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Warming to Lithium-Ion, Toyota Charges Up Its Battery Options

By Naomi Tajitsu and Norihiko Shirouzu TOYOTA CITY, Japan, Oct 31 – Engineers at Toyota Motor Corp say they have tamed volatile lithium-ion battery technology, and can now safely pack more power at no significant extra cost, giving the Japanese automaker the option to enter the growing all-electric car market. While rivals including Tesla Motors

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Some Samsung Fans Hot to Keep Note 7 Smartphones, Despite Recall

By Deborah M. Todd and Ju-min Park SAN FRANCISCO/SEOUL, Oct 16 – San Francisco Bay Area risk consultant Gil Oliva is willing to risk that his Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphone might catch fire, shrugging off a global recall that has damaged the South Korean manufacturer’s reputation and raised questions about its future. The stylish

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Samsung Scraps Galaxy Note 7 Over Fire Concerns

By Se Young Lee SEOUL, Oct 11 – Samsung Electronics Co Ltd scrapped its flagship Galaxy Note 7 smartphone on Tuesday less than two months after its launch, dealing a huge blow to its reputation and outlook after failing to resolve safety concerns. Samsung announced the recall of 2.5 million Note 7s in early September

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Samsung Halts Note 7 Production after New Fire Scare

By Se Young Lee SEOUL, Oct 10  – Samsung Electronics Co Ltd suspended production of its flagship Galaxy Note 7 smartphones, a source said on Monday, after reports of fires in replacement devices added to the tech giant’s worst ever recall crisis. Top U.S. and Australian carriers also suspended sales or exchanges of Note 7s,

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Samsung Phone Fire in China Not Caused by Battery

SEOUL/BEIJING, Sept 19  – A supplier to Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Monday that its battery does not appear to have caused a Galaxy Note 7 smartphone to ignite in China, after Chinese media reported one of the handsets caught fire. The incident comes amid a recall of the Note 7 phones across the

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Samsung Electronics says Sold Shares in Four Companies

SEOUL, Sept 18  – Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Sunday it sold shares in four companies including ASML Holding NV and Seagate Technology Plc to free up money for additional investments for its core businesses. Samsung said in a statement it sold about half of its shares in ASML while selling its

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Samsung Trips on Quality Control in Rush to Pip Apple

By Se Young Lee SEOUL, Sept 6 – In its rush to beat rival products to market, notably Apple’s new iPhone, Samsung Electronics has accelerated new phone launch cycles, but its haste is raising concerns that it fell short on quality testing. Since last year, the South Korean firm, the world’s largest maker of smartphones,

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Samsung Mobile Recovery Suffers Blow as Galaxy Notes ‘Catch Fire’

By Se Young Lee 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

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