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Mobile app uses AR to locate friends in a crowd

In a crowded music festival setting, losing sight of friends is a common problem - but now there's a solution...

10 Jun 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Samsung to buy US auto parts supplier Harman for $8bn

Samsung Electronics said on Monday it would buy US auto parts maker Harman International Industries for $8 billion in a bid to enter the growing market...

15 Nov 2016

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 wobbles but stays its ground

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA: Buffeted by sliding profits and emboldened competitors, mighty Samsung Electronics is looking unusually vulnerable these days, but analysts say its financial muscle and product diversity make "crisis" talk more than a little premature.

4 Nov 2014

SOUTH KOREA

Samsung's profits plunge to three-year low

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA: Samsung reported its smallest quarterly profit in nearly three years as its key smartphone business faltered under competition from Apple's iPhone 6 and Chinese handset manufacturers in an increasingly saturated market.

31 Oct 2014

SOUTH KOREA

Samsung, LG making new smartwatches

SEOUL SOUTH KOREA: South Korea's Samsung and LG unveiled new smartwatches with upgraded functions and design as they step up their drive to lead an increasingly competitive market for wearable devices.

29 Aug 2014

SOUTH KOREA

Samsung buys US firm SmartThings

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA: Samsung is buying a US home automation start-up SmartThings, as the South Korean electronics company seeks to expand beyond the increasingly saturated smartphone market.

18 Aug 2014

SOUTH KOREA

Apple, Samsung call of war in rest of the world

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA: Arch-rivals Samsung and Apple have decided to drop a series of bitter patent disputes pending in multiple courts outside the United States, the South Korean electronics company says.

7 Aug 2014

SOUTH KOREA

Tizen smartwatch launch delayed

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA: Samsung Electronics said it would postpone the roll-out of its new smartphone based on Tizen, a home-grown operating system aimed at breaking away from Google's Android system.

29 Jul 2014

SOUTH KOREA

LG's profits up 165% in second quarter

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA: LG Electronics posted a 165% rise in second-quarter net profit compared with a year ago, as strong TV and mobile phone sales boosted the turnaround to the company.

25 Jul 2014

SOUTH KOREA

New Samsung phone marks break from Android

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA: Samsung announced the launch of a new smartphone based on its own operating system, in a step towards independence from the Google Android platform that dominates its popular handsets.

3 Jun 2014

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