Diablo III Complaints Cause Blizzard Seoul Raid

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…

UFO Spotted By South Korean Airline Passengers

Over the weekend, a passenger on a flight over Seoul, South Korea captured what appeared to be a UFO buzzing the aircraft. In the video, the unidentified passenger is filming the otherwise uneventful view from the plane’s window. Suddenly he…

YouTube Adds “Shows” Page For Korean TV Fans

YouTube announced on its blog yesterday that it is adding a Shows page for Korean viewers. The page will organize the wide variety of Korean television shows made available on YouTube. Korean programming available on the new Shows page ranges…

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…

Apple / Google Apps Refund Policy under Scrutiny in Korea

Many Korean consumers are growing cautious of apps available from online stores due to constrictive refund policies.  Those who find apps to be less than satisfactory are at the mercy of some inconsistent policies (if one exists at all). Apple,…

iPhone 5 Rumor: Samsung To Block Sales In Korea?

According to Samsung execs, there’s already a plan in motion to stop the sales of the upcoming iPhone 5 in Korea. Of course the phone is not only unreleased but at this point is still unannounced. But that hasn’t stopped…

Twitter Launches In Korean

Twitter usage has increased a lot in South Korea over the last year, and it may soon skyrocket.  Late yesterday, Twitter announced that it has launched in Korean, giving South Korea’s 48.5 million citizens the opportunity to access the service in their native language.

Korean Police Raid Google’s Offices Over Street View

In spite of the apologies Google’s issued and the corrective actions the company’s taken, Google’s Street View-related problems appear to be growing worse, not going away.  Earlier today, Korean authorities raided its local offices in connection with the case.

Android Market Sales Commence In Korea

South Korea has a reputation for being home to some of most ardent smartphone users in existence, and Android devices are supposed to be among the world’s most advanced smartphones.  It never made much sense, then, that Koreans were only allowed to access free Android apps, and Google’s now (mostly) corrected the oversight.