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SK Hynix logs 2nd straight quarterly profit

South Korean chipmaker SK Hynix Inc. said Wednesday it posted a profit for a second straight quarter as the stronger won reduced the amount of debt denominated in foreign currencies.

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LG Unveils New Flagship Smartphone

LG will launch the Optimus G smartphone next week in South Korea, pinning hope on the new Android device to help revive its loss-making mobile business.

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South Korean Antitrust Watchdog Probing Samsung

S. Korea’s antitrust watchdog has launched an investigation into whether Samsung is abusing its dominant position in the wireless market to disadvantage Apple.

A California court decided in favor of Apple, ordering Samsung to pay $1B to Apple for patent infringement. However, a Japan court has found that Samsung did not infringe on Apple patents. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

South Korean Court Rules Samsung Didn’t Copy iPhone

South Korean phone maker Samsung won a home court ruling Friday in its global patent battle against Apple and its popular iPhone and iPad devices.

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SK Hynix Sinks to Loss on Oversupply, Weak Demand

Hynix Co, which supplies mobile chips to Apple, sank to a quarterly loss as oversupply battered mobile chip prices while demand for personal computers weakened.

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Philippine Police Arrest South Korean Cellphone Hackers

Philippine police have arrested eight South Koreans who allegedly hacked into one of the country’s biggest telecommunications companies to lower IDD calls.

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Hackers Steal 8 Million User Identities from South Korean Mobile Provider KT

Two individuals have been arrested in line with the hacking incident on South Korea’s KT, in which user data of over 8 million subscribers were stolen.

(AP Photo/Hye Soo Nah).

Galaxy Phones Drive Samsung to Record Profit Again

Samsung Electronics Co. said Friday its net profit swelled to 5.2 trillion won or $4.5 billion in the April-June quarter, a 48% jump from a year earlier.

CSR's technology is already incorporated in some of Samsung's devices, including the Galaxy S II and Galaxy Tab 7, as well as the Apple iPhone and iPad. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

Samsung Acquires WiFi, Mobile Chip Technologies of UK’s CSR

Samsung has bought the mobile-phone technology division of CSR, the British firm formerly known as Cambridge Silicon Radio.

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European Parliament Shoots Down ACTA

The European Parliament votes against ratifying ACTA, marking a victory for privacy advocates but pissing off Intellectual Property (IP) rights advocates.

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