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KakaoTalk most frequently visited app in world: U.S. report

KakaoTalk, South Korea's No. 1 mobile messenger, became the most frequently visited app in the world in the first quarter, outpacing global rivals like WhatsApp and Facebook, its operator said Friday. As of end-March, KakaoTalk ranked first in the global top apps list compiled by Silicon V...

Updated : 2015.05.29 10:53

Korea to pick 4th telecom carrier

The South Korean government said Thursday it would select a fourth telecom carrier within the year to spur competition in the saturated market that is currently dominated by three players ― SK Teleco...

Updated : 2015.05.28 20:11

Merck Korea launches OLED Application Center

German pharmaceutical and chemical giant Merck on Thursday opened its OLED Application Center in Pyeongtaek, Gyeonggi Province, as part of a renewed strategy to spur its display business in Korea. The...

Updated : 2015.05.28 19:59

LG CNS establishes Bahrain e-government system

The Bahraini government launched its online Business Licensing Integrated System (www.business.gov.bh) built by LG CNS last week, according to the Korean tech firm. LG CNS has worked with the Bahraini...

Updated : 2015.05.28 19:58

KT, France clinch IoT tie-up

South Korea’s leading mobile carrier KT said Thursday it would work with the French Ministry of Digital Affairs to foster ICT businesses.KT chief executive Hwang Chang-gyu held a meeting with French ...

Updated : 2015.05.28 19:57

Home shopping insurance firms to face strict supervision

The Financial Supervisory Service said Thursday it would take stern disciplinary action against insurance firms engaging in irregular sales of financial products on TV home shopping channels.Aside from the insurance sector, other nonbanking financial firms including credit card issuers wil...

Updated : 2015.05.28 19:52

Could Pholar be the next Instagram?

Hashtags ― the symbols placed in front of keywords to facilitate social media searches ― take center stage on Pholar, a new, photo-sharing social media app launched by Korea’s largest Web portal, N...

Updated : 2015.05.27 20:59

Nexon launches first mobile game

Announcing the official release date of its mobile game “Mabinogi Duel,” South Korea’s top online game developer Nexon Korea said Wednesday it would increase its presence in the global mobile game ...

Updated : 2015.05.27 20:58

LG Chem, Duke Energy to build energy storage

South Korea’s leading battery maker LG Chem said Wednesday it has inked a deal with North America’s largest power company Duke Energy to build an energy storage system at a retired coal power plant in Ohio. The company said it would provide the operating system and batteries for the 2-me...

Updated : 2015.05.27 20:58

[News Analysis] Samsung heir moves to finish succession

Samsung Electronics vice chairman and Samsung Group heir apparent Lee Jay-yong is expected to exert more influence throughout South Korea’s largest conglomerate following the merger between Cheil Ind...

Updated : 2015.05.26 20:47

LG to donate TVs for disabled people

South Korean tech giant LG Electronics said Tuesday it would donate television sets for vision and hearing impaired people. The tech giant will provide 12,200 TVs for the disabled in the nation, which is in line with a donation campaign led by the Korea Communications Agency, a state-funde...

Updated : 2015.05.26 20:41

Samsung Tizen Z1 top-selling smartphone in Bangladesh

South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics topped a smartphone sales chart in the first quarter of 2015 in Bangladesh with its budget smartphone, the Z1, according to research data Monday.A report re...

Updated : 2015.05.25 19:38

SKT launches new lifeware brand

South Korea’s leading wireless carrier SK Telecom launched a lifeware brand, United Object, Monday, aiming to increase its footing in the burgeoning market for the Internet of Things, a network that ...

Updated : 2015.05.25 19:37

Hanwha to foster solar power hub in Chungcheong

Hanwha Group said Friday that it would create a solar power business hub in South Chungcheong Province as part of its renewed commitment to the incumbent administration’s “creative economy” initiat...

Updated : 2015.05.22 18:27

Foreign start-ups edge in on Korean tech turf

This is the second article in a series on foreigners working in Korea’s technology start-up ecosystem. ― Ed.Tech industry pundits in Korea used to joke that this is where overseas companies would co...

Updated : 2015.05.21 19:22