corruption scandal Samsung heir Lee Jae-Yong had a less-than-ideal Valentine’s day this year, as Seoul prosecutors looking into the recent bribery allegations brought against him announced intentions to make a second attempt to arrest him. The scandal centres on impeached South Korean President Park Geun-Hye’s confidante Choi Soon-Sil, who is accused of using her ties to the president to strong-arm local firms to “donate” nearly $70 million to two non-profit foundations, which Cho allegedly used for personal gain. As reported before, Samsung was the single biggest donor, giving millions of euros to Choi and her daughter, allegedly in exchange for policy favours from Park in return. … [Read more...] about Fate of Samsung’s investments in Vietnam questionable?
Samsung SDS, a subsidiary of the Samsung Group, is to enter into Vietnam’s aviation sector through cooperating with the country’s largest airport terminal logistics business, Aviation Logistics Services (ALS). Subsidiary Samsung SDS to establish joint venture with Vietnam's Aviation Logistics Services. Samsung SDS, a subsidiary of the Samsung Group, is to enter into Vietnam’s aviation sector through cooperating with the country’s largest airport terminal logistics business, Aviation Logistics Services (ALS). The news was officially released on Samsung SDS’s website on August 19, explaining it will establish a joint venture in Vietnam and boost its presence in Southeast Asia’s logistics market. This is the second joint venture in Southeast Asia for Samsung SDS, following its joint venture established last month with Thailand’s leading customs clearance company, ACUTECH. Vietnam is considered to have significant potential … [Read more...] about Samsung enters aviation logistics
Americas News U.S. lawmakers press Facebook over Chinese data sharing Thursday, Jun 7, 2018,13:13 (GMT+7) U.S. lawmakers press Facebook over Chinese data sharing Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg listens while testifying before a joint Senate Judiciary and Commerce Committees hearing regarding the company’s use and protection of user data, on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., April 10, 2018 – PHOTO: REUTERS WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO (REUTERS) - Facebook Inc faced criticism on Wednesday from Republican and Democratic U.S. lawmakers who demanded that the social media company be more forthcoming about data it has shared with four Chinese firms. The bipartisan criticism reflected rising frustration in Congress about how Facebook protects the privacy of the more than two billion people who use its services worldwide. The leaders of the U.S. House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee accused Facebook Chief … [Read more...] about U.S. lawmakers press Facebook over Chinese data sharing
Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc urged Samsung to expand investment in Việt Nam not only in the field of assembly of electronic products but also to improve its technological development and to manufacture new generation technology products. Phúc spoke as he received Koh Dong Jin, President and CEO of IT and Mobile Communications and Executive Director of Samsung Electronics in Hà Nội on Friday. “Việt Nam is proud of the presence of Samsung and thanks to Samsung, Việt Nam has become the leading mobile phone manufacturing center in the world,” he said. He affirmed that the Việt Namese Government applauded South Korean investors, especially Samsung Group, and pledged to create more favourable conditions for foreign investors in the country. The PM sent his congratulations to Samsung Group for celebrating the 10th anniversary of Samsung Electronics Việt … [Read more...] about Samsung urged to lift investment