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Antitrust Watchdog to Review Google’s Competition Violation This Year

Antitrust Watchdog to Review Google’s Competition Violation This Year

SEOUL, Oct. 22 (Korea Bizwire) – The head of South Korea’s fair trade watchdog said Thursday her agency will review one of two ongoing probes into Google Inc.’s market competition violations. Since 2016, the Korea Fair Trade Commission (KFTC) has been investigating Google over allegations that it obstructed local smartphone makers from using operating systems [...]

S. Korean Lab Paves the Way for Non-software Professionals to Develop IoT Devices

S. Korean Lab Paves the Way for Non-software Professionals to Develop IoT Devices

DAEJEON, Oct. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — A South Korean research lab has cleared the way for non-software professionals to be able to develop their own Internet of Things (IoT) devices in an easy and simple way. The Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI) announced on Monday that it will open its software development program for [...]

Samsung Releases New Consumer SSD for Gaming, High-end PC Applications

Samsung Releases New Consumer SSD for Gaming, High-end PC Applications

SEOUL, Sept. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co. on Tuesday unveiled a new consumer solid state drive (SSD) product that boasts enhanced performance for gaming and high-performance PC applications. Samsung introduced the 980 PRO, the company’s first consumer SSD based on the fourth generation of the Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCIe) motherboard interface with [...]

Tech Competition Heats Up over Remote Work in S. Korea During Pandemic

Tech Competition Heats Up over Remote Work in S. Korea During Pandemic

SEOUL, Sept. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean tech firms are joining the race for the growing remote work market, industry officials said Friday, as businesses brace for a drawn-out fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. The country’s workplaces have been reshaped this year as many companies opt to keep their workers out of offices to [...]

Homegrown Internet Companies Strongly Oppose So-called ‘Netflix Act’

Homegrown Internet Companies Strongly Oppose So-called ‘Netflix Act’

SEOUL, Sept. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — After the enforcement ordinance for the revision of the Telecommunication Business Act, the so-called ‘Netflix Free Ride Prevention Act,’ was unveiled, South Korea’s homegrown Internet companies voiced strong concerns about key provisions such as service maintenance and application standards. The enforcement ordinance of the Telecommunication Business Act, announced on [...]