- The merger of KT with KTF, the biggest one in South Korea "outside the financial industry. From a global perspective, it is one of several steps being taken here that will push rapid convergence toward a single, fast digital network for the future."
- Korea's Stake in the Future of Mobile Broadband
- Korea Ranks Second in the World on the ITU's New ICT Development Index
- Google and Globalization, II: "The Economist has a new article on Google's success, or lack thereof, in Asia. It manages to get several points right, but in the end it fails to offer a complete and coherent explanation for why Naver does so well in the Korean search market and why Google does so poorly. I have commented on this matter before, in a post on Google and Globalization in Korea , and an earlier post on "Why Google Must Succeed in Korea, for Korea's Benefit."
- Media Bills Generate Controversy in National Assembly
- Sweeping Reduction in Cell Phone Costs for Low Income Koreans
As for Web 2.0 Asia, fascinating stuff as always:
- Why Korea (or anywhere else) can't create another Silicon Valley: it's all about accessibility and people getting a chance to meet each other, says Chang.
- Nate Q&A is Korea's Aardvark
- Korean government to set up "Global Game Hub": "This is another dug-up news from the past week (the news have been slow anyway). Korean government has disclosed plan to set up the "Global Game Hub" in Bundang/Pangyo area, a "new city" to the south of Seoul." (See also Seoul Digital City on the issue.)
- Naver AdCast lets portal viewers control display ads
- Universal Chargers: nothing new for Korea
- See? I told ya Asian bloggers are different: the biggest bloggers are the teanagers and women!
- "Naver California"?: Naver's plans to access the US.
- Now There's a Cellphone that Detects Your Breath
Hanna & Annthony at Seoul Digital City:
- NHN (Naver), Daum to Stand Trial Over Copyright Violations
- Korea Nearing 46 Million Total Mobile Subscribers
- Social Divisions and Surveillance in Seoul: the wealthy are the ones being watched.
Futurize Korea's new media news:
- U-Cheonggyecheon revisited: the ubiquitous information service downtown Seoul being renewed.
- Korean electronics product design: LG, Samsung: on different articles on Korean tech design.
- Webtoons find an audience with Korean Internet users: internet comics in Korea.
- Korean portals criminal copyright infringement trial
- Online gambling arrests and gaming addiction
- Korean online shopping site opens virtual shopping mall
- Samsung d'light showcase: the new exhibit by Samsung.
- Korean companies expand into housekeeping and wedding planning: online too, of course.
- Korean government Internet regulations, profanity list and filters