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LG claims 3m LTE smartphone sales, plans to double its international focus

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LG has claimed that it has sold more than 3 million LTE-compatible smartphones worldwide, and revealed plans to extend the sale of its LTE range to 10 new countries, taking the total to 20. The Korean manufacturer’s devices are currently available in 10 markets — with a particularly focus on...
LG claims 3m LTE smartphone sales, plans to double its international focus

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

Google and Apple get more competition in Korea as search firm Daum launches its smart TV

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Google and Apple are already up against stiff competition in Korea’s smart TV industry, but the list of rivals now has an extra name after search firm Daum introduced its smart TV offerings, the Korea Herald reports. Despite a number of companies jumping into the smart TVs, Daum — which...
Google and Apple get more competition in Korea as search firm Daum launches its smart TV

Samsung stays quiet on Apple licensing rumor, but says its patent battle position “remains the same”

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One important piece of Samsung-Apple news that may have been sounded out by a combination of the new iPad launch — “just iPad”, not iPad or iPad HD — and the filing of a new suit against Apple, was the rumor that Apple is working to settle a number of...
Samsung stays quiet on Apple licensing rumor, but says its patent battle position “remains the same”

Patent Talks Between Apple and Samsung Chief Executives Yield Little Progress

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Earlier this week, Apple CEO Tim Cook met with his counterpart from Samsung, Choi Gee-sung, as part of court-mediated talks seeking to find common ground in the ongoing patent battles between the two companies. Unsurprisingly, the talks seems to have been relatively unproductive, with the U.S. case underway in California...
Patent Talks Between Apple and Samsung Chief Executives Yield Little Progress
Evernote expands into new territory, partnering with South Korea's dominant messaging service

iPad seen hitting 1m in Korea as Galaxy Tab stays a minority

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Industry insider estimates have claimed that the iPad 2 has reached the million-unit sales mark in South Korea. The milestone came after a late November 2010 launch and 700,000 iPads shipped just in 2011, leaving the remaining 300,000 to have been sold in two and a half months' time, the...
iPad seen hitting 1m in Korea as Galaxy Tab stays a minority

'Introverted' Evernote pairs with messaging app Kakao Talk (and its 90 million users)

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It's not all WhatsApp and LINE. If you're in Korea, then your messaging app of choice is most likely to be Kakao Talk, and Evernote hopes that allying with the app will expand its remit and boost its presence in Asia. The team-up looks set to bring Evernote's services...
'Introverted' Evernote pairs with messaging app Kakao Talk (and its 90 million users)

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

Microsoft's First Windows Phone Partner Just Bailed (MSFT)

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LG says it has no plans to make any Windows Phones in the near future. The company told the Korea Herald that “The total unit[s] of Windows Phone sold in the global market is not a meaningful figure,” and said that it's taking a step back from Microsoft's platform, although...
Microsoft's First Windows Phone Partner Just Bailed (MSFT)
Kia and Samsung team up to offer free Galaxy Tab 10.1 with K9 luxury sedan pre-order

THE MICROSOFT INVESTOR: The Critics Weigh In On The Barnes & Noble Deal (MSFT)

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The Microsoft Investor is a daily report from SAI. Sign up here to receive it by email. MSFT On The Rise With The Market  With Occupy Wall Street trying to take over the world, the market is rebounding as April ISM blows past expectations despite disappointing construction spending figures. Shares...
THE MICROSOFT INVESTOR: The Critics Weigh In On The Barnes & Noble Deal (MSFT)

Samsung reportedly declines Zuckerberg's request to work on the next Facebook phone

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Following the failure of the HTC First, Facebook has reportedly moved on to its next smartphone idea (via the Korea Herald). Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg supposedly flew to South Korea this weekend to meet with several Samsung executives about working on the next “Facebook-friendly” smartphone together. According to the...
Samsung reportedly declines Zuckerberg's request to work on the next Facebook phone
Apple’s iPad outsells Galaxy tablets on Samsung’s home turf

Can Microsoft get LG excited about Windows Phone again?

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LG has more recently soured on Windows Phone as its broader mobile business continues to struggle. With Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer visiting Seoul, Korea Herald says a meeting could be in the works. [Read more]...
Can Microsoft get LG excited about Windows Phone again?

