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AWS Encourages More Companies to Use Cloud-Computing Service

AWS Encourages More Companies to Use Cloud-Computing Service

SEOUL, April 19 (Korea Bizwire) – The chief of Amazon Web Services (AWS) Korea, the local cloud-computing service affiliate of the U.S. retail giant Amazon Inc., encouraged more businesses Wednesday to successfully make use of the on-demand network to promote their operations.  “There is no need to worry whether to use or not to use [...]

Budget Mobile Networks Continue To Suffer Despite Record Subscriber Numbers

Budget Mobile Networks Continue To Suffer Despite Record Subscriber Numbers

SEOUL, April 19 (Korea Bizwire) – Budget telecommunications networks continue to report losses nearly six years after they first appeared following an agreement with major mobile network operators in the South Korean market, despite a growing number of customers. According to the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning (MSIF), the so-called budget telecommunications networks, widely known [...]

Samsung Downplays Galaxy S8′s ‘Red-Tinted’ Display

Samsung Downplays Galaxy S8′s ‘Red-Tinted’ Display

SEOUL, April 19 (Korea Bizwire) – Samsung Electronics Co. said Wednesday the controversial red-tinted display on some of its brand-new Galaxy S8 smartphone cannot be considered a defect, while some critics are predicting the issue may hurt the company’s image like last year’s battery scandal.  The issue came to light when a few users claimed [...]

Galaxy S8′s Pre-orders Reach Whopping 1 mln

Galaxy S8′s Pre-orders Reach Whopping 1 mln

SEOUL, Apr. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — Pre-orders for Samsung Electronics Co.’s flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S8, have surpassed 1 million units, the company said Tuesday, setting a new record among all of its smartphones. The tally compares with pre-orders for 200,000 units for its predecessor, the Galaxy S7, over a week, and 400,000 for the [...]

Seoul to Offer Stamps for Completing Hiking Trails

Seoul to Offer Stamps for Completing Hiking Trails

SEOUL, April 18 (Korea Bizwire) – The experience of hikers in Seoul is set to become much more fun and interactive as the Seoul government has released Seoul Dulle-gil (서울둘레길), a mobile app that will reward hikers who complete trails along the outskirts of Seoul with digital stamps and certificates. The new GPS-based app, which was [...]

Naver Jumps into Cloud Computing Market

Naver Jumps into Cloud Computing Market

SEOUL, Apr. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — Naver Corp., the operator of South Korea’s dominant Internet portal, launched a new cloud-computing platform on Monday to join other IT firms in the fast-growing market. Naver Business Platform (NBP), a subsidiary firm under Naver providing IT infrastructure and solutions, released the platform, Naver Cloud Platform, to offer 30 [...]

Microsoft Korea Adds AI to Cloud-Computing Service

Microsoft Korea Adds AI to Cloud-Computing Service

SEOUL, April 17 (Korea Bizwire) – Microsoft Korea, the local unit of U.S. software giant Microsoft Corp. said Monday that it has added an artificial intelligence (AI) function to its cloud-computing service, Office 365.  The company said Word, Outlook, PowerPoint and Excel will be backed up by various cloud-powered AI capabilities through data centers in [...]

Mobile App Gives Adults Hands-on Experience of the Horrors of Cyberbullying

Mobile App Gives Adults Hands-on Experience of the Horrors of Cyberbullying

DAEJEON, April 17 (Korea Bizwire) – With zero exaggeration, the experience on the app is horrifying.  As soon as one launches the app, the user (victim) gets a fake phone call. When answered, a girl threatens the victim, telling her to reply to Kakao Talk messages. The app then asks the user for his or her [...]