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South Korean Retailers Fed Up with Apple’s Overbearing Practices

South Korean Retailers Fed Up with Apple’s Overbearing Practices

SEOUL, Nov. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean retailers have joined forces to confront Apple’s continuous “gapjil” — a uniquely Korean term referring to the abuse of power by someone against a person in a weaker position — that has put an increasing financial burden on their operations. In a press release from the Korea Mobile [...]

Study Shows 6 Out of 10 Toddlers Use Smartphones

Study Shows 6 Out of 10 Toddlers Use Smartphones

 SEOUL, Nov. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — A recent study has revealed that 6 out of 10 South Korean children under the age of 6 use smartphones, and the age at which children start using smartphones is steadily decreasing. The Barun ICT Research Center at Yonsei University conducted a study on 602 participants with children between [...]

Virtual Reality Service on IPTV to Be Available by Year-end…KT CEO

Virtual Reality Service on IPTV to Be Available by Year-end…KT CEO

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 12 (Korea Bizwire) --KT Corp., South Korea’s leading wireless and fixed-line services provider, will launch a virtual reality service on Internet protocol television by the end of the year, its CEO said Wednesday, in a move to boost its presence in the growing business. Hwang Chang-gyu made the announcement in a meeting [...]

Huawei Prepares Launch of Nova Lite 2 in S. Korea

Huawei Prepares Launch of Nova Lite 2 in S. Korea

SEOUL, Jul. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — China’s smartphone producer Huawei Technologies Co. recently won approval from a South Korean technology certification agency for the Nova Lite 2, industry watchers said Monday, paving the way for the device’s launch here. The Telecommunication Technologies Association (TTA) approved the Nova Lite 2 smartphone, which will become the first [...]

Children Aged Between 3 and 8 Spend About 3 Hours per Day on Smartphones, TVs, PCs: Survey

Children Aged Between 3 and 8 Spend About 3 Hours per Day on Smartphones, TVs, PCs: Survey

SEOUL, Mar. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean children aged between three and eight spend nearly three hours per day on smartphones, televisions and personal computers, a survey showed Friday. They spent an average of 177 minutes every day on watching television or playing with smartphones and personal computers, according to the survey of mothers [...]

Galaxy S9 Preorders Similar to or Slightly Lower Than Predecessor

Galaxy S9 Preorders Similar to or Slightly Lower Than Predecessor

SEOUL, March 5 (Korea Bizwire) – Preorders for Samsung Electronics Co.’s Galaxy S9 smartphone, which was showcased last week, are about the same as those of its predecessor or slightly lower, industry sources said Monday. “We believe that the preorders for the Galaxy S9 are similar to that of the Galaxy S8,” an official from Samsung Electronics said. The official claimed, however, that the figure could be lower because the company only started receiving orders two days [...]

AI Robot Sophia Wows South Korean Audience

AI Robot Sophia Wows South Korean Audience

SEOUL, JAN. 31 (Korea Bizwire) — A life-like AI robot captivated a South Korean audience at a technology conference on Tuesday in Seoul with its convincing appearance and proficient communication skills. Sophia, the world’s first artificial intelligence robot, made a first public appearance in South Korea yesterday at a forum held by the Artificial Intelligence Industry [...]