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Samsung’s smartphone market share plunges in Q2

South Korea’s tech giant Samsung Electronics Co. saw its market share in the smartphone industry plunge in the second quarter from a year earlier, data showed Wednesday, dented by the rise of Chinese players vying with low-end models.Samsung took up 25.2 percent of the global smartphone m...

Updated : 2014.07.30 21:21

Samsung SDS to issue more IPO shares

Samsung SDS, Korea’s biggest IT solutions provider, said on Tuesday that it would increase the number of share issuances to secure capital for future business and acquisitions.It plans to increase th...

Updated : 2014.07.30 21:20

LG Group bets big on energy solutions

Efficient-energy management has become important for companies as they seek to reduce costs and protect the environment.LG Group affiliates, including LG Electronics, LG Chem and LG CNS, are in full s...

Updated : 2014.07.30 21:19

Wearables will need more power efficiency

Application processors for wearable devices need to be more power-efficient to fit into the small gadgets, an industry watcher said. “Currently, the performance of application processers for smart wa...

Updated : 2014.07.30 21:18

Korean-Americans return to help Korean start-ups

For David Lee, Korea is a land of opportunity. At first, this might sound strange. Looking at David’s impressive resume, Korea seems like it might be the last place on his mind. Google hired him in t...

Updated : 2014.07.30 21:18

Korea starts PR campaign for ITU conference

With less than 80 days until the landmark ITU Plenipotentiary Conference in Busan, the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning said it would zero in on promoting the global IT event beginning Aug. 1.The ministry said Wednesday that it will use Busan’s resources and summer festivals t...

Updated : 2014.07.30 21:17

Samsung's smartphone market share plunges in Q2

South Korea's tech giant Samsung Electronics Co. saw its market share in the smartphone industry plunge in the second quarter from a year earlier, data showed Wednesday, dented by the rise of Chinese players vying with low-end models.Samsung took up 25.2 percent of the global smartphone ma...

Updated : 2014.07.30 10:53

Samsung most popular smartphone brand in emerging markets

South Korea’s tech giant Samsung Electronics Co. is the most popular smartphone brand in a handful of emerging markets, a survey showed Monday, outdoing rivals at home and abroad such as Apple Inc. of the United States and local competitor LG Electronics Inc.In the poll conducted by Credi...

Updated : 2014.07.28 20:51

Samsung most popular smartphone brand in emerging markets: survey

South Korea's tech giant Samsung Electronics Co. is the most popular smartphone brand in a handful of emerging markets, a survey showed Monday, outdoing rivals at home and abroad such as Apple Inc. of the United States and local competitor LG Electronics Inc.In the poll conducted by Credit...

Updated : 2014.07.28 10:41

Smartphone users expected to hit 2.5 bln in 2015: research

The global number of smartphone users is expected to reach 2.5 billion by the end of 2015, research showed Monday, as more tech players are releasing low-end models to appeal to wider markets.Around 34.7 percent of the world's 7.2 billion population estimated for 2015 will use smartphones,...

Updated : 2014.07.28 10:36

[Graphic News] Korea seen as technology winner

A fast-rising technology pioneer and the home ground of Samsung ― these are what come to mind when citizens of 17 major countries think of South Korea, according to a recent survey by Korea’s Minist...

Updated : 2014.07.27 19:56

[Herald Interview] ‘Uber can do more good than harm for Seoul’

Calvin Kang. (Park Hyun-koo/The Korea Herald)Uber, a fast-growing car-sharing app based out of Silicon Valley, said it can boost a wider range of transportation choices for consumers, and encourage th...

Updated : 2014.07.27 19:45

Foreigners criticize Seoul’s Uber ban

Foreign residents in Korea who have been discontented with Korea’s conventional taxi services have increasingly opted to use Uber, the smartphone car-hailing application.And those foreigners are fuming at the latest move by the Seoul government to block Uber from operating in the city.“U...

Updated : 2014.07.27 19:43

Innolux outpaces Samsung Display in large-LCD market share

Taiwanese display maker Innolux saw its share of the large-sized liquid crystal display market outpace that of Samsung Display for the first time in the second quarter, data showed Sunday, mainly as the South Korean player focused on panels for smartphones.Innolux’s global market share fo...

Updated : 2014.07.27 19:38

[Weekender] End of privacy

Shortly after the Sewol ferry sank in April, South Korean authorities hurriedly combed the messages and photos stored in the victims’ Kakao Talk chats to learn more about the tragic sinking.One might...

Updated : 2014.07.25 21:57