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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
Android vs. Android: LG looks to ban Samsung tablet in South Korea

Samsung's Galaxy S III passes 20 million sales, within 100 days of launch

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The Samsung Galaxy S III was heralded as a stand-out device than can truly challenge Apple and it seems that the early hype is translating to sales after Samsung claimed that its flagship smartphone had passed 20 million sales worldwide, that’s within 100 days of its launch. The numbers are...
Samsung's Galaxy S III passes 20 million sales, within 100 days of launch

Google's Explainer-in-Chief Can't Explain Apple

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As Google Inc. battles rivals ranging from Apple Inc. to Internet companies that allege it fixes its search results, Eric Schmidt has become the search giant’s peacemaker and explainer-in-chief. Google’s former CEO and current executive chairman met with lawmakers in Washington last week as the Federal Trade Commission appeared closer...
Google's Explainer-in-Chief Can't Explain Apple

Best Buy: Customers returned Samsung tablets because they thought they were getting iPads

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Here come some more juicy tidbits from recently unsealed documents tied to the upcoming Apple (AAPL) vs. Samsung (005930) extravaganza! From rejected settlement offers to muscle flexing on both sides, things are starting to heat up in San Jose, California. In the latest round of documents examined by All Things...
Best Buy: Customers returned Samsung tablets because they thought they were getting iPads

North Korea behind March cyberattack, says South Korea

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The South is now blaming the North for a hacking attack targeted at banks and TV stations. [Read more]...
North Korea behind March cyberattack, says South Korea

Top Five+ Career-Destroying Twitter Gaffes: Olympic Edition

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The public glare never shines more brightly than when you have said something you wish you hadn't. Add the wide reach and semi-permanence of Twitter and you've got a recipe for personal - and professional - disaster. That's a lesson being learned the hard way right now at the Summer...
Top Five+ Career-Destroying Twitter Gaffes: Olympic Edition

Meetrip expands its Airbnb-like marketplace for local travel experiences to 10 new cities in Asia

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We all like to experience the real culture behind countries that we visit and Meetrip, a Japan-based online marketplace that gives travelers the chance the enjoy local experiences, has made this more possible in Asia after it expanded to 10 new cities there. The site, which borrows cues from social...
Meetrip expands its Airbnb-like marketplace for local travel experiences to 10 new cities in Asia
Samsung adds yet another screen size with Galaxy Player 5.8
Internal memo hints Samsung Galaxy Note II may launch on T-Mobile October 24

Samsung reportedly planning $84 million investment in India to boost mobile production

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Samsung is planning to invest more than INR5 billion ($84 million) in India to boost its mobile production capacity, the Press Trust of India reports, citing industry sources. When contacted by TNW, a Samsung spokesman said the company is looking to strengthen its manufacturing presence in the country “to fulfill...
Samsung reportedly planning $84 million investment in India to boost mobile production

Samsung signs deal to setup Telefónica's LTE network across Chile

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Samsung has been given the go-ahead to provide and deploy all of Telefónica’s new LTE radio access network across Chile, which will enable Movistar customers to access 4G Internet speeds on their smartphone. The deal is Samsung’s first 4G project with a European operator, and means that it will be...
Samsung signs deal to setup Telefónica's LTE network across Chile

Could Nokia be the surprise winner of Samsung v Apple?

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When the result of Apple v Samsung came in, it set the technology industry on fire. Did the jury get the decision right? Should a jury have been able to decide the outcome of the case in the first place? What does this mean for Cupertino’s future? For South Korea’s...
Could Nokia be the surprise winner of Samsung v Apple?
State of the Internet: The broadband future is faster, but still unevenly distributed

Intellectual Ventures reaches first big legal settlements

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Nathan Myhrvold Intellectual Ventures this morning announced legal settlements with two companies, SK hynix and Elpida Memory, which make common types of memory used in computers and gadgets. The deals are the first major legal settlements for the Bellevue-based company, resolving three of its nine legal actions to date. As a result...
Intellectual Ventures reaches first big legal settlements
Apple hit with injunction in South Korea for patent infringement

