LG had an 'iPAD' back in 2001

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Korean electronics giant LG, a major Apple supplier, was apparently showing off a 'Digital iPAD,' a 'Linux-based Web pad' way back in 2001, a full 9 years before the debut of Apple's own iPad.

South Korea Launches Bribery Investigation of Samsung

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South Korean business conglomerate Samsung Group is now under investigation, prosecutors announced Monday, after Kim Yong-chul, a former top Samsung legal affairs official for the conglomerate, released names of senior prosecutors he claims took bribes....

ISPs Suspected of Massive Identity Theft in Korea

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Police are investigating South Korea's two biggest internet service providers, KT and Hanaro Telecom Inc., on suspicion that they broke identity theft laws on more than seven million occasions. The two companies are suspected of...

80GB PlayStation 3 Bound for South Korea

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According to official information posted on the PlayStation Korea website, the territory will be getting an 80GB hard drive inside the PS3 when it launches June 16. Neither the 20 GB nor the 60 GB...

South Korea busts attempt to sell technology to US

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South Korean prosecutors have indicted four engineers for allegedly trying to sell "Wibro" high-speed mobile Internet technology to the United States for 190 million dollars. Three former employees received secret information from Hwang, one current...

Feds Side With Microsoft in Korea Flap

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The Bush administration on Wednesday protested South Korea's decision to fine Microsoft roughly $32 million and order the software company to redesign portions of its Windows operating system. "Korea's remedy goes beyond what is...

Microsoft Threatens to Pull Windows From South Korea

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Microsoft Corp., the world's largest software maker, threatened to pull its Windows operating system from South Korea if antitrust regulators order the company to remove programming for instant message and movie player services. ...

South Korea to Decide Microsoft Antitrust Case

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South Korea's antitrust commission will make a final ruling next month on allegations that Microsoft unfairly used its dominant position to shut out rivals, the government said Monday. The nation's Fair Trade...

South Korea bans Ghost Recon 2

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Ubisoft's squad-based shooter will not be released in South Korea because the story goes "way too far". Citing a plotline that goes "way too far", South Korea's Media Rating Board has rejected...

PS2 approaches a million in South Korea

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Sony's PlayStation 2 is on track to reach a million unit installed base in South Korea by the end of 2004, according to the president of Sony Computer Entertainment Korea, Hiroyuki Kunugita. Although it's a...

Ghost Recon 2 plotline irks North Korea

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North Korea isn't to happy about how it's being portrayed in Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon 2. North Korea is accusing Americans of hating them. With pretty bold statements like "[Americans] have shown everyone their...

IBM execs, S. Korea officials accused of bribery

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Some 48 South Korean government officials and corporate executives, mainly from IBM ventures, have been charged with bribery in a case involving state contracts for computer parts and servers, prosecutors said Monday. Fourteen...

N. Korea Wants Citizens to Be Tech-Savvy

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North Korea's Dear Leader Kim Jong Il, whose sayings are followed by his people with a religious fervor, has defined three types of fools in the 21st century: people who smoke, people who don't appreciate...

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