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Naver Reveals New Year’s Resolutions at CES with Automatic Driving and Cartography Technologies

Naver Reveals New Year’s Resolutions at CES with Automatic Driving and Cartography Technologies

SEOUL, Jan. 9 (Korea Bizwire) – Han Seong-sook, CEO of Naver Corp., a South Korean online search portal, said Naver’s success over the last 20 years is based on “taking a path different from others.” At a press conference held in Las Vegas on Monday, Han said that Naver created the search engine, Line mobile messenger, and [...]

Naver to Debut AI, Robotics Technologies at CES

Naver to Debut AI, Robotics Technologies at CES

SEOUL, Jan. 7 (Korea Bizwire) – Naver Corp., South Korea’s dominant Internet portal and search engine, on Monday announced the global debut of its artificial intelligence (AI) and other breakthrough robotic technologies at an upcoming international exhibition. Naver will be showcasing its portfolio of 13 technologies for the first time at the Consumer Electronics Show [...]

S. Korea’s Biggest Game Fair Set to Open in Busan

S. Korea’s Biggest Game Fair Set to Open in Busan

SEOUL, Nov. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s largest computing game expo is slated to open in Busan this week featuring a wide range of new computer and mobile games with virtual reality technology taking the center stage, sources said Tuesday. Hundreds of game developers and distributors from scores of countries will take part in [...]

Software Developers Looking to Escape High Fees of Google and Apple

Software Developers Looking to Escape High Fees of Google and Apple

SEOUL, Nov. 5 (Korea Bizwire) – Smartphones are the ultimate medium nowadays that allow individuals to enjoy most of the content they consume online such as shopping, music, games and social media. The content is distributed through two main channels, Google Play and the App Store by Apple Inc. The former has come to dominate [...]

Naver Looks beyond Network Service, Targets ‘Living Environment’ Technology

Naver Looks beyond Network Service, Targets ‘Living Environment’ Technology

SEOUL, Oct. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s top portal operator, Naver Corp., on Thursday announced a business blueprint that moves beyond its existing online and network business and focuses on technology that is linked to the living environment. “The key technological strategy that Naver is pushing is living environment intelligence,” Song Chang-hyun, the company [...]

Foreign IT Firms to Designate Proxy in Charge of Personal Data

Foreign IT Firms to Designate Proxy in Charge of Personal Data

SEOUL, Aug. 31 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea will mandate that foreign IT companies designate an official in charge of managing personal information, sources said Friday. According to the industry sources, a relevant law was passed through a regular session of the National Assembly a day earlier that makes it mandatory for companies without addresses [...]

Chatbots in Banking Unable to Offer Full Personal Data Protection: Watchdog

Chatbots in Banking Unable to Offer Full Personal Data Protection: Watchdog

SEOUL, Jul. 31 (Korea Bizwire) — Banks and other financial institutions that increasingly rely on chatbots to interact with customers are vulnerable to breaches of personal data protection, the financial watchdog said Tuesday. A chatbot is a computer program or artificial intelligence that is used in various business sectors, enabling customers to communicate with firms [...]