Tuesday, September 12, 2006

The Korea Times : Koreans Talk More, Eat Less: "South Korean households are spending more on the high-speed Internet, mobile calls and other telecommunication-related services, while tightening their belts on other expenses amid the sluggish domestic economy, according to the Bank of Korea (BOK) Tuesday."
The Korea Times : Global Positioning System Helps Catch Thieves: "By Kim Tae-gyu
Staff Reporter

Information technology has lengthened the long arm of the law in South Korea with the global positioning system (GPS) being used to catch a thief."
The Korea Herald : The Nation's No.1 English Newspaper: " Romania, Russia show interest in WiBro

Korea will strengthen ties with European countries in information technology, Information Minister Rho Jun-hyong told reporters yesterday after returning home from his nine-day swing through Romania, Russia, Germany and Hungary."
The Korea Herald : The Nation's No.1 English Newspaper: "LG considers entering digital-music service"
Korean products attract Finnish consumers at IT show| Korea.net News:
"Date: September 11, 2006
Korea's advanced information technology (IT) has been attracting Finnish citizens in Helsinki, the capital of the Scandinavian country, at the four-day show, which will continue through Monday (Sep. 11). "
President busy in 'sales diplomacy' in Finland| Korea.net News
[Photo News] President promoting Korean handset| Korea.net News
Director Ryoo is sole Korean presence at Venice| Korea.net News:
"Date: September 07, 2006
VENICE, Italy _ Ryoo Seung-wan's “City of Violence” (Chakpae) was the sole Korean film invited to this year's Venice Film Festival. Ryoo's fifth feature film was screened at the festival, one of the world's leading film events, as part of the midnight screenings on Sept. 1. "
7th Mexican Film Festival to kick off| Korea.net News: "7th Mexican Film Festival to kick off

Date: September 11, 2006
The Mexican Embassy in Seoul said on Sunday (Sept. 10) that it will host the 7th Mexican Film Festival at Seoul Art Cinema from Sept. 16 to 20. "
Lightning-fast Internet to debut this year| Korea.net News: "Lightning-fast Internet to debut this year

Date: September 08, 2006
Korea, the world's most wired nation, continues to push the envelope on the speed of broadband Internet, as it looks set to make 1 gigabit per second (Gbps) a commercial possibility. "
Samsung sells new handset with roaming in 90 countries | Korea.net News
INSIDE JoongAng Daily: "Telecom firms spar over plans for ‘bundling'

September 07, 2006 ㅡ The Information Ministry is considering allowing all telecommunications companies to bundle sales of wireless and fixed-wire services, a practice now prohibited among companies deemed to hold a monopolistic position, defined as half the market. Should the rules be relaxed, it could auger big changes in the telecommunications market."
INSIDE JoongAng Daily: "In search of phone ideas, firms turn to amateurs

September 08, 2006 ㅡ

What do cell phone makers do when they get designers' block?
Pantech Group, Korea's No. 2 handset maker, may turn to its 'designer community.' Since 2004, the cell phone maker has selected a couple of dozen students every year to fill this group, which works as a pseudo in-house research unit. "
INSIDE JoongAng Daily: "Korean firm supplies the key(pad) to Razr phone's success

September 11, 2006 ㅡ In the cell phone universe, there seem to be a million options. But one stands out.
The Razr."
INSIDE JoongAng Daily: "Full range of Skype calls will soon be offered here

September 12, 2006 ㅡ Skype, the world's largest Internet phone service provider, will officially begin offering full service in Korea as early as next month. "
INSIDE JoongAng Daily: "Russia may install Korean wireless Internet technology"
INSIDE JoongAng Daily: "Key cell phone markets are emerging

September 12, 2006 ㅡ As global competition intensifies, cell phone makers here need to aggressively expand into emerging markets to regain lost ground, a report said yesterday."
Digital Chosunilbo (English Edition) : Daily News in English About Korea: "Seoul Film Festival Opens in New Guise

The seventh Seoul Film Festival opened on Friday at Seoul Art Cinema and Sponge House. The festival has been held under the name of Seoul Net Festival: SeNef, but it changes its name from this year and starts all over, bringing together 143 films from 30 countries."
Digital Chosunilbo (English Edition) : Daily News in English About Korea: "
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Updated Sep.11,2006 20:23 KST

Korean Giants Invade Eastern Europe

Korean Companies Rethink Mass Production
Korean electronics companies and carmakers are flocking to Eastern Europe, building factories to make forays into the European market, the world’s largest and moving assembly lines from Western European countries to the former Warsaw Pact nations."
Mobile providers balk at carrying broadcast service : Business : Home: "Reluctance based on weak profits rather than customer interest"
Samsung develops world's 1st 32-gigabit NAND flash