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Samsung’s Mobile Biz May Benefit from U.S. Ban on Huawei

Samsung’s Mobile Biz May Benefit from U.S. Ban on Huawei

SEOUL, May 19 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co.’s mobile business may benefit from the recent U.S. ban on Chinese tech giant Huawei Technologies Co., analysts here said Tuesday, amid its efforts to recover from the fallout from the novel coronavirus pandemic. The United States recently announced that it will block foreign chipmakers using American [...]

No. 1 Portal Operator Naver Vying with E-commerce Operators with New Services

No. 1 Portal Operator Naver Vying with E-commerce Operators with New Services

SEOUL, May 18 (Korea Bizwire) — Naver Corp., the operator of the country’s No. 1 internet portal, is moving fast to grab a share in the fast-growing online shopping segment with two different services that may eventually transform the portal operator into the so-called search-based marketplace. The new services also signal a seismic change in [...]

KT to Conduct Epidemic Study with Support from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

KT to Conduct Epidemic Study with Support from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

SEOUL, May 17 (Korea Bizwire) — KT Corp., South Korea’s leading telecommunication firm, said Sunday it will conduct a research project on epidemic prevention with financial support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. A South Korean consortium led by KT will carry out the project named “A Next Generation Surveillance Study for Epidemic Preparedness,” [...]

Home Appliance Makers Vying for Water Dispenser-embedded Fridge Market

Home Appliance Makers Vying for Water Dispenser-embedded Fridge Market

SEOUL, May 14 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s home appliance makers are entering a heated battle over refrigerators with water dispensers after they recently released products highlighting advanced sterilization systems and smart control solutions. LG Electronics Inc., Samsung Electronics Co. and Winia Dimchae Co. are all vying for the top position in the segment. LG [...]

Regulator Again Rejects Apple’s Measures over Alleged Violation of Competition Law

Regulator Again Rejects Apple’s Measures over Alleged Violation of Competition Law

SEJONG, May 14 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s antitrust regulator said Thursday it has again rejected voluntary corrective measures by Apple Inc.’s Korean unit over its alleged violation of competition law. Apple Korea is suspected of having required Korean mobile phone carriers — SK Telecom Co., KT Corp. and LG Uplus Corp. — to pay [...]

SK Telecom, Samsung Unveil 5G Smartphone with Quantum-safe Crypto Solution

SK Telecom, Samsung Unveil 5G Smartphone with Quantum-safe Crypto Solution

SEOUL, May 14 (Korea Bizwire) — SK Telecom Co., South Korea’s largest mobile carrier, on Thursday introduced a 5G smartphone highlighting quantum-safe cryptography solution in cooperation with Samsung Electronics Co. The Galaxy A Quantum will be the world’s first 5G smartphone with quantum random number generator (QRNG) chipset that ensures better mobile communication security, according [...]

S. Korea to Block Teenagers from Using Certain Random Chat Apps

S. Korea to Block Teenagers from Using Certain Random Chat Apps

SEOUL, May 13 (Korea Bizwire) — Random chat applications that don’t identify the user and save chat histories will be banned from being installed on teenagers’ smartphones in South Korea, the government said Wednesday. The Ministry of Gender Equality and Family said it is planning to designate applications that provide free online chat services among [...]