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Uber defends its ride-sharing platform as Seoul plans to ban it

The head of Uber's Asia business said the company only partners with licensed companies and drivers

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Samsung profit sags amid Chinese competition

Chinese rivals are chipping away at Samsung's profit

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Samsung delays launch of Tizen smartphone

The phone running an alternative to Android was set to debut in Russia

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South Korea and EU to hammer out 5G standards together

South Korean and European officials signed an agreement to jointly fund 5G mobile network research and to work together on global standards

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South Korean Kakao messaging app to merge with portal Daum

The merger will combine messaging, a search engine, display advertising and a gaming business

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Wearables startups highlight health of South Korean innovation

88 startups presented at the fourth annual beLaunch event in Seoul

Forget your appointment's number? Text your phone

You need the phone number of your next appointment, but you don't have your phone? Just send it a text.


Samsung's profits soar from holiday sales of phones and TVs

Samsung Electronics posted record profits during the holiday shopping season, on strong sales of mobile phones and TVs from its premium to low-end lineups.

Samsung says profit likely doubled on phone, chip sales

Samsung Electronics said its operating profit nearly doubled in the fourth quarter, on strong sales of high-end smartphones and the growth of its processor business for mobile devices.


Google's Eric Schmidt plans to visit North Korea

Google executive chairman will be taking part in a humanitarian trip

Ahead of CES, Samsung reveals an upgrade kit for its smart TVs

Samsung has introduced a hardware upgrade kit for its smart TVs released in 2012, just a week before it is expected to unveil a new smart TV at the International Consumer Electronics show in Las Vegas.


Samsung seeks a ban on sales of Ericsson products in the US

Samsung Electronics is seeking to ban imports and sales of certain Ericsson products in the U.S., alleging that they infringe its patents. The move follows a similar one by Ericsson to ban some Samsung products there.


Microsoft app store closes to minors in South Korea

Microsoft has locked minors out of its mobile app store in South Korea since last month.



Samsung won't follow HTC's lead, settle Apple patent dispute

Samsung Electronics said Wednesday it has no plan to settle its ongoing patent disputes with Apple

Game makers turn smartphones into consoles

Independent game makers are stretching smartphones to new limits, using their built-in sensors to create Wii-like games that can be played using mobile devices instead of a console.