Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Tag: South Korea

Lee Kun-hee, who made South Korea’s Samsung a global powerhouse, dies at 78

FILE PHOTO: Samsung Group Chairman Lee Kun-hee reacts during a news conference regarding his resignation at the company's headquarters in Seoul April 22, 2008.REUTERS/Jo Yong-Hak/File Photo

Seoul: Lee Kun-hee, who built Samsung Electronics into a global powerhouse in smartphones, semiconductors and televisions, died on Sunday after spending more than six years in hospital following a heart attack, the company said. The charismatic leader of Samsung Group and the country's richest person, grew it into South Korea’s biggest conglomerate. But he and the empire he built have ...

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How South Korea used tech to track down coronavirus and curb spread

Worshippers attend a prayer ceremony entitled "Overcoming and healing the Covid-19 coronavirus", while marking Buddha's birthday at the Jogye Buddhist Temple in Seoul on April 30, 2020.PHOTO: AFP

May 1 (TheStraitsTimes) - Ten minutes. That is all it takes for South Korea to track the travel history of a coronavirus patient, using a new system that analyses the person's credit card transactions and mobile phone location records. A manual epidemiological survey would have taken 24 hours to complete. The Covid-19 Smart Management System (SMS), however, can instantly map ...

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