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Samsung buys US firm SmartThings
Samsung buys US firm SmartThings

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA: Samsung is buying a US home automation start-up SmartThings, as the South Korean electronics company seeks to expand beyond the increasingly saturated smartphone market.

18 Aug 2014 08:58

SOUTH KOREA

Apple, Samsung call of war in rest of the world
Apple, Samsung call of war in rest of the world

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA: Arch-rivals Samsung and Apple have decided to drop a series of bitter patent disputes pending in multiple courts outside the United States, the South Korean electronics company says.

7 Aug 2014 11:15

SOUTH KOREA

Tizen smartwatch launch delayed
Tizen smartwatch launch delayed

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA: Samsung Electronics said it would postpone the roll-out of its new smartphone based on Tizen, a home-grown operating system aimed at breaking away from Google's Android system.

29 Jul 2014 09:49

SOUTH KOREA

LG's profits up 165% in second quarter
LG's profits up 165% in second quarter

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA: LG Electronics posted a 165% rise in second-quarter net profit compared with a year ago, as strong TV and mobile phone sales boosted the turnaround to the company.

25 Jul 2014 05:22

SOUTH KOREA

Samsung Electronics flags 25% plunge in Q2 profit
Samsung Electronics flags 25% plunge in Q2 profit

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA: Samsung estimated on Tuesday that its operating profit would plunge nearly 25% on year in the second quarter of 2014, as cheap Chinese devices and a strong won hammered down its share of the global smartphone market.

9 Jul 2014 11:44

SOUTH KOREA

Smartwatches from Samsung, LG
Smartwatches from Samsung, LG

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA: South Korea's Samsung and LG have both launched smartwatches powered by Google's new Android Wear software as they jostle to lead an increasingly competitive market for wearable devices seen as the mobile industry's next growth booster.

27 Jun 2014 08:20

SOUTH KOREA

New Samsung phone marks break from Android
New Samsung phone marks break from Android

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA: Samsung announced the launch of a new smartphone based on its own operating system, in a step towards independence from the Google Android platform that dominates its popular handsets.

3 Jun 2014 06:02

SOUTH KOREA

Samsung Museum opens in Korea
Samsung Museum opens in Korea

SOUTH KOREA: To explore the past, present and future of the electronics industry, Samsung Electronics has opened the Samsung Innovation Museum (S/I/M) in Suwon, Korea.

8 May 2014 10:05

SOUTH KOREA

Early Galaxy S5 release in South Korea irks Samsung
Early Galaxy S5 release in South Korea irks Samsung

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA: Samsung voiced annoyance after South Korean telecoms operators released its latest smartphone ahead of schedule in order to dodge sales restrictions imposed by regulators.

28 Mar 2014 06:59

SOUTH KOREA

LG to launch new smartwatch this year
LG to launch new smartwatch this year

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA: LG will launch its first smartwatch in 2014 allowing it to tap into the nascent market for wearable devices seen as the mobile industry's new source of growth.

25 Feb 2014 07:48

SOUTH KOREA

SK Telecom's profit jumps 44%
SK Telecom's profit jumps 44%

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA: SK Telecom, South Korea's biggest wireless operator, said its net profit for 2013 jumped 44.3% on increased value of its stock investment and expansion of lucrative 4G services.

29 Jan 2014 08:51

SOUTH KOREA

New York Festivals: Third round, Executive Jury appointments
New York Festivals: Third round, Executive Jury appointments

NEW YORK CITY, US: New York Festivals World's Best Advertising competition has announced five additional appointments to the 2014 Executive Jury.

27 Jan 2014 08:19

SOUTH KOREA

South Korea to spend US$1.5bn on 5G 'movie-in-a-second' service
South Korea to spend US$1.5bn on 5G 'movie-in-a-second' service

SEOUL SOUTH KOREA: South Korea, already one of the most wired countries on earth, Wednesday, 22 January, announced a 1.6trn won (US$1.5bn) plan to roll out a next-generation 5G wireless service that is so fast it can download a full-length film in a second.

23 Jan 2014 07:44

SOUTH KOREA

LG to launch curved smartphone in Europe
LG to launch curved smartphone in Europe

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA: South Korea's LG Electronics said it would start selling its first curved-screen smartphone - seen as a first step to fully flexible products - in Europe next month.

21 Jan 2014 11:43

SOUTH KOREA

Apple wins against Samsung in South Korea
Apple wins against Samsung in South Korea

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA: South Korean company Samsung lost its latest claim in a long-running global copyright battle against bitter rival Apple, a surprise blow to the electronics company in its home market.

13 Dec 2013 05:48

SOUTH KOREA

Samsung's first 'curved' smartphone hits S. Korea market
Samsung's first 'curved' smartphone hits S. Korea market

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA: Samsung's first smartphone with a curved display screen was available on the South Korean market from Thursday, 10 October, as the electronics company seeks to maintain its lead in the increasingly saturated market.

