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Foreign IT Firms to Designate Proxy in Charge of Personal Data

Foreign IT Firms to Designate Proxy in Charge of Personal Data

SEOUL, Aug. 31 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea will mandate that foreign IT companies designate an official in charge of managing personal information, sources said Friday. According to the industry sources, a relevant law was passed through a regular session of the National Assembly a day earlier that makes it mandatory for companies without addresses [...]

Instagram Up, Facebook Down in S. Korea’s Social Media Popularity

Instagram Up, Facebook Down in S. Korea’s Social Media Popularity

SEOUL, Jun. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean smartphone users spent more time on Instagram and less on Facebook in May compared to a year earlier, a research showed Tuesday. According to the report released by industry tracker WiseApp, South Korean smartphone users spent a combined 4.2 billion minutes on the popular U.S.-based social media [...]

Activists Claim “My Body is Not Porn!”

Activists Claim “My Body is Not Porn!”

SEOUL, Jun. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — On Saturday, feminist activists took to the streets of Gangnam, marching, removing their tops and yelling “My body is not porn” before being stopped by police. The members of “Fire Femi Action” carried out a shirtless protest at Facebook Korea’s headquarters in Yeoksam-dong in Seoul’s Gangnam district, denouncing Facebook’s [...]

Kia Partners with Facebook to Test Augmented Reality

Kia Partners with Facebook to Test Augmented Reality

SEOUL, May 4 (Korea Bizwire) — Kia Motors Corp., South Korea’s second-largest carmaker by sales, said Friday it has partnered with Facebook to help the U.S. social media giant test augmented reality. Earlier in the week, Facebook announced it will test a new feature in Facebook Messenger that will let users message companies to see [...]

KakaoTalk, Facebook Preferred Online Channels for News Access

KakaoTalk, Facebook Preferred Online Channels for News Access

SEOUL, Jan. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — A new study has found that KakaoTalk is the most widely used internet platform among South Korean social networking site (SNS) users to access news coverage. Conducted and carried out by the Korea Press Foundation, data for the study was gathered via a survey of 2,108 SNS users between [...]

Facebook to Negotiate With Telecom Providers Over ‘Data Traffic Costs’

Facebook to Negotiate With Telecom Providers Over ‘Data Traffic Costs’

SEOUL, Jan. 10 (Korea Bizwire) – Facebook Inc. is willing to negotiate with South Korea’s telecommunications providers over sharing the cost of maintaining the speed of its data traffic services, the company’s vice president said Wednesday. Since 2016, the U.S. social networking giant has been in dispute with SK Broadband Co. and LG Uplus after refusing to pay for a cache server that [...]

Facebook Celebrates “Community Day” Event at Gangnam Office

Facebook Celebrates “Community Day” Event at Gangnam Office

SEOUL, Dec. 1 (Korea Bizwire) – On the last day of November, Facebook Korea hosted a “Facebook Community Day” event promoting its Groups service. The motivation for the celebration stems from CEO and founder Mark Zuckerberg’s declared goal of building and strengthening communities on Facebook. A number of well-known South Korean groups were introduced throughout [...]

Chungju’s Unique Online Marketing Methods Pique Curiosity of Facebook, YouTube

Chungju’s Unique Online Marketing Methods Pique Curiosity of Facebook, YouTube

CHUNGJU, Nov. 8 (Korea Bizwire) – The city of Chungju has gone viral, or more specifically, its marketing efforts have gone viral, as its promotions uploaded onto social networking sites have enjoyed explosive popularity. Completely upending the preconceptions associated with government, the city’s marketing exploits have even the caught the eye of tech giants Facebook [...]