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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 [...]

Looking Back on a Decade of iPhone and its Profound Impact on Korean Society

Looking Back on a Decade of iPhone and its Profound Impact on Korean Society

SEOUL, Jun. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — This coming Thursday will mark the 10th anniversary of one of the more revolutionary pieces of technology developed in recent history. It reached Korean shores a full year and five months after its birth, brought over by KT into a practically non-existent smartphone market. It was met with astounding [...]

Samsung’s Galaxy S8 Advert Wins Cannes Lions Awards

Samsung’s Galaxy S8 Advert Wins Cannes Lions Awards

SEOUL, Jun. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co.’s advertisement of its flagship Galaxy S8 smartphone won seven awards from the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, the company said Monday. The South Korean tech giant said it has won three gold, two silver and two bronze prizes from the festival with its advertisement dubbed [...]

Are South Koreans Paying Too Much for Their Mobile Phone Plans?

Are South Koreans Paying Too Much for Their Mobile Phone Plans?

SEOUL, Jun. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — When it comes to cell phone bills in South Korea, the overwhelming public sentiment is that people think they are paying too much at the moment. The row between the government and telecom companies over efforts to reduce phone bills in recent years mirrors the frustration very palpable in a [...]

Gov’t to Push to Expand Discount Rate of Mobile Fees

Gov’t to Push to Expand Discount Rate of Mobile Fees

SEOUL, Jun. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — President Moon Jae-in’s policy advisory committee announced Thursday that it will encourage local mobile operators to expand the discount rate of mobile phone fees and offer an additional benefit to low-income customers, as part of efforts to reduce the cost burden for mobile phone users. During the presidential campaign, [...]

Naver to Cooperate with Qualcomm on AI Patform

Naver to Cooperate with Qualcomm on AI Patform

SEOUL, Jun. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — Naver Corp., South Korea’s top Internet portal operator, said Monday that it will work with global chipmaker Qualcomm Inc. to further develop its artificial intelligence (AI) platform, Clova. Under an agreement with Qualcomm’s subsidiary, Qualcomm Technologies, Naver will provide Clova for use with the global giant’s Internet of Things (IoT) [...]

Telecom Networks Keep an Eye on Goverment’s move to cut telecom costs

Telecom Networks Keep an Eye on Goverment’s move to cut telecom costs

SEOUL, June 19 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s mobile carriers are keeping a watchful eye on possible moves by the government to cut subscription costs for telecom services that will impact their earnings, industry watchers said Sunday. The Ministry of Science, ICT, and Future Planning will hold a session with the State Affairs Planning Advisory [...]

S. East Asian Online Shopping Market to Grow Sharply: Report

S. East Asian Online Shopping Market to Grow Sharply: Report

SEOUL, Jun. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — Southeast Asia’s online market is expected to expand sharply backed by the region’s huge population, which serves as a good business opportunity for South Korean companies, a report showed Sunday. In the report, the Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA) said the region’s online shopping market has been growing at [...]