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Naver to Launch AI-Based Music Service

Naver to Launch AI-Based Music Service

SEOUL, Jun. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s top portal operator, Naver Corp., said Monday that it will launch a music recommendation service that uses artificial intelligence (AI). The service, called VIBE, makes recommendations according to each user’s music preferences and patterns, Naver said. The service collects data that is then used to improve recommendations [...]

Naver to Overhaul News Platform amid Opinion Rigging Scandal

Naver to Overhaul News Platform amid Opinion Rigging Scandal

SEOUL, May 9 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s top portal operator Naver Corp. said Wednesday it will stop editing news articles starting later this year amid mounting criticism over its neutrality in the wake of a sprawling online opinion rigging scandal. “Naver will stop editing news articles after the third quarter,” CEO Han Seong-sook told [...]

Naver Launches ‘Whale’ Browser for Android

Naver Launches ‘Whale’ Browser for Android

SEOUL, April 13 (Korea Bizwire) – Naver Corp., South Korea’s dominant Internet portal and search engine, said Friday that it has rolled out the mobile version of its latest web browser. The PC version of “Whale” initially debuted in October 2017. The browser features omnitasking — a split-screen function that allows users to browse two websites in the same tab. [...]

Naver Opens AI Research Lab with HKUST

Naver Opens AI Research Lab with HKUST

SEOUL, Apr. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s top portal operator Naver Corp. said Friday it has opened a research center specializing in artificial intelligence (AI) technology with Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). The South Korean company said the research center, dubbed NAVER/LINE-HKUST AI Laboratory, will operate in Hong Kong and carry [...]

Naver Workers Create Company’s First Labor Union

Naver Workers Create Company’s First Labor Union

SEOUL, April 3 (Korea Bizwire) — A labor union has been created at internet giant Naver for the first time in the company’s history. The union, a subgroup operating under the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions, issued its official declaration on Tuesday, and received membership applications from 300 people within a couple of hours, according to [...]