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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 [...]

Tech Giants Take Advantage of Legal Gray Area, to the Detriment of S. Korean Consumers

Tech Giants Take Advantage of Legal Gray Area, to the Detriment of S. Korean Consumers

SEOUL, May 6 (Korea Bizwire) — Global tech companies, which are making huge profits in South Korea, have been criticized for their behavior in the local market, by failing to comply with domestic policies or excluding the country from major services. Netflix Services Korea Ltd., the Korean unit of the U.S. streaming giant, filed a [...]

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 [...]