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LG Uplus Partners with Google Cloud for 5G Mobile Edge Computing Tech

LG Uplus Partners with Google Cloud for 5G Mobile Edge Computing Tech

SEOUL, Sept. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — LG Uplus Corp., a major South Korean mobile carrier, said Sunday it is joining forces with Google to jointly develop 5G mobile edge computing (MEC) technology. Under the partnership, LG Uplus will work with Google Cloud, which will provide its artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies, to develop new [...]

Google Pledges US$500,000 for Virus Self-checkup Site Developed by S. Korea’s Military

Google Pledges US$500,000 for Virus Self-checkup Site Developed by S. Korea’s Military

SEOUL, Sept. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — Google has pledged US$500,000 to help expand a coronavirus self-diagnosis website developed by the South Korean military’s Medical Command in cooperation with government and private experts, officials said Friday. The COVID-19 checkup site helps users decide whether to visit hospitals depending on the symptoms they experience, according to the [...]

Regulator Probes Anti-competitive Practices of Dominant Mobile OS

Regulator Probes Anti-competitive Practices of Dominant Mobile OS

SEOUL, Sept. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s antitrust regulator has launched an investigation into anti-competitive practices of the dominant mobile operating system (OS), its chief said on Wednesday. The remarks by Joh Sung-wook, the chairperson of the Korea Fair Trade Commission (KFTC), are seen as a warning against Google’s dominant Android mobile OS, KFTC [...]

S. Korea to Review App Market Fees amid Concerns over Google’s Potential Policy Changes

S. Korea to Review App Market Fees amid Concerns over Google’s Potential Policy Changes

SEOUL, Aug. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — The Ministry of Science and ICT said Wednesday it will survey local app developers over fees levied by mobile app market platform operators amid concerns surrounding potential changes to Google’s platform payment policy. Google currently requires local game apps on its platform to use its in-app payment system, which [...]

S. Korean Tech Group Files Complaint Against Google’s In-app Payment System

S. Korean Tech Group Files Complaint Against Google’s In-app Payment System

SEOUL, Aug. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — A group of major South Korean online companies said Monday it submitted a complaint to the country’s telecommunications regulator against Google for potential changes to its app store policies that would force local developers to only use its platform’s payment system. The Korea Internet Corporations Association, which represents major [...]

Gov’t Watchdogs Eye Apple, Google’s Commission Structure

Gov’t Watchdogs Eye Apple, Google’s Commission Structure

SEOUL, Aug. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — A sign of conflict is surfacing again over the commissions charged by Apple and Google in their respective app stores, which have an unrivaled presence in the app market. After charging a 30 percent commission for gaming content, Google plans to shift its commission policy towards charging commissions on [...]

Google to Strengthen Monitoring of Fake News and Illegal Content on YouTube

Google to Strengthen Monitoring of Fake News and Illegal Content on YouTube

SEOUL, July 10 (Korea Bizwire) — Google’s video-sharing platform YouTube will cooperate with South Korea to closely monitor and prevent the spread of fake news and illegal content, South Korea’s telecommunications regulator said Friday, citing a Google executive. Google’s Senior Vice President Neal Mohan made the comments during a videoconference with Han Sang-hyuk, chairman of [...]

Limited Tech Support Has Android Users Up in Arms

Limited Tech Support Has Android Users Up in Arms

SEOUL, June 26 (Korea Bizwire) — Following Apple Inc.’s recent decision to support its newest smart device operating system, iOS 14, on older generation iPhone models dating back as far as six years, controversy has reemerged over Android smartphones, which have a shorter duration of technical support. Consumers say that a flagship smartphone model costing [...]

Google to Correct Unfair Subscription Practices for YouTube Premium Service in S. Korea

Google to Correct Unfair Subscription Practices for YouTube Premium Service in S. Korea

SEOUL, June 25 (Korea Bizwire) — Google LLC will correct unfair subscription practices related to its YouTube Premium service in South Korea, Seoul’s telecommunications regulator said Thursday. Local consumers will be able to cancel the YouTube Premium service immediately and will be eligible for refunds based on their remaining subscription period, the Korea Communications Commission [...]