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Trade Ministry Affiliates Report over 10,000 Hacking Attempts Since 2013

Trade Ministry Affiliates Report over 10,000 Hacking Attempts Since 2013

SEOUL, Oct. 18 (Korea Bizwire) – The trade ministry’s affiliates came under more than 10,000 hacking attempts over the last five years, with the key trade promotion agency subjected to the heaviest attack, the ministry said Wednesday. A report from the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy submitted to Rep. Lee Chae-ik for parliamentary audits [...]

Naver’s European AI Research Team Debuts at Developers’ Meeting

Naver’s European AI Research Team Debuts at Developers’ Meeting

SEOUL, Oct. 18 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korean web giant Naver’s new European-based artificial intelligence research team has debuted at the company’s annual developers’ meeting this year. The research group, dubbed Naver Labs Europe, is an institute based in Grenoble in Southeastern France that used to be called ‘Xerox Research Centre Europe’, which Naver took over [...]

LG Uplus Demonstrates Next Gen Network via Live-stream of Baseball Game

LG Uplus Demonstrates Next Gen Network via Live-stream of Baseball Game

SEOUL, Oct. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s No. 3 mobile carrier LG Uplus Inc. said Wednesday it has successfully provided a live-stream of a baseball game through its latest technology equivalent to the fifth-generation (5G) network. The mobile carrier said the high-resolution broadcast of the game was delivered through what it calls the 4.5-generation [...]

Whirlpool Demands 50 pct Tariff on Samsung, LG Washers

Whirlpool Demands 50 pct Tariff on Samsung, LG Washers

SEOUL, Oct. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — U.S. tech manufacturer Whirlpool Corp. has demanded a punitive tariff of 50 percent on South Korean firms’ washers, government sources said Wednesday. According to South Korea’s trade ministry, Whirlpool submitted the demand to the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC), which earlier determined that Samsung Electronics Co. and LG Electronics [...]

Naver Showcases Robotics and Self-Driving Ambitions at Developers’ Conference

Naver Showcases Robotics and Self-Driving Ambitions at Developers’ Conference

SEOUL, Oct. 17 (Korea Bizwire) – Following in the footsteps of Google, Amazon and Microsoft — software IT firms that have been making serious forays into the hardware aspect of technology — Naver unveiled similar ambitions at its developers’ conference Deview 2017, held at Coex on October 16. Naver entered the robotics business in earnest [...]

Naver Unleashes Line Friends AI Speakers Promotion in Bid to Win Nascent AI Speaker Market

Naver Unleashes Line Friends AI Speakers Promotion in Bid to Win Nascent AI Speaker Market

SEOUL, Oct. 17 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korean search engine leader Naver announced today that its AI speakers will become available for purchase on its music service website starting October 26. The special promotional deal will offer the capsule-shaped, Brown and Sally-inspired (popular emoji characters from Naver’s messaging service Line) AI speaker with a one-year [...]

Naver Showcases Ambient Intelligence-Based Robots

Naver Showcases Ambient Intelligence-Based Robots

SEOUL, Oct. 16 (Korea Bizwire) – Naver Corp., South Korea’s top Internet portal operator, showcased nine robots Monday as it aims to transform itself into a company with the combination of Artificial Intelligence (AI), software and hardware products. Naver launched its ambient Intelligence (AmI)-based robot lineup that is relatively cheap compared to past models. AmI [...]