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Major Flagship Smartphones to Lock Horns over Camera

Major Flagship Smartphones to Lock Horns over Camera

SEOUL, Aug. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — Major flagship smartphones to be unveiled this year are anticipated to come with dual-lens cameras, industry watchers said Thursday, seeking to grab larger slices of the market by promoting top-notch photography features. Industry watchers said Samsung Electronics Co.’s new flagship smartphone set to be showcased next week, presumably the [...]

More TV Networks Entering Mobile Video Market

More TV Networks Entering Mobile Video Market

SEOUL, Aug. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean TV networks are launching complementary mobile-centric brands to court the changing media consumption trends and tastes among smartphone-savvy younger generations, according to industry insiders Wednesday. SBS TV launched Mobidic, a mobile brand that currently operates 20 channels on 12 different platforms, including YouTube and Facebook. Mobidic produces [...]

AI Speaker Manufacturers Vie to Secure Local Users to Boost Competitiveness

AI Speaker Manufacturers Vie to Secure Local Users to Boost Competitiveness

SEOUL, Aug. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean artificial intelligence (AI) speaker manufacturers are scrambling to lock in consumers that are critical for boosting their competitiveness moving forward, industry watchers said Tuesday. SK Telecom, the country’s largest mobile operators, and Naver Corp., the top Internet portal operator here, have recently unveiled half-price and free speakers [...]

Electronics Industry Struggling to Overcome Labor Shortage

Electronics Industry Struggling to Overcome Labor Shortage

SEOUL, Aug. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s electronics industry, including semiconductor manufacturers, has been struggling with a shortage of workers, an industry report showed on Tuesday. The findings, released by the Korea Electronics Association, a business lobby group, raised alarm bells for the future of the industry that accounts for about 33 percent of [...]

Image Recognition Technology is Reshaping How We Search for Information

Image Recognition Technology is Reshaping How We Search for Information

SEOUL, Aug. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — Advanced image recognition technology is reshaping the landscape of information search, a recent report has said. According to the report released by Digieco on trends in the mobile market, image recognition technology is increasingly being adopted by artificial intelligence services such as Google assistant and Samsung’s Bixby. In the [...]

Mega-hit Game ‘PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds’ to Land in S. Korea

Mega-hit Game ‘PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds’ to Land in S. Korea

SEOUL, Aug. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — Kakao Games Corp., the game unit under Kakao Corp., which operates South Korea’s most-used mobile messenger Kakao Talk, said Monday that it will publish mega-hit computer game “PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds” in South Korea. Under an agreement with Bluehole Inc., Kakao Games will launch the multiplayer online battle video game in [...]

Mobile Platform Potential ‘Game Changer’ for Game Industry

Mobile Platform Potential ‘Game Changer’ for Game Industry

SEOUL, Aug. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s longtime online game giant Nexon Korea Co. is finding itself threatened by its smaller local rival Netmarble Games Corp. partly as mobile has become a more popular platform than desktops, market watchers said Monday. Netmarble, South Korea’s No. 1 mobile game developer and publisher, announced on Friday [...]

LG Electronics Showcases World’s Largest OLED Signage

LG Electronics Showcases World’s Largest OLED Signage

SEOUL, Aug. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — LG Electronics Inc. said Sunday it installed the world’s largest organic light-emitting diode (OLED) display signage in the United Arab Emirates, recognized by the Guinness World Records. The South Korean company said the installation at the Dubai Mall features 820 units of 55-inch OLED display panels, with an estimated [...]