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Google Retains Wrong Names for Locations in S. Korea: Civic Group

Google Retains Wrong Names for Locations in S. Korea: Civic Group

SEOUL, May 18 (Korea Bizwire) — ‘Tschok-dschom’. This seemingly unreadable English word is actually used to refer to Gyeokryeolbi Yeoldo, the westernmost island in South Chungcheong Province. It is one of the 23 islands that determine South Korea’s territorial sea. A Google search for the island, however, returns a result that calls the island ‘Tschok-dschom’ [...]

Google’s In-app Purchase Rules Charge Consumers Billions

Google’s In-app Purchase Rules Charge Consumers Billions

SEOUL, May 4 (Korea Bizwire) — Consumers are now being charged billions of won every year after streaming services decided to raise the prices of their subscription fees, ever since Google Inc. forced in-app purchases onto consumers, a lawmakers said Tuesday. Independent Rep. Yang Jung-suk reported that some 12.55 million monthly active users subscribed to [...]

S. Korean Regulator Unveils Guideline on World’s 1st In-app Payment Law

S. Korean Regulator Unveils Guideline on World’s 1st In-app Payment Law

SEOUL, March 10 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s telecommunications regulator on Thursday unveiled a guideline to clarify potential violations of a revised law banning store operators, like Apple and Google, from forcing developers to use their own in-app payment systems. Earlier this week, the country’s Cabinet approved an enforcement decree revision of the Telecommunications Business [...]

S. Korea’s Cabinet OKs Revised Enforcement Decree on In-app Payment Law

S. Korea’s Cabinet OKs Revised Enforcement Decree on In-app Payment Law

SEOUL, March 8 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s Cabinet on Tuesday approved a revised bill that would ban app store operators from forcing developers to use their own in-app payment systems, the country’s telecommunications regulator said. The revision is a follow-up to the enforcement decree of the Telecommunications Business Act that went into effect in [...]

DoiT and AMD Help Google Cloud Customers Reduce Cloud Costs, Benchmark Compute Performance and Automate Cloud Management

DoiT and AMD Help Google Cloud Customers Reduce Cloud Costs, Benchmark Compute Performance and Automate Cloud Management

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Feb. 17 (Korea Bizwire) –  DoiT International (DoiT), a global multicloud software and managed service provider (MSP), and AMD today announced their collaboration on a program to help Google Cloud customers maximize performance, cost and security of their compute workloads. DoiT and AMD will provide expert technical consulting to help customers identify the right workloads for a benchmark [...]

S. Korean Regulator Sets Antitrust Fine on Google at 224.9 bln Won

S. Korean Regulator Sets Antitrust Fine on Google at 224.9 bln Won

SEOUL, Feb. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s antitrust regulator said Tuesday it has raised the fine slapped on Google over alleged anti-competition practices by 17.5 billion won (US$14.63 million) to 224.9 billion won. In mid-September, the Korea Fair Trade Commission (KFTC) decided to fine the global tech giant for forcing smartphone makers into only [...]

Google Files Lawsuit Against S. Korean Regulator to Overturn Fine

Google Files Lawsuit Against S. Korean Regulator to Overturn Fine

SEOUL, Feb. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — Google has filed a lawsuit against South Korea’s antitrust regulator to overturn the regulator’s decision to fine the global technology giant for pressing smartphone makers into only using its Android mobile operating system, sources said Wednesday. The legal action by Google against the Korea Fair Trade Commission (KFTC) came [...]

‘Squid Game’ 3rd-most Searched Keyword by S. Korean Users This Year: Google

‘Squid Game’ 3rd-most Searched Keyword by S. Korean Users This Year: Google

SEOUL, Dec. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — The title of South Korean survival drama “Squid Game” was the third-most popular search keyword on Google among local users this year, the global tech giant said Thursday. The drama on Netflix also ranked the ninth-most searched keyword on the global list, according to the annual search list released [...]