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[Weekender] Emoticons eclipse Koreans, fueling character market boom

Like many others here in South Korea, 26-year-old office worker Park Na-young frequently exchanges mobile messages with her friends and colleagues through her smartphone. However, it’s not just tex...

Updated : 2017.06.09 16:27

Kakao, Venture Square to nurture AI startups

Kakao Investment, the venture capital arm of South Korean mobile messaging giant Kakao, has set out to discover and nurture local startups with promising artificial intelligence technologies and supp...

Updated : 2017.06.09 15:11

Moon’s push for telecom market intervention faces hurdles

The Moon Jae-in government’s push to scrap base rates for mobile bills is under criticism, from both consumer activist groups and the telecommunications industry due to conflicts of interests. Abol...

Updated : 2017.06.09 15:03

Mobile carriers enhance focus on home IoT business

South Korea’s mobile carriers are teaming up with home builders in the arena of Internet of Things services, industry officials said Friday. KT, the country’s second-largest telecom firm, said it ...

Updated : 2017.06.09 15:01

Korea unveils road map to upgrade robot technology

The South Korean government Friday unveiled a road map to develop robot technologies and utilize them in various industrial sectors, the industry ministry said. The plan was a follow-up of the gover...

Updated : 2017.06.09 09:59

Xiaomi gears up for official entry into Korean market

China’s smart device maker Xiaomi seems about to officially enter the South Korean market as a Korean language-version of its homepage has been launched. Dubbed “Mi Korea,” Xiaomi created the Kor...

Updated : 2017.06.08 15:58

LG Innotek LEDs lght up FIFA U-20 game in Suwon

LG Innotek said Thursday the company’s 10-watt high-power light-emitting diode package was used for the main lights of the Suwon Word Cup Stadium, where the finals of the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea 2...

Updated : 2017.06.08 15:27

Nexon to release ‘Dark Avenger 3’ mobile action RPG in July

Nexon on Thursday announced that it would begin offering its mobile action role-playing game “Dark Avenger 3” next month. The game is slated for official release on July 27. “Dark Avenger 3” is...

Updated : 2017.06.08 14:08

LG Chem lands $12.6m from Gates foundation for polio vaccine

South Korea‘s leading chemical firm LG Chem was offered financial support worth $12.6 million from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to develop its inactivated polio vaccine used to prevent infa...

Updated : 2017.06.07 16:20

Competition heats up in AI-powered smart speaker market

Competition is heating up in the global market for AI-powered smart speakers, as more global tech companies introduce new devices to rival forerunning voice-activated home speakers -- Amazon’s Echo ...

Updated : 2017.06.07 15:38

[Photo News] ETRI develops smart wear for golfing

IN MOTION -- A researcher at the Korea Electronics & Telecommunications Research Institute corrects his golf swing posture using “Smart Wear” developed by the institute, which analyzes motions capt...

Updated : 2017.06.07 15:31

[Photo News] LG supplies premium TV set to luxury resort hotels

LG AT RESORTS -- A family looks at the industry’s first wallpaper type LG Signature OLED TV W installed at the 6th-floor lobby of Banyan Tree Club & Spa Seoul in the central part of the city. LG sai...

Updated : 2017.06.07 15:15

Bezel-less, dual-camera phones due in H2

Heated competition is expected in the premium smartphone market in the second half of the year, as three new handsets are set for release starting from August. They are Samsung Electronics’ Galaxy ...

Updated : 2017.06.07 15:05

Smartphone giants brace for competition in H2

Global tech giants are set to engage in another round of competition in the second half of 2017 as major smartphone brands will release high-end models armed with top-notch technologies, industry wat...

Updated : 2017.06.07 09:29

Samsung, SK beef up foundry biz to meet growing demand

South Korea's chipmakers are expanding their foundry businesses in line with rising global demand amid the fourth industrial revolution that centers on the information and communication technologies,...

Updated : 2017.06.07 09:23