We’ve all heard the story by now about Cho Hyun-ah, Korean Air’s Vice President for inflight services and daughter of the airline’s Chairman, who flew New York JFK – Seoul at the beginning of December and had an altercation with a crew member. Show More Summary
“In modern art, as everyone knows, the beauty of deformity is very often emphasized, insisted upon. But how different is Korean deformity. The former is produced deliberately, the latter naturally. Korean work is merely the natural result of the artisan’s state of mind, which is free from dualistic man-made rules.” – Bernard Leach (1887–1979) Have […]
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Thousands of Korean children dream of becoming household names like rapper Psy, whose 2012 “Gangnam Style” video was a global YouTube hit, often putting up with punishing schedules in the hope of one day making it big in the music industry. Show More Summary
Black Desert is getting a new Samurai class in its next Korean update, according to MMO Culture. Little is known of the archetype at this point, though the site speculates that we may see some "Samurai-type skills like Yasuo's [from]...Show More Summary
Samsung’s Galaxy S6 smartphone is expected to feature a new design and improved build quality, some of the aspects that were criticized in preceding Galaxy S models. While the South Korean company has yet to announce the handset, Samsung...Show More Summary
Slow Samsung Galaxy S5 sales led to a rough fourth quarter for Korean mobile giant Samsung. According to a January 29 report from The Inquirer, Samsung’s profits from its Mobile Division fell 62.4 percent. The company attributes theShow More Summary
When Hyundai-Kia hired Albert Biermann away from BMW’s M division late last year, it seemed like big things were in store for the South Korean brands in terms of performance. Well, now AutoCar has a little good news/bad news for sports car enthusiasts after speaking with Hyundai’s president and CEO in the UK, Tony Whitehorn. Show More Summary
Hyundai’s next-generation Genesis Coupe may have been put on the backburner in favour of hotting-up the Korean carmaker’s regular models, if a new report proves true. Spy photos obtained in August last year appeared to suggest that development...Show More Summary
In the president's State of the Union address, he made only passing -- but significant -- reference to data security and new legislation to protect consumers. No one would argue that this is needed in the wake of the North Korean attacks...Show More Summary
Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S6 promises to signal a shift for the South Korean tech giant, with Samsung reportedly moving on to much higher build quality for the S6. There might be another change in the works, though, as Samsung is supposedly...Show More Summary
Competition hasn't been this close since Steve Jobs passed away. For three years, Samsung was the world's top smartphone vendor. Now Apple has pulled even with the South Korean giant—thanks to the phenomenal success of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. Read Full Story
Kim Jong Un with his late uncle before he was murdered. North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un has a trip planned to Putin’s Russia in the coming months. NBC News reported: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has confirmed he … Continue reading ?
LG has plenty to be excited about, as the South Korean manufacturer's financial results for 2014 indicate that it sold 59.1 million smartphones in 2014, an increase of 24 percent from the previous year. LG's net profit of $474.81 million marked an increase of 125 percent from 2013, with revenue itself increasing by 1 percent from 2013 to $55.91 billion.
Samsung's decline of late has allowed Apple – which posted a stellar quarter in which it sold 74.5 million iPhones – to catch up to the South Korean manufacturer. According to data from market research firm Strategy Analytics, both Samsung and Apple control a global market share of 19.6 percent and are now tied for the title of the world's largest smartphone vendor.
Shopping around for a Korean premium sedan with rear-wheel drive and V8 power, but not looking to spend much? Kia just might have what you need. Motor Authority reports the brand recently dropped the price on its K900 sedan with theShow More Summary
Former South Korean President Lee Myung-ba claims to have rejected the astronomical demands for money and food
South Korean Internet giant Naver announced quarterly results that fell short of expectations because of weaker performance from the gaming unit of its messaging app Line. This echoes problems faced by Tencent’s WeChat, one of Line’s main rivals, and shows that messaging apps need to find more sources of revenue beyond games. Read More
Samsung may be stumbling after posting its lowest annual profit for three years, but the same can’t be said for fellow Korean company LG, which just revealed that it shipped 59.1 million smartphones last year, a 24 percent increase on its figure from 2013. Read More
Tired of passengers vomiting in their taxis, cabbies in the South Korean capital of Seoul will begin issuing city-approved $138 fines to puking passengers. Continue reading S. Korean taxi drivers band together against vomiting passengers S. Show More Summary