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Samsung adds high-capacity version to SSD lineup

South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics Co. said Monday it has added a high capacity version to its solid state drive line-up to meet various demands in the fast-growing market.The new SSD version with 2 terabyte capacity will lead its 850 PRO & EVO lineup, Samsung Electronics said.A S...

Updated : 2015.07.06 23:14

KT launches ‘GiGA Creative Town’

CHEONGHAKDONG, South Gyeongsang Province ― South Korea’s leading mobile carrier KT has transformed Cheonghakdong, a tranquil mountainous town in South Gyeongsang Province, into a “smart” village f...

Updated : 2015.07.06 19:23

KT to build solar power system in Vietnam

KT, South Korea’s largest telecom carrier, said Monday it had started construction work on a solar power system in Vietnam’s Quang Binh Province. The project is part of a slew of infrastructure building projects in developing countries sponsored by the Korean government’s Economic Devel...

Updated : 2015.07.06 18:01

KakaoTaxi calls hit 5 million mark

Daum Kakao, South Korea’s leading search engine, said Monday its taxi app KakaoTaxi had received more than 5 million calls since its introduction in March. According to the company, the nationwide service has 110,000 drivers and daily calls for taxis have hit 150,000 per day. The smartpho...

Updated : 2015.07.06 18:00

SK C&C builds Bangladesh’s e-government network

SK C&C, South Korea’s IT service provider, said Monday it recently completed Bangladesh’s online national network system, paving the way to expand the country’s e-government services. The company, an affiliate of SK Group, secured the 32 billion won ($29 million) project in 2012, which ...

Updated : 2015.07.06 17:59

LG Display to produce world’s thinnest touch screen for laptops

LG Display said Monday it would start mass producing the world’s thinnest full LCD touch screen for laptops, which combines the LCD and touch sensor and allows slimmer device design, from later this ...

Updated : 2015.07.06 17:59

Samsung, LG in court over washing machine vandalism

Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics clashed in a Seoul court Friday over the latter’s alleged vandalism of washing machines.The legal representatives for LG denied the allegations that its CEO Cho Seong-jin and two other company officials broke the doors of three Samsung washers. But S...

Updated : 2015.07.03 21:26

Foreign start-ups struggle for funding

As South Korea strives to become the next Asian tech hub in its “creative economy” drive, public and private investments into the start-up economy are at their height. The government has earmarked 1...

Updated : 2015.07.02 20:12

Samsung Display to develop flexible OLED for next Apple Watch

South Korean display manufacturers Samsung Display and LG Display will likely be display suppliers for California-based Apple’s next-generation smart watch, according to news reports Thursday.LG Disp...

Updated : 2015.07.02 17:39

[Photo News] Samsung SUHD TV

SAMSUNG SUHD TV -- Samsung Electronics rolls out its new SUHD TV lineup, JS7200, in Korea, Thursday. The new high-end TV lineup, which comes in at 50, 55 and 60 inches with the price starting from 2.5...

Updated : 2015.07.02 16:36

[Photo News] Record sales

RECORD SALES -- Korean tech giant LG Electronics said Thursday that the accumulative sales of its Bluetooth headset Tone had crossed the 10-million mark. The headset lineup first launched in 2010 is s...

Updated : 2015.07.02 16:35

Samsung unveils measures to aid farming, tourism

Samsung Group on Thursday unveiled a set of new measures to support farming households and the tourism industry, both hit hard by a record drought and the outbreak of Middle East respiratory syndrome. The plans come after Samsung Electronics vice chairman Lee Jay-yong, the de facto leader ...

Updated : 2015.07.02 15:57

LG Display unveils W40b loan program for suppliers

LG Display said Thursday it has created a new 40 billion won ($35 million) loan program for suppliers as part of its efforts to support them amid growing economic uncertainties. The program, named “Y...

Updated : 2015.07.02 15:56

LG G4 outperforms Samsung, Apple's flagships: U.S. consumer agency

South Korean tech giant LG Electronics Inc. saw its flagship smartphone, the G4, rank higher than rival flagship phones by Samsung Electronics Co. and Apple Inc. in terms of performance, a U.S. consumer agency said Thursday.  According to U.S.-based Consumer Reports, a non-profit organiz...

Updated : 2015.07.02 15:11

[Start-up Seoul] Startup Grind helps venture firms learn from others’ mistakes

Start-up Seoul is a new series featuring players in Korea’s emerging tech start-up scene. This is the first installment. ― Ed.When Korean-American Joon Oh was making his way from Samsung salaryman t...

Updated : 2015.07.01 18:44