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In this undated handout photo released by Samsung Electronics Co. Monday, Dec. 30, 2103, models pose with a Samsung Electronics' 110-inch UHD TV. Samsung on Monday said a 110-inch UHD TV that has four times the resolution of standard high-definition TVs is going on sales for about $150,000 in South Korea.
In this undated handout photo released by Samsung Electronics Co. Monday, Dec. 30, 2103, models pose with a Samsung Electronics' 110-inch UHD TV. Samsung on Monday said a 110-inch UHD TV that has four times the resolution of standard high-definition TVs is going on sales for about $150,000 in South Korea.
(Samsung Electronics Co./AP/Handout)

Drained by markets, Samsung plugs into software

No one can accuse South Korean billionaire Lee Kun-Hee of resting on his celebrated company’s laurels. In his annual New Year’s address to the troops, the chairman of Samsung Electronics Co. exhorted employees to shed old practices, move away from a long-time focus on hardware and work non-stop to develop its own innovative strategies and business models.