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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

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Companies preparing for the driverless car business are competing to secure precise and three-dimensional (3D) mapping data of major cities in all countries.
Map War
1 February 2017 - 10:30am
A scramble for mapping data between the global information and communications technology (ICT) and automobile businesses is accelerating. Companies which prepare for the driverless car business are...
Pokemon Go accounts can be shut down after the repetition of the soft ban.
Shadows behind Popularity
1 February 2017 - 10:15am
Pokemon Go was officially released in South Korea on January 24. Since then, smartphone applications have appeared on online communities and some blogs to help Pokemon Go users catch Pokemons by...
Samsung Electronics unveiled the Max Heat Series designed specifically for cold regions at the 2017 International Air Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo) in Las Vegas, USA on January 30 (local time).
New Customer-Centric Solutions
31 January 2017 - 6:15pm
Samsung Electronics on January 30 (local time) unveiled the Max Heat Series designed specifically for cold regions and the world’s first wall-mounted Wind-Free Air Conditioner (AC) at the 2017...
BOE of China produced 43.64 million LCD panels, ranking third in the world’s TV LCD shipment.
TV LCD
31 January 2017 - 10:15am
BOE in China is in a pursuit of Samsung Display and LG Display in the sector of liquid crystal displays (LCDs) for TVs. According to WitsView, a market research company on January 30, LG Display sold...
Almost all Koreans used the internet withthe usage rate in the 10-40 age group close to 100%.
Internet Usage Rate
31 January 2017 - 10:15am
It has been found that almost all Koreans used the internet. In the 10-40 age group, the usage rate was close to 100%. Among elderly people 60 years or older, one out of two was using the internet....
An artificial intelligence chip (AI chip) that contains 256 electronic brains resembling the human brain will be domestically developed by 2020.
Chip with 256 Brains
31 January 2017 - 10:00am
An artificial intelligence chip (AI chip) that contains 256 electronic brains (cores) resembling the human brain in a semiconductor smaller than a fingernail will be domestically developed by 2020....
SK Telecom will transfer its Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology which is 4G mobile communication technology to Vietnam.
Developing ICT Export Market
26 January 2017 - 2:15pm
SK Telecom will transfer its Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology which is 4G mobile communication technology to Vietnam. The wireless mobile communication carrier will carry out consulting on LTE...
Samsung Electronics paid out “incentives for the second half of 2016” worth 21.55 billion won (US$18.48 million) to 122 semiconductor subcontractors.
Profit Sharing
26 January 2017 - 1:00pm
Samsung Electronics Co. will offer an overall performance incentive (OPI) bonus of to 50% of its employee’s annual income on January 26, a day before the Lunar New Year holidays. Employees at the...
South Korea’s export from its ICT sector totaled US$14.74 billion in December last year, up 13.3% from a year ago.
Rebounding Exports
26 January 2017 - 12:45pm
The Ministry of Science, ICT & Future Planning announced on January 25 that South Korea’s export from its ICT sector totaled US$14.74 billion in December last year, up 13.3% from a year ago. The...
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) acknowledged the results of Samsung’s investigation into what caused the Galaxy Note 7 smartphones to catch fire.
Acknowledgement of Probe Results
26 January 2017 - 11:45am
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) acknowledged the results of the investigation by Samsung Electronics Co. into what caused the Galaxy Note 7 smartphones to catch fire. After Samsung...
SK Telecom will exclusively launch Samsung Electronics’ Gear S4 Classic LTE smartwatch.
Exclusive Launch
25 January 2017 - 1:15pm
SK Telecom announced that it will exclusively launch Samsung Electronics’ Gear S4 Classic LTE smartwatch on January 24. It is priced at 451,000 won (US$387), including surtax and excluding USIM chip...
Samsung Electronics’ net profit rose a whopping 119.89 percent from a year earlier to 7.09 trillion won (US$6.8 billion) in Q4 last year.
Increasing Profits
25 January 2017 - 12:45pm
Samsung Electronics announced on January 24 that it posted a fourth quarter operating profit of 9.22 trillion won (US$7.9 billion), up 50.11 percent from a year earlier. Its consolidated sales...

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