South Korea


Orange sees role for Huawei in 5G Africa rollout

Orange, France’s largest telecoms firm, will avoid using equipment from Chinese vendors when developing Europe’s 5G networks, opting for suppliers such as Ericsson and ...

Platform News: Japan's SoftBank

SoftBank Vision Fund seen posting record earnings on Coupang

SoftBank’s $100 billion Vision Fund is widely seen reporting record earnings on the 12th of May after portfolio companies listed during the quarter, mostly driven by gain on ...

South Korea, Japan, Manga Publishing

South Korean tech firms shake up Japan’s storied manga industry

Two South Korean platforms are borrowing from mobile gaming to shake up – and dominate – Japan’s manga industry, a plot twist that has expanded the comics’ ...

Platform News: Spotify music streaming app based out of Sweden

Spotify finally launches its music streaming service in South Korea

Spotify Technology made its long-awaited debut in South Korea, which is the home of the popular K-pop scene and sixth largest market for popular music in the world earlier today.

Platform News: Samsung Electronics logo

Samsung sees solid chip demand and stronger phone sales in first-quarter

Samsung Electronics forecast solid demand for its chips in the present quarter and stronger cellular sales after bringing forward the launch of its flagship smartphone to grab mark...

SK Hynix Chipmakers

SK Hynix expects soft server demand after third-quarter profit surge

SK Hynix, the world’s second biggest memory chip maker, said it anticipated inventory build-up by Huawei’s rivals in China to improve mobile demand in the current quart...

Platform News: Samsung Electronics retail store for smartphones and other hardware

How Samsung’s ownership may change as heirs take over

South Korea’s strong Lee household faces a struggle to keep control of Samsung Group, the nation’s largest conglomerate, after the death of patriarch and group Chairman...

Lee Kun-hee

Samsung’s Lee: tainted titan who built a global tech giant

Back in the February of 1993, some five years after taking over from his father at South Korea’s Samsung Group, the 51-year-old Lee Kun-hee was frustrated that he wasn’...

Platform News: Google

South Korean antitrust chief says Google has undermined competition

South Korea’s antitrust chief has said the agency considers US search engine Google has undermined competition, including that the bureau intends to present an instance to it...

Platform News: Delivery Services across the world

South Korea food delivery giants rev up rider race amid COVID-19 boom

In South Korea, a number of the world’s biggest food delivery firms are scrambling to browse an estimated $4 billion wave of fresh orders, contracting tens of thousands of ne...

Platform News: Apple logo on a retail store window

New Apple iPhone 12 to offer 5G speeds US networks can’t deliver

5G will finally get some attention with the anticipated debut of Apple’s next iPhone later today. However, the blazing speeds promised won’t materialize for most people...

Platform News: Samsung Electronics retail store for smartphones and other hardware

Samsung likely to post 35% surge in third-quarter profit as smartphone sales recover

Samsung Electronics September-quarter profit has likely surged over a third, fuelled by increasing smartphone sales, plus a rush order of memory chips from China’s Huawei, an...

Platform News: Google search engine

Google to enforce Play store tax on the 3% of apps not paying

Google has sought to rebut criticism that it selectively enforces its 30% mobile app shop tax, demanding that the more than 3% apps selling digital items without complying follow t...

Platform News: Samsung Electronics retail store for smartphones and other hardware

Samsung eyes new opportunities as COVID-19 ignites demand for home appliances

From sanitising closets to custom fridges, the COVID-19 pandemic has fanned requirement for home appliances so much so that Samsung Electronics is incorporating warehouses and brin...

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