Posts Tagged: Korea


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Which Asian countries ordered Apple to give up private user info?

In response to the NSA’s controversial global surveillance program and public outcry against major IT companies for allowing it, Appl...

  • November 6, 2013
  • at 11:50 am
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LG gets curvy with new G Flex

LG gets curvy with new G Flex phone

Whilst flexible screens are a research lab reality, the consumer market is going to have to make do with rigid screens for a while longer. L...

  • October 28, 2013
  • at 4:37 pm
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Study: China, Korea, and India lead the world in usage of banking and shopping apps

Last year, a Google executive saw that people in Asia are increasingly relying on their mobile devices to access the internet. Plus, mobile ...

  • October 24, 2013
  • at 3:00 pm
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This Korean startup made a music app so the founder could meet cute girls at concerts

MyMusicTaste and Mironi are two interesting music apps that come out of JJS Media, the apps have an interesting beginning, the founder wante...

  • October 18, 2013
  • at 8:30 pm
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Tumblr gradually extends its reach in Asia as it adds Korean language support

Tumblr, the popular visually-oriented blogging platform, introduced language support for Korean yesterday. In a characteristically brief pos...

  • October 10, 2013
  • at 11:38 am
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Uber Between Korea

Uber teams up with messaging app to get more Korean couples in its cars

Uber launched in South Korea this summer, and this week the fancy car booking service is trying out its first bit of social marketing in the...

  • October 1, 2013
  • at 4:18 pm
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In an absurd move, the ‘unlocked’ Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is region-locked

In an absurd move, the ‘unlocked’ Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is region-locked (UPDATED)

In a flashback to the bad old days of region-locked DVDs and games, the newly launched Samsung Galaxy Note 3 appears to be restricted to usi...

  • September 26, 2013
  • at 9:10 pm
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Korean startups at beGLOBAL 2013

Korean startups finally get all the limelight at beGLOBAL event in Silicon Valley

This past Friday, Korean startup blog beSUCCESS inaugurated its first beGLOBAL conference in Silicon Valley, bringing Korean startups togeth...

  • September 16, 2013
  • at 4:05 pm
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The Asian Dota scene and why the Dota industry should care

Roster changes and team shuffling aren't the only reasons why you should keep an eye on the Asian Dota scene.

  • September 5, 2013
  • at 10:26 pm
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Give us this day our daily date: Korean matchmaking app goes global

The South Korean startup that made IUM, a popular Korean dating app with over a million users, is now taking its match-making skills global....

  • October 31, 2013
  • at 11:41 am
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Samsung Galaxy S4 sales to hit 10 million in under 1 month

Nearly half way through its life, Samsung sells 40 million Galaxy S4

Samsung CEO JK Shin has told a Korean newspaper that the firm has sold just over 40 million Galaxy S4 smartphones. This comes nearly half wa...

  • October 25, 2013
  • at 10:40 am
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Korea’s iTunes App Store gets personal, wants developers to show contact details

Apple’s iTunes App Store is now asking that app and game developers provide full contact details that are viewable by users of the Sou...

  • October 21, 2013
  • at 12:20 pm
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A Peek Inside KakaoTalk’s Office [Gallery]

In addition to the interview we had with CEO JB Lee and Co-CEO Sirgoo Lee, we had the opportunity to bring our little tour around the office...

  • October 14, 2013
  • at 2:00 pm
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Samsung vs HTC

Smartphone boom means a record quarter for Samsung, but HTC pulls in a $101 million loss

In a very telling clash of contrasting fortunes, both Samsung (005930:KS) and HTC (TPE:2498) revealed their latest quarterly financial resul...

  • October 4, 2013
  • at 6:15 pm
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Kakao launches Spotify-esque KakaoMusic

Kakao is now entering the music business with KakaoMusic. It's just being rolled out in South Korea now, but more countries coming soon?

  • September 28, 2013
  • at 11:44 am
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Mobile MMORPG Ragnarok: War of Gods

Animoca launches mobile MMORPG Ragnarok: War of Gods, currently 2nd top grossing game on Google Play

Animoca takes Ragnarok Online to Android devices with the new mobile MMORPG Ragnarok: War of Gods.

  • September 17, 2013
  • at 6:30 pm
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Flitto, the Korean startup that uses crowdsourcing to destroy Google Translate

Flitto just came out of beta this week in sync with TechCrunch Disrupt. Now, how does an app that was still in beta get over two million use...

  • September 13, 2013
  • at 11:00 am
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KakaoTalk looks to keep groups in touch with new KakaoGroup app

Yesterday, KaKaoTalk got a major makeover, and today it launches a new app in the form of KakaoGroup, a private, mobile group service that ...

  • September 5, 2013
  • at 7:53 pm
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