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Samsung Bets on Specialized Phones to Regain Foothold in China’s Smartphone Market

Samsung Bets on Specialized Phones to Regain Foothold in China’s Smartphone Market

SEOUL, Apr. 25 (Korea Bizwire) – Samsung Electronics, the world’s leading smartphone maker, has relaunched its Galaxy C series of smartphones tailored for the Chinese market after a seven-year hiatus, in a bid to reclaim market share from domestic rivals.  According to the market research firm Counterpoint Research, Samsung is estimated to have recorded a market [...]

Nexon’s Dungeon & Fighter Mobile Set to Launch in Chinese Market in May

Nexon’s Dungeon & Fighter Mobile Set to Launch in Chinese Market in May

SEOUL, Apr. 22 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s online gaming giant Nexon Co. said Monday it will release a mobile version of its smash-hit title, Dungeon & Fighter, in China next month. Dungeon & Fighter Mobile will hit the Chinese market on May 21 and be operated by local game publisher Tencent Games, according to [...]

Samsung Boosts Use of Recycled Plastics in Galaxy S24 Smartphones

Samsung Boosts Use of Recycled Plastics in Galaxy S24 Smartphones

SEOUL, Apr. 17 (Korea Bizwire) – Samsung Electronics announced on April 16 that its flagship Galaxy S24 smartphone series incorporates an amount of recycled plastic equivalent to approximately 50 million 500-milliliter plastic water bottles. In a post from its official newsroom, the company estimated that the recycled plastic used in the Galaxy S24 series this year [...]

Baseball Fans in South Korea Flock to Interest-Based Chat Services

Baseball Fans in South Korea Flock to Interest-Based Chat Services

SEOUL, Apr. 17 (Korea Bizwire) – As the new Korean Baseball Organization (KBO) season kicks off, baseball enthusiasts are flocking to interest-based chat services operated by Naver and Kakao, South Korea’s leading internet companies.  According to industry sources, Naver’s open chat service, Open Talk (Naver Talk), now features dedicated chat rooms for each of the KBO’s [...]

Smartphone Makers Expand ‘Right to Repair’ for Consumers

Smartphone Makers Expand ‘Right to Repair’ for Consumers

SEOUL, Apr. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — Major smartphone manufacturers are taking steps to grant consumers greater “right to repair” their devices amidst growing demands.  On April 11, Apple announced that certain iPhone models can now be repaired using recycled components. Previously, iPhone users had to undergo “part pairing” when self-repairing their devices, only allowing parts that [...]

South Korean City Develops App to Prevent Deaths Among Single-Person Households

South Korean City Develops App to Prevent Deaths Among Single-Person Households

SEOUL, Apr. 12 (Korea Bizwire) – The district of Jung-gu in Incheon has launched a mobile application aimed at preventing isolated deaths among its growing population of single-person households, officials announced on Tuesday. The “Safe eJung-gu” app is designed to automatically send emergency text message alerts to pre-registered guardians if the user, deemed at high risk [...]

South Korea Launches Blockchain ‘Digital Badges’ for Over 1,000 Professional Certifications

South Korea Launches Blockchain ‘Digital Badges’ for Over 1,000 Professional Certifications

SEOUL, Apr. 9 (Korea Bizwire) – South Koreans can now receive over 1,000 types of national professional certifications and training credentials in the form of blockchain-based “digital badges,” the Human Resources Development Service of Korea announced on April 8.  Through the newly revamped mobile Q-Net electronic wallet service, anyone can obtain, store and submit these certifications [...]

South Korea’s Neighborhood App Karrot Gains Popularity in Canada

South Korea’s Neighborhood App Karrot Gains Popularity in Canada

SEOUL, Mar. 25 (Korea Bizwire) – Karrot, a homegrown South Korean app that facilitates hyperlocal community interactions, is rapidly gaining traction in Canada, cracking the top 10 rankings on both the Google Play Store and Apple’s App Store in the free social app category. According to industry sources on Friday, Karrot secured the No. 5 and [...]

Foreign Game Developers, Led by China, Intensify Competition in South Korea’s Gaming Market

Foreign Game Developers, Led by China, Intensify Competition in South Korea’s Gaming Market

SEOUL, Mar. 14 (Korea Bizwire) – In recent years, the gaming industry in South Korea has seen a surge in competition from foreign companies, particularly from China. This trend has been gaining momentum as Chinese firms have expanded their capabilities and competitive edge, largely due to the restrictions on Korean companies entering the Chinese market imposed [...]