Did you accidentally friend a North Korean hacker on Facebook?

North Korean hackers have been preying on potential targets using Facebook, but the company has thwarted at least some of their activities.

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How Deeply Could Bribery Scandal Wound Samsung?


South Korean prosecutors on Tuesday indicted Samsung head Lee Jae-yong and four other executives on bribery and embezzlement charges, following a lengthy investigation into Lee’s ties with impeached president Park Geun-hye and her confidant, Choi Soon-sil. Charges against Lee, vice chairman of Samsung Group, include pledging bribes to organizations tied to Choi in an effort to cement his control of the conglomerate. The Samsung Group has denied paying bribes to Park or seeking improper favorable treatment from her.

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Samsung to reportedly shut down Milk Music, mulls Tidal deal [u]

Article Image Korean tech giant Samsung is rumored to be on the cusp of shutting down Milk Music two years after introducing the streaming service, leaving some to speculate on a potential acquisition or partnership with Jay Z brand Tidal.

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Samsung announces Galaxy S7 to debut on Feb. 21 alongside new Gear 360 VR camera

Article Image Troubled South Korean smartphone maker Samsung will reveal the next iteration of its Galaxy smartphone lineup later this month, and will reportedly accompany the new handsets with a 360-degree virtual reality camera.

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Samsung to follow Apple, Huawei with pressure-sensing display in 'Galaxy S7'

Article Image The next flagship handset from South Korean conglomerate Samsung will reportedly feature a 3D Touch-like pressure-sensitive display, the company’s latest fast follower move as it seeks to claw back marketshare.

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iPhone 6s & 6s Plus preorders sell out within 30 minutes in Samsung's home of South Korea

Article Image The first batch of South Korean preorders for the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus sold out within minutes on Monday at the country’s three major cellphone carriers, setting a blockbuster pace ahead of Friday’s official launch.

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Apple, Samsung continue to pace global smartphone market as Xiaomi jumps into top 5

South Korean electronics giant Samsung and California-based Apple remained the two largest sellers of smartphones around the world in the second quarter, data released this week shows, while Chinese brands like Huawei and Xiaomi continue to make inroads.

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Worries about sales of Samsung's Galaxy S6 temper investor expectations ahead of earnings

Korean investors have begun to back off their formerly hopeful predictions that Samsung’s updated flagship Galaxy S6 smartphone could mitigate the conglomerate’s recent financial freefall, thanks to seemingly lackluster sales of the new handsets.

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Rumor: Apple's iPhones could adopt flexible OLED displays in 2018

South Korean display manufacturers are trying to persuade Apple to use flexible OLED screens for future iPhones, although the first such models might not ship until 2018, a report claimed on Wednesday.



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Samsung profit dips as feature phone, tablet sales slide

South Korean electronics conglomerate Samsung has taken a sizable year-over-year profitability hit in its mobile phone division, with declining sales of high-volume, low-cost feature phones and tablets dragging down its bottom line.



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Samsung fighting off its own 'bendgate' controversy, says Galaxy S6 not bendable in normal daily use

After Samsung poked fun at Apple’s iPhone 6 for the so-called “bendgate” controversy, the South Korean electronics maker is now in the midst of its own public relations crisis, and has been forced to respond to a video showing its new Galaxy S6 Edge bending and breaking.



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Upcoming Samsung Galaxy hints at design to rival Apple

Samsung may be looking to make a bold design statement as Apple closes in on the South Korean electronics giant for global smartphone leadership. This week Samsung has been teasing an image that may (or may not be) a phone with a curved display.  The shadowy image was released as part of an invitation for a March 1 “Samsung Galaxy Unpacked” event at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

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Samsung takes on Apple's iPhone 6 Plus with all-metal 5.5" Galaxy A7

South Korean electronics giant Samsung has officially unveiled the Galaxy A7, the latest entry in the company’s premium all-metal Galaxy A series that brings a 5.5-inch Super AMOLED display, 2 gigabytes of RAM and an 8-core application processor.



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Samsung ad challenges Apple's iPhone 5s to take 'ice bucket challenge'

In a short commercial posted Friday, South Korean electronics giant Samsung subjected its water-resistant Galaxy S5 smartphone to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, which the handset’s S-Voice personal digital assistant called “freezing” before nominating Apple’s iPhone 5s and other competitors to do the same.



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Samsung buys smart home startup SmartThings for $200M, expands 'internet of things' offerings

Apple rival Samsung on Thursday confirmed the purchase of SmartThings, extending the Korean company’s reach into the world of connected, app-controllable devices like lights, motion sensors, switches and locks.



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Samsung predicts massive profit decline, blames slumping smartphone sales

South Korean electronics giant Samsung on Tuesday warned investors that it is set to announce a quarterly profit decline of as much as 26 percent year-over-year, citing weak smartphone demand and increased competition in China and Europe as the shortfall’s primary drivers.



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Coupang's on Fire in Korea's Hot M-Commerce Climate


Sequoia Capital recently led a US$100 million round of funding for South Korean retailer Coupang, suggesting that the rapidly growing Korean e-commerce market is the hot new scene for investors looking to capitalize on a country full of mobile shoppers. Founded and run by the Korean-born, Harvard-educated Bon Kim, the site has grown to become Korea’s leading online retailer. The recent round of funding gave it a $1 billion valuation. Kim launched the store when he realized there was a market itch in Korea that he could scratch.

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Samsung issues apology to cancer-stricken semiconductor plant workers

South Korean electronics giant Samsung on Wednesday issued a formal apology to workers who fell ill from cancer after exposure to toxic chemicals at the company’s semiconductor plants, saying that it should have acted more swiftly and would compensate the victims.



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Samsung to challenge $120M damages award in Apple patent suit

South Korean electronics giant Samsung will reportedly challenge the $120 million in damages awarded to Apple as part of the companies’ most recent courtroom battle, with Samsung’s lead attorney saying the verdict was “unsupported by evidence.”



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