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Samsung pushes smartphone limits in PNG

Launched last night in Port Moresby, the latest step in the evolution of the Samsung line promises to live up to the hype and anticipation of the brand.

With seamless hardware design and a variety of new service offerings, both phones offer functionality and convenience.

“The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ usher in a new era of smartphone design and fantastic new services, opening up new ways to experience the world,” said DJ Koh, President of Mobile Communications Business, Samsung Electronics.

Samsung signs on as sponsor for Fiji Women in Business awards

The Awards, now in its 5th consecutive year, is a much anticipated gala event in the Fiji Business event calendar.

The awards honour Fiji’s outstanding businesswomen who have demonstrated excellence and leadership in their business or profession and in their service to the community.

This is a relief as the WIB committee completes its final wrap up for the awards night on May 20 at the Grand Pacific Hotel,” said Dr Nur Bano Ali, President of Fiji Women in Business. “We are grateful to Samsung for their interest in the awards as we continue to grow the event.”

Huawei defeats Samsung in patent battle in China

A Chinese court in Quanzhou has ordered the Galaxy S8-maker to pay 80m yuan ($11.6m; £9.3m) to Huawei for infringing the firm's smartphone cellular technologies.

The two are also suing each other over patents in other courts.

Huawei's victory was tempered, however, by news that it could face a sales ban in the UK.

Huawei launched the legal action against Samsung last May and has subsequently followed with other claims filed in its home city of Shenzhen and California, covering more than 10 patents.

Samsung: Is Galaxy S8 the firm's most important phone yet?

Even in normal circumstances, the stakes are high when a phone maker unveils its latest flagship handset. But the past few months have been anything but normal for Samsung.

And at the simultaneous release of the S8 in London and New York, the elephant in the room is a big one.

This is the launch that follows the Note 7 scandal last year, the phone Samsung recalled and then eventually scrapped after some batteries overheated and caught fire.

Samsung plans to relaunch refurbished Note 7 devices

If local authorities and carriers agreed, and there was demand, it may then resell the phones, Samsung said.

It also unveiled two other proposals for recycling the devices, including detaching the components and retrieving the hardware's precious metals.

Samsung had faced pressure from environmental campaigner Greenpeace.

The organisation had lobbied the technology giant over its plans for the devices, launching a petition and staging global protests including at the Mobile World Congress event.

Apple, Samsung and Microsoft react to Wikileaks' CIA dump

Wikileaks published thousands of documents said to detail the US spy agency's hacking tools on Tuesday.

They included allegations the CIA had developed ways to listen in on smartphone and smart TV microphones.

Apple's statement was the most detailed, saying it had already addressed some of the vulnerabilities.

"The technology built into today's iPhone represents the best data security available to consumers, and we're constantly working to keep it that way," it said.

Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong to be indicted on bribery charges

The case is tied to the scandal which led to the impeachment of the country's president, Park Geun-hye.

South Korea's special prosecutor's office announced the charges against the de-facto Samsung chief, along with four other company executives.

Three of those executives resigned on Tuesday following the announcement.

Samsung also said it was dismantling its corporate strategic office, a unit coordinating the various arms of the huge conglomerate.

Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong arrested in South Korea

The case is linked to a scandal that led to the impeachment of President Park Geun-hye.

Samsung is accused of giving donations to non-profit foundations operated by Choi Soon-sil, a friend of Ms Park, in exchange for government favours.

Mr Lee and the Samsung Group deny any wrongdoing.

The acting Samsung chief was first questioned by prosecutors in January, but they decided then not to arrest him.

Samsung’s battery factory catches fire due to faulty batteries

After a whole bunch of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 explosions, which was followed by a recall, a Samsung’s battery factory caught fire in Tianjin, China. The incident took place on February 8th.

Samsung confirms faulty batteries as cause of Note 7 fires

The firm had axed its iPhone rival in October last year after an earlier botched recall and re-release.

On Monday, Samsung said that neither software nor hardware other than the batteries were at fault.

The recall is thought to have cost $5.3bn (£4.3bn) and was hugely damaging for the South Korean firm's reputation.