SAMSUNG - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/SAMSUNG News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Samsung suspends China supplier over child labor http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58182542-79/labor-samsung-child-chinese.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58182542-79/labor-samsung-child-chinese.html.csp">Samsung suspends China supplier over child labor</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By YOUKYUNG LEE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-14T09:32:01.889-06:00">Updated Jul 14, 2014 09:32AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Seoul • Samsung Electronics Co. said it has suspended business ties with a Chinese supplier that allegedly hired children. The South Korean company, which is the world’s biggest smartphone maker, said in its blog Monday it had found possible evidence of child labor and illegal hiring at Dongguan Shinyang Electronics Co. Samsung said last week it would urgently look into the Chinese supplier following a New York-based watchdog’s report that it hired at least five children under the age of 16. Chi...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581825422014-07-14T09:32:01.889-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-14T09:32:01.889-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58182542@www.sltrib.com Mon, 14 Jul 2014 09:32:01 MDT Samsung earnings hit by slowing sales in China http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58160983-79/samsung-smartphones-sales-company.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58160983-79/samsung-smartphones-sales-company.html.csp">Samsung earnings hit by slowing sales in China</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By YOUKYUNG LEE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-08T10:09:02.524-06:00">Updated Jul 8, 2014 10:09AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Seoul • Samsung Electronics Co. said operating profit declined to a two-year low in the second quarter, hit by the strong local currency and slowing demand for smartphones in China. The result highlights how dependent the company has become on smartphones for its earnings. Sales growth in high-end Android devices has waned after several years of rapid expansion. Growth remains robust in emerging markets where cheap competitors have sprung up. The South Korean electronics giant said Tuesday its o...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581609832014-07-08T10:09:02.524-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-08T10:09:02.524-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58160983@www.sltrib.com Tue, 08 Jul 2014 10:09:02 MDT Samsung discovers problems with Chinese suppliers http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58137512-79/suppliers-samsung-chinese-audit.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58137512-79/suppliers-samsung-chinese-audit.html.csp">Samsung discovers problems with Chinese suppliers</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By YOUKYUNG LEE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-01T09:55:02.734-06:00">Updated Jul 1, 2014 09:55AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">SEOUL, South Korea • Samsung said Tuesday an external audit found labor violations at dozens of its suppliers in China including failure to provide safety gear and excessive working hours. Samsung Electronics Co. released the findings covering 100 of the company’s Chinese suppliers in its annual social responsibility report. It has at least 200 suppliers in China. Samsung, the world’s largest smartphone maker, faced allegations in 2012 of child labor and other violations in China. New York-based...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581375122014-07-01T09:55:02.734-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-01T09:55:02.734-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58137512@www.sltrib.com Tue, 01 Jul 2014 09:55:02 MDT Crime data show iPhone ‘kill switch’ cuts thefts http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58088926-79/percent-kill-switch-data.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58088926-79/percent-kill-switch-data.html.csp">Crime data show iPhone ‘kill switch’ cuts thefts</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MICHAEL VIRTANEN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-19T09:55:02.331-06:00">Updated Jun 19, 2014 09:55AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Albany, N.Y. • New crime data show Apple’s addition of a “kill switch” to its iPhones last September has sharply reduced robberies and thefts, authorities said Thursday. Their report from a year-old initiative called “Secure Our Smartphones” said Google and Microsoft will incorporate a kill switch into the next version of their operating systems on smartphones. The three systems — Android, iOS, and Windows Phone — are used in 97 percent of smartphones in the U.S. New York Attorney General Eric S...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-580889262014-06-19T09:55:02.331-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-19T09:55:02.331-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58088926@www.sltrib.com Thu, 19 Jun 2014 09:55:02 MDT