IT, Telecommunications

Samsung launches Galaxy Note 5 special edition

SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE 5 SPECIAL EDITION — Samsung Electronics rolls out the Galaxy Note 5 Winter Special Edition, equipped with 128 gigabytes of built-in memory, a much larger capacity in comparison with previous 32-gb and 64-gb models, in Korea on Friday. The limited Note 5 winter edition comes in two colors — gold platinum and silver titanium. (Samsung) Source:http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20151218000739

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LG unveils new monitor lineup

SAMSUNG RECOGNIZED FOR EXCELLENCE IN DESIGN — Samsung Electronics said Wednesday its high-end SUHD TV 82S9W lineup has won the highest presidential award at the Good Design Selection 2015, a design award in Korea. The tech firm’s eight other products got awards, including the Chef Collection fridge RV8000, and the smart UX apps and widgets for the Galaxy S6 Edge Avengers Special Edition. (Samsung) Source:http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20151216001278

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Samsung convenes regional heads for strategy meeting

Samsung Electronics on Wednesday started its annual global strategy meeting, with some 600 executives and heads of regional operations around the world in attendance. Samsung Electronics vice chairman Lee Jae-yong is also scheduled to join the meeting –the first this year. The one planned in the first half of this year was canceled due to the outbreak of Middle East respiratory syndrome. The mobile and home appliance divisions are holding a three-day meeting through Friday at the Suwon campus in Gyeonggi [...]

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‘Journey matters more than destination’

Google chief executive Sundar Pichai urged Korean engineering students, would-be entrepreneurs and start-ups to shoot for the moon to achieve innovation. “Outcomes do not matter as much as people think,” the CEO said in a meeting held at Google’s start-up incubation center Campus Seoul in Gangnam, Seoul, on Tuesday. “If you look at stories and failures in Silicon Valley, it is important to understand that a journey matters much more than the outcome,” he added. It was his first visit to Korea [...]

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Samsung CEOs to pitch to carmakers

Samsung Electronics, which has recently renewed its push for automotive parts especially for self-driving cars, plans to appeal to global carmakers at the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show, or CES, in Las Vegas next month. The Korean tech giant announced last week it would set up a new team dedicated to car parts for futuristic vehicles like driverless cars. Even though Samsung has long produced batteries and chips for cars, it is the first time that it is entering the car [...]

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LG oven range recognized for innovation

LG OVEN RANGE RECOGNIZED FOR INNOVATION –LG Electronics said Monday its premium oven range, dubbed the LG Studio, had been picked as the 2015 Product of the Year in the kitchen and bath category by leading U.S. monthly magazine Architectural Record. (LGE) Source:http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20151214001188

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Samsung’s top execs to meet next week

Samsung Electronics said Friday it will hold a global strategy conference with its top executives from regional branches overseas and business unit heads in Korea next week under the theme of “businesses in a low-growth era.” The company’s vice chairman Lee Jae-yong and three chief executives ― Kwon Oh-hyun, Yoon Boo-keun and Shin Jong-kyun ― will join the conference, which is regularly held twice a year. Attention is being paid to whether the top Samsung executives in the conference would discuss [...]

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Mobile transactions brisk at online malls

Online payments using mobile devices have continued to rise in South Korea this year thanks to the widespread use of smartphones and easier transaction options tailored for tech-savvy consumers, industry data showed Friday. 11th Street and GMarket, the nation’s two leading open market operators, received about half of their online payments via mobile last month, the companies said, without elaborating on the total amount. The average mobile transaction ratio for 11th Street added 13 percentage points to 43 percent this year [...]

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LG Uplus develops smart parking system

LG Uplus, Korea’s third-largest mobile network operator, said Monday it has developed a smart monitoring system for parking lots that deploys the company’s Long-Term Evolution technology. The parking lot monitoring system utilizing the “narrow band LTE” technology allows long-distance communications between sensors installed in parking lots, smartphones and digital devices, with which users can check vacant spots and find their cars. The mobile carrier will soon run a hands-on experience program for the smart parking solution at its 5G technology lab [...]

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Samsung makes big automotive push

Samsung Electronics on Wednesday announced it will set up a new team specializing in automotive parts to speed up its expansion into the lucrative market in an era of electric mobility. The plans were announced as part of the Korean tech giant’s annual business reshuffle that aims, among other things, to secure new growth engine businesses while restoring profitability in existing device sales. Park Jong-hwan, senior vice president and head of chip card and microcontrollers team, will lead the new team [...]

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