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New System Uses Smartphones and Drones to Measure Fine Dust

New System Uses Smartphones and Drones to Measure Fine Dust

SEOUL, Jan. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — A new method of measuring the amount of scattering dust using photos taken by smartphones or drones has been developed by the National Institute of Environmental Research. The Ministry of Environment said it will come up with an examination standard for measuring scattering dust using the new optical method. [...]

Chinese Phone Producers Eye Korean Smartphone Market

Chinese Phone Producers Eye Korean Smartphone Market

SEOUL, Nov. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — With foreign-made cell phones making their way into the domestic market, members of the public and critics alike are wondering if these phones will be able to find a place in a market dominated by Korean-made devices. While the infiltration of Chinese-made phones is conspicuous, Xiaomi Corp.’s advancement into [...]

Delivery Apps Burden Restaurant Owners

Delivery Apps Burden Restaurant Owners

SEOUL, Oct. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — The proliferation of delivery service apps due to the rise of single-person households and the ubiquity of smartphones among the mass public combined with the monopolistic structure that these delivery services have created has resulted in an onerous burden for restaurant owners. Addressing this very issue, the Korea Franchise [...]

Online Shopping Purchases Hit Record High in July

Online Shopping Purchases Hit Record High in July

SEJONG, Sept. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — Purchases made using the Internet and mobile devices in South Korea reached an all-time high in July, government data showed Wednesday, demonstrating the popularity of smartphones, fast delivery and convenient payment options offered to local shoppers. The total value of transactions made with computers, smartphones and tablets reached a [...]

Apple Smartphones Have Highest Resale Value

Apple Smartphones Have Highest Resale Value

SEOUL, Jul. 3 (Korea Bizwire) — The resale value of secondhand smartphones a year after their initial purchase was highest for Apple products, followed by phones made by Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics, respectively. This is according to results released yesterday by Good Mobile, which reviewed 4 million data records regarding 19 types of smartphones [...]

Number of Feature Phone Users in S. Korea Falls Below 7 mln

Number of Feature Phone Users in S. Korea Falls Below 7 mln

SEOUL, Jun. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — The number of feature phone users in South Korea fell below the 7-million mark as of April, government data showed Tuesday, as smartphones continue to solidify their hold on the local market. According to the data compiled by the Ministry of Science and ICT, there were 6.9 million users [...]

Gov’t to Provide Smartphone Price Comparison with Overseas Markets

Gov’t to Provide Smartphone Price Comparison with Overseas Markets

SEOUL, Apr. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s telecom watchdog said Thursday it will provide consumers with a means to compare local prices of smartphones with those sold abroad on its website starting in May, apparently aimed at lowering prices here. The move comes as local customers have been expressing criticism that smartphone makers tend [...]

Flagship Smartphones to Compete over High-end Cameras

Flagship Smartphones to Compete over High-end Cameras

SEOUL, Sept. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — Global tech giants are set to release flagship smartphones equipped with high-end cameras in the second half, industry watchers said Monday, with the technological focus switching to dual lenses instead of megapixels. Industry watchers said key giants are set to release smartphones with dual-lens cameras, helping users take quality [...]