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Majority of South Koreans Fear Privacy Invasion from Virtual Assistants

Majority of South Koreans Fear Privacy Invasion from Virtual Assistants

SEOUL, Feb. 13 (Korea Bizwire) – A new survey has revealed 7 in 10 South Korean adults fear privacy invasion from virtual assistants. Findings from the survey conducted by pollster Embrain last month showed that nearly 66 percent of South Koreans who have used digital devices in the past are afraid of virtual assistants committing [...]

Samsung, LG Add New Logistics Facilities in U.S. over Safeguard Measures

Samsung, LG Add New Logistics Facilities in U.S. over Safeguard Measures

SEOUL, Jan. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co. and LG Electronics Inc. said Tuesday they have set up new logistics facilities in the United States in an apparent move to better cope with U.S. safeguard measures. Samsung Electronics America has signed a deal with a real-estate firm to lease a 421,000-square-foot facility in Edgefield [...]

Sluggish iPhone X Sales Rumors Hurting Earnings Forecast for Parts Suppliers

Sluggish iPhone X Sales Rumors Hurting Earnings Forecast for Parts Suppliers

SEOUL, Jan. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — Sluggish iPhone X sales rumors are adversely affecting earnings forecasts for South Korean electronic parts suppliers, market watchers said Sunday. Local stock market and industry watchers said earnings estimates for chipmakers SK hynix Inc. and Samsung Display, as well as LG Display and LG Innotek, have been downgraded for [...]

Samsung, LG to Release New AI-based Air Conditioners This Month: Sources

Samsung, LG to Release New AI-based Air Conditioners This Month: Sources

SEOUL, Jan. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean air conditioner manufacturers will begin selling new air conditioners this month, well ahead of summer, promoting models with artificial intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT) technology, industry sources said Tuesday. IoT is a concept in which objects are connected to the Internet and identify themselves [...]

Shipments of Premium TVs on Rise amid Samsung’s Lead

Shipments of Premium TVs on Rise amid Samsung’s Lead

SEOUL, Jan. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — The global market for premium televisions sized 75 inches and larger is set to rise sharply in 2018, industry data showed Tuesday, with Samsung Electronics Co. also posting a steep growth. According to the data compiled by industry tracker IHS Markit, the global sales of such televisions is anticipated [...]

LG Distributes AI Development Tool to All Divisions to Speed Up Growth

LG Distributes AI Development Tool to All Divisions to Speed Up Growth

SEOUL, Dec. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — LG Electronics Inc. said Tuesday it has distributed its artificial intelligence (AI) development tool to all business divisions in line with its efforts to speed up the release of new products equipped with the latest technology. The South Korean tech giant said the development platform, dubbed DeepThinQ 1.0, will [...]

LG Electronics Launches ThinQ AI Brand

LG Electronics Launches ThinQ AI Brand

SEOUL, Dec. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — LG Electronics Inc. on Wednesday introduced its new artificial-intelligence brand named ThinQ, which will be used in its upcoming home appliances. The South Korean tech giant said ThinQ products will have various AI technologies, including LG’s DeepThinQ system, and provide optimized services to consumers through deep-learning technology. The brand [...]

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 [...]