Thursday, August 31, 2006

YONHAP NEWS: "South Korea's Information Network Villages get global attention"
YONHAP NEWS: "'Forbidden Quest,' a comic satire of hidden desire in Confucian era"
YONHAP NEWS: "Korean movie 'Mimong' portrays a woman's desire in 1930s"
The Seoul Times:
S. Korean Papers Court European Companies

Kwon Tae-Sun, lead editorial writer for Hankyoreh Newspaper, admits to "some truth to the analysis" that the "Korean press tends to be nationalist, anti-American and anti-corporate."
The Korea Times : Mobile Internet to Become Faster Than Fixed Line: "
Mobile Internet to Become Faster Than Fixed Line
Samsung Unveils 4G Techs for First Time

By Kim Tae-gyu
Staff Reporter

CHEJU _ People on the road will be able to download hundreds of music files in seconds around 2010 thanks to the new portable Internet technologies of Samsung Electronics."
The Korea Herald : The Nation's No.1 English Newspaper: " SKT signs pact to help China develop 3G mobile platform

SK Telecom Co., Korea's largest mobile-phone operator, said it will help develop China's homegrown third-generation mobile technology, laying the foundation for expansion into the most populous nation."
The Korea Herald : The Nation's No.1 English Newspaper: " Samsung unveils 4G wireless
A movie file will now take just 5.6 seconds to download

By Hwang Si-young

JEJU - The upcoming fourth-generation mobile service will take on a whole new dimension and its specific service requirements and spectral efficiencies will be more actively discussed throughout the world, according to Lee Ki-tae, president of Samsung Electronics Co.'s telecommunication network business."
Humble Korean kid rocks YouTube and the world| News: "Date: September 01, 2006
The identity of a mysterious Korean guitarist has been finally revealed to the world. His name is Lim Jeong-hyun. "
Humble Korean kid rocks YouTube and the world| News: "Date: September 01, 2006
The identity of a mysterious Korean guitarist has been finally revealed to the world. His name is Lim Jeong-hyun. "
INSIDE JoongAng Daily: "Cyworld gears up for its U.S. launch with youth in mind

August 29, 2006 ㅡ SAN FRANCISCO ― Cyworld may be a start-up firm capitalized at about 1 billion won ($1 million), but it doesn't put on a fancy face."
INSIDE JoongAng Daily: "Samsung to demonstrate 4G mobile systems today

August 31, 2006 ㅡ Samsung Electronics Co. will demonstrate for the first time today its fourth-generation mobile system, which it says will enable movies to be downloaded onto mobile handsets in just three to four seconds. " [english donga]: "Gaming Association President Arrested

AUGUST 31, 2006 06:56

The special investigation team (directed by Jeong Yun-gi, head of the drug and organized crime division) of the Seoul District Prosecutors` Office has arrested Kim Min-seok (41), president of the Korea Computer Game Industrial Association (KCGIA), on August 30 on the suspicion of lobbying in the course of deliberation over a game machine for adults and is carrying out investigations on him."
Digital Chosunilbo (English Edition) : Daily News in English About Korea: "Korea Ranks Third in Internet Population Worldwide"
Digital Chosunilbo (English Edition) : Daily News in English About Korea: "Mirror, Mirror on the Wall, Who’s the Slimmest of Them All?

Phone Makers Bet on Slim Designs to Woo Customers
The IT industry is afflicted with serious anorexia, with products from phones to TVs getting slimmer and slimmer."
Digital Chosunilbo (English Edition) : Daily News in English About Korea: "Louvre Exhibits Samsung Phones for a Day
Models show off Samsung Electronics’ Ultra Edition phones at a European launch extravaganza at the Louvre in Paris on Tuesday.
The pride of France, the Louvre, on Tuesday saw an unusual display for arguably the greatest art museum in the world when Samsung Electronics held a product launch for mobile phones there."
S Korea PC maker Trigem attracts bids: "SEOUL, AUG 30: Failed South Korean personal computer maker Trigem Computer Inc., up for auction after it filed for protection from creditors last year, has attracted about 10 potential bidders, a company spokesman said."

Monday, August 28, 2006

The Korea Times : Google Faces Lawsuit: "

A South Korean Internet solution provider said Monday that it filed a suit with a Seoul court against Google Inc., the world's leading search-engine company, for its alleged violation of a patented technology, Yonhap News Agency reported."
TV banking services to start | News: "Dacom, Korea's No. 3 fixed-line telecom operator, will launch TV-based banking services on Tuesday (Aug. 29) along with Korea Post, the country's postal service. "
Korea's IT gap with U.S. narrows to 1.6 years | News
OhmyNews Japan Debuts - OhmyNews International:
"New site launches with 1,000 citizen reporters
Published 2006-08-28 11:43 (KST)
A new model of media is being exported from Korea to Japan for the first time in the history of the Korean media, OhmyNews CEO Oh Yeon-ho said on Monday, announcing the launching of OhmyNews Japan. "
INSIDE JoongAng Daily: "Phone service on the Internet hits 1-year mark

August 23, 2006 ㅡ Happy birthday VoIP.
Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP), or Internet phone service, is celebrating its first birthday in Korea. Although Internet phone service started in the late 1990s with Serome Technology's Dialpad, commercial service only started last year."
INSIDE JoongAng Daily: "New Windows released in Korea today

August 24, 2006 ㅡ Having lost an anti-trust case earlier this year, Microsoft Corp. will release today specially revised versions of the Windows operating system in Korea."
INSIDE JoongAng Daily: "Korean Air looks for in-flight Internet alternative

August 23, 2006 ㅡ The two Korean airlines, which both promoted in-flight Internet service, are scrambling to find alternatives to the Boeing service that the U.S. aircraft manufacturer plans to end.
Korean Air said yesterday that it had no strategy yet for the day when 29 of its aircraft that have the service installed are unplugged." [english donga]: "Cops Crack Down on Internet Obscenity
AUGUST 28, 2006 07:26
About forty people who earned money by posting obscene materials on the Internet have been caught. They posted obscene pictures of themselves or their wives or girlfriends after cutting out the faces on the pictures."
Digital Chosunilbo (English Edition) : Daily News in English About Korea: "Search Engines Burrow Deep Into Private Lives
A is keeping tabs on his ex-girlfriend. But the employee with a large conglomerate has not seen her since they broke up, nor spoken to her on the phone, and his information does not come via an indiscreet mutual friend."
In-flight Internet service takes a nose dive : Business : Home:
"Boeing cancels online access on its aircraft
In-flight Internet service, which drew huge public attention when it was launched a year ago, has failed to meet customers’ demands, causing losses for airline companies and Internet operators."
Organized crime controls gaming rooms: report :
"Adult video arcades under the thumb of syndicates, government report says"