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Automatic Recommendation Functions for IT Content Becoming Ubiquitous

Automatic Recommendation Functions for IT Content Becoming Ubiquitous

SEOUL, Oct. 4 (Korea Bizwire) – Automatic recommendation systems, in which a machine analyzes a user’s interests and shows news articles, video-clips, music, and other items which suit his or her taste, are becoming ubiquitous. The function was unthinkable even a few years ago on domestic machines. As mobile services whose contents need to be selectively [...]

Government Probed Millions of Online Personal Records in 2015: Report

Government Probed Millions of Online Personal Records in 2015: Report

SEOUL, Oct. 28 (Korea Bizwire) – A recent report has revealed that investigative authorities peeked into online communications information of over one million citizens in 2015 from Korea’s two major web portals – Naver and Daum. According to the 2016 Internet Transparency Report from the Clinical Legal Education Center (Korea University), the two Internet giants [...]

How are Korean IT Companies Holding up against Government Surveillance?

How are Korean IT Companies Holding up against Government Surveillance?

SEOUL, Aug. 4 (Korea Bizwire) – Silicon Valley is well known for fighting against government surveillance to protect its users. But what steps are Korean IT companies taking to safeguard their customers?  Naver and Daum are Korea’s leading web portals, claiming approximately 75 percent and 15 percent the market, respectively, while Kakao is Korea’s dominant [...]

Kakao News Funding Expands Content Coverage

Kakao News Funding Expands Content Coverage

SEOUL, Oct. 27 (Korea Bizwire) – Daum Kakao has announced that it will be expanding its News Funding crowd funding service into a new service called Story Funding. Story Funding allows creators of content other than news such as books, music, movies and new technologies to receive funding. The company’s goal is to expand its [...]

Daum Uses Crowdfunding to Produce New Type of News

Daum Uses Crowdfunding to Produce New Type of News

SEOUL, Oct. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — Daum Communications launched a new type of news service which makes news by utilizing crowdfunding on the Internet. The new scheme called news funding raises money from many people on the Internet to produce news items. On its website (http://m.newsfund.media.daum.net/), people contribute some money to good ideas that they want [...]