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Tuesday, March 20, 2018


Apple succeeded in increasing its share in the Chinese market in spite of fierce competition with Chinese Android smartphone manufacturers.
Rebounding in China
18 January 2018 - 11:30am
According to market research firm Kantar Worldpanel, the global market share of the iOS rose from 19.7% to 24.3% between the end of 2016 and the end of 2017. However, the share fell from 57.5% to 51....
Samsung SDS will release an electronic authentication platform technology based on blockchains to replace plug-in program 'ActiveX'.
Blockchain-based Authentication Platform
18 January 2018 - 11:15am
Samsung SDS will begin developing an electronic authentication platform that will replace plug-in program 'ActiveX.' Samsung SDS announced on January 17 that the company would release an electronic...
Samsung's MAMCN+ ranked 14th among 97 total artificial intelligence reading solutions.
AI Reading Capability Test
18 January 2018 - 11:00am
Samsung Electronics nabbed 14th place in an artificial intelligence (AI) reading competition hosted by Stanford University in the US. The first place honor went to Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba...
IT consultant Gartner raised its semiconductor market estimates by US$23.6 billion (25.11 trillion won) from US$427.4 billion (454.75 trillion won) after three months percent from US$419 billion (445.61 trillion won) last year.
Changed Forecast on Semiconductor Market
18 January 2018 - 10:45am
According to global market researcher and IT consultant Gartner on January 17, the memory chip market is expected to reach US$451 billion (479.64 trillion won) this year, up 7.5 percent from US$419...
The first Apple Store in South Korea, dubbed Apple Garosugil, would be opened in Apgujeong-dong, Gangnam-gu on January 27.
To remedy grievance on ‘Korea Passing’
18 January 2018 - 10:45am
Apple Korea announced on January 17 that the first Apple Store in South Korea, dubbed Apple Garosugil, would be opened in Apgujeong-dong, Gangnam-gu on January 27. The opening is somewhat belated....
The standard for placing ads on YouTube has become stricter.
Getting Difficult to Make Money
18 January 2018 - 10:30am
As the standard for placing ads on YouTube, the world's largest video site, has become stricter, ads are likely to vanish from a number of unqualified channels on the website. "We are committed to...
As Google is going to halve its fee to 15%, smaller app platforms are likely to lose their competitiveness.
Fatal Blow to Small App Platforms
18 January 2018 - 9:45am
Google changed its application fee policy and is going to halve its fee to 15% when it comes to apps with subscription content. Google’s dominance in the app market is likely to further increase and...
Alibaba chairman Jack Ma will take part in the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics next month as Alibaba sponsors the Olympics to promote its cloud service at the global event
Jack Ma’s Dream
17 January 2018 - 11:45am
Alibaba’s UC browser is currently the most popular mobile Web browser in India and Indonesia, according to industry sources. In addition, Alibaba recently opened a new office in Melbourne, Australia...
16 of the China’s top 20 export items were IT-related products or parts while only 10 of the top 20 items exported by Korea cut across the IT sector.
China’s Tech Competitiveness
17 January 2018 - 11:30am
China is cementing its position as an information technology (IT) powerhouse. Experts point out that China is close to overtaking Korea by showing high competitiveness not only in products such as...
The total sales of graphics cards increased nearly 88 percent in December last year compared to a year earlier.
Thanks to Cryptocurrency Frenzy
17 January 2018 - 10:30am
Due to a frenzy in the crypto investment market, there was a sudden rise in demand for high-performance graphics cards, which are used to mine digital currencies. According to price comparison site...
Korea’s ICT exports totaled US$197.6 billion and ICT imports were US$102.1 billion so the ICT sector recorded a surplus of US$95.6 billion last year.
ICT Export in 2017
17 January 2018 - 9:45am
Last year, Korea’s ICT exports reached the US$190 billion level for the first time and an all-time high by renewing the highest monthly record for the 11th consecutive month. According to the...
Samsung Electronics is reportedly planning to significantly reduce its reliance on US telecom modem chips for 5G smartphones.
Game Changer?
17 January 2018 - 9:15am
Samsung Electronics will take the wrap off a 5G telecommunication modem chip prototype for smartphones within this year. A change is expected in the modem chip market led by Qualcomm. It is said that...


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