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3 in 4 Finance Jobs Could Evaporate Due to 4th Industrial Revolution

3 in 4 Finance Jobs Could Evaporate Due to 4th Industrial Revolution

SEOUL, Nov. 29 (Korea Bizwire) – A new report has revealed over 75 percent of jobs in finance could evaporate when the fourth industrial revolution takes off in South Korea. According to the report released by the Hyundai Research Institute on Tuesday, nearly 760,000 jobs in the financial sector could be replaced with computers, accounting for [...]

Samsung Elec’s Induction Cooktop Gets Perfect Score from U.S. Consumer Report

Samsung Elec’s Induction Cooktop Gets Perfect Score from U.S. Consumer Report

SEOUL, Nov. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics’ induction electric cooktops received perfect scores from the U.S. Consumer Report, company officials said Friday. A review of cooking appliances being sold in the United States placed Samsung’s 30-inch cooktop at No. 1, ahead of rival models from General Electric and Kenmore, which both received 99 points. [...]

U.S. Trade Panel Calls for Import Restrictions on S. Korean Washers

U.S. Trade Panel Calls for Import Restrictions on S. Korean Washers

WASHINGTON, Nov. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — A United States trade panel on Tuesday called for import restrictions on South Korean washing machines to improve the standing of domestic rivals. The U.S. International Trade Commission said it is recommending a 50 percent tariff rate on large residential washers built by Samsung and LG, and exceeding a [...]

Government to Adopt Stricter Standard for Vehicle Interior Air Quality Tests

Government to Adopt Stricter Standard for Vehicle Interior Air Quality Tests

SEOUL, Nov. 21 (Korea Bizwire) – The government is set to adopt international standards for its vehicle indoor air pollution tests, which are stricter that the current limits. According to the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (MOLIT) on Monday, new international standards for in-car air pollution were established at the 173th UNECE World Forum [...]

Samsung Launches Program to Allow iPhone Users to Test Galaxy Smartphones

Samsung Launches Program to Allow iPhone Users to Test Galaxy Smartphones

SEOUL, Nov. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co. said Tuesday it will launch a program to allow iPhones users to try out the latest Galaxy smartphones for a one-month period, as Apple Inc. releases its newest models in the South Korean company’s home market. Under the program, iPhone users can purchase the latest Galaxy [...]

Samsung to Start Sales of ‘Mixed Reality’ Headset

Samsung to Start Sales of ‘Mixed Reality’ Headset

SEOUL, Nov. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co. said Wednesday it will release its so-called mixed reality headset in South Korea next week, tapping deeper into the virtual reality (VR) gaming industry. The South Korean tech giant said that sales will start on Tuesday of the Samsung Head Mounted Display (HMD) Odyssey developed with [...]

Watchdog Probes Apple for Shifting Advertisement Costs to Mobile Carriers

Watchdog Probes Apple for Shifting Advertisement Costs to Mobile Carriers

SEOUL, Nov. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s corporate watchdog is probing U.S. tech giant Apple Inc.’s practice of shifting the cost of advertisements to local mobile carriers, industry sources said Tuesday. South Korea’s three mobile carriers started television advertisements for the iPhone 8 earlier this month. According to the sources, local mobile carriers currently [...]

Apple Expected to Beat Samsung in Q4 Smartphone Shipment

Apple Expected to Beat Samsung in Q4 Smartphone Shipment

SEOUL, Nov. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — U.S. tech giant Apple Inc. is set to beat Samsung Electronics Co. in the global smartphone market in the fourth quarter, industry data showed Friday, helped by the robust performance of the iPhone X. According to the data compiled by industry tracker TrendForce, Apple is expected to take up [...]