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S. Korean App Developers Say Unfair Transaction Practices Common on App Stores

S. Korean App Developers Say Unfair Transaction Practices Common on App Stores

SEOUL, March 3 (Korea Bizwire) — A large number of South Korean mobile app developers experienced unfair transaction practices from mobile app stores including the Google Inc.’s Play store and Apple Inc.’s App Store, the antitrust regulator said Tuesday. The Korea Fair Trade Commission carried out a fact-finding survey with 500 local mobile and accommodation [...]

Mobile Carriers Boost Efforts in Sustainable Energy

Mobile Carriers Boost Efforts in Sustainable Energy

SEOUL, Feb. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean telecom companies are stepping up efforts in sustainable energy projects, as they join the country’s broader push for renewable energy and commit more to environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) initiatives. Last Monday, top mobile carrier SK Telecom Co. said it signed a deal with state-backed utility [...]

Samsung to Support Security Updates for Galaxy Devices

Samsung to Support Security Updates for Galaxy Devices

SEOUL, Feb. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co. said Tuesday it will provide security updates for Galaxy mobile devices at least four years after their initial release. The world’s largest smartphone maker said more than 130 models released after 2019 are subject to its regular security updates. They include Galaxy S10, S20 and S21 [...]

LG May Ditch Plan for Rollable Smartphone Upon Biz Restructuring

LG May Ditch Plan for Rollable Smartphone Upon Biz Restructuring

SEOUL, Feb. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — LG Electronics Inc., a South Korean tech firm, may scrap a plan to develop a smartphone with a rollable display, industry observers here said Monday, amid growing speculation that the South Korean tech giant will ditch its money-losing mobile business. LG reportedly told its parts suppliers, including Chinese display [...]

Homegrown App Market Draws Spotlight as Alternative to Google’s Play Store

Homegrown App Market Draws Spotlight as Alternative to Google’s Play Store

SEOUL, Feb. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s app market ONE store has drawn attention as a possible alternative to Google’s Play store as local app developers worry about increasing costs over the U.S. tech giant’s decision to expand its 30 percent commission fee to all in-app digital goods purchases later this year. ONE store, [...]