All posts tagged "Smartphone"

  • "Digital Laundry" services are on the rise in South Korea in order to remove unwanted personal data from the internet (Yonhap)
    Samsung overtaken by Xiaomi in Chinese smartphone market

    (Yonhap) — Samsung Electronics Co. yielded its top position to Xiaomi, a Chinese smartphone maker, in smartphone sales in China due to the emerging player’s increased sales of low-end models in the second quarter, data showed Tuesday....

    • Posted August 5, 2014
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  • A woman walks by a billboard for Samsung Electronics' Galaxy Note 3 at a showroom of Samsung Electronics in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014. (Yonhap)
    Samsung profit sharply declines as smartphone strength weakens

    (Yonhap) — Samsung Electronics Co., the world’s top maker of smartphones, said Thursday (KST) its second-quarter net profit fell 19.5 percent from a year earlier as its mainstay handset business suffered from rising competition in the global...

    • Posted July 30, 2014
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  • Shin Jong-kyun, president and CEO of Samsung Electronics’ IT and Mobile Communications Division, gives a presentation on the flagship Galaxy S5 smartphone at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Tuesday. Samsung unveiled the Gear Fit, a fitness band, Sunday, in a move to strengthen its presence in the wearable devices market. (Courtesy of Samsung Electronics)
    Samsung unveils upgraded Galaxy

    S5 armed with fingerprint scanner, heart-rate sensor By Choi Kyong-ae BARCELONA ― Samsung Electronics Monday unveiled its latest Galaxy S5 smartphone equipped with a larger screen and fingerprint scanner. At the “Unpacked 5” event held at the...

    • Posted February 25, 2014
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    Kakao trapped in growth dilemma

    By Choi Kyong-ae Kakao Corp. is seeking a breakthrough in overseas markets as it experiences a growth decline in its native Korean market. But Korea’s leading messaging app company will likely have an uphill battle in the...

    • Posted December 12, 2013
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  • North Korean women use their smartphones in Pyongyang, North Korea, in August.  /  Courtesy of Medical Aid for Children
    Mobile technology industry budding in N. Korea

    Only the privileged use smart devices By Nam Hyun-woo Life inside of North Korea has always been a subject of great curiosity to people around the world. Since the cloistered regime refuses to show much of what...

    • Posted November 18, 2013
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  • Social networking sites struggling to survive

    By Chung Hyun-chae Cyworld was once the nation’s top social networking service (SNS), which provided each user with a unique personal homepage. The movie “My Boss, My Teacher,” released in 2005, has a scene that shows how...

    • Posted November 14, 2013
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  • Smartphone market crowded after Jobs’ magic

    By Kim Yoo-chul The global smartphone market is heading toward another “game of chicken,” as was previously seen in the chip and flat-screen industries, as the smartphone market is increasingly flooded with new competitors. Market analysts say...

    • Posted October 31, 2013
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