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LG Plus becomes first of Korea's three operators to face customer sign-up freeze over illegal subsidies

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South Korea’s three mobile operators were hit by a cumulative $40.1 million dollar fine for illegal mobile subsidies last month, and now the country’s Fair Trade Commission (FTC) has begun its second course of action, suspending the carriers from signing up new customers for fixed periods. LG Plus is the first...
LG Plus becomes first of Korea's three operators to face customer sign-up freeze over illegal subsidies

Korea’s FTC slaps a $40 million fine on Samsung, LG and operators over mobile price fixing

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Finding the biggest domestic mobile manufacturers and operators guilty of colluding to fix prices and defraud consumers, South Korea’s Fair Trade Commission (FTC) has slapped Samsung, LG and the country’s operators with a combined fine of 45.3 billion won (US$40.1 million), reports Yonhap News. The companies involved were found to be...
Korea’s FTC slaps a $40 million fine on Samsung, LG and operators over mobile price fixing

Samsung Fined By Taiwan's Fair Trade Commission For Misleading Advertising

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Samsung has disclosed that Taiwan’s Fair Trade Commission (FTC) fined it NT$300,000 (or about US$10,389) for an advertisement that featured “misleading” information about the Samsung Galaxy Y Duos GT-S6102, reported Taiwanese news agency CNA (link via Google Translate). According to the FTC, the South Korean company said in online and...
Samsung Fined By Taiwan's Fair Trade Commission For Misleading Advertising

Report: HP's South Korean offices raided over alleged price fixing

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Korea Times is a publication that isn't shy of the odd bold statement and today it's claiming that HP's South Korean offices were raided on suspicion of price-fixing deals made with IBM and Oracle. The country's Fair Trade Commission seized documents, computer records and questioned employees over alleged price-rigging...
Report: HP's South Korean offices raided over alleged price fixing

iPhone pricing said to draw scrutiny in Taiwan

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The country's Fair Trade Commission says it will investigate charges that Apple has been interfering in how Taiwan's telecom operators are setting iPhone prices [Read more]...
iPhone pricing said to draw scrutiny in Taiwan

Korea Fair Trade Commission Raids Google. Again.

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Google’s in hot water in South Korea again. The Korea Fair Trade Commission (KFTC) raided Google’s offices in Seoul Monday, people familiar with the matter say. This is the second time the agency has busted in on Google’s South Korean headquarters, and appears to be a response to the search...
Korea Fair Trade Commission Raids Google. Again.

Korean regulator investigates Apple's FRAND complaint against Samsung

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South Korea's Fair Trade Commission just became the latest competition regulator to show concern about the way standard-essential patents are being enforced. The Asian country's antitrust authority decided to look into Apple's complaint over Samsung's SEP enforcement. Previously, the European Commission launched an investigation of Samsung's assertions of such patents...
Korean regulator investigates Apple's FRAND complaint against Samsung

Taiwanese authorities probing Samsung over 'dirty tricks' against HTC

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Taiwan's Fair Trade Commission has launched an inquiry into Samsung's business practices following allegations that the South Korean conglomerate hired people to post negative comments about HTC online.    ...
Taiwanese authorities probing Samsung over 'dirty tricks' against HTC
Samsung, LG fined by Korean government for handset price fixing

The Fair Trade Commission Opens Investigation on Dirty Trickster Samsung

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Taiwan's HTC Corp. said Monday that it is considering legal action against Samsung Electronics Co. after the government decided to investigate recent accusations that the South Korean company deceptively attacked its rivals' products online.    ...
The Fair Trade Commission Opens Investigation on Dirty Trickster Samsung

South Korea's Fair Trade Commission raids Google offices

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The Korea Fair Trade Commission (KFTC) has raided Google's offices in Seoul, Korea on Monday. This is the third raid on the search giant's Korean headquarters in just over a year. The KFTC is continuing an Android-related antitrust investigation spearheaded by two local search engine's complaints about Android tampering with...
South Korea's Fair Trade Commission raids Google offices

Apple expands after-sales policy in Korea, now at ‘world’s best level’ says regulator

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Apple has confirmed it has expanded its after-sales policy in Korea, providing consumers with no-questions-asked replacements for their Apple devices should they develop a ‘fault’ within a month after purchase. The company had previously operated under a single global policy but begun adapting its guidelines in different regions, including the...
Apple expands after-sales policy in Korea, now at ‘world’s best level’ says regulator

Samsung, LG, Korean Carriers Fined For Mobile Price Fixing Scheme

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What happens when Korea’s biggest wireless carriers and Korea’s biggest phone manufacturers get caught offering bogus wireless phone deals to their customers? Well, according to the Yonhap News Agency, Korea’s Fair Trade Commission gets pissed off and slaps those companies with huge fine — 45.3 billion won ($40.2 million) —...
Samsung, LG, Korean Carriers Fined For Mobile Price Fixing Scheme

Samsung Flexes Litigation Muscles at Apple Ahead of iPhone 5 Launch - Again

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Of all the tech groups holding their breath to see what Apple will do tomorrow, there is one firm above all whose interest knows no bounds: Samsung. According to reports in the Korean Times, the South Korean multi-conglomerate is to sue the makers of the iPhone, claiming that it holds...
Samsung Flexes Litigation Muscles at Apple Ahead of iPhone 5 Launch - Again
Samsung Taiwan marketers allegedly created astroturf smear campaign against HTC

Is Samsung's Galaxy S4 Really Selling Off-the-Chart or are they Just Playing a Marketing Game?

