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‘Extraordinary Attorney Woo’ 2nd-most Searched Keyword by S. Korean Users in 2022: Google

‘Extraordinary Attorney Woo’ 2nd-most Searched Keyword by S. Korean Users in 2022: Google

SEOUL, Dec. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — The title of the mega-hit Korean TV series “Extraordinary Attorney Woo” was the second-most popular search keyword on Google among South Koreans this year, the U.S. tech giant said Wednesday. The legal drama “Extraordinary Attorney Woo,” aired on local cable channel ENA in June and available on Netflix, was [...]

CJ Onstyle Partners with Google for Live Commerce Content on YouTube

CJ Onstyle Partners with Google for Live Commerce Content on YouTube

SEOUL, Nov. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — CJ Onstyle, a home shopping unit of South Korean food and entertainment giant CJ Group, announced that it had recently formed a partnership with Google Inc. to start supplying live commerce content on YouTube. The move is a part of the company’s efforts to expand its viewer base towards [...]

Samsung Unveils One UI 5, Expanded Collaboration with Google at Tech Conference

Samsung Unveils One UI 5, Expanded Collaboration with Google at Tech Conference

SEOUL, Oct. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co. on Thursday showcased its latest updates to software and services at an annual tech conference, which it said were aimed at improving overall user experience through technology innovations. At the Samsung Developer Conference (SDC) 2022 in San Francisco, the South Korean tech giant unveiled the upgraded, [...]

Google Pixel 1 Back in Fashion Thanks to High Inflation

Google Pixel 1 Back in Fashion Thanks to High Inflation

SEOUL, Sept. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — Google Inc.’s Pixel 1 smartphone, released back in 2016, is regaining market attention thanks to its free unlimited Google Photos storage function. It’s now easy to find a used Pixel 1 online at secondhand marketplace platforms like Joonggonara or Danggeun Market. Most of the phones put up for sale [...]

Google, Meta Together Fined Record 100 bln Won for Unauthorized Personal Data Collection

Google, Meta Together Fined Record 100 bln Won for Unauthorized Personal Data Collection

SEOUL, Sept. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — The Personal Information Protection Commission (PIPC) on Wednesday slapped a combined fine of 100 billion won (US$71.9 million) on Google and Meta Platforms for collecting personal information without users’ consent and using it for personalized online advertising and other purposes, officials said. In a general meeting, the commission approved [...]

Kakao to Remove External Payment Link in Android App After Standoff with Google

Kakao to Remove External Payment Link in Android App After Standoff with Google

SEOUL, July 13 (Korea Bizwire) — Kakao Corp., operator of South Korea’s most popular messaging app KakaoTalk, has decided to remove an external payment link from the Android version of the software, following a standoff with Google over the U.S. tech giant’s new in-app payment policy, sources said Wednesday. The standoff between the two companies [...]

KakaoTalk Update on Google Play Store Suspended for Week amid Payment Link Standoff

KakaoTalk Update on Google Play Store Suspended for Week amid Payment Link Standoff

SEOUL, July 7 (Korea Bizwire) — The latest software update for KakaoTalk, South Korea’s most popular mobile messaging app, remained suspended for a week on the Google Play store Thursday, following the refusal by tech giant Kakao Corp. to comply with Google’s new in-app payment policy. Google turned down Kakao’s submission application for the latest [...]

Kakao Keeps External Payment Link in App Against Google’s New Billing Policy

Kakao Keeps External Payment Link in App Against Google’s New Billing Policy

SEOUL, June 8 (Korea Bizwire) — Kakao Corp., operator of South Korea’s top mobile messenger KakaoTalk, has kept in place an external payment link in the Android version of the popular messaging software against Google’s new in-app payment policy. In April, Google required all app developers selling digital goods and services on the company’s Play [...]