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Nexon’s recent acquisition of Gloops and its greater implications
  ·  2012년 10월 09일

Gloops prides itself in having 427 employees, annual sales of ¥ 237 billion, ordinary profit of ¥ 5.8 billion, and net earnings of approximately ¥ 30 billion (as at June 2012). The fact that it is well ahead of major Korean mobile game companies in terms of profit is one of the first things that catch one’s eye – out of many

DOCOMO and KT Aim to Develop Mobile NFC-based Cross-border E-money Service
  ·  2012년 10월 09일

NTT DOCOMO, INC., Japan’s leading mobile operator and provider of integrated services centered on mobility, and KT Corporation, South Korea’s leading telecom operator, have agreed to develop a cross-border e-money service that would enable DOCOMO customers with compatible smartphones purchased in Japan to use a prepaid e-money service called “Cashbee” in South Korea.

What’s ANIPANG, and why is it so hot in South Korea
  ·  2012년 10월 09일

Anypang, South Korea’s mobile-based, HEXA style puzzle game, with 18 million smartphone downloads and 7 million daily users, played on KAKAOTALK Platform. Anypang’s sales projection is reaching 250,000,000 won (224,000$) on a daily basis. It’s service used some sensible choice architecture with multi-level marketing strategy

Czech Startup Belladati Wants to Reinvent Analytics
2012년 10월 09일

Belladati has got 2 partners dedicated to reselling and technical support in Seoul, Bizcom and Osskorea. For the Korean market they have introduced BellaDati Piccolo mobile extension for Samsung and android devices

Samsung Electronics sets its goal to be the biggest consumer electronics brand globally
  ·  2012년 10월 10일

CEO of Samsung Electronics CE, Boo-Keun Yoon outlined Samsung’s goal to be the 1st choice for consumer electronics by 2015.

New stereoscopic technology ‘Sound Ball’ promises extraordinary breakthrough
  ·  2012년 10월 11일

The new stereoscopic technology ‘Sound Ball’ being developed in South Korea revealed that they have developed a system where virtual speakers can be placed anywhere – even right next to your ear.

Samsung’s rush to the top: what does the future hold for Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 10.1?
  ·  2012년 10월 12일

Samsung Electronic’s Smartpad ‘Galaxy Note 10.1’ sales have gone through the roof; its daily sales rate of 1800 sales per day well exceeds the number of iPads sold per day of a mere 500. Given that the sales of the iPad series’ exceeded the Galaxy tab series by 24 times, this phenomenon is unusual yet anticipated.

Will the Korean miracle happen once again? The need for a revival of Korean entrepreneurial spirit
  ·  2012년 10월 14일

A quick question: with the current Korean economy in mind, which is more desirable, economic democracy or entrepreneurship? With the presidential election coming up in December, this is one of the hot potatoes of the current South Korean Politics scene.

What will be the future of Korean Telcos?
  ·  2012년 10월 14일

Since 2010, SK telecom suffered a 28.3% reduction in their overall SMS service, and fears a further 32.3% decline by the end of next year if the current trend persists. Their SMS count per person dropped from 1,819 message per person in 2010 to a mere 1,268 in 2011. It is expected to continue reducing, as the count as of June 2012 was 429 messages per person.

British Journalist Daniel Tudor on his Book Korea: The Impossible Country
2012년 10월 15일

Daniel Tudor is a British journalist and first-time author based in Seoul, Korea. His book Korea: The Impossible Country will be released in November 2012. We caught up with Daniel to learn more about the book.

Gaming Regulation to battle Addiction in South Korea – Justified or Overreaching?
  ·  2012년 10월 16일

South Korea’s smartphone users have reached 30 million in August 2012 and there is a noticeably quick shift from web-based to mobile-based games in the gaming industry. Recently, the Ministry of Equal Opportunity and Family offered a very vague regulation guidance for a ‘shutdown’ law and has faced criticism due to its ambiguity. South Korea’s government has tried to battle gaming addiction after a series of cardiopulmonary-related deaths and a game-related murders. But many people criticize the measure and question in which the policy prevents young gamers from addiction.

2012년 10월 18일

10月 25日、韓国の優秀ITスタートアップ7チームがKOCCA(韓国コンテンツ振興院)の積極的な支援を受け、公式的にサービスを紹介する予定だ。

Prevention measures to be taken for mobile phone fraudsters
  ·  2012년 10월 18일

As mobile phone fraud cases are increasing, SK Telecom, KT, LG U+ and organisations such as Korea Internet and Security Agency (KISA) and Korea Association of ICT Promotion have meeting discussing prevention measures for mobile loan fraud schemes.

Korea surprises Google with new translation app
  ·  2012년 10월 19일

A new app was developed that translates Korean to English (and vice versa) that surpasses Google’s current translation services. Korean Tourism Organization announced that Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI) had finished developing an app named ‘Genie Talk’ that they have been working for the past 4 years. ETRI held a conference celebrating its launch and will be providing this service for free.

The new champion in Smart TV market?
  ·  2012년 10월 19일

After LG U+’s first run in the market competing with Set-top box model, SK and KT Broadband joined
the new competition. New smart TV “Set-top box model” has capability to use apps including web-
searching, VOD, and live TV show functions.

beSUCCESS Readers Survey (from 22 to 26, prize Kindle Fire)
2012년 10월 22일

This survey is to identify beSUCCESS readership profile and the needs, so we provide more valuable and practical information and news for our readers. The survey results will be used strictly for the purpose above and internally, and will never be released or exposed to any 3rd party organization. The estimated time to fill out this survey is 7 minutes. We will draw a winner at random for Kindle Fire. We thank you…

Samsung is Hiring To Grow Its Gaming Department
  ·  2012년 10월 23일

Samsung is recruiting people for 3 areas: game planning, 2D/3D design, and Server Client developments in the Samsung group. There were no confirmed reports about what segment of the gaming industry Samsung would enter. It will be interesting to watch the entry of this technology giant into the gaming industry.

Finovate Asia To Showcase Startups in Financial and Banking Technology
2012년 10월 24일

On November 6, Finovate travels to Singapore to unveil FinovateAsia 2012, a new one-day showcase of the best innovations in financial and banking technology from a mixture of leading established companies and hot young startups.

Pantech Attracts Korean Students with Smartphone Vera R3
  ·  2012년 10월 24일

The Vega R3 has been gaining huge attention because of its innovative functions, features and its practical applications in real life. Experts take optimistic views for the future of the Vega R3. We will now have to see if Pantech will recapture the No.2 place in the smartphone market in Korea which they are aiming at.

Special Report from Tech Cocktail: Asian Entrepreneurs Rebel Against Their Culture
2012년 10월 24일

Tech Cocktail, a media company and events organization for startups, entrepreneurs, and technology enthusiasts, has released a special report, based on over 100 interviews over 6 months, about the trend of young entrepreneurs in Asia defying their culture and taking big risks.