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Apple to Voluntarily Correct Unfair Commission Policy in App Market: FTC

Apple to Voluntarily Correct Unfair Commission Policy in App Market: FTC

SEOUL, Nov. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s antitrust regulator said Tuesday U.S. tech giant Apple Inc. has expressed its intention to voluntarily correct its commission policy, which ends up charging more for local app developers. The move came after the Fair Trade Commission (FTC) launched a probe into Apple amid criticism that the company [...]

Updated Airbnb Can Make Hosting Easier, Travel Experience More Unique: Executive

Updated Airbnb Can Make Hosting Easier, Travel Experience More Unique: Executive

SEOUL, Nov. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — Home rental platform Airbnb Inc. hopes to make hosting easier and travel experiences more unique, through stronger host protections and a wider variety of listings included in its latest platform upgrade, a top executive has said. Airbnb announced a series of upgrades to its platform Thursday, consisting of an [...]

Service Providers Scramble to Prepare for Apple Pay

Service Providers Scramble to Prepare for Apple Pay

SEOUL, Nov. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s online payment service providers are setting up near-field communication (NFC) devices and other services as Apple Pay, Apple Inc.’s mobile payment service, is expected to be introduced in South Korea later this month. NHN KCP Co. recently posted “Apple Pay Accepted” on its website before taking it down soon [...]

3 Telcos to Launch Own Mobile ID Verification Service This Week

3 Telcos to Launch Own Mobile ID Verification Service This Week

SEOUL, Nov. 9 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s three mobile carriers said Wednesday that they will launch their own ID verification service enabling users to conveniently confirm their identities through smartphones without a plastic card. The country’s three mobile carriers — SK Telecom Co., KT Corp. and LG Uplus Corp. — said the resident registration mobile verification [...]