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University Students Perceive Apple as ‘Trendy’ and Samsung as ‘Friendly’: Survey

University Students Perceive Apple as ‘Trendy’ and Samsung as ‘Friendly’: Survey

SEOUL, Jan. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean university students turned out to perceive Apple Inc. as having a “trend-setting” image and Samsung Electronics Co. as having a “friendly” image, a survey showed Tuesday. University student community operator Vinu Labs Inc. conducted a survey of 2,000 students in their 20s who said they had more than [...]

Antitrust Regulator Calls for Apple to Faithfully Implement Voluntary Corrective Measures

Antitrust Regulator Calls for Apple to Faithfully Implement Voluntary Corrective Measures

SEOUL, Dec. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s antitrust regulator called Monday for Apple Inc. to faithfully implement its projects worth 100 billion won (US$763 million) to support local developers as part of a deal to address the company’s alleged violation of competition law. Apple kicked off an application developers’ academy in South Korea after [...]

Apple Unveils New Pricing Policy for Korean App Developers

Apple Unveils New Pricing Policy for Korean App Developers

SEOUL, Dec. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — Apple Inc. said Wednesday it will introduce the new pricing policy, including changes in tax calculation for South Korean app developers, from next year in a move to comply with the local antitrust regulator’s probe. “Apple today announced the most comprehensive upgrade to pricing capabilities since the App Store [...]

Apple to Voluntarily Correct Unfair Commission Policy in App Market: FTC

Apple to Voluntarily Correct Unfair Commission Policy in App Market: FTC

SEOUL, Nov. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s antitrust regulator said Tuesday U.S. tech giant Apple Inc. has expressed its intention to voluntarily correct its commission policy, which ends up charging more for local app developers. The move came after the Fair Trade Commission (FTC) launched a probe into Apple amid criticism that the company [...]

Samsung and Apple Invest in Experiential Marketing to Promote High-end Smartphones

Samsung and Apple Invest in Experiential Marketing to Promote High-end Smartphones

SEOUL, Sept. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co. and Apple Inc. are focusing on the promotion of smartphones via offline experiential booths as they begin to concentrate on the high-yield premium smartphone market. Samsung has opened up Galaxy Studios at some 60 locations in the country, offering the public a chance to try out [...]

Samsung Trolls Apple After iPhone 14 Series Unveiling

Samsung Trolls Apple After iPhone 14 Series Unveiling

SEOUL, Sept. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — Following Apple Inc.’s unveiling of the new iPhone 14 series on Wednesday, Samsung Electronics Co. posted a message online targeting Apple’s newest product. The South Korean tech giant’s U.S. branch said in a tweet to “Let us know when it folds”, hinting at Apple’s lack of innovation in the [...]

S. Korean Game Trade Body Accuses Apple of Overcharging Developers for Commissions

S. Korean Game Trade Body Accuses Apple of Overcharging Developers for Commissions

SEOUL, Sept. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — A South Korean game industry association has filed a complaint with the antitrust regulator here against Apple Inc., accusing the U.S. tech giant of purportedly overcharging developers for in-app payment commissions, sources said Thursday. The Korea Mobile Game Association (KMGA) filed the complaint with the Fair Trade Commission last [...]

Apple’s Siri Criticized for Distorting Korean Modern History

Apple’s Siri Criticized for Distorting Korean Modern History

SEOUL, Aug. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — Apple Inc.’s Siri is being criticized for describing Korea as “the Korean peninsula in modern history, or Joseon under the Japanese empire.” The Voluntary Agency Network of Korea (VANK), a South Korean civic organization, revealed that asking the virtual assistant about Korea returns the aforementioned response. “Korea is a region [...]