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North Korea Tried to Steal Bitcoin from South Korean Websites

North Korea Tried to Steal Bitcoin from South Korean Websites

SEOUL, Sept. 28 (Korea Bizwire) – Some of the attacks reported on South Korean bitcoin exchanges earlier this year have been found to be from North Korean hackers, according to police. The Korean National Police Agency said on Wednesday that North Korean hackers are responsible for the malware attack on e-mail accounts of officials of South [...]

Chinese IT Firm LeEco Taps South Korean Market

Chinese IT Firm LeEco Taps South Korean Market

SEOUL, Sept. 23 (Korea Bizwire) – China-based IT firm LeEco kicked off a flagship store in South Korea to start sales of its products here, industry sources said Saturday. LeEco, launched as video-streaming service provider in 2004, has been gradually expanding its business portfolio to cover automobiles and handsets. Its mobile products are considered to [...]

SK Telecom Tests Self-driving Automobile on Highway

SK Telecom Tests Self-driving Automobile on Highway

SEOUL, Sept. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — SK Telecom Co. said Thursday it successfully tested its self-driving automobile on the highway, taking a step closer toward the development of a full autonomous vehicle. South Korea’s No. 1 mobile carrier said its self-driving automobile ran 26 kilometers earlier in the day with an average speed of 47 [...]

Kakao’s AI System Kakao I Integrated with Samsung’s Voice Recognition Program Bixby

Kakao’s AI System Kakao I Integrated with Samsung’s Voice Recognition Program Bixby

SEOUL, Sept. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s top mobile messenger operator Kakao Corp. said Thursday it has partnered with tech giant Samsung Electronics Co. in the artificial intelligence (AI) sector to tap deeper into the burgeoning industry. Kakao I, the company’s AI platform, will be integrated with Samsung’s voice recognition program, Bixby, to allow [...]

5G Self-Driving Bus to be Unveiled Ahead of 2018 Winter Olympics

5G Self-Driving Bus to be Unveiled Ahead of 2018 Winter Olympics

  SEOUL, Sept. 12 (Korea Bizwire) – A fifth-generation self-driving bus is set to be unveiled in October in celebration of the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games and Paralympics. With less than 150 days left until one of the world’s biggest sporting events kicks off in the northeastern part of South Korea, the Ministry of Science [...]

KT Joins Forces with Nokia to Further Develop 5G Mobile Network

KT Joins Forces with Nokia to Further Develop 5G Mobile Network

SEOUL, Aug. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — KT Corp., a South Korean broadband Internet and mobile phone company, said Friday it has joined forces with Nokia Corp. to further develop the technology for a commercial use of the fifth-generation (5G) mobile network. KT said its head Hwang Chang-kyu and his counterpart Nokia President and CEO Rajeev [...]

S. Korea’s Cutting Edge ICT Prowess to be Highlighted at PyeongChang Olympics

S. Korea’s Cutting Edge ICT Prowess to be Highlighted at PyeongChang Olympics

SEOUL, Aug. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — The upcoming 2018 PyeongChang Olympics will likely be a showcase of South Korean know-how in state-of-the-art information and communication technology (ICT), with mobile operators and carmakers to highlight their prowess at the world’s biggest winter sports competition. KT Corp., the country’s No. 1 fixed-line Internet operator, will test run [...]

SK Telecom, Starbucks to Test AI Order

SK Telecom, Starbucks to Test AI Order

SEOUL, Aug. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — SK Telecom Co., South Korea’s No. 1 mobile carrier, said Tuesday it joined forces with Starbucks Korea to allow users of its artificial intelligence (AI) device NUGU to order drinks via voice. Under the agreement, SK Telecom plans to connect NUGU to Starbuck’s order application, allowing users to order [...]

SK Telecom Posts Robust Sales of Portable AI Device on First Day

SK Telecom Posts Robust Sales of Portable AI Device on First Day

SEOUL Aug. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s top mobile carrier SK Telecom Co. said Sunday it sold around 5,000 units of the portable edition of its artificial intelligence (AI) device NUGU on the first day of release. The mobile carrier said the sales of the NUGU Mini, which started Friday, were five times higher [...]

Survey Shows Most Adults Dissatisfied with Gov’t Proposals on Cellphone Bills

Survey Shows Most Adults Dissatisfied with Gov’t Proposals on Cellphone Bills

SEOUL, Aug. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — Sixty percent of surveyed adults disapprove of government proposals on lowering telecommunications costs for not meeting their expectations, a consumer advocacy group said Wednesday. A poll by the Green Consumer Network of Korea said 60.2 percent appraised the proposals as inadequate compared with 42.8 percent who felt the move [...]