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Samsung tops NAND flash market in Q2

Samsung Electronics topped the global NAND flash market in the second quarter of 2014, data showed Friday, on the back of increased demand from Chinese smartphone makers who have been raising their profiles in the global market.The market share for the South Korean electronics giant in NAN...

Updated : 2014.08.22 20:44

CES organizer hopeful of first Asia version in China

The Consumer Electronics Association, the organizer of the world’s largest consumer electronics trade show, International CES, is on track with its preparations for hosting the Asian version of the e...

Updated : 2014.08.22 20:42

KT ordered to pay 100,000 won each to data-leak victims

South Korea's No. 2 mobile carrier KT Corp. was ordered by a local district court Friday to pay 100,000 won (US$97) in compensation to each customer who had personal data leaked in 2012.The Seoul Central District Court's ruling came after some 28,000 KT users filed a lawsuit against the mo...

Updated : 2014.08.22 12:18

Mobile carriers fined for subsidies

The Korea Communications Commission on Thursday imposed fines of some 58 billion won ($57 million) against the country’s three mobile carriers for offering illegal subsidies to smartphone buyers.Sout...

Updated : 2014.08.21 20:52

IBM launches cloud computing platform in South Korea

IBM launched Bluemix, an open-source cloud computing development platform, in South Korea on Thursday.The platform enables developers to create applications for smartphones, running on both Apple’s i...

Updated : 2014.08.21 20:34

Samsung tops flatscreen TV market for 34th quarter

South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics Co. said Thursday it has topped the world’s market for flat-screen TVs for the 34th consecutive quarter in the April-June period, backed by robust sales in emerging markets.Quoting data released by industry watcher DisplaySearch, Samsung said it...

Updated : 2014.08.21 20:33

LG rolls out new 3G models in L smartphone series

LG Electronics Inc. said Wednesday it will roll out two new smartphone models in its low-end L series later this month that will feature high-tech features similar to the more expensive G series.The L Bello and L Fino come with 5-inch and 4.5-inch screens, respectively, along with an 8-meg...

Updated : 2014.08.21 20:32

Mobile carriers slapped with 58.4 bln won in fines for illegal subsidies

South Korea's top mobile carriers were fined 58.41 billion won (US$57.15 million) by the telecom authority on Thursday for continuing to pay illegal subsidies to win new clients.The Korea Communications Commission (KCC) said two of the three carriers being punished -- SK Telecom Co. and LG...

Updated : 2014.08.21 13:47

Samsung TV prices fall as company seeks bigger market share

Samsung Electronics Co.'s average sales price for its flat-screen TVs fell 13 percent in the first half of 2014 from last year, apparently as the firm sought a bigger world market share over profit, data showed Thursday.The price of the company's flat TV lineup averaged US$646 in the Janua...

Updated : 2014.08.21 10:21

LG Chem inks battery deal with Audi

LG Chem said Wednesday that it had clinched a deal to supply lithium-ion batteries to Germany-based premium automaker Audi for its next-generation electric automobiles.The materials and battery giant ...

Updated : 2014.08.20 21:17

SK Telecom launches ICT center for children

SK Telecom, the largest mobile carrier in Korea, opened a hands-on experience center, called T.um Mobile, where children can learn about the history and latest trends of information and communications...

Updated : 2014.08.20 21:16

Kakao Talk launches new service for small firms

South Korea’s top messenger application operator Kakao Corp. said Wednesday it has started to allow small enterprises to open a business-only account via Kakao Talk, providing them a means to communicate with consumers more easily.Named “Yellow ID,” the service gives users a second Kaka...

Updated : 2014.08.20 21:16

Wearable robots coming soon

In the blockbuster sleeper hit “Edge of Tomorrow,” soldiers wear full-body robotic armor to defend their world against alien invaders.They may look ineffective in those heavy-metal suits, but the we...

Updated : 2014.08.20 21:15

Kakao Talk launches new service for small companies

South Korea's top messenger application operator Kakao Corp. said Wednesday it has started to allow small enterprises to open a business-only account via Kakao Talk, providing them a means to communicate with consumers more easily.Named "Yellow ID," the service gives users a second Kakao T...

Updated : 2014.08.20 13:34

Samsung pushes aggressive takeovers for new biz

South Korea's tech giant Samsung Electronics Co. has acquired 10 companies since last year at home and abroad, industry data showed Wednesday, apparently in line with the firm's efforts to expand its business portfolio amid the slowing smartphone sector.The world's No. 1 smartphone maker p...

Updated : 2014.08.20 10:49