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    1. October 7, 2014

      Why my front door is not web-ready

      Last month in The Economist I read a scenario of a future home in which all manner of objects, connected to each other in...

    2. September 22, 2014

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    1. August 29, 2014

      Apple eyes pay-by-touch for next iPhone

      Apple is working with Dutch chipmaker NXP to add secure short-range wireless technology into the next iPhone, enabling new...

    2. August 7, 2014

      Pantech calls for help as big South Korean rivals dominate

      For a company seeking to restore confidence in its prospects, the message to mobile operators this week from Pantech, the...

    3. July 24, 2014

      Korea cash piles: won direction

      Are we in “economic democracy” yet? This was the 2012 campaign theme of Korean President Park Geun-hye – aimed at reforming...

    4. July 24, 2014

      Strong won weighs on South Korean exporters

      After a quarter in which South Korea’s currency rose to its strongest levels since 2008, a flurry of results statements...

    5. June 5, 2014

      South Korea suffers poor cyber security controls

      South Koreans are the envy of computer geeks around the world for having the fastest average internet speed on the planet –...

    6. June 1, 2014

      South Korean robots lead the world

      The hulking white robot pirouettes with startling grace, as it delicately transfers a massive pane of ultra-thin glass to...

    7. April 29, 2014

      Samsung bullish despite first-quarter profit dip

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    8. March 9, 2014

      Google readies Android push into wearable devices

      Google will soon launch its attempt to dominate a new generation of wearable technology using its Android software, in the...

    9. FT Alphaville

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      Sticky Fingerprints, redux

      Something odd this way comes from Sweden, via South Korea… Fingerprint Cards (FPC) clarifies press release dated December 6,...

    10. October 7, 2013

      Asia’s TV manufacturers change channel on strategy

      Taipei café owner Wei Peng-Jeng is an avid viewer of television series, but the small screen that he watches them on is far...

    11. October 1, 2013

      Asian smartphone makers seek to cut costs

      Leading Asian smartphone makers such as Samsung Electronics are racking their brains to come up with effective ways to...

    12. FT Alphaville

      September 24, 2013

      Catching a falling Blackberry

      It’s possible Prem Watsa is a genius. We don’t wish to exclude it. Having won agreement (in principle) to acquire Blackberry...

    13. September 2, 2013

      Shipbuilding boosts South Korean exports

      South Korean exports beat market expectations in August, helped by a tentative recovery in the country’s shipbuilding sector...

    14. July 24, 2013

      LG Electronics: record phone sales

      Twelve million smartphones and counting. No, not the newest figures for Samsung’s latest hit model but a record quarter for...

    15. July 24, 2013

      Smartphones fail to boost LG Electronics

      A solid performance by LG Electronics’ smartphone business failed to boost second-quarter earnings, as rising competition...

    16. June 5, 2013

      South Korean groups to cut energy use after shortage warning

      South Korea’s biggest manufacturers plan to cut electricity consumption this summer amid fears of power shortages after a...

    17. April 24, 2013

      Falling TV sales hit LG Electronics

      Falling sales of televisions hit quarterly earnings at LG Electronics as a weaker yen benefited the South Korean group’s...

    18. beyondbrics

      March 11, 2013

      Fitch downgrades LG on the margins

      A credit ratings downgrade is the last thing that LG Electronics needs at a time when it is struggling to steal market share...

    19. FT Tech Hub

      February 25, 2013

      HP sells webOS to LG for smart TVs

      HP has sold its webOS operating system, developed by its Palm acquisition for smartphones and tablets, to LG Electronics,...

    20. February 24, 2013

      LG eyes lost ground in smartphones

      As Samsung Electronics has surged to pole position in global smartphone sales over the past two years, its South Korean...

    21. February 24, 2013

      Pressure mounts on chaebol chiefs

      South Korea’s minority shareholders are taking to social networking groups to put collective pressure on the companies they...

    22. February 19, 2013

      Samsung bullish on premium TVs

      Samsung Electronics, the world’s largest television maker by sales, on Tuesday presented a bullish outlook for the global...

    23. January 30, 2013

      LG Electronics posts loss after EU fine

      LG Electronics, the world’s second-largest television maker by revenue, reported an unexpected loss for the fourth quarter...

    24. beyondbrics

      January 22, 2013

      LG: ready to give Apple and Samsung a run for their money?

      Over the past two years, LG Electronics has watched its South Korean rival Samsung Electronics storm ahead in the mobile...

    25. January 21, 2013

      Korea’s chaebol under dividend pressure

      The miserly dividend yields of South Korean companies are well known to foreign investors. But the country’s chaebol, the...

    26. January 4, 2013

      China cracks down on global LCD cartel

      China has joined US and European regulators in a crackdown on some of the world’s biggest liquid crystal display panel...

    27. December 19, 2012

      South Korea election – chaebol challenge

      Park Geun-hye has done it. She has become the first female president of South Korea. Never mind that she is the daughter of...

    28. December 5, 2012

      Record €1.47bn fine for TV cartels

      Philips, LG Electronics and Samsung SDI were hit with a record €1.47bn fine from Europe’s top competition enforcer on...

    29. November 14, 2012

      Mighty Samsung weighs heavy on S Korea

      This month’s news that Samsung Electronics is encroaching on Apple’s domination of the tablet device market came less than a...

    30. September 21, 2012

      AU Optronics fined $500m for price-fixing

      Shares in AU Optronics jumped on Friday after a US judge fined the Taiwanese maker of flat panel screens $500m for...

    31. September 18, 2012

      LG unveils smartphone fightback

      LG Electronics has unveiled a flagship smartphone as it moves to regain ground lost in the competitive market to rivals...

    32. September 6, 2012

      Asia’s exporters unsettled ahead of ECB

      Tokyo’s exporters were unsettled on Thursday, tracking modest falls on US equities markets as traders stayed cautious ahead...

    33. August 29, 2012

      Tech stocks lift Asian equity markets

      Technology stocks led Asian indices to modest gains on Wednesday as the region’s smartphone makers appeared to shake off the...

    34. August 27, 2012

      Samsung says Apple ‘abused’ patent laws

      Samsung's response to its crushing legal defeat against Apple in a US lawsuit on Friday has been defiant, accusing its...

    35. August 26, 2012

      Samsung / Apple – dynamic rivalry

      The irony won’t be lost on the Android ecosystem. It was Google’s suggestion that Samsung make its products look less like...

    36. August 10, 2012

      Asia rally fades on weaker China exports

      Asian markets took a breather as investors cashed out of a four-day rally that had been fuelled by hopes of additional...

    37. July 25, 2012

      LG struggles in smartphone market

      A struggle to keep up with rivals in the smartphone market cost LG Electronics in the second quarter, when the South Korean...

    38. July 25, 2012

      Asian electronics – size matters

      Some lucky people are brilliant at everything. Asian electronics companies have to be at least world-class at something to...

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