Apple iPad Beats Samsung Galaxy Tab In Its Own Country

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”

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

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 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…

Google Hit By Antitrust Complaints In South Korea

Google’s antitrust lawyers – who were probably already working overtime to deal with threats in the U.S. and Europe – may soon need to brush up on South Korean law, as well.  Two large Korean Internet companies have filed a…

South Korean Police Find Google Violated Privacy Laws

Five months ago, local police officers raided Google’s offices in South Korea, and what they found may cause quite a lot of trouble for the company.  A police report’s indicated that Google illegally collected private data with its Street View cars, and criminal charges could result.

South Korean Regulators Go After Facebook

A person might imagine that South Korean authorities would have better things to worry about right now, what with North Korea on the (maybe literal) warpath.  Nonetheless, the Korea Communications Commission has found the time to declare Facebook in violation of data privacy laws.

Yahoo To Lose Major Ad Deal In South Korea

Today is not getting off to a good start for Yahoo.  NHN – which owns both the South Korean equivalent of Google and the country’s largest gaming portal – has decided to stop using the American company’s advertising tech, and its chief didn’t exactly have nice things to say when parting ways.