Across the planet, broadband is getting faster & faster

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Click to view slideshow. When it comes to the Internet, the need for speed has never been higher, thanks to growing global reliance on connected platforms, services and devices. That need is aptly reflected in the data collected by Akamai for the latest edition of its State of the Internet...
Across the planet, broadband is getting faster & faster

Are you watching, Facebook? Asia's mobile chat apps show how it's done

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The App Store and Google Play may not be kings forever. If we look to Asia, we can see evidence that Web-based apps may be creeping closer to finding dominance on smartphones. And no-one should be more interested in the trend than Facebook. Last week, South Korea’s Kakao Talk announced...
Are you watching, Facebook? Asia's mobile chat apps show how it's done
Yahoo to close Korean operations by end of 2012

KakaoTalk Partners With AdPOPcorn, Brings Ads To Its Messaging Platform As It Prepares A Facebook Home Rival Launcher

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Another move in the oh-so-hot mobile messaging space today: South Korea’s Kakao Inc, which owns the KakaoTalk cross-platform mobile messaging app, has inked an agreement with digital marketing company IGAWorks to bring its mobile ad product, adPOPcorn, to the messaging app. IGAWorks will also provide adPOPcorn to game developers whose products integrate with KakaoTalk....
KakaoTalk Partners With AdPOPcorn, Brings Ads To Its Messaging Platform As It Prepares A Facebook Home Rival Launcher

Apple on track to meet 100-market target for iPhone 5 roll-out

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Apple today said that the iPhone 5 will reach retail in South Korea on Dec. 7 and another 54 countries later this month....
Apple on track to meet 100-market target for iPhone 5 roll-out

South Korea probes 'massive' cyberattack

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An online attack by a group called "Whois Team" downed servers at TV broadcasters and banks. Police are investigating the incident amid speculation North Korea may be involved. [Read more]...
South Korea probes 'massive' cyberattack

Robots kick and splash at Korea's Yeosu Expo

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A robot collection at this summer's exposition in South Korea offers lots of entertainment. Crave's Tim Hornyak drops in on dancing bots, fish bots that shoot light beams from their snouts, and more. [Read more]...
Robots kick and splash at Korea's Yeosu Expo

Hacking attempts will pass one billion in Q4 2012, claims information assurance firm

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Hacking attempts across the globe are likely to top one billion in the final quarter of 2012, according to estimations by the NCC Group. The information assurance firm, which works with more than 90 percent of the FTSE 100, identified 981 million hacking attempts worldwide during the third quarter of...
Hacking attempts will pass one billion in Q4 2012, claims information assurance firm

LG teases that Optimus G will have 768p gapless display, long-lifespan battery

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LG must know that the Optimus G has been spoiled, even if it's not quite ready to put all its cards on the table. While it's only acknowledging the phone's identity under a 'G' codename, the Korean electronics giant is willing to talk a lot about what's under the...
LG teases that Optimus G will have 768p gapless display, long-lifespan battery

SongPop is Facebook's top rated social game of the year

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Facebook today announced that according its users’ ratings and engagement levels SongPop is the top rated social game of the year. Facebook made the announcement during Le Web technology conference in Paris, France, where SongPop co-founders Romain and Mathieu Nouzareth started their careers. The music trivia game was built to...
SongPop is Facebook's top rated social game of the year

Samsung promotes chairman's son

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Samsung Electronics promotes its chairman's son to vice chairman, amid increasing scrutiny for South Korea's family conglomerates, or 'chaebols'....
Samsung promotes chairman's son
Police raid Samsung office over alleged LG OLED technology theft
Com2Us rides the Kakao mobile games wave and expands to the U.S.

4K, 84-inch 'ultra' HDTV from LG is ready to start shipping now in Korea, worldwide next month

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Just in time to completely blow away that puny flat screen you nabbed for your dorm room, LG has announced its 84-inch ultra high definition LCD TV is ready to ship in South Korea. The company put its first UHDTV up for pre-ordering last month, at a price of...
4K, 84-inch 'ultra' HDTV from LG is ready to start shipping now in Korea, worldwide next month
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