Samsung chairman dies; Facebook Dating launches in Europe; Zoom leads to boom in cosmetic treatments
Samsung Lee Kun-hee chairman dies
Samsung Electronics has announced the passing of the company’s chairman, Lee Kun-hee.
He died on October 25, surrounded by his family, including his son, Samsung vice-chairman, Lee Jae-yong.
The cause of death has not been made public, although he had been incapacitated for years, following a heart attack in 2014.
Lee Kun-hee, who built Samsung into a global technology giant and was convicted — and pardoned — twice for white-collar crimes, has died at 78. https://t.co/btOzkyVwUB
— The New York Times (@nytimes) October 25, 2020
His son has been the de facto chairman of the company for years but speculation remains over the succession process that will follow his death.
Kun-hee was 78.
Facebook Dating launching in Europe
After missing its original Valentine’s Day deadline, Facebook has launched its Dating service in Europe.
Competing with dating apps such as Tinder, Facebook Dating was already active in the US, integrated with the rest of Facebook’s in-app offerings on mobile.
With the European launch, the service is now available in fifty countries and the company hopes to continue to expand.
It is not known when it will be available in New Zealand.
Zoom leads to boom in cosmetic treatments
More and more people are seeking cosmetic treatments, and experts are blaming the “Zoom boom” for it.
As online videoconferencing replaces face-to-face meetings in the pandemic, practitioners have recorded a jump in enquiries for facial treatments.
According to the BBC, the jump has been recorded in Wales but the phenomenon relates to a worldwide rise in the use of apps such as Zoom.
Annie Cartwright, a Cardiff skin care practitioner, told the BBC she was surprised by that surge in calls for treatments, particularly from first-time customers.
“I guess I thought during the middle of a global pandemic people would have other health issues on their mind – but actually we were really surprised at the number of enquiries we got,” she told the BBC..
“People mentioned this Zoom phenomenon – being on video calls and conferencing and suddenly realising they looked a certain way,” she added.