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Mobile app uses AR to locate friends in a crowd
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 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

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, 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

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

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

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

SOUTH KOREA

Download a movie a second with 5G
Download a movie a second with 5G

SEOUL SOUTH KOREA: Samsung Electronics said Monday it had successfully tested super-fast fifth-generation (5G) wireless technology that would eventually allow users to download an entire movie in one second.

13 May 2013

SOUTH KOREA

Point, shoot and share from Samsung
Point, shoot and share from Samsung

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA: Samsung Electronics on Thursday (29 November) launched a new Internet-connected camera in South Korea, as the electronics giant intensifies efforts to expand its dominance in the mobile phone market to other sectors.

30 Nov 2012

SOUTH KOREA

Samsung launches new oversized smartphone
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

UNITED STATES

Samsung, Sharp in LCD price-fixing settlement
Samsung, Sharp in LCD price-fixing settlement

NEW YORK, US: South Korea's Samsung, Japan's Sharp and five other Asian firms have agreed to a US$553m settlement for illegally fixing liquid crystal display prices, New York state's attorney general said on Tuesday.

28 Dec 2011

UNITED STATES

Consumer Confidence Survey: Economy again top global concern
Consumer Confidence Survey: Economy again top global concern

NEW YORK, US: Global online consumer confidence fell for the seventh consecutive quarter as confidence in 31 of 56 global markets measured declined, according to from Nielsen, a leading global provider of insights and analytics into what consumers watch and buy.

9 Nov 2011

JAPAN

Japan Internet users spend most time on blogs worldwide
Japan Internet users spend most time on blogs worldwide

TOKYO, JAPAN: comScore Japan KK, a wholly owned subsidiary of comScore, Inc, a leader in measuring the digital world, today released a report on blog usage in Japan from its comScore Media Metrix service.

25 Aug 2011