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Samsung cancels W49tr treasury shares

Samsung Electronics’ board of directors on Thursday approved plans to cancel about 49 trillion won ($43.3 billion) worth of treasury shares as part of efforts to raise value for shareholders, the co...

Updated : 2017.04.27 13:50

Air conditioner sales rise sharply amid early high temperatures: sources

Sales of air conditioners and electric fans rose sharply this month from a year earlier, industry sources said Thursday, amid above-average temperatures that can be a sign of a hot summer to come. L...

Updated : 2017.04.27 10:12

[Herald Interview] Nexon eyes innovation with ‘crazy experiments’

Nexon will continue to commit to developing new digital games that push the boundaries of established game genres despite the risks, as the company sees innovation as an underpinning component of its...

Updated : 2017.04.26 15:33

LG upgrades AI platform for home appliances

LG Electronics on Wednesday launched an upgraded version of an artificial intelligence platform, named “Smart ThinQ Hub 2.0,” which will serve as a hub device for connecting and controlling home ap...

Updated : 2017.04.26 15:29

Korea launches alliance to nurture "smart home" industry

South Korea launched an alliance of leading information and communication technology and construction firms on Wednesday to nurture the "smart home" industry that connects artificial intelligence and...

Updated : 2017.04.26 13:18

Social robot patent applications rise sharply on AI, robotics advances: data

The application of patents for social robots that can interact and communicate with humans has risen sharply in South Korea in recent years with the advances being made in robotics and artificial int...

Updated : 2017.04.25 16:22

Samsung’s facial recognition not ready for mobile payments

Samsung Electronics’ facial recognition technology requires more than four years to be solely used for mobile payment, a source from Samsung and industry watchers predicted on Monday. Facial recogn...

Updated : 2017.04.25 15:45

Samsung keeps top spot in US home appliance market

Samsung Electronics retained the No. 1 spot in the US home appliance market for a fourth consecutive quarter, a survey by market researcher TraQline showed Tuesday. In the quarterly survey of market...

Updated : 2017.04.25 15:30

SK hynix posts record high Q1 earnings as DRAM prices surge

Owing to higher market prices of memory chips, SK hynix, the world’s second-largest DRAM producer achieved record operating profit in the first quarter of this year, the company announced Tuesday. ...

Updated : 2017.04.25 15:00

Netmarble Games begins share sales as it pursues W2.6tr IPO

South Korea’s Netmarble Games began selling its shares to interested investors Tuesday as the company prepares to go public on Korea’s main bourse Kospi on May 12. The share sales will continue unt...

Updated : 2017.04.25 15:00

Samsung develops enhanced mobile chip for IoT applications

Samsung Electronics Co. said Tuesday it has developed an application processor (AP) for Internet of Things (IoT) devices. The South Korean tech giant said it has completed the development of the Exy...

Updated : 2017.04.25 09:39

LG Display retains top spot in TV LCD panels

South Korea's LG Display Co. stood as the leading maker of liquid crystal display (LCD) panels for TVs in the first quarter, data showed Tuesday, although overall shipments fell amid the industry's s...

Updated : 2017.04.25 09:38

IBM Korea bets future on cognitive, cloud technology business

IBM Korea, the local branch of the US-based tech giant, is betting its future on its cognitive computing and cloud service businesses as the world embraces a new age led by futuristic technologies su...

Updated : 2017.04.24 15:53

Discoveryho releases bi-directional mobile fashion shopping app

The startup Discoveryho recently released “FashionSShow,” a bi-directional mobile fashion shopping application. Following the initial release of the Android version in February, an iOS version of t...

Updated : 2017.04.24 14:59

Galaxy S8 Plus set to take up more than 50% of combined sales

Sales of the 6.2-inch Galaxy S8 Plus are expected to beat that of the 5.8-inch Galaxy S8, a report showed Monday, reflecting the market's demand for smartphones with wider displays. Samsung Electron...

Updated : 2017.04.24 10:11