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Homegrown App Market Draws Spotlight as Alternative to Google’s Play Store

Homegrown App Market Draws Spotlight as Alternative to Google’s Play Store

SEOUL, Feb. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s app market ONE store has drawn attention as a possible alternative to Google’s Play store as local app developers worry about increasing costs over the U.S. tech giant’s decision to expand its 30 percent commission fee to all in-app digital goods purchases later this year. ONE store, [...]

Samsung’s IoT Platform to Support Google’s Smart Home Devices

Samsung’s IoT Platform to Support Google’s Smart Home Devices

SEOUL, Dec. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co. said Wednesday it has signed a partnership with Google on smart home solutions as the South Korean tech giant tries to expand its presence in the Internet of Things (IoT) sector. Samsung said its IoT platform, SmartThings, will support Google Nest devices, including thermostats, cameras and [...]