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New N. Korea Threats Issued Following Celebration New N. Korea Threats Issued Following Celebration
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On Monday, the citizens of North Korea celebrated the 101st birthday of Kim Il-Sung, the first leader of the country and the grandfather of its current leader, Kim Jong-un. Today, North Korea has issued more threats, continuing the rhetoric that …

iPhone 5 Coming To 50 More Countries This Month (South Korea Release Date: 12/07) iPhone 5 Coming To 50 More Countries This Month (South Korea Release Date: 12/07)

Apple announced today that the iPhone 5 will be released in South Korea on Friday, December 7, and that it will be released in 50 other countries this month. Last week, Apple revealed that the device would be available in …

The Internet Is Still Slowly Gaining Speed Around The World The Internet Is Still Slowly Gaining Speed Around The World
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The Internet is constantly evolving around the world. The speed at which it’s evolving, however, is an entirely different story. It’s this evolution that has proven to be one of the more interesting things to watch as world moves towards …

Google’s Eric Schmidt Dances Gangnam Style in Korea Google’s Eric Schmidt Dances Gangnam Style in Korea
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Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt recently took a trip to the Google offices in Korea and was greeted by none other than PSY, the man behind the viral sensation “Gangnam Style.” According to Google, Schmidt presented PSY with a framed …

Facebook To Spread Organ Donor Initiative to Asia Facebook To Spread Organ Donor Initiative to Asia

It looks like South Korea will be the first Asian country that Facebook will tap in their ongoing organ donation awareness initiative. South Korean news site Yonhap is reporting that Facebook is planning to allow users in the country to …

Apple Vs. Samsung: South Korean Court Rules Against Both Companies Apple Vs. Samsung: South Korean Court Rules Against Both Companies
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Apple vs. Samsung: The hearing just wrapped up in the U.S. and we’re now waiting for the jury’s decision. The decision could lead to consequences, good or bad, in patent law and technology innovation. Either way, one company is going …

You Pay Far Too Much For Internet And That’s A Problem You Pay Far Too Much For Internet And That’s A Problem
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The Internet has become a staple of modern communication. While some people use the Internet to watch funny cat videos on YouTube, it’s importance can not be understated for the millions of global citizens who use it to share important …

Online Game Item Trading Banned In South Korea Online Game Item Trading Banned In South Korea

Those who play online games are aware of the massive economy surrounding in-game item trading. It has led to such activities like gold farming that many players frown upon but it still makes a lot of money every year. South …

Diablo III Complaints Cause Blizzard Seoul Raid Diablo III Complaints Cause Blizzard Seoul Raid
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It’s hard launching a blockbuster video game these days. Even if you work for a decade and spend hundreds of millions of dollars in development, entitled fans will find something to complain about within minutes of a game’s release. EA …

Human Flesh Capsules Seized in South Korea Human Flesh Capsules Seized in South Korea
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Human flesh capsules crafted from dead babies sounds like the premise for a particularly grisly horror-themed motion picture. Unfortunately, this unusual story has its roots in real life, which, I’ve found, is always a touch stranger than anything you’re likely …

South Korea Changing Cellular Service Policies South Korea Changing Cellular Service Policies

South Korea plans to further implement a new blacklisting policy regarding mobile device distribution on May 1st, in an effort to breakup telecom monopolies in that country. The new deal would make mobile devices more readily available for sale, allowing …

South Korea Has (Much) Faster Internet Than You South Korea Has (Much) Faster Internet Than You
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Soon after Google ranked South Korea as having the second-fastest desktop internet and the fastest mobile internet in the world, a new study has been released that corroborates those accolades. Akamai, a cloud platform enterprise that keeps a close eye …

South Korean, Argentinian Google Antitrust Probes Nothing New South Korean, Argentinian Google Antitrust Probes Nothing New

It was recently reported that Google revealed in a SEC regulatory filing that it’s been under investigation in South Korea and Argentina for possible antitrust practices for some time now, and the search giant has been cooperating with the proceedings. …

Google Probed by Regulators in Argentina & South Korea Google Probed by Regulators in Argentina & South Korea

Google revealed that they are under investigation in a regulatory filing today. Argentinian and South Korean officials are currently examining some of Google’s business practices. There is no word on if officials have found any evidence of unfair practices yet. …

Lady Gaga Concert Protests: No One Under 18 Admitted Lady Gaga Concert Protests: No One Under 18 Admitted
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Lady Gaga concert protests were underway this week in South Korea, where the controversial singer’s “Born This Way” tour is set to kick off. Conservative Christians aren’t very happy with Gaga’s scheduled appearance in Seoul, so much so that they’ve …

Korean Subcontractors Arrested for Selling Data Korean Subcontractors Arrested for Selling Data
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Five men working as subcontractors for South Korea’s two largest mobile providers have been arrested for illegally acquiring and selling personal information and location data from likely hundreds of thousands mobile users. The men, who were doing online field tracking …

S. Korea ISP Wants Cut Of Internet TV Profits From Google, Apple S. Korea ISP Wants Cut Of Internet TV Profits From Google, Apple

While Google, Apple, Samsung, and other technology leaders race to populate your living room with Internet-enabled televisions, an internet service provider in South Korea might be revealing itself to be a green-eyed monster for all that Internet TV action. KT …

Apple iPad Beats Samsung Galaxy Tab In Its Own Country Apple iPad Beats Samsung Galaxy Tab In Its Own Country
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Samsung is a Korean company. Apple is an American company. Who does South Korea prefer? When it comes to tablet computers, it appears that Apple is the clear winner. The Korea Herald is reporting that the Apple iPad has sold …

South Korean Arrested For Retweeting “Long Live Kim Jong-il” South Korean Arrested For Retweeting “Long Live Kim Jong-il”

We told you last week how it was a war crime to use a smart phone in North Korea. It’s also apparently a crime to retweet the North Korean twitter account in South Korea. Amnesty USA is reporting that Park …

Smartphones May Be Diagnosing You In The Future Via New Touchscreen Technology Smartphones May Be Diagnosing You In The Future Via New Touchscreen Technology

You can do a lot with your smartphones. You can get directions, pay your bills, watch movies, play games, browse through dinner recipes. It’s an endless list that everybody could probably contribute to. In other words: you get it. But …

Google Raided By Korean Fair Trade Commission Google Raided By Korean Fair Trade Commission

Google sure has its work cut out for itself in terms of regulatory defense these days. The latest is that the company’s offices in South Korea have been raided by that country’s version of the FTC – The Korean Fair …