LG: no Windows Phone in near future; share 'not meaningful'

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LG isn't looking to produce another Windows Phone in the near future, a spokesman said Monday. While there would still be development, the representative wanted to minimize expectations of anything imminent when asked by the Korea Herald. The Microsoft platform's low market share was put at fault as likely making...
LG: no Windows Phone in near future; share 'not meaningful'

Samsung exec: We might build a Google TV

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The Korea Herald, an English-language newspaper based in South Korea, quotes an unnamed Samsung executive: “We are considering Google TVs. We are examining the business feasibility.” The television sets would run on Google’s Android operating system, already used on the company’s Nexus One and Motorola Droid phones, among other devices....
Samsung exec: We might build a Google TV

Samsung wins approval to develop $822 million R&D center in Korea

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Korean electronic giant Samsung has been given the green light to carry out a $822 million (1 trillion Korean won) project to build a new research and development center in the country’s capital city Seoul, the Korea Herald reports. News of the all clear to build the software and tech-focused...
Samsung wins approval to develop $822 million R&D center in Korea

Not so fast: LG not ditching Windows Phone 7

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EXCLUSIVE: Focusing on Android for the moment LG is not, as rumoured, ditching Windows Phone 7?in favour of Android it seems with the electronics giant confirming as much to Pocket-lint. "None of it is true. Korea Herald is showing its speculative side again," a spokesman for the company in...
Not so fast: LG not ditching Windows Phone 7

Samsung sold a record 12.5 million smartphones in China during Q1 2013: Strategy Analytics

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Samsung topped China’s smartphone sales for the first time last year, and the Korean firm has taken that momentum into this year, after selling a record 12.5 million smartphones in China during Q1 2013, according to Strategy Analytics. The research firm’s latest figures are reported by the Korea Herald (via Sammy...
Samsung sold a record 12.5 million smartphones in China during Q1 2013: Strategy Analytics
Citing weak sales, LG backs away from Windows Phone

LG abandons Windows Phones for Android, blames poor sales

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During last week’s Q1 2012 earnings call, LG admitted it is currently abandoning Windows Phone hardware production to focus on Android, and now a Korean newspaper attributes the move to underwhelming sales. Microsoft Korea spokesperson Lee Seung-yeon told The Korea Herald that LG is dumping Windows phones due to poor retail performance and said Windows Phones only...
LG abandons Windows Phones for Android, blames poor sales

LG selected to develop 60-inch flexible OLED by 2017

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While regular consumers are still wait for the first big screen OLED display to make it to big box stores, Korea's Ministry of Knowledge Economy has chosen LG to lead the a consortium charged with developing a 60-inch flexible OLED by 2017. Part of the Future Flagship Program, its...
LG selected to develop 60-inch flexible OLED by 2017
Life isn’t Good with Windows Phone, LG switches back to Android

Samsung Asks Employees To Not Binge Drink So Much During Company Events (SSNLF)

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Samsung has started an in-house campaign to stop its Korean employees from binge drinking during company events.  In the recent past, employees forced others to drink in "one shot" or drink as a punishment, The Korea Herald reports. But Samsung is now strictly banning employees from forcing others to drink....
Samsung Asks Employees To Not Binge Drink So Much During Company Events (SSNLF)

No New Windows Phone Device in LG's Pipeline

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LG is not abandoning Microsoft’s Windows Phone platform; it’s just not particularly focused on it at the moment. Responding to a report in the Korea Herald that suggested it was “taking a step back from Windows Phones,” LG today said that is an inaccurate characterization. “At the moment, LG is...
No New Windows Phone Device in LG's Pipeline

Samsung gets green-light for $822 million R&D HQ in Korea

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Samsung has received permission from local authorities to erect a 330,000 square meter, 10-storey high research and development center in Umyeon-dong, Seocho-gu, Seoul. The facility, which broke ground last week, is expected to cost around 1 trillion won ($822 million) and will house around 10,000 employees. The company's expecting...
Samsung gets green-light for $822 million R&D HQ in Korea
LG To Pull Away From Windows Phone’s Loving Embrace, Refocus On Android

Korea's KT launches app store in Japan in partnership with DoCoMo

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Korean operator KT has become the first in the country to extend its mobile app store roots overseas after it launched a platform in Japan, in partnership with the country’s largest operator, NTT DoCoMo, according to the Korea Herald. The Japan-based app store, ‘Olleh Market W’, has gone live as...
Korea's KT launches app store in Japan in partnership with DoCoMo
LG has 'no immediate plans' to produce more Windows Phone hardware
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