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[News Focus] Facebook in dispute over Messenger app, network maintenance costs in Korea

Social networking giant Facebook continues to be mired in controversy in South Korea after clashes with local users, telecom companies as well as the government over the nature of some of its busines...

Updated : 2017.06.06 15:55

Talks about phone price cuts begin as LG suggests disclosure

Initial talks about cutting the retail prices of smartphones and mobile bills are underway under the administration of Moon Jae-in, who pledged to make mobile costs more affordable, industry sources ...

Updated : 2017.06.06 14:50

Samsung, Kepco to launch pilot energy project in July

Samsung Electronics and Korea Electric Power Corp. will launch a pilot project for a joint business on the Internet of Things, the companies announced Monday. From next month, Kepco will apply an au...

Updated : 2017.06.05 16:50

ICT Ministry gains control over tech innovation, R&D investment

South Korea’s Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning not only heaved a sigh of relief but was in a celebratory mood Monday as it was granted a new arm for innovation as part of the administrati...

Updated : 2017.06.05 16:48

IBM develops manufacturing process for 5 nm chip

US technology giant IBM said Monday that it has developed a groundbreaking transistor manufacturing process for 5 nanometer (nm) semiconductor chips. In partnership with Samsung Electronics Co. and ...

Updated : 2017.06.05 14:50

LG releases LG X500 with longer-running battery

LG Electronics Inc. said Sunday it will release a new smartphone with a 4,500 mAh battery this week, which would top all mobile phones in South Korea in terms of power capacity. The South Korean tec...

Updated : 2017.06.04 10:52

Samsung takes 13% of global smartphone operating profit

Samsung Electronics Co. accounted for 13 percent of the world's smartphone industry in terms of operating profit over the first quarter of 2017, data showed Sunday. According to the data compiled by...

Updated : 2017.06.04 09:42

Eyedea to release automatic-tracking drone in second half of 2017

Startup Eyedea announced Tuesday that it will be releasing Pitta, a video recognition-based, automatic-tracking selfie drone, in the second half of 2017. The company’s CEO Jung Jong-chuck said, “F...

Updated : 2017.06.02 19:16

Lockin Company to release upgraded version of security solution app

Mobile application security firm Lockin Company announced Tuesday that it will release an upgraded version of LIAPP, a mobile application security solution, in June. Designated this year as a member...

Updated : 2017.06.02 19:15

InfiniFlux to release multi-server-based Time Series DBMS in June

Startup InfiniFlux announced Wednesday that it would release a multi-server-based Time Series DBMS in June. In 2015, InfiniFlux commercialized a single server-based Time Series DBMS, which it is curr...

Updated : 2017.06.02 19:15

[Eye Interview] ‘Korea will still be first in 5G’

Believe it or not, South Korea’s mobile network industry, for the last three years, has been in limbo, with no additional money generated. Andrew Cope, chief executive officer of Nokia Korea and a ...

Updated : 2017.06.02 16:37

BOK chief calls for measures to bridge digital divide

The head of South Korea's central bank on Friday called for efforts to make certain senior citizens are not left behind as the country moves to update its financial sector. South Korean banks have e...

Updated : 2017.06.02 10:17

LG Electronics releases mobile payment tool

LG Electronics Inc. on Friday announced the official release of its own mobile payment tool in South Korea comparable to Samsung Electronics Co.'s Samsung Pay. LG Electronics said LG Pay, based on t...

Updated : 2017.06.02 10:13

Koreans' monthly smartphone data usage hits 6 GB

The monthly data consumption of South Koreans using the fourth-evolution network surpassed 6 gigabytes for the first time in April, reflecting the rising demand for video streaming and other services...

Updated : 2017.06.02 10:09

Netmarble out to shore up stock price with new mobile game

South Korea’s Netmarble Games is slated to introduce a new mobile game next week for the first time since going public last month, fueling expectations that the new release could help salvage its st...

Updated : 2017.06.01 15:54