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Plane carrying 5 people hits Australian shopping mall -

Plane carrying 5 people hits Australian shopping mallMELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Five people were believed killed when a light plane crashed in flames into a shopping mall on Tuesday in the Australian city of Melbourne, officials said.


Mon, 20 Feb 2017 22:03:29 -0500

Police say newly freed gang member killed California officer -

Police say newly freed gang member killed California officerLOS ANGELES (AP) — A gang member who was recently freed from jail killed his cousin and stole his car Monday then shot and killed a California police officer and wounded his partner before being wounded himself, authorities said.


Mon, 20 Feb 2017 21:38:08 -0500

The Latest: UN boss calls Russian ambassador 'outstanding' -

The Latest: UN boss calls Russian ambassador 'outstanding'NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the death of Russia's ambassador to the United Nations (all times local):


Mon, 20 Feb 2017 21:28:06 -0500

The Latest: Officer killed responding to traffic accident -

The Latest: Officer killed responding to traffic accidentWHITTIER, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the shooting of two California police officers as they responded to a traffic accident (all times local):


Mon, 20 Feb 2017 19:14:25 -0500

Whittier police officer killed in shootout identified -

Whittier police officer killed in shootout identifiedA Whittier police officer was killed and another was wounded when they were fired upon while responding to a traffic accident Monday morning, authorities said.


Mon, 20 Feb 2017 18:47:15 -0500

Trump names H.R. McMaster as national security advisor -

Trump names H.R. McMaster as national security advisorDonald Trump tapped respected Army lieutenant general H.R. McMaster as his national security advisor Monday, hoping to course correct after his first pick resigned and his second turned down the vital post. Trump announced the counterinsurgency strategist's appointment at his Florida holiday estate Mar-a-Lago, ending a one-week search to replace Michael Flynn, who lasted less than a month on the job. Trump scrambled to replace Flynn after retired vice admiral Robert Harward turned down the post, amid a wrangling over lower-level NSC appointments and a meandering Trump press conference.


Mon, 20 Feb 2017 17:21:56 -0500

Here’s how badly the Galaxy Note 7 destroyed Samsung’s reputation in the US -

Here’s how badly the Galaxy Note 7 destroyed Samsung’s reputation in the US

It goes without saying that the spontaneous combustion of Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 was a big deal, but rarely do we get an opportunity to see the impact of tech gaffes on public sentiment quantified. A new Harris Poll ranking the "reputation quotient" of the 100 most recognizable brands in the United States provides just that, and the picture isn't good one for Samsung. In fact, it's pretty dire.

In last year's reputation ratings, Samsung landed in the seventh position out of 100 companies, beaten only by Amazon, Apple, and Google on the tech side of things. Fast forward to today, and Samsung has found itself barely squeezing into the top half of the chart with the number 49 spot on the rankings.

As big of a drop in the charts as it has taken, it's interesting to note that Samsung's actual reputation rating only actually dropped from 80.44 to 75.17. Harris considers a rating of 80+ to be "Excellent," and groups ratings of 75 to 79 into the "Very Good" category. Additionally, both Apple and Google took hits in their ratings as well, though not nearly as drastic — Apple fell from 83.03 to 82.07 and Google dipped from 82.97 to 82.00.

The study is conducted via interviews with US adults, each of which are asked to rate companies that they are familiar with. According to the methodology of the research, each company received a rating from approximately 300 respondents. The timing of the study wasn't particularly favorable to Samsung, having been conducted from late November to mid December of 2016, which was precisely when Samsung was in the midst devising a way to remotely kill off the Note 7s that were still in the hands of owners.


Mon, 20 Feb 2017 15:28:47 -0500

 

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