Saturday, September 29, 2007


KBS WORLD: "Cell Phone Crucial Necessity
Cell phones which used to be a luxury items have become a necessity for nearly all Koreans. It's no secret that the number of cell phone users is on the rise as more cutting-edge phones enter the market. Korea's two biggest cell phone manufacturers, Samsung and LG Electronics are enjoying success in global markets and gaining increasing recognition for technological innovation and design. "


KBS WORLD: "Pres. Roh's Border Crossing to Be Aired Live
President Roh Moo-hyun's anticipated crossing of the military demarcation line (MDL) next Tuesday on his way to the inter-Korean summit in Pyongyang will be broadcast on live television."

Thursday, September 27, 2007

[The Chosun Ilbo, September 27 2007] Samsung, LG LCD TVs Top Charts in U.S. Survey

LG and Samsung have swept the floor in a U.S. consumer survey of LCD TVs.

In Consumer Reports magazine's annual evaluation of home appliances, Samsung's LCD TVs ranked tops in three out of four sizes under evaluation -- the 32-inch, 40-inch and 46-inch models.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

[The Hankyoreh, September 19 2007] Competition surges in private education market

Gov't slow to produce measures to combat negative side effects

Competition is intensifying in the nation's online education sector aimed at middle and high school students, as regional and smaller institutes are joining hands to accelerate their drive to be a market leader.

On Sept. 18, Time Education Holdings, a joint venture among five private educational institutes including Chungsan and Hakrim, said that it has succeeded in luring 60 billion won (US$65 million) from an investment company to fund its online education business expansion. The move seemed to be targeting the rise of Megastudy, a market powerhouse, which has expanded its clout even into the online education sector. Choi Won-guk, the head of Chungsan said, "We decided to join hands, considering the rapid growth of the online private education sector...We will provide differentiated services from Megastudy."