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Naver says no IPO for Line app in 2014

By Tue, Sep 23, 2014 10:01AM UTC A Thai teenager uses the "Line" instant messaging app on her smartphone  in Bangkok. Pic: AP.

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean Internet company Naver Corp. says its popular Line instant messaging app won’t go public on a stock exchange this year.

Samsung may launch first Tizen phone in India

By Mon, Sep 22, 2014 3:50PM UTC Pic: AP.

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A report says Samsung Electronics Co. will released its long-delayed Tizen-powered smartphone in India.

Apple locks itself out of devices with passwords

By Fri, Sep 19, 2014 2:30PM UTC Apple locks itself out of devices with passwords

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple has tightened its technological security so not even the company can pry into a password-protected iPhone or iPad in a move meant to reassure the millions of people who are increasingly storing vital pieces of their lives on the devices.

Sony forecasts $2 billion loss, cites weak mobile

By Wed, Sep 17, 2014 4:10PM UTC Pic: AP.

TOKYO (AP) — Sony expects its annual loss to swell to more than $2 billion after writing down the value of its troubled mobile business.

Samsung accuses LG execs of damaging its products

By Mon, Sep 15, 2014 10:29AM UTC Pic: AP.

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics Co. has accused senior executives of domestic rival LG Electronics Inc. of intentionally vandalizing its washing machines at retail stores in Germany and has asked for an official investigation.

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