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Samsung most popular smartphone brand in emerging markets: survey

South Korea's tech giant Samsung Electronics Co. is the most popular smartphone brand in a handful of emerging markets, a survey showed Monday, outdoing rivals at home and abroad such as Apple Inc. of the United States and local competitor LG Electronics Inc.In the poll conducted by Credit...

Updated : 2014.07.28 10:41

Smartphone users expected to hit 2.5 bln in 2015: research

The global number of smartphone users is expected to reach 2.5 billion by the end of 2015, research showed Monday, as more tech players are releasing low-end models to appeal to wider markets.Around 34.7 percent of the world's 7.2 billion population estimated for 2015 will use smartphones,...

Updated : 2014.07.28 10:36

[Graphic News] Korea seen as technology winner

A fast-rising technology pioneer and the home ground of Samsung ― these are what come to mind when citizens of 17 major countries think of South Korea, according to a recent survey by Korea’s Minist...

Updated : 2014.07.27 19:56

[Herald Interview] ‘Uber can do more good than harm for Seoul’

Calvin Kang. (Park Hyun-koo/The Korea Herald)Uber, a fast-growing car-sharing app based out of Silicon Valley, said it can boost a wider range of transportation choices for consumers, and encourage th...

Updated : 2014.07.27 19:45

Foreigners criticize Seoul’s Uber ban

Foreign residents in Korea who have been discontented with Korea’s conventional taxi services have increasingly opted to use Uber, the smartphone car-hailing application.And those foreigners are fuming at the latest move by the Seoul government to block Uber from operating in the city.“U...

Updated : 2014.07.27 19:43

Innolux outpaces Samsung Display in large-LCD market share

Taiwanese display maker Innolux saw its share of the large-sized liquid crystal display market outpace that of Samsung Display for the first time in the second quarter, data showed Sunday, mainly as the South Korean player focused on panels for smartphones.Innolux’s global market share fo...

Updated : 2014.07.27 19:38

[Weekender] End of privacy

Shortly after the Sewol ferry sank in April, South Korean authorities hurriedly combed the messages and photos stored in the victims’ Kakao Talk chats to learn more about the tragic sinking.One might...

Updated : 2014.07.25 21:57

[Weekender] Poor cybersecurity plagues Koreans

In July 2011, a hacking attack on SK Communications, operator of the once-popular social media site Cyworld, resulted in a data leakage involving over 35 million people. It marked the largest theft of...

Updated : 2014.07.25 21:53

[Weekender] Korea faces digital footprint dilemma

On Wednesday, South Korean consumer rights activists filed a lawsuit at a Seoul court demanding that Google Korea disclose whether the IT behemoth shared its users’ personal data with outside parties...

Updated : 2014.07.25 21:52

[Weekender] ‘Joint efforts needed for data protection’

Social media is an important digital platform to build social networks and share activities. According to the Korea Internet & Security Agency, around 55 percent of South Koreans used social media in ...

Updated : 2014.07.25 21:48

SK hynix Q2 net down 28% on rising cost of debts

SK hynix Inc., the world’s No. 2 memory chip maker, said Thursday its net profit tumbled 28.8 percent in the second quarter from a year ago due to the rising cost burden of its convertible bonds.Net profit came to 673.7 billion won ($657.96 million) in the April-June period, compared with...

Updated : 2014.07.24 21:08

LG Electronics net profit jumps 164.8% in Q2

South Korean tech giant LG Electronics Inc.’s net profit jumped 164.8 percent in the second quarter from a year earlier on strong performance of its mobile communications division led by its flagship G3 smartphone, the company said Thursday.Net profit came to 411.8 billion won in the Apri...

Updated : 2014.07.24 21:08

Samsung SDS to increase global ICT market presence

Samsung SDS, a systems integration business arm of Samsung Group, aims to boost its presence in global markets based on its competitive edge in the information and communication technology solutions b...

Updated : 2014.07.23 19:50

LG Display’s second-quarter net profit up 143.3%

LG Display Co. saw its net profit soar 143.3 percent in the second quarter from a year earlier, data showed Wednesday, as the rising price of TV panels overwhelmed sluggish sales of panels for smartphones and tablet PCs. Net profit reached 256 billion won ($250 million) in the second quart...

Updated : 2014.07.23 19:50

Google made failed bid for Spotify

Internet titan Google tried last year to buy streaming music service Spotify but backed off for reasons including a whopping price tag, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday.The Journal cited an unnamed source as saying that Sweden-based Spotify was asking for more than $10 billion d...

Updated : 2014.07.23 19:48