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Fire at Data Center Reveals S. Korea’s Strong Dependence on Kakao Services

Fire at Data Center Reveals S. Korea’s Strong Dependence on Kakao Services

SEOUL, Oct. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — The recent massive disruption of Kakao Corp.’s dominant chat messenger KakaoTalk and other related services has affected nearly all sectors of South Korea, ranging from social networking and business to finance and transportation. It took about four days for the company to fully repair damaged servers and normalize all [...]

Regulator to Make It Easier to Cancel Subscription Services on Apple App Store

Regulator to Make It Easier to Cancel Subscription Services on Apple App Store

SEOUL, Jan. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — Thus far, users have had to go through a complex process to cancel services subscribed to through in-app payments on Apple’s App Store. From now on, however, it will be possible to cancel such services simply with one click. The Korea Communications Commission (KCC), South Korea’s telecommunications regulator, said [...]

Zoho Boosts Competitive Opportunity for Global Businesses with New Cutting Edge Technology in Zoho One, its Operating System for Business

Zoho Boosts Competitive Opportunity for Global Businesses with New Cutting Edge Technology in Zoho One, its Operating System for Business

Featuring 5 new apps, 3 new services, and 7 major platform enhancements, Zoho One helps businesses unify systems, data and teams. —————————————————————————————————————— Since its release in 2017, over 40,000 organizations have chosen Zoho One as their operating system. During the months of global and economic crises, Zoho One witnessed a 60% y-y customer growth with [...]

Unusual Businesses Emerge amid Pandemic

Unusual Businesses Emerge amid Pandemic

SEOUL, Aug. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — New services are taking care of ‘cumbersome tasks’ on behalf of those who want to stay indoors following the coronavirus outbreak. Fitco introduced a service in November that comes up with various recommendations on fashion, picked by professional stylists based on the ‘Style Quiz’ questionnaire that asks customers some [...]

Retailers Put Bigger Emphasis on Fresh Food and 1-hour Delivery Services

Retailers Put Bigger Emphasis on Fresh Food and 1-hour Delivery Services

SEOUL, April 6 (Korea Bizwire) — To better cope with the changing face of the retail market, super supermarket (SSM) chains are strengthening their fresh food sections and launching near-distance delivery services. Homeplus Express, run by South Korean hypermarket chain operator Homeplus Co., transformed about one third of its roughly 300 outlets nationwide to ones [...]

Tech Firms Scramble to Offer Live Broadcasting Services for Baseball Games

Tech Firms Scramble to Offer Live Broadcasting Services for Baseball Games

SEOUL, April 2 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean baseball fans are increasingly using online means to watch games as the coronavirus continues to rage on. With the 2021 season of the Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) begins Saturday, tech companies are releasing a series of broadcasting services with special features to meet audience demand. Online gaming [...]

Google Sits Idle Despite Service Failures, Putting Consumer Protection on the Back Burner

Google Sits Idle Despite Service Failures, Putting Consumer Protection on the Back Burner

SEOUL, March 31 (Korea Bizwire) — Global tech giant Google Inc. is facing criticism in South Korea for putting consumer protection on the back burner despite having an unrivaled presence in the domestic mobile operating system (OS) market. Today, Google commands a share of more than 70 percent of the nation’s mobile OS market. On [...]

Retail and Delivery Businesses Jump into Each Other’s Markets

Retail and Delivery Businesses Jump into Each Other’s Markets

SEOUL, Oct. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — As so-called ‘untact’ or contactless consumption is on the increase amid the coronavirus pandemic, the lines that once stood between the retail and delivery sectors are disappearing as market players are jumping into each other’s territories. Delivery Hero Stores Korea, a subsidiary of Germany-based online delivery service provider Delivery [...]