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Goldstar[edit]

Is Lucky Group the same company as Goldstar who of which manufactured VCRs and Video equipment in the past? I have a photo of an example of a Goldstar product I submitted to Wikipedia. Image:Composite monitor.JPG --SuperDude 04:23, 24 Apr 2005 (UTC)

Yes. Goldstar is now LG Electronics. --Puzzlet Chung 09:39, 2 May 2005 (UTC)

Requested move to LG Group[edit]

This conglomerate's official name is "LG" and not Lucky Group. LG is not an abbreviation of "Lucky Group", so "LG Group" does not recall RAS syndrome. :) --Puzzlet Chung 09:37, 2 May 2005 (UTC)

I don't think that the article should be at LG Group, since that's not the name of the conglomerate. Should it be LG (conglomerate) or is there a better '(xxx)' to disambiguate the page with? Lachatdelarue (talk) 14:48, 2 May 2005 (UTC)
I only glanced at LG's website, and in my brief look I didn't see the word 'Group' anywhere. I guess I didn't look enough. Sorry. Lachatdelarue (talk) 03:38, 3 May 2005 (UTC)
  • Support. From LG's website - The new Corporate Identity was launched including the change of the group name from Lucky-Goldstar to LG in 1995. [1], As LG is not an acronym, there is no full name for LG. On renaming the Group, we considered 'LG' to be the most appropriate for a new Group name that could integrate different images of two main streams of the Group's businesses, the Chemicals led by 'Lucky' and the Electronics & Telecommunications led by 'Goldstar,' while including various brand images of other business fields. [2]. -- KTC 16:48, 2 May 2005 (UTC)

From what I've heard LG is Lucky-Gumsung in korean, anyone know something about that?

금성 (transliterated Geumseong, possibly Gumsung in the past) translates literally as 'Gold star' but is the Korean name of the planet Venus. Compare 삼성 (Samsung) - 'Three stars'. However, I haven't seen any evidence the company ever referred to itself in this way. Hypnotist uk 08:44, 11 August 2005 (UTC)

Yes, LG is Lucky Geumsung in Korea. Geumsung means gold star in English, and both Lucky Geumsung and Lucky Goldstar can be shortened to LG, so i guess they decided to use goldstar too.

LG/Goldstar/Kambrook[edit]

Fascinating to know that the old Goldstar brand is now LG. Here in Australia, Goldstar was launched in the 1980s as the electronics arm of Kambrook, who were best known for electric kettles and other kitchenwares. Goldstar electronics were notorious for breaking down. So does this mean there is actually a link between Kambrook and LG? Bricks J. Winzer 13:31, 18 January 2006 (UTC)

Goldstar in U.S.A/ Canada[edit]

The Goldstar product name seemed to pop out of no where in Canada in the early 90's?. They branded(manufactured?) major appliances and mostly microwaves. Their products had that "cheap" look to them, and while prices were lover they did not compare or COULD NOT compete with established American brands. They were known for being cheap in that bad way and were notorious for breaking down as stated above, and not lasting very long. People only bough Gold star branded products only if they really had to and couldn't afford better. The brand disappeared sometime in the mid 90's and the LG electronic and computer stuff appeared in the late 90's. LG appliances seemed to appear the same time as the electronics or a few years later. MOST PEOPLE DON'T KNOW THAT GOLDSTAR IS ACTUALLY LG AND IS THE SAME COMPANY —Preceding unsigned comment added by 76.10.138.233 (talk) 16:46, 14 June 2009 (UTC)

Goldstar, Middle East[edit]

A citation was and is still needed. I didn't find any Goldstar electronics, but after some googling I found Goldstar beer, apparently from Israel, because it has Hebrew characters on it. [3] --Evilboy 17:19, 4 April 2006 (UTC)

Fair use rationale for Image:Goldstar logo.gif[edit]

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Company Slogan[edit]

How come the company slogan isn't showing in the info box? This should be fixed. --71.225.111.4 (talk) 15:56, 3 August 2008 (UTC)

old slogan[edit]

I seem to remember "digitally yours" being one of LG's old slogans. Might want to research/add it. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 70.50.73.153 (talk) 04:22, 5 February 2009 (UTC) the new slogan for LG is "Life's Good" —Preceding unsigned comment added by 119.237.244.234 (talk) 06:53, 14 September 2009 (UTC)

It's too bad the article couldn't state the real reason LG was changed to "Life's Good." Most people in the English speaking world were laughing uncontrollably at the name "Lucky Goldstar."Landroo (talk) 07:59, 3 November 2009 (UTC)

Intro Reads Like an Advertisement[edit]

The introductory paragraph is BS. It reads as is an employee of LG wrote it or as if someone copied it from LG's website. The second half of it doesn't even really tell you anything. FuzzyCuteness (talk) 00:46, 17 January 2010 (UTC)

Misplaced fine information[edit]

The information in the "Controversy" section is about LG Display, which already has an apparently indentical entry citing a primary source. It's not needed here unless there's a reliable source faulting LG Corp itself in the matter. - BilCat (talk) 09:49, 11 December 2010 (UTC)

Thanks. That's what i said.660gd4qo (talk) 10:03, 11 December 2010 (UTC)

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Company stock[edit]

In the History section (which reads like a timeline and not really prose), it mentions the stock being split into 4 parts but mentions 3. Am I missing something here? Cleanelephant (talk) 06:27, 14 December 2011 (UTC)

I've removed the sentence about the company stocks. As a public company, LG Corp is required to publish its financial information publicly, including the names of major shareholders, which is available from its website [4]. The breakdown of shares is listed on page 11 of the 2010 auditor's report; as of 31 December 2010 the Koo family (romanized in the report as "Ku") including Kim Young Shik (wife of CEO Koo Bon-Moo) owns 45.25% of the shares. The CEO himself holds 10.51%, which makes the statement about him holding 52% false. Given that major shareholders' information are publicly available, an obscure female "next generation CEO" holding 26% of the shares seems to be extremely unlikely if not impossible. Adding on to that, a quick Google search would reveal that the likely successor is Koo Kwang-Mo, Koo Bon-Neung's son who is adopted by Koo Bon-Moo, and that none of the Koo daughters are involved in the family business [5]. --Joshua Say "hi" to me!What I've done? 12:03, 4 July 2012 (UTC)

Kodak divisions and patents buyout[edit]

Just thought I'd park this here to notify people, so in case the deal goes legit (as seems to be decided pretty soon) it can be put into the article. The whole hubbub is about the fact that today, Kodak has announced selling off its film divisions: http://www.bjp-online.com/british-journal-of-photography/news/2200811/kodak-to-sell-off-film-division , and LG is one out of the four companies making a joint bid: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390444233104577593681054808606.html Gee, I wonder if any of the seven currently available Super8 Kodak stocks will soon bear the LG logo... --79.193.39.165 (talk) 18:49, 24 August 2012 (UTC)