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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 [...]

S. Korea Launches Alliance to Nurture “Smart Home” Industry

S. Korea Launches Alliance to Nurture “Smart Home” Industry

SEOUL, April 26 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea launched an alliance of leading information and communication technology and construction firms on Wednesday to nurture the “smart home” industry that connects artificial intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IoT) to home appliances.  “We can make the world’s leading smart home industry with the combination of our [...]

Gov’t, Mobile Carriers Unite to Monitor Infectious Diseases

Gov’t, Mobile Carriers Unite to Monitor Infectious Diseases

SEOUL, Apr. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s health authorities and the nation’s three mobile carriers launched a collaboration Thursday to monitor and prevent the spread of infectious diseases. Under an agreement between the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) and SK Telecom Co., KT Corp. and LG Uplus Corp., the authorities will [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Pre-orders for Galaxy S8 Greater than Expected: Samsung’s Mobile Chief

Pre-orders for Galaxy S8 Greater than Expected: Samsung’s Mobile Chief

SEOUL, Apr. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — Consumer response for Samsung Electronics Co.’s latest high-end smartphone, the Galaxy S8, has been better than expected, the company’s mobile division chief said Thursday, with pre-orders for the flagship device surpassing a whopping 720,000 units in just seven days in South Korea, heralding a major hit for the company. [...]

South Korea Trails in Adoption of Web Standards

South Korea Trails in Adoption of Web Standards

SEOUL, April 12 (Korea Bizwire) – Only five in 10 South Korean internet users are ready to adopt web standards, guidelines for web technology and design that promote best practices for using and building web sites, a new report revealed. A report released yesterday on South Korea’s internet environment by the Korea Internet & Security Agency [...]