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New App Allows Easier Heart Illness Diagnosis

New App Allows Easier Heart Illness Diagnosis

SEOUL, Jul 2. (Korea Bizwire) — A new smartphone application that can identify heart diseases based on the sound of a heartbeat recorded via one’s smartphone is about to be released South Korea for the first time. During initial trials, the application demonstrated accuracy levels of up to 90 percent. A medical research team comprising [...]

Samsung, Apple Reach Settlement over Design Dispute

Samsung, Apple Reach Settlement over Design Dispute

SEOUL, Jun. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co. said Thursday it has reached an agreement with Apple Inc. to settle the latest legal dispute surrounding alleged smartphone design infringement “We cannot provide any details other than that we reached an agreement with Apple,” a source from Samsung Electronics said. Samsung refrained from disclosing other [...]

LG Electronics to Answer Queries Via App

LG Electronics to Answer Queries Via App

SEOUL, Jun. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — LG Electronics says it will strengthen its communication with customers while expanding after-purchase support for smartphones. Starting June 21, the South Korean electronics giant has decided to call upon its researchers, marketers and other in-house experts to reply to inquiries regarding smartphones posted by their customers on LG’s “Quick [...]

Samsung Launching New Marketing Campaign for Galaxy S9

Samsung Launching New Marketing Campaign for Galaxy S9

SEOUL, Jun. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co., which released its Galaxy S9 smartphone earlier this year, is carrying out various marketing programs around the globe to bolster weaker-than-expected sales of its flagship device, industry watchers said Wednesday. The South Korean tech giant joined forces with Ya Ge, a popular restaurant in Taiwan, showcasing [...]

LG to Break Tradition of First Releasing Handsets in Home Market

LG to Break Tradition of First Releasing Handsets in Home Market

SEOUL, May 31 (Korea Bizwire) — LG Electronics Inc. is set to break away from its traditional sales strategy of launching smartphones at home first and then expanding the release to overseas markets, industry watchers said Thursday. The outlook came as the South Korean tech giant, which wants to customize sales plans for individual countries, [...]

Samsung’s Smartphone Recycling Program Wins U.S. Environmental Award

Samsung’s Smartphone Recycling Program Wins U.S. Environmental Award

SEOUL, May 18 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co.’s “upcycling” efforts to utilize outdated smartphones’ parts to create new products and save materials was acknowledged as one of the major environmental movements in the United States, industry sources said Friday. U.S. industry tracker Environmental Leader recognized the Samsung Electronics’ program as the “Judges’ Choice” for [...]

New Traffic Lights for Smombie Safety

New Traffic Lights for Smombie Safety

SEOUL, May 11 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul Metropolitan Government revealed yesterday that it is cooperating with the Road Traffic Authority to install traffic lights on the ground to help “smombies” avoid traffic accidents. “Smombie” is a new phrase that combines “smartphone” and “zombie,” coined to denote people who use their smartphones while walking. The [...]

Samsung Expands Presence, LG Loses Ground in N. American Smartphone Market

Samsung Expands Presence, LG Loses Ground in N. American Smartphone Market

SEOUL, May 4 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co. saw its market share in the North American smartphone market increase in the first quarter compared to the year before, data showed Friday, while its smaller South Korean rival LG Electronics Inc. lost ground. According to the report by industry tracker Strategy Analytics, Samsung took 28.6 [...]