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Samsung Defends Galaxy S22′s Game Optimizing Service in Court Amid Performance Throttling Allegations

Samsung Defends Galaxy S22′s Game Optimizing Service in Court Amid Performance Throttling Allegations

SEOUL, Feb. 23 (Korea Bizwire) – Samsung Electronics is currently embroiled in a legal battle over allegations that the Game Optimizing Service (GOS) featured in its Galaxy S22 series has led to performance degradation. The controversy has sparked a collective lawsuit from consumers, who claim that Samsung’s lack of transparency regarding the GOS function misled them [...]

Report: Surge in Social Media Use, Decline in Reading Among 20-Year-Olds Over Past Decade

Report: Surge in Social Media Use, Decline in Reading Among 20-Year-Olds Over Past Decade

SEOUL, Feb. 12 (Korea Bizwire) – Twenty-year-olds spend much more time on social media now than the same age group a decade ago, whereas their monthly reading time declined, a report showed Monday. The Korean Educational Development Institute surveyed 5,705 people who turned 20 in 2021, and about 23 percent of them said they use [...]

Facebook’s User Base in South Korea Falls Below 10 Million, Marking a Significant Shift Since Its Peak

Facebook’s User Base in South Korea Falls Below 10 Million, Marking a Significant Shift Since Its Peak

SEOUL, Feb. 9 (Korea Bizwire) –With Facebook recently marking 20 years since its launch, the once-dominant social media platform has seen its monthly active users on the mobile app in South Korea dip below the 10 million mark for the first time since May 2020, when mobile big data company IGAWorks began its combined app [...]

YouTube to Verify and Promote South Korean Health Experts’ Channels

YouTube to Verify and Promote South Korean Health Experts’ Channels

SEOUL, Feb. 2 (Korea Bizwire) – Online video sharing platform YouTube has decided to award verification labels to channels operated by verified medical professionals such as doctors and nurses in South Korea, and to recommend these channels more prominently. According to ICT industry insiders, YouTube has been accepting applications since January 30 for its “YouTube Health” [...]

KT Membership Sees 26% Surge in Monthly Active Users Thanks to In-App Services

KT Membership Sees 26% Surge in Monthly Active Users Thanks to In-App Services

SEOUL, Jan. 29 (Korea Bizwire) – KT has announced a significant 26% increase in monthly active users (MAU) of its membership program, attributed to the in-app services launched last year. Membership now encompasses a variety of services within the KT app, including ‘Genie Music’ for music streaming, ‘Blice’ for webtoons and web novels, and ‘Giftishow’ for [...]

KakaoTalk’s “Memorial Profile” Service Boosts User Autonomy

KakaoTalk’s “Memorial Profile” Service Boosts User Autonomy

SEOUL, Jan. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — Kakao has improved its Memorial Profile feature in the latest update (v10.5.0) of KakaoTalk, enhancing user autonomy in this regard. The Memorial Profile allows KakaoTalk users to mourn and reminisce about the deceased. Following the update, users can now choose to switch to a posthumous Memorial Profile and appoint a [...]

Government to Revoke Controversial Handset Subsidy Ban to Ease Financial Burden

Government to Revoke Controversial Handset Subsidy Ban to Ease Financial Burden

SEOUL, Jan. 22 (Korea Bizwire) – The South Korean government on Monday announced its plans to scrap the decadelong controversial ban on handset subsidies as part of efforts to lower the financial burden on consumers for communications service. According to the Office for Government Policy Coordination, the government will abolish the Mobile Device Distribution Improvement [...]

Kakao T Revolutionizes Car Rentals with Minute-by-Minute Bookings and Non-Face-to-Face Services

Kakao T Revolutionizes Car Rentals with Minute-by-Minute Bookings and Non-Face-to-Face Services

SEOUL, Jan. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — Kakao Mobility has updated its taxi platform ‘Kakao T’ to allow users to rent cars on a per-minute basis, moving away from the traditional minimum one-day rental requirement. This new car rental service enables users to receive and return vehicles at different locations in a contactless manner. On January 21, [...]

New Galaxy S24 Series Boasts AI-powered Live Translation of Phone Calls

New Galaxy S24 Series Boasts AI-powered Live Translation of Phone Calls

SEOUL, Jan. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co. on Thursday unveiled its latest Galaxy S series smartphones, featuring real-time translation for phone calls and improved camera performance powered by on-device artificial intelligence (AI). Samsung Electronics’ flagship phone lineup came in three models — the Galaxy S24, Galaxy S24 Plus and Galaxy S24 Ultra — [...]