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Samsung sells off shares in four tech firms
Samsung sells off shares in four tech firms

Samsung Electronics said on Sunday it had sold shares it held in four technology companies including US chipmaker Rambus and Japan's Sharp...

19 Sep 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Samsung sells printing unit to HP for $1.05bn
Samsung sells printing unit to HP for $1.05bn

Samsung Electronics will sell its printer business to US computer maker HP, the companies said Monday, as the South Korean giant accelerates...

13 Sep 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Samsung to suspend Galaxy Note 7 sales over battery explosions
Samsung to suspend Galaxy Note 7 sales over battery explosions

Samsung will halt sales of its latest flagship smartphone and recall millions of units, it said Friday, after faulty batteries caused some handsets to explode...

2 Sep 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

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South Korea's Samsung invests $450m in China carmaker

A subsidiary of South Korean conglomerate Samsung will buy a $450 million stake in China's electric carmaker BYD, which is partially owned by US investment guru Warren Buffet...

25 Jul 2016

SOUTH KOREA

Samsung and Apple clash with rollout of new products
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

SOUTH AFRICA

Female millennials are the most confident and ambitious of any female generation
Female millennials are the most confident and ambitious of any female generation

New PwC survey dispels myths about women and work...

5 Mar 2015

SPAIN

Asian firms challenge Apple with snazzy new smartphones
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
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
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
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
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 denies using child labour
Samsung denies using child labour

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA: South Korea's Samsung Electronics has refuted fresh allegations by a labour protection watchdog that one of its suppliers in China is using child workers.

1 Sep 2014

SOUTH KOREA

Samsung, LG making new smartwatches
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
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
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
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
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

Smartwatches from Samsung, LG
Smartwatches from Samsung, LG

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA: South Korea's Samsung and LG have both launched smartwatches powered by Google's new Android Wear software as they jostle to lead an increasingly competitive market for wearable devices seen as the mobile industry's next growth booster.

27 Jun 2014

SOUTH KOREA

New Samsung phone marks break from Android
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

SOUTH KOREA

S. Korea's top mobile chat app, online portal to merge
S. Korea's top mobile chat app, online portal to merge

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA: South Korea's top messaging service provider, Kakao Corp., and its second largest Internet portal, Daum, announced a merger to create a company with an estimated market value of US$3bn.

26 May 2014

SOUTH KOREA

Korean man lets child starve while he's online
Korean man lets child starve while he's online

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA: South Korean police said they had arrested a man for allegedly allowing his infant son to starve to death while spending days playing online games at Internet cafes.

15 Apr 2014

SOUTH KOREA

Early Galaxy S5 release in South Korea irks Samsung
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

LG to launch new smartwatch this year
LG to launch new smartwatch this year

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA: LG will launch its first smartwatch in 2014 allowing it to tap into the nascent market for wearable devices seen as the mobile industry's new source of growth.

25 Feb 2014

SOUTH KOREA

SK Telecom's profit jumps 44%
SK Telecom's profit jumps 44%

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA: SK Telecom, South Korea's biggest wireless operator, said its net profit for 2013 jumped 44.3% on increased value of its stock investment and expansion of lucrative 4G services.

29 Jan 2014

SOUTH KOREA

South Korea to spend US$1.5bn on 5G 'movie-in-a-second' service
South Korea to spend US$1.5bn on 5G 'movie-in-a-second' service

SEOUL SOUTH KOREA: South Korea, already one of the most wired countries on earth, Wednesday, 22 January, announced a 1.6trn won (US$1.5bn) plan to roll out a next-generation 5G wireless service that is so fast it can download a full-length film in a second.

23 Jan 2014

SOUTH KOREA

LG to launch curved smartphone in Europe
LG to launch curved smartphone in Europe

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA: South Korea's LG Electronics said it would start selling its first curved-screen smartphone - seen as a first step to fully flexible products - in Europe next month.

21 Jan 2014

SOUTH KOREA

Samsung forecasts steep drop in earnings
Samsung forecasts steep drop in earnings

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA: South Korea's Samsung said on Tuesday (7 January) it expected a steep drop in its operating profit for the fourth quarter of 2013, as slowing sales of high-end smartphones and a strong won hit the world's top technology firm.

7 Jan 2014

SOUTH KOREA

Apple wins against Samsung in South Korea
Apple wins against Samsung in South Korea

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA: South Korean company Samsung lost its latest claim in a long-running global copyright battle against bitter rival Apple, a surprise blow to the electronics company in its home market.

13 Dec 2013

SOUTH KOREA

Samsung's first 'curved' smartphone hits S. Korea market
Samsung's first 'curved' smartphone hits S. Korea market

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA: Samsung's first smartphone with a curved display screen was available on the South Korean market from Thursday, 10 October, as the electronics company seeks to maintain its lead in the increasingly saturated market.

11 Oct 2013

SOUTH KOREA

Experts debate the smarts of the 'smartwatch'
Experts debate the smarts of the 'smartwatch'

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA: News that Samsung will unveil a "smartwatch" next month has sent rumour mills into overdrive within the technology community as it second guesses what the much-hyped gadget will offer.

22 Aug 2013

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