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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 [...]

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 [...]

White Hackers Gather in S. Korea to Show Defense Skill

White Hackers Gather in S. Korea to Show Defense Skill

SEOUL, April 12 (Korea Bizwire) – Hundreds of white hackers and cybersecurity experts from both home and abroad gathered in South Korea to reinforce and show off their skills against hacking attacks. The Codegate 2017 International Hacking Competition and Global IT and Security Conference opened in Seoul for a three-day run. The annual event, the [...]

KT Adopts New Mobile Network Tech that Extends Battery Life

KT Adopts New Mobile Network Tech that Extends Battery Life

SEOUL, April 12 (Korea Bizwire) – KT Corp. said Wednesday it has applied a new technology on its long-term evolution (LTE) networks that allows smartphone users to save battery life.  South Korea’s No. 2 mobile carrier said its research showed the upgrade extended the battery life of Samsung Electronics Co.’s Galaxy S8 smartphone by three [...]

KT, Verizon Hold World’s First Hologram Call on 5G Network

KT, Verizon Hold World’s First Hologram Call on 5G Network

SEOUL, Apr. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s No. 2 mobile carrier KT Corp. on Monday said the company plans to expand ties with U.S. Verizon Communications and jointly demonstrated the world’s first hologram call that can be used on a fifth-generation network. KT said its head Hwang Chang-kyu and his counterpart Lowell McAdam, the [...]

Incheon SK Baseball Stadium to Trial 5G Technology During KBO Season Opener

Incheon SK Baseball Stadium to Trial 5G Technology During KBO Season Opener

SEOUL, March 29 (Korea Bizwire) – SK Telecom announced yesterday plans to equip the Incheon SK Happy Dream Park with devices running on 5G technology for baseball fans visiting the stadium during the three-day season opening series. Dubbed the “5G Stadium”, the home stadium of the SK Wyverns will be transformed this weekend into a venue [...]

Speculation Grows Over Galaxy S8’s Nickname After New LG Phone Dubbed “Impeachment Phone”

Speculation Grows Over Galaxy S8’s Nickname After New LG Phone Dubbed “Impeachment Phone”

SEOUL, March 29 (Korea Bizwire) – Heated discussions are taking place online over a nickname for Samsung’s much anticipated new Galaxy S8 prior to its release, after LG’s new G6 smartphone had the misfortune of being dubbed the “impeachment phone” due to its release coinciding with the day former president Park Geun-hye was removed from office. [...]

LG Expresses Strong Confidence in Safety of G6 Battery

LG Expresses Strong Confidence in Safety of G6 Battery

SEOUL, Mar. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean tech giant LG Electronics Inc. unveiled its test lab to the public for the first time to reassure customers of the safety of its flagship smartphone G6 and its battery, industry watchers said Sunday. The company last week took the press on a tour of its smartphone [...]