Tag Archives: Seoul

15Aug/20

CIEE Bolsters Revenue of American Universities by Supporting Their International Students Unable to Travel to the U.S. This Fall

As U.S. colleges and universities face unprecedented enrollment and financial challenges due to COVID-19, The Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) is using its global network of study abroad locations in 20 countries to help schools retain international students unable to travel to the United States this academic year. During the fall 2020 semester, several U.S. colleges will support their international students by delivering in-person classes at CIEE sites in Shanghai, Seoul, and Berlin. Read more

11Jan/18

South Korea plans to ban cryptocurrency trading

The South Korean government says it plans to ban cryptocurrency trading, sending bitcoin prices plummeting and throwing the virtual coin market into turmoil. Grace Lee reports. Continue reading

12Sep/17

Samsung says Galaxy Note 8 pre-orders highest among Note series

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA (SEPTEMBER 12, 2017) (REUTERS) – Pre-orders for Samsung Electronics Co Ltd’s latest premium smartphone Galaxy Note 8 are the highest-ever for the Note series, the tech giant’s mobile chief Koh Dong-jin said on Tuesday (September 12). Continue reading

03Sep/17

South Korea says North Korea earthquake produced more energy than in the past

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA (SEPTEMBER 3, 2017) (REUTERS) – South Korea’s Meteorological agency said on Sunday (September 3) North Korea’s earthquake produced 5 to 6 times more energy compared to fifth nuclear test in September 2016. Continue reading

03Sep/17

North Korea confirms sixth nuclear test

North Korea says its carried out its sixth nuclear test, this time using a newly built hydrogen bomb. The blast is the most powerful to date and caused a significant earthquake. Joel Labi reports Continue reading

04Jul/17
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un

Pyongyang marks 45th anniversary of July 4th joint statement

PYONGYANG, NORTH KOREA (JULY 4, 2017) (KCNA FOR REUTERS) – A conference was held in Pyongyang on Tuesday (July 4) to mark the 45th anniversary of a joint statement signed between North and South Korea on July 4th.
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18Feb/17

Samsung chief Lee arrives at special prosecutor’s office

Samsung chief Jay Y. Lee arrives at the special prosecutor’s office after being arrested over his alleged role in the country’s corruption scandal. Continue reading

23Jan/17
Samsung Electronics

Samsung reveals Galaxy Note 7 phone explosions caused by defective batteries

SOUTH KOREA (Next Animation Studio) – The Galaxy Note 7 is probably Samsung’s most famous model, not for its design or specs, but for its notorious tendency to spontaneously combust. After two recalls that cost the brand at least US$5 billion, the South Korean phone giant has finally revealed where exactly it all went wrong.

The findings were detailed in a press conference held in Seoul, South Korea by Samsung mobile chief DJ Koh. According to Koh, the batteries were the culprit. Both the original and replacement batteries had manufacturing defects. And though the root causes were different in each case, the results were the same, reports Forbes.

The Galaxy Note 7 was fitted with 3500 mah lithium ion batteries, which should have enough space to allow negative electrodes to remain straight. However, those manufactured by company subsidiary Samsung SDI were found to have deflected negative electrodes, which caused the batteries to overheat and explode.

As a result, Samsung recalled and reissued all Galaxy Note 7 phones in September.

Replacement batteries were made by Hong-Kong based affiliate Amperex Technology, but were likewise defective. Welding burrs penetrated through the separator and insulation tape, causing negative electrodes to be in direct contact with the positive tab.

In some cases, batteries were missing the insulation tape altogether. According to the subsequent investigation, both factors were linked to the phone overheating and potentially catching fire.

Samsung ultimately cancelled production of the smartphone model, and has had to re-assess existing safety measures.

Business Insider reports that along with the battery findings, the company has announced the implementation of a new 8-point battery safety check that’s meant to reassure consumers that safety is now top priority.

22Jan/17
Samsung Electronics

File footage of Samsung Electronics’ Galaxy Note 7

File footage of Samsung Electronics’ Galaxy Note 7 as the company said it will announce the results of a probe on what caused some Galaxy Note 7 smartphones to catch fire.

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15Jan/17

Threat of arrest looms over Samsung boss

South Korea’s special prosecutor delays until Monday (January 16) a decision on whether to seek a warrant to arrest Samsung Group leader Jay Y. Lee, a suspect in an influence-peddling investigation involving President Park Geun-hye, citing the gravity of the case. Scarlett Cvitanovich reports. Continue reading