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Budget Mobile Carriers Struggling

Budget Mobile Carriers Struggling

SEOUL, Nov. 15 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korean mobile virtual network operators (MVNO) are struggling to survive amid growing competition, with Homeplus set to pull out of the industry later this month. There are fears that Homeplus’s announcement that it was withdrawing its MVNO service Plus Mobile from next month will cause a chain reaction in [...]

U.S. Trade Watchdog Clears SK hynix of Patent Infringement Allegation

U.S. Trade Watchdog Clears SK hynix of Patent Infringement Allegation

SEOUL, Nov. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — The United States’ trade watchdog has dismissed allegations that South Korean chipmaker SK hynix Inc. violated patents of California-based chipmaker Netlist Inc., industry sources said Wednesday. Through an initial determination, U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) concluded that the South Korean chipmaker’s server memory products did not violate section 337 [...]

Jin Air to Launch Chatbot Service

Jin Air to Launch Chatbot Service

SEOUL, Nov. 14 (Korea Bizwire) – Jin Air Co., the low-cost carrier unit of Hanjin KAL Corp., launched a chatbot service on Tuesday, giving automatic answers to customers through an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm, the company said. “Jaid” is an online messaging tool that uses deep-learning technology to answer questions from customers about various information [...]

Airlines, Entertainment, Banking Industries Roll Out Limited Chatbot Services

Airlines, Entertainment, Banking Industries Roll Out Limited Chatbot Services

SEOUL, Nov. 14 (Korea Bizwire) – A portmanteau of “chat” and “robot”, chatbots are computer programs designed to simulate human conversation in both spoken speech and text format. With the seemingly inevitable advent of artificial intelligence approaching nearer by the day, South Korean airlines, entertainment and banking industry players are taking measures to get ahead [...]

Watchdog Probes Apple for Shifting Advertisement Costs to Mobile Carriers

Watchdog Probes Apple for Shifting Advertisement Costs to Mobile Carriers

SEOUL, Nov. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s corporate watchdog is probing U.S. tech giant Apple Inc.’s practice of shifting the cost of advertisements to local mobile carriers, industry sources said Tuesday. South Korea’s three mobile carriers started television advertisements for the iPhone 8 earlier this month. According to the sources, local mobile carriers currently [...]

Only 38 Percent of Online Posts Positive on Automated Convenience Stores

Only 38 Percent of Online Posts Positive on Automated Convenience Stores

SEOUL, Nov. 13 (Korea Bizwire) – With new breakthroughs in artificial intelligence, self-driving cars, and other next generation technologies seemingly unveiled every other day, the potential impact of these innovations has drawn a line between optimists and pessimists, with the latter found to outnumber the former by a considerable margin, at least in South Korea. [...]

Seoul Mayor Promises Expanded Solar Power at Climate Summit in Germany

Seoul Mayor Promises Expanded Solar Power at Climate Summit in Germany

SEOUL, Nov. 13 (Korea Bizwire) – Speaking at the “Climate Summit of Local and Regional Leaders” in Germany on November 12, Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon pledged to reduce South Korea’s reliance on nuclear energy through a new energy policy dubbed “Seoul, City of the Sun”.  Park described the policy as “a five-year plan to supply [...]

Over 5,000 Cases of Ransomware Attacks Uncovered This Year

Over 5,000 Cases of Ransomware Attacks Uncovered This Year

SEOUL, Nov. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — As the value of cryptocurrency such as Bitcoin surges, a growing emergence of malicious software targeting the digital money is being observed. According to a report on current cyber threats by the Korea Internet & Security Agency (KISA) on November 10, 5,366 cases of ransomware were discovered from the [...]

Apple Expected to Beat Samsung in Q4 Smartphone Shipment

Apple Expected to Beat Samsung in Q4 Smartphone Shipment

SEOUL, Nov. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — U.S. tech giant Apple Inc. is set to beat Samsung Electronics Co. in the global smartphone market in the fourth quarter, industry data showed Friday, helped by the robust performance of the iPhone X. According to the data compiled by industry tracker TrendForce, Apple is expected to take up [...]