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Remember those Southwest Airlines commercials that ask, "Wanna get away?" Samsung probably does—the South Korean consumer electronics company is having a string of horrible luck with its products lately. Following a global recall its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones with battery packs that were prone to catching fire, Samsung and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission have issued a warning about the company's top-loading washing machines after reports of some models exploding. Yes folks, we said exploding. Melissa Thaxton, a 32-year-old out of Dallas, Georgia, described an alleged incident to ABC News that she says occurred when she was standing right next to her Samsung washing machine while it... Read more...
The world of business can often be boring for us on the outside, so it's stories like this that help add a bit of excitement back in. Over the weekend, LG acknowledged that its home appliances chief Jo Seong-jin and two other employees were indicted on charges of damaging competitor products in Germany. It's almost hard to believe that this story is even real given its pettiness, but the charge is that Jo Seong-jin and these employees walked into a store and damaged four Samsung-branded washing machines. Considering the fact that it was one of the company's presidents at fault here, this is no doubt a stain on the company that LG would like to wash out soon. One of LG's most-feared arch villains... Read more...