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Ulsan and KT Agree to Develop Mobile Currency

Ulsan and KT Agree to Develop Mobile Currency

ULSAN, Nov. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — The city of Ulsan and KT Corp. signed a memorandum of understanding on Wednesday to adopt a mobile currency for the city. The two parties agreed to carry out preparatory projects to adopt the local currency, conduct joint studies and research projects, exchange information, and discover innovative ideas that [...]

S. Korea’s Biggest Game Fair Set to Open in Busan

S. Korea’s Biggest Game Fair Set to Open in Busan

SEOUL, Nov. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s largest computing game expo is slated to open in Busan this week featuring a wide range of new computer and mobile games with virtual reality technology taking the center stage, sources said Tuesday. Hundreds of game developers and distributors from scores of countries will take part in [...]

Local Samsung Pay Users Up 58 pct on-year in Oct.

Local Samsung Pay Users Up 58 pct on-year in Oct.

SEOUL, Nov. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co.’s payment tool, Samsung Pay, stood as South Korea’s top transaction app in October, data showed Tuesday, with the number of Android-based users rising 58 percent on-year. According to the data compiled by industry tracker WiseApp, Samsung Pay was the most popular financial application for the month, [...]

Samsung Electronics to Release First Foldable Smartphone in March: Sources

Samsung Electronics to Release First Foldable Smartphone in March: Sources

SEOUL, Nov. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co. plans to launch its first foldable smartphone in March, along with a fifth-generation (5G) network-powered Galaxy S10, industry sources said Monday. According to the sources, the South Korean tech giant plans to unveil the flagship Galaxy S10 smartphone in February, followed by the presumed foldable Galaxy [...]

Sales of New iPhones in S. Korea Estimated at 170,000 Units in First Week

Sales of New iPhones in S. Korea Estimated at 170,000 Units in First Week

SEOUL, Nov. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — Some 170,000 units of Apple Inc.’s new iPhone models are estimated to have been sold in South Korea since its release here last week, industry data showed Friday. The number covers iPhone XS, Max and XR sales via the country’s three leading mobile carriers — SK Telecom Co., KT [...]

Samsung Unveils Upcoming Foldable Smartphone

Samsung Unveils Upcoming Foldable Smartphone

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co. on Wednesday showcased its upcoming smartphone with a foldable display slated to be released in the early part of 2019. At the Samsung Developer Conference 2018 held in San Francisco, the South Korean tech giant outlined some specs of its much-anticipated Infinity Flex Display technology, [...]

Portal Website Naver Introduces “Home Run Replay” Function During Live Broadcast

Portal Website Naver Introduces “Home Run Replay” Function During Live Broadcast

SEOUL, Nov. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — The popular portal website Naver Corp. revealed yesterday that it will be implementing a new function on its website that allows users to replay home runs during Korean Series baseball matches airing live. The function is based on artificial intelligence (AI) technology. The technology automatically recognizes home run sequences [...]

Software Developers Looking to Escape High Fees of Google and Apple

Software Developers Looking to Escape High Fees of Google and Apple

SEOUL, Nov. 5 (Korea Bizwire) – Smartphones are the ultimate medium nowadays that allow individuals to enjoy most of the content they consume online such as shopping, music, games and social media. The content is distributed through two main channels, Google Play and the App Store by Apple Inc. The former has come to dominate [...]

Kia Launches Mobile App to Enhance Customer Service

Kia Launches Mobile App to Enhance Customer Service

SEOUL, Nov. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — Kia Motors Corp., South Korea’s second-largest carmaker by sales, on Monday launched a mobile application to enhance customer services ranging from car purchases to used car sales. The KIA VIK mobile app allows Kia customers to check prices of Kia vehicles, test drive the vehicles they are considering buying, [...]