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2nd Batch of Galaxy Fold Sells Out in S. Korea

2nd Batch of Galaxy Fold Sells Out in S. Korea

SEOUL, Sept. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — The second batch of Samsung Electronics Co.’s Galaxy Fold sold out soon after pre-orders opened in South Korea Wednesday, industry officials said. After the first batch of the foldable smartphones, estimated at around 3,000 units, sold out upon its launch on Sept. 6, Samsung and the nation’s three mobile [...]

Homegrown S. Korean OTT Platform to Launch This Week

Homegrown S. Korean OTT Platform to Launch This Week

SEOUL, Sept. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s largest over-the-top (OTT) service will officially become available later this week as it bids to take on global media giants such as Netflix, Inc., a joint venture providing the service said Monday. The new platform, dubbed “Wavve,” will go online on Wednesday, with an aim of accruing [...]

While Samsung Innovates Smartphones, Apple Upgrades

While Samsung Innovates Smartphones, Apple Upgrades

BERLIN/SEOUL, Sept. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — Now that both Samsung Electronics and Apple have revealed their latest smartphone lineups for this year, here’s a simple question to ask. What are the two things Samsung has that Apple doesn’t in this year’s smartphone lineup? 5G and foldable. Amid flattening smartphone sales, Samsung has changed its strategy [...]

5G, Foldable Smartphones Steal IFA 2019

5G, Foldable Smartphones Steal IFA 2019

BERLIN, Sept. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — While IFA is Europe’s largest consumer electronics show, this year’s event had an interesting twist with unusual scene stealers form the mobile industry to give much-needed hype for the foldable phones and 5G. IFA closed Wednesday after a six-day run, hosting over 1,900 exhibitors that showcased the latest televisions, [...]

Experts Warn Against Game Developers’ ‘Infatuation’ with MMORPG

Experts Warn Against Game Developers’ ‘Infatuation’ with MMORPG

SEOUL, Sept. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — Experts are raising concerns as South Korean game developers continue to stick with massive multiplayer online role-playing games (MMORPG). Google Play’s top sales in the first week of September showed that seven out of top ten games were MMORPGs. IGAWorks, a South Korean marketing solutions company, reported that MMORPG [...]

IFA 2019: AI, 5G and IoT to Shape Digital Future

IFA 2019: AI, 5G and IoT to Shape Digital Future

BERLIN, Sept. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — Artificial intelligence (AI), 5G and Internet of Things (IoT) will be the key technology trends at IFA, one of the leading shows for home appliances and consumer electronics, industry officials said. IFA, Europe’s largest technology show, kicked off in Berlin on Friday for a six-day run, bringing together nearly [...]

Accuracy of Location Information of Smartphones and Drones to Improve

Accuracy of Location Information of Smartphones and Drones to Improve

SEOUL, Sept. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — It is predicted that location information that is used in smartphones, drones and others will become more accurate in the future. The National Geographic Information Institute (NGII) said Thursday that it will launch a satellite navigation-based positioning information service from the end of this year to expand its location-based [...]