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Samsung takes on Apple with new flagship phones

BARCELONA, Spain ― Samsung Electronics, the world’s largest smartphone-maker by sales, finally unveiled its new flagship smartphones ― the S6 and its variant S6 Edge ― in Barcelona on Sunday, a da...

Updated : 2015.03.02 20:38

Samsung CEO busy meeting partners at MWC

BARCELONA, Spain ― Top executives of global tech giants attending the Mobile World Congress are busy showcasing their companies’ new products and meeting with partners on the sidelines of the world’s leading mobile device fair.Samsung Electronics’ mobile business chief Shin Jong-kyun t...

Updated : 2015.03.02 20:17

Samsung debuts own version of Apple Pay

SEOUL/BARCELONA ― Samsung Electronics on Sunday debuted its own mobile payment system, Samsung Pay, during the unveiling of its new flagship smartphone the Galaxy S6 and its Edge variant. Samsung pla...

Updated : 2015.03.02 20:16

Samsung takes on Apple with new flagship phones

BARCELONA, Spain -- Samsung Electronics, the world’s largest smartphone-maker by sales, finally unveiled its new flagship smartphones -- the S6 and its variant S6 edge -- in Barcelona, Spain, on Sund...

Updated : 2015.03.02 09:55

LG Chem to bulk up in specialty materials, batteries

YEOSU, South Jeolla Province ― LG Chem vice chairman and CEO Park Jin-soo said the nation’s top chemicals maker will pour more resources into its materials business, pledging to double sales in spec...

Updated : 2015.03.01 18:28

Samsung set to unveil next flagship phone at MWC 2015

South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics Co. is gearing up to unveiled its all new flagship smartphone at this year's Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, hoping to put the company back in the ring with arch-rival Apple Inc., corporate sources said Sunday.The flagship, widely expec...

Updated : 2015.03.01 14:15

Samsung rolls out new smartphone storage memory

Samsung Electronics, the world’s largest smartphone-maker, said Thursday that it has started mass production of an advanced storage memory chip for smartphones called universal flash storage memory.U...

Updated : 2015.02.26 21:07

LG takes on Samsung, Apple with new smart watch

Tech giant LG Electronics said Thursday that it would unveil the world’s first Long Term Evolution-support smart watch at a mobile trade show next week, upping the ante against rivals Samsung and App...

Updated : 2015.02.26 21:03

LG to unveil LTE-based smartwatch at MWC

LG Electronics Inc., South Korea's No. 2 smartphone company, said Thursday it will showcase its latest smartwatch upgraded with the long-term evolution network at the Mobile World Congress in Spain opening early next month.   The LG Watch Urbane LTE touts a fast voice communication and d...

Updated : 2015.02.26 11:20

LG Display top UHD TV panel seller in Q4

South Korea's LG Display Co. was the No. 1 provider of Ultra HD panels in the fourth quarter of 2014, data showed Thursday, emerging as the top player in the sector for the first time.  LG Display took up 27.9 percent of the global UHD TV panel market by volume over the cited period by s...

Updated : 2015.02.26 09:29

[Newsmaker] Samsung gobbles up tech start-ups

Samsung Electronics vice chairman Lee Jay-young is making a big push to absorb young tech firms around the world as part of efforts to create new software and service offerings and finally secure new ...

Updated : 2015.02.25 19:23

CrucialTec eyes fintech collaboration with Google, Alibaba, Microsoft

Charles Ahn, the chief executive of fingerprint module maker CrucialTec, is certain that his firm’s business will grow exponentially this year. He certainly had reasons to be confident during his ...

Updated : 2015.02.25 19:06

SK Telecom, Nokia demonstrate faster LTE

SK Telecom, South Korea’s largest mobile carrier, said Wednesday it has successfully demonstrated a faster data transmission technology which utilizes existing bands for Long Term Evolution. The Kore...

Updated : 2015.02.25 19:03

Uber Korea turns off UberX fare against Seoul's banning policy

Uber Korea, the local unit of ride-booking app creator Uber Technologies Inc., said Wednesday it will make its  ride-sharing service UberX free of charge, in an apparent move to counteract the Seoul city government's ban on the disputed mobile platform.   The decision by Uber, effective...

Updated : 2015.02.25 18:27

Mobile banking usage soars 45.5 pct in 2014

Daily usage of mobile banking in South Korea spiked 45.5 percent from a year earlier in 2014 as a growing number of elderly users started using their smartphones for bank transactions, central bank data showed Wednesday.  The volume of daily transactions processed via smartphones average...

Updated : 2015.02.25 13:23