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It was in the news recently that the Fair Trade Commission had formally set up a case to investigate whether Samsung was deceptively pitching its products online and attacking its rivals' devices. There's a fine line between a marketing team being aggressive and crossing an unethical line. That's where the...
Is Samsung's Galaxy S4 Really Selling Off-the-Chart or are they Just Playing a Marketing Game?

South Korea's FTC reportedly raids Google again over lack of cooperation

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Google might be in trouble for how it handled an earlier raid by South Korean officials over antitrust concerns. Insiders claimed to AllThingsD that the country's Fair Trade Commission stormed Google's Seoul offices again on May 28th after the company allegedly stonewalled the investigation in suspicious ways. Among the...
South Korea's FTC reportedly raids Google again over lack of cooperation
Samsung, LG and others fined $40 million in Korean price-fixing scam

Patent Abuse at Heart of Samsung Investigation in South Korea

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South Korea's Fair Trade Commission is investigating a complaint by Apple that arch-rival manufacturer Samsung is abusing its wireless technology patents in the......
Patent Abuse at Heart of Samsung Investigation in South Korea
Samsung taking heat from Korean government over monopoly concerns
Korean FTC investigating Apple claims Samsung is abusing its wireless patents

South Korean regulators investigating Samsung monopoly concerns following antitrust complaints from Apple

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According to a report from Reuters, Samsung is being investigated by South Korean regulators, the Korea Fair Trade Commission, regarding complaints from Apple that the company is “abusing its dominant position in wireless technology.” The FTC is investigating whether Samsung is unfairly competing in the market by abusing its dominance...
South Korean regulators investigating Samsung monopoly concerns following antitrust complaints from Apple

Samsung Fined In Korea (Again) For Obstructing Price Fixing Investigation

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When Samsung (among others) was called out for taking part in aa mobile price-fixing scheme last week I expected the company to pony up the 14.2 billion won and keep their collective heads down for a while. That would’ve been the smart move — pay up, show remorse, move on,...
Samsung Fined In Korea (Again) For Obstructing Price Fixing Investigation

Samsung admits to astroturf attacks HTC in Taiwan

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The Taiwan Fair Trade Commission is reportedly investigating astroturfing attacks launched by Samsung denigrating HTC devices. The investigation was launched after a website accused the manufacturing giant of "evil marketing" when it was discovered to have used anonymous internet users to criticize the devices by the rival company....    ...
Samsung admits to astroturf attacks HTC in Taiwan
Google's Seoul offices reportedly raided by Korea Fair Trade Commission

LG, Pantech, Samsung, Korean carriers fined for price fixing

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South Korea's Fair Trade Commission issued across-the-board fines on Thursday to domestic phone designers and carriers for price fixing. IT ruled that LG, Pantech, and Samsung, as well as three dominant carriers KT, LG Uplus, and SK Telecom, had colluded on the prices of phones. The group was accused of...
LG, Pantech, Samsung, Korean carriers fined for price fixing

Apple's Korea after-sales policy the world's best, regulator says

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According to the South Korea Fair Trade Commission, Apple has revised its after-sales policy in that country to help it reach the "world's best level." [Read more]...
Apple's Korea after-sales policy the world's best, regulator says

Google confirms its search business faces new investigation in Argentina and ongoing probe in Korea

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Google has confirmed that its business practices are under investigation in South Korea and Argentina, according to a regulatory filing, reported by Bloomberg. While the Korean investigation is ongoing, the probe Argentina is a new development, and the country’s anti-trust organisation is assessing issues around the use of paid-for ads on...
Google confirms its search business faces new investigation in Argentina and ongoing probe in Korea

S. Korea nears decision on Google antitrust case

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Country's Fair Trade Commission is expected to be close to a decision on whether Google was stifling the market by allegedly having phonemakers preinstall only its search engine on their devices....
S. Korea nears decision on Google antitrust case

HP under investigation for price fixing in South Korea

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Korea's Fair Trade Commission raided HP's Seoul office on Friday as part of an investigation into the company's alleged price-fixing practices, The Korea Times reported. Employees were questioned and computer records as well as documents were ceased during the raid. Other companies that are said to be involved in the...
HP under investigation for price fixing in South Korea
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