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S. Korea to Develop AR-based Search Engine for Buildings

S. Korea to Develop AR-based Search Engine for Buildings

SEJONG, Jun. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport plans to organize the Construction Information System Innovation Task Force on Wednesday to introduce a new service that uses augmented reality (AR) technology to provide information on various buildings to the public. The task force will be headed by Kim Sang-mun, a [...]

Naver Not Playing Fair, Competitors Say

Naver Not Playing Fair, Competitors Say

SEOUL, Aug. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — The way in which Naver is dealing with mobile searches for housing has ruffled feathers, as accusations that it is marginalizing its competitors’ websites in favor of its own services are increasing.   According to industry sources, the tension between Naver and its clients-cum-competitors started to sizzle in May of this [...]

Search Giant Naver Accused of Tweaking Website to Favor Business Affiliates

Search Giant Naver Accused of Tweaking Website to Favor Business Affiliates

SEOUL, Jul. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean search engine giant Naver has retracted plans to update its website layout after facing criticism for blatantly favoring its online shopping affiliates, which many called an unethical business practice. Most of the criticism is surrounding Naver’s newly proposed website layout, in which online shopping malls listed as the [...]

Naver and Daum Compete to Provide a More Tailored Mobile Search Experience

Naver and Daum Compete to Provide a More Tailored Mobile Search Experience

SEOUL, Jun. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — As the quantity of search activities on mobile web platforms has surpassed that on PC versions in Korea, Korean web portals are re-designing their mobile platforms to be more personalized. Naver has introduced a ‘tag-search’ service for its mobile platform, which is based on an algorithm named ‘I-rank.’ The [...]