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GLOBAL

The most valuable global retail brands for 2019

The results of the second annual BrandZ Top 75 Most Valuable Global Retail Brands have been revealed. The research shows that the world's most valuable retail brands are worth $339 billion more...

14 May 2019

GLOBAL

Successful retail chatbot interactions to grow eightfold by 2023

The global number of successful retail chatbot interactions will reach 22 billion by 2023, up from an estimated 2.6 billion in 2019, as AI offers compelling new engagement solutions...

9 May 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Alibaba unit invests $200m in South Korea's Kakao Pay

Alibaba's payment affiliate Ant Financial will invest $200 million in a unit of South Korean messaging giant Kakao, the companies said on Tuesday...

21 Feb 2017

SOUTH KOREA

Samsung and Apple clash with rollout of new products

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA: Samsung rolled out a new smartphone on Friday in a bid to regain market dominance as archrival Apple, eyeing the next generation of wearable technology, opened pre-sales for its first watch...

13 Apr 2015

SPAIN

Asian firms challenge Apple with snazzy new smartphones

BARCELONA, SPAIN: Several big Asian phone companies launched new high-end smartphones and other wireless gizmos on Sunday, hoping to challenge US giant Apple in a big year for wireless gadgets...

3 Mar 2015

SOUTH KOREA

Pro-IS hackers hijack Facebook page linked to North Korea airline

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA: Hackers declaring support for Islamic State jihadists appeared on Wednesday to have derided the communist nation's leader Kim Jong-Un as a "crying pig"...

15 Jan 2015

SOUTH KOREA

No kick in the Shin... Samsung's mobile chief keeps his job

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA: The head of Samsung's faltering mobile business would keep his job despite an alarming decline in profits, as the electronics giant announced a year-end personnel reshuffle...

2 Dec 2014

SOUTH KOREA

Samsung Electronics flags 25% plunge in Q2 profit

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA: Samsung estimated on Tuesday that its operating profit would plunge nearly 25% on year in the second quarter of 2014, as cheap Chinese devices and a strong won hammered down its share of the global smartphone market.

9 Jul 2014

SOUTH KOREA

Early Galaxy S5 release in South Korea irks Samsung

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA: Samsung voiced annoyance after South Korean telecoms operators released its latest smartphone ahead of schedule in order to dodge sales restrictions imposed by regulators.

28 Mar 2014

SOUTH KOREA

Ultra-wired South Korea battles smartphone addiction

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA: Kim Nam-Hee pulls no punches as she warns a classroom of wide-eyed South Korean 10-year-olds that they stand on the edge of an addiction that will turn them all into "mindless slaves".

28 Jun 2013

SOUTH KOREA

SK Telecom introduces world's first LTE-A network

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA: South Korea's SK Telecom announced on Wednesday the launch of a new generation mobile network.

27 Jun 2013

NORTH KOREA

North Koreans really hacked off now

NEWSWATCH: North Korean social media sites (yes, they do have them) have apparently been hacked, reports CNN, and closer to home, the iBurst boss might face arrest, reports TechCentral.

By Rod Baker 5 Apr 2013

SOUTH KOREA

Samsung launches new oversized smartphone

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA: Samsung launched yesterday the newest version of its oversized smartphone Galaxy Note, just a week after Apple's iPhone 5 hit shelves, in an apparent bid to outpace its rival with a wider range of gadgets.

27 Sep 2012

GERMANY

Trend to high-quality photo-products

NUREMBERG, GERMANY: Worldwide, the trend is moving towards high-quality cameras. New products with smartphone features are being offered and are winning an entirely new customer base. Japan, Russia, the Ukraine and Kazakhstan are posting double-digit growth on photo-products, while markets in Western Europe are characterised by increasing value creation.

25 Sep 2012

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