Samsung's de facto chief sentenced; Amazon says Whole Foods changes are comingIn this week's wrap-up, Samsung's acting head gets a five-year prison sentence after being found guilty of bribery and embezzlement. Meanwhile, Amazon announces imminent changes for Whole Foods, including price cuts.
This is CNET, and here are the stories that matter right now. Jay Y. Lee, Samsung's Vice Chairman, and acting head has been sentenced to five years in prison, after being found guilty of bribery, perjury, and embezzlement by a South Korean court. He was arrested in February of this year, and was held in jail since then Lee's attorneys said they would appeal the ruling. Amazon's acquisition of Whole Foods should be finalized on Monday, August 28th. Amazon announced there will be some changes coming to Whole Foods. Amazon Prime will be integrated into the Whole Foods point of sale systems, and Prime will become the Whole Foods customer rewards program. Amazon also says Whole Foods will offer lower prices on a number of foods to everyone, starting on the 28th. Certain Whole Foods brands will become available through Amazon sites as well. Samsung officially unveiled the Galaxy Note 8, and it's pretty similar to the Galaxy S8 Plus. The note 8 has a boxier design And feature's a 6.3 inch screen, two rear cameras and a whopping 6 GB of RAM which should be helpful for multitasking. The Note 8 arrives on September 15th and it starts at $930. Samsung also introduced a trade it program offering up to $300 off for certain iPhones, notes, Galaxy S phones and other Android devices. Oreo is the name of the next Android operating system. Google announced the name during the solar eclipse. In New York, Google unveiled an Android statue with a giant Oreo in the middle of it's body. Every Android software update get a sweet [UNKNOWN] nickname and this version currently in developer beta testing should arrive on Android devices By the end of the year. [MUSIC] Stay up to date with the latest by downloading the C/net Tech Today app available for IOS and Android.