South Korea

Samsung Electronics

Samsung Electronics becomes latest victim of ransomware group

Notorious hacking group Lapsus$, which recently threatened to leak source code belonging to Nvidia, has now leaked a massive collection of data from Samsung Electronics.

Platform News: Twitter App

Twitter expands feature allowing users to flag misleading tweets

Twitter Inc has said it will expand a feature it has been testing which allows users to flag misleading content on its social media platform to Brazil, Spain and the Philippines.

Platform Industry: Apple logo on a window

Regulator: Apple submits plans to allow alt payment systems in South Korea

South Korea’s telecommunications regulator has said that Apple had submitted plans to allow third-party payment systems on its app store, to comply with a law banning major a...

Facial Recognition software

South Korea to test AI-powered facial recognition to track COVID-19 cases

South Korea will soon roll out a pilot project to use artificial intelligence, facial recognition and thousands of CCTV cameras to track the movement of people infected with the co...

South Korea Cartoons

South Korea’s “webtoon” leverage low-cost stories with huge upside

Netflix’s most-watched series in late November, “Hellbound”, is making a splash on TV, but it first appeared on much smaller screens as an online comic, or “...

Nvidia Chips

FTC sues to block Nvidia deal to buy Arm

The US Federal Trade Commission has sued to block US chip company Nvidia Corp’s more than $80 billion planned acquisition of British chip technology provider Arm, adding to a...

Internet Providers

Tech regulation leads the agenda at UK G7 forum

Governments, tech leaders and policymakers discussed working together to ensure the internet remains open and democratic, and to improve online safety by better regulation at a con...

Platform News: Video streaming services and VOD

Apple TV+ hopes to build on rivals’ success with first Korean series

Hot on the heels of Netflix’s breakout South Korean hit “Squid Game,” Apple has rolled out its first Korean-language original series this month, to coincide with ...

Platform News: Google

Google plans to allow third party payments systems in South Korea

Google has said it plans to allow third party payments systems in South Korea in order to comply with the country’s new law, which bans major app store operators from forcing...

esports and gaming

Esports talent in South Korea gets boost from big business

South Korean teenager Yoon Ki-chan gets just three hours of sleep a day but spends more than three times that playing online games – with the blessing of his parents and teac...

Platform News: YouTube video streaming on a desktop computer

South Korea: An army of retail investors flocks to YouTube

Millions of South Koreans have jumped into stock market trading over the past year with their enthusiasm feeding off a new market force – popular investment channels on YouTu...

Platform News: Search engine Google

Google says it offers more than $10 billion in consumer benefits in South Korea

Google has said its presence in South Korea equates to nearly 12 trillion won (approximately $10.16 billion) in economic benefits for its users, as the US tech giant faces increase...

Platform News: Epic Games, Fortnite

US judge orders Apple to ease App Store rules

A federal judge in the US has struck down some of Apple’s App Store rules, forcing the company to allow developers to send their users to other payment systems in a partial w...

Samsung Electronics

City in Texas to offer Samsung tax breaks to build $17 billion chip plant

The city of Taylor, Texas – one of two locations in the state under consideration by Samsung Electronics for a $17 billion chip plant – plans to offer extensive propert...

Apple Google

South Korea’s parliament passes bill to curb Google, Apple commission dominance

South Korea’s parliament has now approved a bill that bans major app store operators such as Google and Apple from forcing software developers to use their payment systems, e...