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[Graphic News] Apple gains an edge on Samsung

Apple is rapidly catching up with Samsung Electronics in South Korea’s smartphone market, following the launch of the U.S. tech company’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in the country in November last y...

Updated : 2015.01.25 21:35

‘Oracle set to lead cloud market’

Software powerhouse Oracle has recently been turning to cloud computing businesses to meet the rising demand for services available over the Web. Mark Hurd, Oracle’s cochief executive, expressed stro...

Updated : 2015.01.25 21:14

Appeals court upholds decision blaming Samsung over leukemia death

A Seoul appeals court has upheld a ruling by a lower court that South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics is to blame for the leukemia death of one of its former employees at a chip-making facility, a court official said Sunday.In 2013, the Seoul Administrative Court recognized as an ind...

Updated : 2015.01.25 20:51

Naver, Daum Kakao see sharp rise in search warrants

The number of requests by investigative agencies for information from the nation’s Web-portal giants ― Naver and Daum Kakao ― have steadily increased over the years, raising public concern about th...

Updated : 2015.01.23 22:00

Court bans SK Telecom ad over LTE service

A Seoul court has banned an SK Telecom advertisement, saying Friday that it falsely claimed SKT was the first to commercialize triband Long Term Evolution services.“SK Telecom’s ad includes false and exaggerated information since it did not commercialize the triband LTE services,” the S...

Updated : 2015.01.23 21:59

LG’s smartphone sales up 25% on-year in 2014

South Korea’s No. 2 tech giant, LG Electronics is estimated to have posted a 25 percent gain in its smartphone sales last year from a year earlier, industry sources said Thursday, taking a step closer to claiming the third spot in the global market.The combined smartphone shipment of LG E...

Updated : 2015.01.22 21:34

Samsung snubs Qualcomm chips

Samsung Electronics Co. will use its own microprocessors in the next version of the Galaxy S smartphone, dropping its use of a Qualcomm Inc. chip that overheated during the Korean company’s testing, people with direct knowledge of the matter said. Samsung, the world’s largest smartphone ...

Updated : 2015.01.22 21:28

State regulator seeks criminal charges against Uber

The Korea Communications Commission, the nation’s top telecom regulator, said Thursday it would file a complaint against Uber Korea with the prosecution on charges of violating laws related to teleco...

Updated : 2015.01.22 11:27

[Graphic News] Smartphones outnumber PCs

The global supply of smartphones has outnumbered that of PCs for the first time.According to the “2015 Mobile Trend Prospects” report published by KT Economic Research Institute, the global supply o...

Updated : 2015.01.21 21:44

SK Telecom faces probe over subsidies

The nation’s telecom regulator said Wednesday that it would probe an alleged illegal subsidy case involving SK Telecom.The Korea Communications Commission said SK Telecom is suspected of handing out illegal subsidies to lure subscribers from other mobile network operators.The KCC revealed...

Updated : 2015.01.21 21:30

Cisco vows to contribute to growth of Korean IoT market

Having benefited from fast network infrastructure since the early 2000s, South Korea has been considered a global Internet powerhouse, but the era of the Internet of Things may put an end to that, acc...

Updated : 2015.01.21 21:26

Samsung starts sales of low-end smartphone Galaxy A5

South Korea’s tech giant Samsung Electronics Co. said Wednesday it will start sales of the Galaxy A5, the latest in its low-end smartphone lineup, at home Thursday, as it seeks to expand its footing ...

Updated : 2015.01.21 21:26

Kickstarter nurtures start-up ecosystem

LAS VEGAS ― Starting a business is not an easy job. Even if you have a great idea, you may not know where and with whom to start. U.S.-based crowdfunding firm Kickstarter says it provides an ideal pl...

Updated : 2015.01.21 21:25

Glide set to change landscape of mobile messaging industry

Glide’s communications head Chaim Haas (right) demonstrates the video messaging app Glide at the International CES last week in Las Vegas. (Kim Young-won/The Korea Herald)LAS VEGAS ― Shoot videos an...

Updated : 2015.01.21 21:24

MS Korea launches cloud-based predictive analytics service

Microsoft Korea launched the cloud-based predictive analytics service Azure Machine Learning in South Korea on Wednesday.The new MS service, which uses highly sophisticated data analytics algorithms, helps users to make predictions on a wide variety of managerial or social issues, such as ...

Updated : 2015.01.21 21:24