From Korea IT Times:
- Samsung entering the WiMax markets of Kuwait and Taiwan.
- Samsung Offers New PC Camera CMOS Image Sensor System-on-Chip for Real-time HD Video
- LG held the first annual cooking competition [talking about conglomerate biz.]
- LG Develops World's First LTE Handset Modem Chip
- LG's new slimmer-than-slim mobile handset
- LG involved in Formula 1
- An Information-oriented Nation: "Lee Myung-bak aims to make Korea an information-oriented nation by 2012. This visionary announcement was held to drive forward informatization and to form an international consensus. The basic scheme of informatization was discussed and voted on by the Informatization Promotion Committee chaired by the Prime Minister, Han Seung-soo on the 25th of November and it paved the way for this announcement. In addition, it also aimed to send a hopeful message including new opportunities for jobs and businesses to everyone both the public sector and business sector in this economic crisis."
- "The Harvard of Online Education : Daegu Cyber University increases its educational capacity with two new online departments."
- RFID exhibition reveals new applications.
- Broadband Penetration Not Profitable?
"Korea and Japan both have the reputations of being two of the most wired nations in the world. Japan is number three in total number of broadband subscribers, with 26.5 million according to latest reports. Korea as well is fourth with 14.1 million broadband subscribers. The United States and China are first and second, mostly due to their overwhelmingly large populations compared to other countries. However, the profitability of investing so much money into Internet infrastructure is still questionable."
- Gawemaster lets you find a personal tutor close to you: "Not surprisingly, personal tutoring for college prep courses is a huge business in Korea. For tutors and students alike, proximity matters. Gawemaster ("Gawe" means "tutoring" in Korean) allows user to search for tutors based on different criteria, including their location. This is a case of map API mashup - in fact, Gawemaster won the first place (in terms of site traffic) in a recent Daum map mashup contest."
- Mintpad is one of a kind portable device: "Mintpad is a unique portable device that lets you do, well, pretty much everything. With Mintpad, you can jot down memos, draw pictures, do mobile blogging and chatting, take photos and videos, listen to music, record your voice, surf the web, exchange business cards and manage your schedule, read e-books, and God only knows what else." See picture of Mintpad here.
- Naver Opencast lets anyone become an "information curator". "Naver, Korea's #1 portal, has always been under criticism that the service is too closed. Now Naver has brought an answer to the age-long criticism: It's called Open Cast.
From Futurize Korea:
- Wall St. Journal applauds DMB TV. WSJ suggest other countries planning their mobile TV system should learn from Korea. (Here's the original WSJ article.)
- ETRI develops digital contents vending machine.
- EA acquires Korean game developer J2MSoft.
- Korea releases e-government roadmap.
- Korean government opens door for Apple, RIM.
- Dark Knight arrives first on Korean VOD.
- Korean companies focus in on touch screen interfaces.
- Yahoo Korea introduces higher resolution map service.
- Korean newspapers reject Naver's Newscast service.
- Reviews of the Gstar, Korea Electronics Show 2008 expos.