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Microsoft Korea Adds AI to Cloud-Computing Service

Microsoft Korea Adds AI to Cloud-Computing Service

SEOUL, April 17 (Korea Bizwire) – Microsoft Korea, the local unit of U.S. software giant Microsoft Corp. said Monday that it has added an artificial intelligence (AI) function to its cloud-computing service, Office 365.  The company said Word, Outlook, PowerPoint and Excel will be backed up by various cloud-powered AI capabilities through data centers in [...]

Kakao Takes Steps to Prevent Currency Arbitrage Opportunities

Kakao Takes Steps to Prevent Currency Arbitrage Opportunities

SEOUL, Jan. 6 (Korea Bizwire) – Local tech giant Kakao is set to provide preventive measures against purchases of mobile content – namely emoticons on its messaging app Kakao Talk – using low-value currencies.  According to the company, emoticon purchases using Egyptian Pounds soared last year following the sudden plummet in the currency’s value, allowing [...]

Google Products Found with Most Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities: Report

Google Products Found with Most Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities: Report

SEOUL, Nov. 15 (Korea Bizwire) – Google Inc.’s products were found to have the highest number of Internet security vulnerabilities, accounting for 22 percent of risks found in the third quarter, a report out Tuesday said.  According to the Korea Internet & Security Agency, 155 of 694 reported common vulnerabilities and exposures (CVE) were discovered [...]

Tech Giants Lock Horns over S. Korean Cloud Market

Tech Giants Lock Horns over S. Korean Cloud Market

SEOUL, May 2 (Korea Bizwire) — Tech giants from home and abroad are battling to garner a larger slice of the South Korean market for cloud computing solutions, industry watchers said Monday, as local demand for the services is expected to grow sharply down the road. The South Korean market for cloud computing solutions is [...]

Expedia Seeks to Expand Presence in S. Korea

Expedia Seeks to Expand Presence in S. Korea

SEOUL, Nov. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — Expedia, the world’s largest online travel agency, said Wednesday it will push to upgrade its flight-booking service in South Korea to provide more comprehensive service packages combining hotel, flights and other activities. Expedia launched its Korean operation in 2011 after forming a joint venture with Air Asia, Asia’s largest [...]

VR Scenes from ‘Iron Man’ Soon to Become Reality

VR Scenes from ‘Iron Man’ Soon to Become Reality

Seoul, July 23 (Korea Bizwire) – A conference gauging the progress of augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) technologies, which are receiving attention as the multimedia services of the future, was held on July 22. SK Telecom hosted a forum to discuss the present and future of immersive multimedia services such as augmented reality and virtual reality. [...]

Microsoft’s New Smartphone to Have Line Messenger App Pre-installed

Microsoft’s New Smartphone to Have Line Messenger App Pre-installed

SEOUL, April 20 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s top portal operator Naver said Monday that its free messaging app Line will be pre-installed on Microsoft‘s soon-to-be-released Lumia 540 smartphone, reflecting its growing popularity around the globe. “The Lumia 540 will be pre-installed with the Line application, although it does not mean that all of the future [...]

Samsung to Pre-install Microsoft Apps on Galaxy 6

Samsung to Pre-install Microsoft Apps on Galaxy 6

SEOUL, March 24 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s tech giant Samsung Electronics said Tuesday it plans to pre-install applications and services provided by Microsoft on the soon-to-be-released Galaxy S6, as well as other Android-powered mobile devices. Under the plan, Samsung said it will “bring Microsoft mobile productivity services to more consumers and business customers” by installing [...]