Monday, November 13, 2006

Egyptian media praises Korea's IT culture| News:
"Date: November 07, 2006
“Korean children learn how to use the Internet even before acquiring table manners,” Al-Ahram, the most widely circulated vernacular weekly in Egypt, said of Korea's highly penetrated information technololgy (IT) culture. "
Website opens for 'Vision 2030' with animation| News:
"Date: November 10, 2006

The Government Information Agency said Tuesday (Nov. 7) that it has opened an Internet homepage with animation to help the public have a better understanding of strategies for 'Vision 2030,' a long-term development blueprint for Korea. "
Ubiquitous city, buzz that is here to stay | News:
"Date: November 07, 2006

We've heard it once, we've heard it twice -- in fact, we have heard it so many times. It seems like everybody is talking about it these days. Well, at least, those who are continually looking at advances in the field of Information Technology.

The buzzword is U-City or Ubiquitous City. So, what is the buzz all about? This article neither will give you a technical brief nor a white paper about U-City. It will just simply share, in layman's terms, U-City some aspects worth knowing and sharing. "
Government to check Internet speed| News:
"Date: November 08, 2006

Korean Internet service providers say that their online connection speed is 100 megabits per second (Mbps), fast enough to download a two-hour high-definition movie in about a minute.

Subscribers may suspect that the real-time connection speed is not as fast as the service provider's pledge but they could not measure the real-time speed.

To address the problem, the government plans to monitor whether the broadband operators provide the speed guaranteed in the contracts. "
Korea showcases e-Government excellence at Canada's GTEC| News: "
Date: November 08, 2006
Korea's world-class e-Government has again shown its excellence in Canada.

At Canada's annual Government Technology Exhibition, known as the GTEC Week and held in Ottawa, for multifaceted learning and networking event for public sector IT professionals, Korea's e-Government showcased high-end IT technology to the world, with the help of the popular Einstein-headed humanoid robot Albert Hubo. "
Game industry emerging as Korea's growth engine| News
Digital Chosunilbo (English Edition) : Daily News in English About Korea: "Lee Sa-bi Talks About Her Big Screen Dreams

Lee Un-jeong may not be a household name, but everyone knows Lee Sa-bi. The two are in fact the same person, but the glamour model decided to return to the name she was born with to make the leap from scantily clad Playboy photographs into acting. She has already been a part of five productions including dramas and movies."
Digital Chosunilbo (English Edition) : Daily News in English About Korea: "Samsung Sees Huge Global Interest in WiBro Technology"
Digital Chosunilbo (English Edition) : Daily News in English About Korea:

"Internet Phone Fees Beat Conventional Calls by a Mile
Internet telephony providers are irresistibly luring customers with their rock-bottom fees. Internet phones prefixed “070” allow users to make international calls at drastically cheaper prices than fixed-line phones. Free calls are limitless when both the caller and receiver use Internet phones."
Digital Chosunilbo (English Edition) : Daily News in English About Korea: "Dacom Offers Int’l Web Calls for W50 a Minute

International Internet phone call fees have dropped to W50 (US$1=W935) per minute. LG Dacom, the Internet and fixed-line telephony arm of LG Group, released a new Internet call package called 002 IP Special with the industry’s cheapest phone tariff on Wednesday"
Digital Chosunilbo (English Edition) : Daily News in English About Korea: "SK Affiliate Launches ‘Buddy Tracking’ Feature

Mobile virtual network operator Helio, an affiliated company of SK Telecom, has introduced a new mobile phone called Drift by Samsung Electronics that had access to Google Maps and a new satellite GPS technology called “Buddy Beacon.” "
Digital Chosunilbo (English Edition) : Daily News in English About Korea:

"Nude Riot Police Pictures Prompt Uneasy Questions

More Revealing Soldier Photos Embarrass Authorities
Korean Army Barracks ‘Like Concentration Camps’
Civic Group Releases Dozens of Nude Soldier Photos
Authorities are investigating nude photos of Korean riot policemen that are circulating in cyberspace, some evoking queasy memories of the Abu Ghraib scandal by suggesting the subjects could have been forced to pose by senior officers."
Digital Chosunilbo (English Edition) : Daily News in English About Korea: "Movies, TV, Banish all other Forms of Culture

Even though the five-day work week has taken root, giving people more free time, and the GNI (gross national income) per person reached as high as UD$16,291(as of 2005), giving people more money, cultural activities, or lack thereof, are becoming more and more a cause for panic. "
Digital Chosunilbo (English Edition) : Daily News in English About Korea: /Yonhap
Former KBS president Jung Yun-joo (60) is to get his old job back despite resistance from the KBS labor union and opposition parties. The choice has sparked charges that it aims to help the ruling party in the presidential election next year. The KBS board of directors announced on Thursday that Jung won six out of 11 votes, the most among the 13 candidates, adding it will recommend Jung as KBS chief to President Roh Moo-hyun. The decision to reappoint Jung, whose term ended on June 30, comes after four months of fierce wrangling. "
KT to unveil WiBro-enabled laptop computer:
"KT Corp., South Korea's largest fixed-line and broadband operator, said Sunday that it will introduce this week a laptop computer model incorporating wireless Internet WiBro."