11 Oct 2013 07:56

SOUTH KOREA

Spikes Asia announces 2013 winners
Spikes Asia announces 2013 winners

SINGAPORE: The hotly anticipated Spikes Asia Awards Ceremony has taken place at the Grand Theatre, Marina Bay Sands. Over 1,000 delegates attended to be the first to hear this year's winners and celebrate the best of creativity in communications from across Asia Pacific.

19 Sep 2013 05:49

SOUTH KOREA

Experts debate the smarts of the 'smartwatch'
Experts debate the smarts of the 'smartwatch'

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA: News that Samsung will unveil a "smartwatch" next month has sent rumour mills into overdrive within the technology community as it second guesses what the much-hyped gadget will offer.

22 Aug 2013 09:25

SOUTH KOREA

Samsung profits up 49,7% for June quarter
Samsung profits up 49,7% for June quarter

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA: Samsung Electronics, described as the world's largest technology firm by revenue, last week posted another record quarterly net profit, but weakening earnings momentum has fuelled fears over sagging demand for high-end smartphones.

29 Jul 2013 07:08

SOUTH KOREA

Ultra-wired South Korea battles smartphone addiction

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA: Kim Nam-Hee pulls no punches as she warns a classroom of wide-eyed South Korean 10-year-olds that they stand on the edge of an addiction that will turn them all into "mindless slaves".

28 Jun 2013 07:19

SOUTH KOREA

SK Telecom introduces world's first LTE-A network

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA: South Korea's SK Telecom announced on Wednesday the launch of a new generation mobile network.

27 Jun 2013 13:47

SOUTH KOREA

D&AD Awards: The nominations
D&AD Awards: The nominations

LONDON, UK: Here are the nominations for the D&AD Awards. See this year's In Book winners and Nominations below. Yellow Pencil winners will be revealed on Wednesday 12 June at the Awards Ceremony.

22 Apr 2013 11:05

SOUTH KOREA

North Koreans really hacked off now
North Koreans really hacked off now

NEWSWATCH: North Korean social media sites (yes, they do have them) have apparently been hacked, reports CNN, and closer to home, the iBurst boss might face arrest, reports TechCentral.

By Rod Baker 5 Apr 2013 07:49

SOUTH KOREA

Midas Awards 2012 Winners: King James Cape Town wins Grand Midas for Santam Insurance
Midas Awards 2012 Winners: King James Cape Town wins Grand Midas for Santam Insurance

NEW YORK, US: The Midas Awards, for the World's Best Financial Advertising, announced the award winners for the 2012 competition. This year's Midas Grand Jury awarded one Grand Midas, 26 Gold Ingots, 46 Silver Ingots, and 63 Finalists. The 2012 Midas Awards competition received entries from 28 countries and is reputed to be the only international competition that recognises excellence in financial services communications on a global scale.

21 Dec 2012 08:23

SOUTH KOREA

Samsung launches new oversized smartphone
Samsung launches new oversized smartphone

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA: Samsung launched yesterday the newest version of its oversized smartphone Galaxy Note, just a week after Apple's iPhone 5 hit shelves, in an apparent bid to outpace its rival with a wider range of gadgets.

27 Sep 2012 10:01

SOUTH KOREA

Trend to high-quality photo-products
Trend to high-quality photo-products

NUREMBERG, GERMANY: Worldwide, the trend is moving towards high-quality cameras. New products with smartphone features are being offered and are winning an entirely new customer base. Japan, Russia, the Ukraine and Kazakhstan are posting double-digit growth on photo-products, while markets in Western Europe are characterised by increasing value creation.

25 Sep 2012 12:10

SOUTH KOREA

South Korea moves to restrict alcohol advertising
South Korea moves to restrict alcohol advertising

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA: South Korea has drafted a new law aimed at restricting alcohol advertising amid mounting concerns over binge drinking and alcohol-related crimes, a government official said on Thursday.

6 Sep 2012 13:07

SOUTH KOREA

Environmentally friendly purchases heat up in emerging markets
Environmentally friendly purchases heat up in emerging markets

NEW YORK, US: Purchases of environmentally protective products have grown significantly in two of the world's leading markets - China and Brazil; but the widespread perception that these products are too expensive may be blocking deeper adoption.

21 Aug 2012 11:16

SOUTH KOREA

IMD announces its 2012 World Competitiveness Rankings
IMD announces its 2012 World Competitiveness Rankings

LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND: IMD, a top-ranked global business school based in Switzerland, has announced the findings of its annual World Competitiveness Yearbook (WCY). The WCY rankings measure how well countries manage their economic and human resources to increase their prosperity.

1 Jun 2012 10:44

SOUTH KOREA

NYF International TV & Film Awards announces 2012 winners at NAB
NYF International TV & Film Awards announces 2012 winners at NAB

NEW YORK, US: The 55th New York Festivals International Television & Film Awards, announced this year's winning entries at the 2012 awards ceremony on Tuesday, 17 April at the annual NAB Show in Las Vegas. Geoffrey Mason, senior production specialist for ESPN, was awarded the NYF Television & Film Awards Lifetime Achievement Award.

19 Apr 2012 08:02

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