All posts tagged "Smartphone"

  • In this Tuesday, May 5, 2015, photo, a man sits in front of portraits of the late North Korean leaders Kim Il Sung, left, and Kim Jong Il, right, as he uses his smartphone in Pyongyang, North Korea. North Korean officials have unveiled a mobile-friendly online shopping site. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
    N. Korea’s newest fad: ‘Boy General’ mobile phone game

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Millions of North Koreans are now using mobile phones, and not just to make phone calls. The Associated Press recently got a sneak peek at “Boy General,” the North’s hottest new game...

    • Posted December 9, 2015
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    In midst of global smartphone battle, Samsung shuffles top execs

    By Yoon Sung-won Changing leadership in the middle of a global smartphone battle seems to be part of Samsung’s latest strategy to vie for the top spot. The nation’s top conglomerate appointed six new presidents and one...

    • Posted December 1, 2015
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  • South Korean middle school students use their smartphones at a bus station in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, May 15, 2015. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
    S. Korea pulls plug on child monitoring app

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The most widely used child surveillance app in South Korea has been pulled from the market after security specialists raised serious concerns about the program’s safety. Moon Hyun-seok, a senior official at...

    • Posted November 2, 2015
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    LG profit sinks as smartphone business suffers loss

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — LG Electronics said Thursday its mobile communications division suffered its first operating loss in more than a year, dragging down the company’s overall earnings for the third quarter. The mobile business lost...

    • Posted October 29, 2015
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    Samsung showcases new Tizen smartphone

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics Co. unveiled its latest Tizen-powered smartphone Wednesday as part of efforts to boost sales in India and its neighboring countries. The Samsung Z3, an upgrade from the Samsung...

    • Posted October 14, 2015
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  • Models pose with LG Electronics' new G4 smartphones during its unveiling ceremony in Seoul, South Korea Wednesday, April 29, 2015. LG Electronics Inc. says its quarterly profit plunged 59 percent from a year earlier as losses from TVs offset a modest improvement in its smartphone business. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
    LG in quandary over smartphone slump

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — LG Electronics Inc., South Korea’s No. 2 smartphone maker, is suffering a prolonged slump in its smartphone business in the face of increased competition, which is forcing it to sharply cut the prices of...

    • Posted September 18, 2015
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  • Samsung is hoping to reverse its dimming smartphone fortunes with two new phones set for release in 20 countries. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
    Samsung cuts smartphone prices globally amid falling market share

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — South Korea’s tech giant Samsung Electronics Co. said Thursday it has slashed the prices of its two latest flagship smartphones in key markets, a move seen to be aimed at retaining its falling share...

    • Posted August 6, 2015
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