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Incheon airport to hire robots for cleaning, concierge

Incheon International Airport will deploy autonomous robots programmed to clean its facilities and to provide information, before the nation hosts the Winter Olympics in 2018.Incheon International Air...

Updated : 2016.07.01 15:28

Korean chipmakers plan W38tr equipment investment for 3 years: report

[THE INVESTOR] Korean chipmakers, including the top two Samsung Electronics and SK hynix, are expected to pour a combined 37.8 trillion won (US$33 billion) into wafer fabrication equipment or WFE in t...

Updated : 2016.07.01 15:22

Kakao launches KakaoGames for global push

[THE INVESTOR] Internet giant Kakao on July 1 announced the official launch of its renamed game unit KakaoGames following its shareholders’ approval the day before. The company said the branding rene...

Updated : 2016.07.01 15:20

Korea tops average Internet speed worldwide: report

[THE INVESTOR] Korea has the highest average Internet connection speed in the world, according to a report by Akamai Technologies, a content delivery network provider headquartered in the US. The orga...

Updated : 2016.07.01 14:42

Samsung’s consumer electronics business to post robust Q2 profit

[THE INVESTOR] Tech giant Samsung Electronics’ consumer electronics business is forecast to see its operating profit for the April-June period surpass 1 trillion won ($870 million). Market analysts a...

Updated : 2016.07.01 13:28

LG’s appliance business expected to see record profits in Q2

[THE INVESTOR] LG Electronics is expected to post more than 10 percent operating profit ratio in its appliance business in the second quarter on upbeat sales of more lucrative high-end products, analy...

Updated : 2016.07.01 13:27

Samsung’s components businesses likely to suffer loss in Q2

 [THE INVESTOR] Samsung Group’s electronic components businesses, including Samsung Electro-Mechanics, and Samsung SDI, are forecast to show disappointing earnings results for the April-June period,...

Updated : 2016.07.01 10:50

Nexon brings new mobile RPG ‘HIT’ to global markets

[THE INVESTOR] Game developer Nexon said on June 30 that its mobile role-playing game “HIT” will be released in global markets on July 7.The mobile game, which will support 10 languages including En...

Updated : 2016.06.30 17:44

Yozma hints at US$100m funding for Korean biotech ventures

[THE INVESTOR] Yozma Group chairman Yigal Erlich on June 30 hinted at new funding worth up to US$100 million in Korea’s biotech venture firms. Yozma Group chairman Yigal Erlich The head of the lead...

Updated : 2016.06.30 17:36

SKT inks with Telekom, Ericsson for key 5G technology

[THE INVESTOR] Korean network operator SK Telecom has signed a memorandum of understanding with Deutsche Telekom and Ericsson to develop core technologies for the next-generation network, or 5G.Throug...

Updated : 2016.06.30 17:28

Qualcomm IT tour held for Korean engineering students

[THE INVESTOR] Qualcomm Korea held the 14th Qualcomm IT Tour for engineering students in Korea and invited them to its American headquarters as part of it efforts to update them on cutting-edge wirele...

Updated : 2016.06.30 16:46

LG, Pantech vie for leadership in mid-tier smartphone market

Hard-pressed by Samsung Electronics and Apple in the high-end smartphone segment, second-tier smartphone makers LG Electronics and Pantech are vying for leadership in the lower-priced smartphone marke...

Updated : 2016.06.30 16:05

Shares of Samsung companies soar on chairman’s death rumors

[THE INVESTOR] Shares of Samsung affiliates soared on June 30 after a rumor about chairman Lee Kun-hee’s death began spreading quickly in the afternoon. But Samsung Group flatly denied the rumor. Sa...

Updated : 2016.06.30 15:13

Samsung denies rumors of chairman’s death

[THE INVESTOR] Samsung Group on June 30 denied rumors that the company would be officially announcing the death of chairman Lee Kun-hee on this day.“It’s a groundless rumor,” said one high-ranking ...

Updated : 2016.06.30 14:35

SKT to develop 5G technologies with Deutsche Telekom, Ericsson

[THE INVESTOR] Korea leading network operator SK Telecom has signed a memorandum of understanding with Deutsche Telekom and Ericsson to develop core technologies for the next-generation network, or 5G...

Updated : 2016.06.30 14:33