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Google Improves Weather Predictions with AI Technology

Google Improves Weather Predictions with AI Technology

SEOUL, Feb. 4 (Korea Bizwire) – Google Inc. could greatly improve weather predictions by using machine learning, a type of artificial intelligence (AI) technology, a scientist from the company claimed Tuesday. Accurately predicting weather can be particularly challenging for localized events that evolve on hourly timescales, such as thunderstorms. Google, however, said it is currently [...]

S. Korea Fines Google over YouTube Premium Service

S. Korea Fines Google over YouTube Premium Service

SEOUL, Jan. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s telecommunications regulator said Wednesday it has imposed a fine of 867 million won (US$740,000) on Google Limited Liability Corp. for violating local telecom laws in the operation of its YouTube Premium service. In a two-year investigation through December 2018, the Korea Communications Commission (KCC) found Google didn’t [...]

Korean App Market ONE Store Eyes Global Alliance to Compete with Google

Korean App Market ONE Store Eyes Global Alliance to Compete with Google

SEOUL, Dec. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — In the mobile application store business where only a few IT giants dominate the global market, it takes herculean efforts for newcomers to overcome the high entry barriers and make their presence known to industry players. To survive in the market monopolized by Google’s Play Store for Android devices [...]

S. Korean Government Takes Aim at Google

S. Korean Government Takes Aim at Google

SEOUL, Nov. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — The government has accused global tech giant Google Inc. of tax evasion and taking advantage of local game companies. The National Tax Service (NTS) said Wednesday that it will conduct a tax probe into suspected tax evasion and aggressive tax evasion offshore. In particular, for the first time, multinational [...]

Gov’t Mulls Imposing Tax on YouTube

Gov’t Mulls Imposing Tax on YouTube

SEOUL, Aug. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — The government has begun full-fledged discussions on levying taxes and funds for online video services, a so-called “YouTube tax.” The Ministry of Science and ICT recently asked the Korea Legislation Research Institute, a government-funded research institute, to carry out research projects on overseas trends of digital taxes, including YouTube [...]

S. Korean Telecom Providers Allegedly Engage in Discriminatory Acts Against Domestic Content Providers

S. Korean Telecom Providers Allegedly Engage in Discriminatory Acts Against Domestic Content Providers

SEOUL, Apr. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — The Citizens’ Coalition for Economic Justice (CCEJ) has claimed that South Korea’s three major telecommunications companies — KT Corp., LG Uplus Corp., and SK Broadband Inc. — are discriminating against South Korean firms by collecting minimal fees from Google, Facebook, Netflix, and other foreign content providers for accessing their [...]

Google Finally Corrects ‘Kitei Son’ to ‘Sohn Kee-chung’

Google Finally Corrects ‘Kitei Son’ to ‘Sohn Kee-chung’

SEOUL, Apr. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — Google, which previously identified Sohn Kee-chung, a gold medalist in the marathon at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, as ‘Kitei Son,’ his name under the Japanese occupation of Korea, has finally corrected it to the Korean name, according to the Voluntary Agency Network of Korea (VANK) on Wednesday. If you [...]