South Korean electronics giant Samsung is one of the largest companies in the world, appearing at No. 13 on this year’s Global 500 list, and is a leading maker of smartphones, memory chips, and televisions. Lately, it’s best known for the popular Galaxy S7 smartphone, which includes all the latest mobile technology, a customized version of Google’s Android software, and is even waterproof. But the South Korean company had a humble start in the 1930s. Here’s more about Samsung’s surprising history:
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