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S. Korea’s Notebook PC Market Robust in Q1 Despite COVID-19

S. Korea’s Notebook PC Market Robust in Q1 Despite COVID-19

SEOUL, June 23 (Korea Bizwire) — Despite the outbreak of the coronavirus dealing a major blow to the world economy, South Korea’s notebook PC makers reported better-than-expected first-quarter results in the domestic market primarily thanks to the ubiquity of online classes and the increase in telecommuting. Of note, LG Electronics Inc. enjoyed a sharp increase [...]

Computers Re-enter List of Top 10 Export Items in Q1 amid Rising Teleworking

Computers Re-enter List of Top 10 Export Items in Q1 amid Rising Teleworking

SEOUL, April 23 (Korea Bizwire) — Computers made the list of South Korea’s top 10 export items again in the first quarter of the year amid the spread of teleworking due to the coronavirus outbreak, data showed Thursday. South Korean exports of computers and related products came to US$3.18 billion in the January-March period, accounting [...]

Cases of Website Defacement Up in 2019

Cases of Website Defacement Up in 2019

SEOUL, Oct. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — The number of website defacements in South Korea has increased in 2019 from a year earlier, an opposition lawmaker said Wednesday. Rep. Shin Yong-hyeon of the minor opposition Bareunmirae Party said webpage-related hackings, including the stealing of confidential information and injection of malicious code, numbered 501 cases as of [...]

Samsung SDS Seeks to Expand Portfolio, Cut Reliance on Sister Firms

Samsung SDS Seeks to Expand Portfolio, Cut Reliance on Sister Firms

CHUNCHEON, Sept. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung SDS Co., an IT system affiliate of South Korea’s top conglomerate, will expand global partnerships to diversify its business portfolio and reduce its heavy reliance on sister companies, its chief executive has said. Hong Won-pyo, CEO of the IT subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., said his company has [...]

SK Telecom, Microsoft Join Hands for Cloud-based Gaming Platform

SK Telecom, Microsoft Join Hands for Cloud-based Gaming Platform

SEOUL, Sept. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s top mobile carrier, SK Telecom Co., said Wednesday it has agreed with U.S. IT giant Microsoft Corp. to launch a test-run of a new cloud-based gaming platform utilizing the fifth-generation (5G) network here. The project will pave the way for gamers to play high-quality titles without having [...]

Naver’s Cloud Unit Teams Up with Singaporean Firm to Tap into Southeast Asia

Naver’s Cloud Unit Teams Up with Singaporean Firm to Tap into Southeast Asia

SEOUL, Jul. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — The cloud affiliate of South Korea’s dominant Internet portal operator, Naver Corp., said Thursday that it has joined hands with Singaporean cloud company Deskera to tap deeper into the Southeast Asian market. Deskera, considered the leading cloud-based platform provider, and Naver Business Platform (NBP) will provide cloud services for [...]