It was a standout year for technology giant Samsung, but not for the right reasons.
The South Korean smartphone maker's flagship Galaxy Note 7 device came to market ahead of the latest iPhone and sales were brisk, until reports started coming in of handsets overheating and catching fire.
Recalls and battery changes failed to fix the problem; airlines banned the phones from their flights, and Samsung eventually had to make the decision to stop producing its star product and move to get them a…
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