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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...

Apple Google

Confirmed: South Korean parliament committee votes to curb Google, Apple commission dominance

A South Korean parliamentary committee voted early on Wednesday to recommend amending a law. This equates to key step toward banning Google and Apple from forcibly charging softwar...

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

Samsung to invest $206 billion by 2023 for post-pandemic growth

Samsung Group will invest 240 trillion won (approximately $206 billion) in the next three years to expand its footprint in biopharmaceuticals, artificial intelligence, semiconducto...

Platform News: Apple logo

South Korea set to curb Google and Apple commission dominance

South Korea is likely to bar Google and Apple from charging software developers commissions on in-app purchases, the first such curbs by a major economy that could hurt the tech gi...

Orange

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’ ...