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Controversy Over Facebook’s Free Network Usage Continues

Controversy Over Facebook’s Free Network Usage Continues

SEOUL, May 18 (Korea Bizwire) – The row between South Korean internet provider SK Broadband and social networking giant Facebook continues following reports of connection issues for Facebook users on SK Broadband connections. With the country witnessing for the first time a clash between a foreign content provider and a telecom network over shared broadband network [...]

South Koreans Spent 5.6 Billion Minutes on Facebook in April

South Koreans Spent 5.6 Billion Minutes on Facebook in April

SEOUL, May 12 (Korea Bizwire) – South Koreans spent 5.6 billion minutes on Facebook last month, topping the list amongst all social media apps, according to the latest report from WiseApp. The app analytics company based its study on 23,663 Android users in the country, excluding iPhone users. Following Facebook was Naver’s Band, a mobile [...]

Facebook to Assist S. Korean VR, AR Startups in Global Market

Facebook to Assist S. Korean VR, AR Startups in Global Market

SEOUL, April 4 (Korea Bizwire) – The South Korean government and Facebook Inc. joined hands on Tuesday to assist promising local startups in the virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) industries to gain access to the global market. Under an agreement signed between Facebook and the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning, 10 [...]

40,000 Job Seekers Flock to Hyundai Motor’s First Facebook Live Info Sessions

40,000 Job Seekers Flock to Hyundai Motor’s First Facebook Live Info Sessions

SEOUL, March 8 (Korea Bizwire) – Only 70 people appeared at the Hyundai Motorstudio in Seoul on Tuesday for the company’s biannual recruiting information sessions, but another 40,000 job seekers were present in the room through their laptops and smartphones, via Facebook Live.  This was the first time for the automaker to broadcast its job [...]

Naver Dominates Korean Advertising Market

Naver Dominates Korean Advertising Market

SEOUL, Feb. 20 (Korea Bizwire) – A new report has once again highlighted Naver’s dominant position in South Korea in terms of advertising revenue. MezzoMedia, a digital marketing agency, categorized revenue into three types – PC display ads (DA), mobile display ads, and video ads.  For PC DA, which mainly include online banners, Naver outperformed [...]

South Korea’s Latest Social Networking Trends by Age Groups

South Korea’s Latest Social Networking Trends by Age Groups

SEOUL, Dec. 19 (Korea Bizwire) – South Koreans pride themselves on the world’s highest smartphone penetration rate at 96 percent. So which social networking platforms are most popular among Korean smartphone users?  According to a recent study by market research firm Nielsen Koreanclick, 91.7 percent of mobile device users (Android smartphones only) made regular use [...]

Facebook Launches “Business Hub” for Startups, Developers

Facebook Launches “Business Hub” for Startups, Developers

SEOUL, Nov. 16 (Korea Bizwire) – Facebook Korea announced Tuesday the launch of its new “Business Hub”, a platform that will connect millions of global Facebook users with entrepreneurs and content developers from Korea.  According to Dan Neary, vice president of Asia Pacific at Facebook, Facebook will be supporting SMEs, startups, and content developers so [...]

SK Telecom, Facebook to Launch Start-Up Incubator for Telecom Equipment

SK Telecom, Facebook to Launch Start-Up Incubator for Telecom Equipment

  SEOUL, Nov. 3 (Korea Bizwire) — SK Telecom Co., South Korea’s top mobile carrier, and Facebook Inc. will set up a start-up incubator in South Korea early next year to encourage people to launch start-ups for telecom equipment, company officials said Thursday. Details of the planned incubator, which will be established during the first [...]