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Facebook Continues to Clash with South Korean Government

Facebook Continues to Clash with South Korean Government

SEOUL, June 7 (Korea Bizwire) – Following controversy surrounding its use of a free cache server in South Korea last month, Facebook, the American social network giant, is once again embroiled in controversy as a growing number of users have complained about the misleading description of its messaging app that tricked many people into downloading [...]

S. Koreans’ Monthly Smartphone Data Usage Hits 6 GB

S. Koreans’ Monthly Smartphone Data Usage Hits 6 GB

SEOUL, Jun. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — The monthly data consumption of South Koreans using the fourth-evolution network (LTE) surpassed 6 gigabytes for the first time in April, reflecting the rising demand for video streaming and other services in the mobile environment, industry data showed Friday. According to the data compiled by the Ministry of Science, [...]

Controversy Over Facebook’s Free Network Usage Continues

Controversy Over Facebook’s Free Network Usage Continues

SEOUL, May 18 (Korea Bizwire) – The row between South Korean internet provider SK Broadband and social networking giant Facebook continues following reports of connection issues for Facebook users on SK Broadband connections. With the country witnessing for the first time a clash between a foreign content provider and a telecom network over shared broadband network [...]

SK C&C Develops Blockchain-Based Physical Distribution Service

SK C&C Develops Blockchain-Based Physical Distribution Service

SEOUL, May 17 (Korea Bizwire) – SK C&C is launching a new physical distribution service which uses a distributed database system called a blockchain, the company announced yesterday. Blockchain is a groundbreaking technology that allows users to keep a record of all their transactions transparently, in linear and chronological order. Instead of saving information on a [...]

South Korean Location-Based Services Market Growing Rapidly

South Korean Location-Based Services Market Growing Rapidly

SEOUL, May 8 (Korea Bizwire) – The location-based services (LBS) market in South Korea is growing at a rapid clip as industry forecasts predict a 70 percent increase in market growth this year. According to an industry report on the LBS market recently published by the Korea Internet Security Agency (KISA), demand has been growing for [...]

S. Korea’s New Telecommunications Satellite Gets into Orbit

S. Korea’s New Telecommunications Satellite Gets into Orbit

SEOUL, May 8 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea successfully launched its fourth telecommunications satellite Friday that will provide enhanced broadcasting and communications services, the ICT ministry said. The commercial satellite, named the Mugunghwa-7, lifted off from the Guiana Space Center at Kourou in French Guiana, aboard a rocket made by France-based Arianespace at 7:27 p.m. (local time), said the Ministry of [...]

Samsung to Start Full-fledged Service of Bixby AI Program

Samsung to Start Full-fledged Service of Bixby AI Program

SEOUL, May 2 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co. said it plans to start the full-fledged service of Bixby, an artificial intelligence (AI) program installed in its latest flagship Galaxy S8 smartphones. While Samsung officially released the Galaxy S8 smartphone last month, the Bixby service was still in launch preparations. Through deep-learning technology, Samsung said [...]