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Samsung, LG Launch Air Conditioners with Upgraded AI, Easy Cleaning Features

Samsung, LG Launch Air Conditioners with Upgraded AI, Easy Cleaning Features

SEOUL, Jan. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean home appliance makers are already gearing up for the summer season as they introduced their latest lineup of air conditioners to attract consumers here. Samsung Electronics Co. and LG Electronics Inc. launched the 2020 versions of their air conditioners this week, emphasizing upgraded artificial intelligence (AI) and [...]

Samsung, LG to Intensify Tech War over TVs After CES

Samsung, LG to Intensify Tech War over TVs After CES

SEOUL, Jan. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — After a brief pause, Samsung Electronics Co. and LG Electronics Inc. are set to intensify their tech battle in TVs with their latest and cutting-edge technologies, industry insiders said Wednesday. Samsung and LG were the two main players anchoring South Korea at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2020, which [...]

Samsung’s Policy Shift Toward Allowing Labor Union in Offing

Samsung’s Policy Shift Toward Allowing Labor Union in Offing

SEOUL, Dec. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s top conglomerate Samsung Group, known to stick with ‘no-union’ policy, has hinted at changing its unfriendly stance towards labor unions after key company executives were found guilty of union busting, industry observers said Thursday. A day after Samsung Electronics Co. board chairman Lee Sang-hoon was sentenced to [...]

Samsung Execs Sentenced to Jail in Union-busting Case

Samsung Execs Sentenced to Jail in Union-busting Case

SEOUL, Dec. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — A Seoul court handed down jail terms to key Samsung executives on Tuesday and detained them for sabotaging labor union activities at the top conglomerate’s customer service unit. The Seoul Central District Court sentenced Lee Sang-hoon, Samsung Electronics Co.’s chairman of board, to 18 months in prison for breaching [...]

Pompeo Cites Samsung as Alternative to Chinese Tech Giants

Pompeo Cites Samsung as Alternative to Chinese Tech Giants

WASHINGTON, Dec. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday that Samsung is a “legitimate” substitute to Chinese companies in building 5G networks across the European Union. Pompeo made the case in an op-ed in Politico Europe ahead of an EU communications ministers meeting in Brussels on Tuesday. He argued that [...]

Samsung’s Market Cap Grows Despite Poor Performance

Samsung’s Market Cap Grows Despite Poor Performance

SEOUL, Nov. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Group’s market capitalization has continued to grow this year, largely led by a sharp increase in the market capitalization of its flagship company, Samsung Electronics, data showed Sunday. As of the end of October, the combined market capitalization of the group’s 16 listed subsidiaries came to about 434.8 [...]

Galaxy Fold Ranked as 19th-best Smartphone by Consumer Reports

Galaxy Fold Ranked as 19th-best Smartphone by Consumer Reports

SEOUL, Nov. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — Despite its innovative functions and design, Samsung Electronics Co.’s Galaxy Fold was ranked as the 19th-best smartphone by U.S. Consumer Reports due to its bulky design and weak internal durability. Samsung’s first foldable device scored 85 points in the smartphone reviews by the influential American consumer magazine, behind the [...]