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SEOUL – Shares in Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and affiliates rose on Monday after the death a day earlier of Chairman Lee Kun-hee sparked hopes for restructuring and stake sales, analysts said.
SAMSUNG UNVEILS NEW DEVICES, TEASES NEXT FOLDABLE SMARTPHONE
Investors were betting that such measures would be needed to pay a hefty inheritance tax, estimated around 10 trillion won ($8.9 billion) for stockholdings alone, although analysts were divided on which moves were most likely.
Shares in Samsung C&T and Samsung Life Insurance rose as much as 21.2% and 15.7% respectively, while shares in Samsung BioLogics, Samsung SDS and Samsung Engineering also rose.
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“The inheritance tax is outrageous, so family members might have no choice but to sell stakes in some non-core firms” such as Samsung Life, said NH Investment Securities analyst Kim
The Japanese gaming studio led by “Metal Gear Solid” creator Hideo Kojima announced a new project this week.
It’s the second project since the studio became independent in 2015. Prior to that, Kojima Productions existed as a subsidiary of Japanese game publisher Konami, where Kojima created and oversaw the “Metal Gear Solid” franchise.
Little is known about the new game, and it’s unclear if it’s a sequel to the studio’s last title, “Death Stranding.”
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The studio behind “Death Stranding,” led by the legendary creator of the “Metal Gear” franchise, is working on a new project.
Kojima Productions announced as much in a tweet on Thursday morning. “#KojimaProductions confirms a new project is in development and is looking to hire the best-in-class talent to work out of our Tokyo studio,” it says.
The new project marks the second production from Kojima’s game studio
The possibilities opened up to us by the rise of the Internet of Things (IoT) is a beautiful thing. However, not enough attention is being paid to the software that goes into the things of IoT. This can be a daunting challenge, since, unlike centralized IT infrastructure, there are, by one estimate, at least 30 billion IoT devices now in the world, and every second, 127 new IoT devices are connected to the internet.
Many of these devices aren’t dumb. They are increasingly growing sophisticated and intelligent in their own right, housing significant amounts of local code. The catch is that means a lot of software that needs tending. Gartner estimates that right now, 10 percent of enterprise-generated data is created and processed at the edge, and within five years, that figure will reach 75 percent.
For sensors inside a refrigerator or washing machine, software issues mean
It’s too bad that presidential campaigns are so personal, because in truth they’re policy wars. “Who’d you rather have a beer with?” might be easier to answer than “who’s got the better approach to regulating the internet?”, but the latter is far more important.
I mention all this because the FCC is set to finalize its repeal of “net neutrality” at the end of the month. Remember “net neutrality”? I certainly do, because of its peculiar premise not so much to address a major existing consumer harm, but to prevent one from coming into being. But even after its repeal, those harms –giving “fast lanes” to certain content and slowing others–haven’t really borne out. The only recent examples I could find were of Sprint reportedly throttling Skype in 2018, and Verizon throttling Santa Clara firefighters for what turned out to be going over their monthly data cap.
Why don’t people create their own software anymore?
1) They don’t have to. They can just buy what they need.
While this is true, there are so many times when packaged software doesn’t do exactly what is needed. There are also so many kinds of useful software that could be written that will not make it onto store shelves.
2) People don’t know that they can create their own software.
In fact they may even wonder why they should bother. They don’t know what they’re missing. Programming is a much better way to spend brain cells than watching TV or surfing the web.
3) It is really hard to create software with the popular languages (Java, Perl, C++).
This is not possible to overemphasize! Why these intractable languages have become popular is beyond me. Don’t get me wrong. These languages have their place but they aren’t suitable for the average … Read More