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  • SEOUL, Sept 25- Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Sunday it was delaying the start of new Galaxy Note 7 smartphone sales in South Korea by three days to Oct. 1, a move it says is needed for speedy completion of the ongoing recall in the country. Samsung announced on Sept. 2 a recall of at least 2.5 million Galaxy Note 7 smartphones in 10 markets, including South...

  • SEOUL, Sept 25- Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Sunday it was delaying the start of new Galaxy Note 7 smartphone sales in South Korea by three days to Oct. 1, a move it says is needed for speedy completion of the ongoing recall in the country. Samsung earlier this month initiated a recall of at least 2.5 million Galaxy Note 7 smartphones in 10 markets...

  • DAR ES SALAAM, Sept 23- Tanzania has regained full ownership of the country's oldest telecoms operator after buying out a 35 percent stake from India's Bharti Airtel. Like other African countries, mobile phone use has surged in Tanzania over the past decade, helped by cheaper smartphones, with mobile phone subscribers rising by 25 percent in 2015 to 39.8 million,...

  • TORONTO, Sept 21- BlackBerry Ltd has agreed to offer anti-hacking software from a startup that last year discovered a major Android bug, it said on Wednesday, as the once-dominant smartphone company seeks to leverage ties to corporate and government clients to boost its software revenue. BlackBerry's enterprise sales force will resell Zimperium's zIPS...

  • SEOUL, Sept 21- U.S. carrier Verizon Communications Inc has begun taking orders for Samsung Electronics Co Ltd's new Galaxy Note 7 smartphones, after having stopped sales of the device earlier due to fire-prone batteries. Samsung has recalled about 1 million Note 7 smartphones in the United States, offering to replace or refund the flagship phones.

  • CAMBRIDGE, Mass.— What if your computer or smartphone could tell if you're happy or sad? A new device developed by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology aims to detect emotions by sending wireless signals that measure heartbeats as the signals bounce off a person's body. Researchers from MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence...

  • Samsung Note 7 phone

    Samsung says an investigation into one Galaxy Note 7 fire in China found no battery problem, while it couldn't access the other phone.

  • SEOUL/ BEIJING, Sept 19- Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Monday a Galaxy Note 7 smartphone in China that reportedly caught fire was damaged by external heating. Battery supplier Amperex Technology Limited said earlier in the day it investigated the damaged Samsung phone with the South Korean smartphone maker and determined that its battery was...

  • HONG KONG, Sept 19- Sunac China Holdings Ltd will buy property assets in mainland China for $2.1 billion from Legend Holdings, in a deal that will see the parent of computer maker Lenovo exit the real estate development sector. Sunac will purchase 42 property projects in 16 cities including Beijing, Tianjin, Chongqing and Hangzhou, the companies said in a...

  • A woman speaks on an Apple phone as she passes an advertisement for the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 in London, September 2, 2016.

    It was supposed to be a dramatic — but quick — recall. Today, the recall looks anything but smooth. NYT reports.

  • NEW YORK— HP is buying Samsung Electronics Co.' s printer business in a transaction worth $1.05 billion. HP Inc. said Monday that it is the largest print acquisition in the company's history and will help it go from traditional copiers to multifunction printers. Last week Hewlett-Packard Enterprise Co. announced that it would spin off a big chunk of its...

  • The acquisition is expected to add to HP's earnings in its full year after closing, the company said on Monday, adding that Samsung will invest $100 million to $300 million in HP through open market purchases once the deal is through.

  • A test conducted by PlaneGard, which makes cases meant to contain the fire and smoke if a device’s battery malfunctions during a flight.

    So far there have been no airliner disasters specifically attributed to digital devices. But experts worry about the sheer mathematics. NYT reports.

  • SEOUL, Sept 10- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Saturday urged users of its Galaxy Note 7 phones to turn in their handsets as soon as possible as part of a recall aimed at limiting the damage caused by the fire-prone devices. The world's top smartphone maker said last week it would exchange all Note 7 phones in 10 markets including South Korea and the United States, a...

  • *Samsung Group has been divesting from non-core businesses. Samsung Electronics and the broader Samsung Group have been divesting from or exiting non-core businesses as part of a broader restructuring process for South Korea's top family-run conglomerate under the stewardship of de facto leader Jay Y. Lee. Samsung Electronics in 2014 decided to end its LED...

  • SEOUL, Sept 9- South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics is considering selling its printer business to HP Inc, in a deal which could fetch about 2 trillion won, Seoul Economic Daily reported on Friday. HP's office in Seoul could not be reached immediately for comment. Under the watch of Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Jay Y. Lee, Samsung Group has exited...

  • SEOUL, Sept 1- The recovery in Samsung Electronics Co Ltd's mobile business suffered a blow on Thursday as reports of exploding batteries forced the firm to delay shipments of Galaxy Note 7 smartphones, and knocked $7 billion off its market value. Investors drove the stock to two-week lows after the global smartphone leader told Reuters late on Wednesday the...

  • SEOUL, Sept 1- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd's mobile recovery was under pressure on Thursday after it delayed shipments of its premium Galaxy Note 7 smartphone amid reports of exploding batteries, wiping almost $7 billion off its market value. Investors drove the stock to two-week lows after the global smartphone leader told Reuters late on Wednesday the...

  • A man passes a Hewlett Packard display at a technology conference in Chicago.

    HP Inc. reported higher-than-expected quarterly revenue and profit as demand recovered for its notebooks.

  • Aug 24- HP Inc, the hardware business of the former Hewlett-Packard Co, reported higher-than-expected quarterly revenue and profit as demand recovered for its notebooks. However, HP forecast current-quarter profit below analysts' estimates, reflecting weak sales of its printers as companies cut costs across industries. "The markets remaining challenging...