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South Korean Researchers Develop Device for Humane Animal Testing

South Korean Researchers Develop Device for Humane Animal Testing

DAEJEON, South Korea, Jun. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — A South Korean research team has discovered a new technology which will allow animal testing on rodents to be conducted without dissection. Biomeasurement scientists at the Korea Research Institute of Standards and Science (KRISS) announced on Wednesday that they had developed a device with which researchers can measure [...]

Content Providers Struggle to Attract Paid Subscribers in South Korea

Content Providers Struggle to Attract Paid Subscribers in South Korea

SEOUL, Jun. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — The number of paid subscribers to online entertainment companies in South Korea has been found to be extremely low, a new industry report has revealed. Only 1.4 percent of South Korean internet users pay to enjoy online content from media outlets, the lowest rate among all online content services, while [...]

S. Korean Gov’t to Train Jobseekers for Drone and Big Data Industry

S. Korean Gov’t to Train Jobseekers for Drone and Big Data Industry

SEOUL, Jun. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — The Ministry of Employment and Labor (MOEL) has announced plans to help train South Korean jobseekers for over 2,800 emerging jobs that have been identified as particularly relevant to future demand. Ranging from high technology including 3D printing, IoT, big data, solar energy, and drones to cultural content development, [...]

LG Electronics to Supply Driver-assistance Cameras to German Carmaker

LG Electronics to Supply Driver-assistance Cameras to German Carmaker

SEOUL, Jun. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — LG Electronics Inc. said Thursday it will supply its advanced driver-assistance system (ADAS) cameras to a premium German carmaker, tapping deeper into the vehicle components business. Through the deal, the South Korean company will supply camera modules and software to its German counterpart. LG did not reveal the name [...]

Samsung Collaborates with Red Bull on Extreme Sports Content

Samsung Collaborates with Red Bull on Extreme Sports Content

SEOUL, June 29 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co. said Thursday it will showcase video content on extreme sports produced in collaboration with Austria-based Red Bull through its high-end TV products. Under the project named “See the unexpected,” the video will be showcased through its QLED TVs displayed at the company’s shops around the globe [...]

Can Netflix Ride “Okja” to Larger Market Share?

Can Netflix Ride “Okja” to Larger Market Share?

  SEOUL, Jun. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — At first glance, it might seem as though Netflix – with its global presence and extensive catalogue of popular content – would have little difficulty in conquering the domestic OTT (over-the-top content) market. However, a closer look tells a slightly different story. According to unofficial figures (Netflix does [...]

1 in 5 South Koreans Spends 5 Hours on Smartphone Apps

1 in 5 South Koreans Spends 5 Hours on Smartphone Apps

SEOUL, June 28 (Korea Bizwire) – One out of five South Korean users of Android-powered smartphones accessed applications for more than five hours a day last month, data showed Wednesday. According to industry tracker App Annie, South Korea posted the longest application usage time held by the top 20-percent bracket of users, followed by Mexico, Brazil, and [...]

‘Rent’, ‘Loan’ and ‘Self Interior’ Among Most Popular Keywords on Social Media

‘Rent’, ‘Loan’ and ‘Self Interior’ Among Most Popular Keywords on Social Media

SEOUL, June 27 (Korea Bizwire) – A recent report has revealed the most popular keywords used by South Koreans on social media in recent years, a list that includes ‘rent’, ‘loan’, and ‘self interior’. Amid gloomy prospects of home ownership with a growing number of South Koreans considered ‘rent poor’, the number of mentions of [...]

Hackers Threaten Banking Institutions With DDoS Attacks

Hackers Threaten Banking Institutions With DDoS Attacks

SEOUL, June 27 (Korea Bizwire) – Hackers who threatened to launch a distributed denial-of-service attack (DDoS) made good on their promise by attacking a number of South Korean banking institutions on Monday. According to the Financial Supervisory Service (FSS), a hacker group called the Armada Collective targeted the Korea Financial Telecommunications & Clearings Institute (KFTC), [...]

Samsung’s Galaxy S8 Plus Boasts Top Battery Life: Consumer Reports

Samsung’s Galaxy S8 Plus Boasts Top Battery Life: Consumer Reports

SEOUL, Jun. 27 (Korea Bizwzire) — Samsung Electronics Co.’s Galaxy S8 Plus smartphone has the best performing battery compared with other major handsets currently sold in the market, according to a U.S. industry tracker Tuesday. U.S. Consumer Reports said the Galaxy S8 Plus showed the longest battery life compared with its rivals, allowing users to [...]