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Naver’s Startup Funding Focuses on Food-Delivery Apps and Logistics

Naver’s Startup Funding Focuses on Food-Delivery Apps and Logistics

SEOUL, Nov. 20 (Korea Bizwire) – Naver’s new investment reports have revealed the IT giant is focusing on funding food-delivery apps and logistics startups. Speculation is growing in the wake of the recently released investment reports that Naver is expanding its presence in the field of logistics and physical distribution through venture capital projects with online [...]

Naver Pressed for Transparency After Admission of Compromised News Editing

Naver Pressed for Transparency After Admission of Compromised News Editing

SEOUL, Oct. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s No. 1 portal Naver Corp. is under growing pressure to reinvent itself after admitting to intentionally editing news rankings, industry officials said Thursday, one of the suspicions that has long dogged the company valued at over 26 trillion won (US$23.06 billion). Naver Sports admitted to rearranging the [...]

Naver’s European AI Research Team Debuts at Developers’ Meeting

Naver’s European AI Research Team Debuts at Developers’ Meeting

SEOUL, Oct. 18 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korean web giant Naver’s new European-based artificial intelligence research team has debuted at the company’s annual developers’ meeting this year. The research group, dubbed Naver Labs Europe, is an institute based in Grenoble in Southeastern France that used to be called ‘Xerox Research Centre Europe’, which Naver took over [...]

Naver Showcases Robotics and Self-Driving Ambitions at Developers’ Conference

Naver Showcases Robotics and Self-Driving Ambitions at Developers’ Conference

SEOUL, Oct. 17 (Korea Bizwire) – Following in the footsteps of Google, Amazon and Microsoft — software IT firms that have been making serious forays into the hardware aspect of technology — Naver unveiled similar ambitions at its developers’ conference Deview 2017, held at Coex on October 16. Naver entered the robotics business in earnest [...]

Naver Unleashes Line Friends AI Speakers Promotion in Bid to Win Nascent AI Speaker Market

Naver Unleashes Line Friends AI Speakers Promotion in Bid to Win Nascent AI Speaker Market

SEOUL, Oct. 17 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korean search engine leader Naver announced today that its AI speakers will become available for purchase on its music service website starting October 26. The special promotional deal will offer the capsule-shaped, Brown and Sally-inspired (popular emoji characters from Naver’s messaging service Line) AI speaker with a one-year [...]

Naver Showcases Ambient Intelligence-Based Robots

Naver Showcases Ambient Intelligence-Based Robots

SEOUL, Oct. 16 (Korea Bizwire) – Naver Corp., South Korea’s top Internet portal operator, showcased nine robots Monday as it aims to transform itself into a company with the combination of Artificial Intelligence (AI), software and hardware products. Naver launched its ambient Intelligence (AmI)-based robot lineup that is relatively cheap compared to past models. AmI [...]