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Samsung Galaxy Tops Brand Value Chart for 12th Consecutive Year

Samsung Galaxy Tops Brand Value Chart for 12th Consecutive Year

SEOUL, Dec. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co.’s smartphone brand Galaxy has been chosen as South Korea’s best brand for the 12th consecutive year, a survey showed Monday. The Galaxy phone earned a brand index reading of 937.6 points out of a possible 1,000 points, according to the survey by Brandstock, a South Korean [...]

Time Spent on KakaoTalk Messenger Back to Pre-service Disruption Level: Data

Time Spent on KakaoTalk Messenger Back to Pre-service Disruption Level: Data

SEOUL, Dec. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — The amount of time Korean people spent on the country’s most popular mobile messenger KakaoTalk was restored to the normal level two months after it suffered extensive service disruptions stemming from a fire at a data center, industry data showed Tuesday. Users spent an average of 32.18 minutes using [...]

Antitrust Regulator Calls for Apple to Faithfully Implement Voluntary Corrective Measures

Antitrust Regulator Calls for Apple to Faithfully Implement Voluntary Corrective Measures

SEOUL, Dec. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s antitrust regulator called Monday for Apple Inc. to faithfully implement its projects worth 100 billion won (US$763 million) to support local developers as part of a deal to address the company’s alleged violation of competition law. Apple kicked off an application developers’ academy in South Korea after [...]

Apple Unveils New Pricing Policy for Korean App Developers

Apple Unveils New Pricing Policy for Korean App Developers

SEOUL, Dec. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — Apple Inc. said Wednesday it will introduce the new pricing policy, including changes in tax calculation for South Korean app developers, from next year in a move to comply with the local antitrust regulator’s probe. “Apple today announced the most comprehensive upgrade to pricing capabilities since the App Store [...]

Samsung Foldable Phone Sales for Enterprise Use More than Double On-year in 10 Months

Samsung Foldable Phone Sales for Enterprise Use More than Double On-year in 10 Months

SEOUL, Nov. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co. said Wednesday its foldable phone sales to enterprise customers more than doubled over the past year, thanks in part to increased adoption by finance professionals. The number of Galaxy Z Fold and Galaxy Z Flip the company contracted to enterprise customers went up by 105 percent [...]

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 [...]