Twitch has announced it will no longer be available in South Korea after February 27, 2024. The game-oriented streaming service cited "prohibitively high" costs as the reason for its shutdown.
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The Korea Fair Trade Commission has approved Microsoft's plan to acquire Activision Blizzard with no conditions, due in part that the game publisher's titles are not very popular in the country.
South Korea aims to become the first country to launch a 6G network in 2028. The plan is two years earlier than the original schedule as part of the country's bid to dominate the technology.
Tesla has been fined $2.2 million by South Korea's Fair Trade Commission. The regulator says the company mislead customers through false advertising that exaggerated its cars' capabilities.
It's a quiet week we have coming up. Innospace, a South Korean startup, is due to launch its Hanbit-TLV rocket which could be an interesting watch as we don't normally get launches from this firm.
Meta and Google have collectively been fined $72 million in South Korea for not clearly informing users prior to collecting their data to analyze their interests and behaviors to display custom ads.
Samsung has started building a new research and development facility in Giheung, south of the capital Seoul. The company hopes to use the facility to extend its position in the semiconductor sector.
Among the people who received a presidential pardon ahead of the annual Liberation Day this year is Samsung's Vice President, Jay Y. Lee. The pardon was allegedly given to help the economy.
Following its massive success in western markets, and with supply chain issues finally being resolved, the Steam Deck portable gaming PC by Valve is soon officially coming to parts of Asia.
We have some interesting launches due this week. Not only will Blue Origin send more tourists to the edge of space, but South Korea will send its first lunar mission to the Moon with SpaceX's help.
The UK and Republic of Korea have signed a data adequacy agreement that will allow the two countries to transfer data between each other. The countries also agreed for the protection of this data.
Apple has confirmed that Apps released exclusively in the South Korean App Store can use third-party payment systems, but developers and end-users will lose access to some critical features.
This week we have a very exciting mission scheduled to take off. Rocket Lab will launch an Electron rocket carrying NASA's CAPSTONE CubeSat to the Moon to test the orbit of an upcoming space station.
We have two launches this week. South Korea will perform the second launch of its Nuri rocket while SpaceX will launch a Falcon 9 carrying a radar satellite for the German army - the Bundeswehr.
According to Twitter's transparency report for January-June 2021, the platform faced a record number of account and content takedown requests from governments, with Japan leading the pack.
Next week, South Korea is due to test its Nuri rocket by launching a mock satellite. The Nuri satellite aims to be one of the cheapest satellite launch vehicles in Asia at $30 million per launch.
Samsung's vice-chair Lee Jae-yong to be released from jail as part of South Korea's Liberation Day. He has served 18 months of his 30-month sentence which was handed to him at a January retrial.
Samsung's chairman Lee Jae-yong has been sentenced to 2.5 years after a retrial over bribery. He was sentenced to 5 years in 2017 but that was halved then suspended, seeing him go free in 2018.
LG Electronics has announced a new member of its next-generation LG Gram laptop models in South Korea. The new variant has a 16-inch WQXGA IPS display, set to launch in January 2021.
Samsung's Chairman, Lee Kun-hee, has passed away at the age of 78. He had spent the last six years in hospital after suffering a heart attack. Lee had a mixed reputation over his work at Samsung.
Intel has announced that it is selling its NAND SSD business and manufacturing facility to South Korea-based SK Hynix for $9 billion. The acquisition is supposed to be complete by 2025.
As a pilot program, Samsung is allowing some employees in its mobile and electronics division in South Korea to work from home. It is assessing whether it can adopt working from home on a wider scale.
Just like for the S20 line, Samsung might ditch the Exynos 990 chip for Qualcomm's offering on the Note20 Ultra sold in South Korea. The phone will most likely sport a Snapdragon 865+ chip.
LG Velvet has officially been announced in South Korea with a spec sheet that was already confirmed before, including a Snapdragon 765 chipset, a 6.8-inch display, and a raindrop style rear camera.
Apple, which closed all 458 stores outside mainland China, is restarting operations at its sole South Korean location. The retail stores in the U.S. are expected to be operational in early May.
Amid dwindling demand and a backlog of LCD units, Samsung will let go of all LCD production by the end of 2020. One of the existing factories will be converted to build quantum dot screens.
Samsung has once again had to shut down its Gumi plant in South Korea due to an employee getting infected with the coronavirus. The plant produces flagship phones like the Galaxy S20 and Z Flip.
Samsung confirmed on Saturday that one employee at its mobile device factory complex in Gumi City, South Korea has been infected with the deadly coronavirus. The facility has already been shut down.
The company announced mass production of its sixth-generation V-NAND SSDs with the industry's first 100+ layer single-tier design that boasts faster access speeds and efficient power usage.
5G Standalone Core could be ready to be launched as a commercial service in South Korea. This news comes after Samsung and SK Telecom have successfully carried out an interoperability test.
Japan will impose tougher restrictions upon South Korean companies with regard to export of tech materials like phone displays. It is also considering removing the country from its trade "white list".
Samsung is said to be testing a 5G version of its rumored Galaxy A90 mid-range smartphone in South Korea. The device is also claimed to be featuring a 32MP main camera on the back.
The U.S. and South Korea are now battling for the title of the first 5G network as Verizon launched its service in two cities a few hours after South Korea rolled out 5G access to six celebrities.
Although Samsung announced the 5G version of its Galaxy S10 late last month, it never gave details about when it would be released. It didn't take long, as the firm has announced an April 5 date.
LG Electronics confirmed today that the G8 ThinQ will be up for grabs at ₩897,600, or approximately $792 based on the current conversion. Pre-orders will start March 15 until March 21 in South Korea.
The Galaxy Watch Golf Edition can now be purchased in South Korea in two models and it comes with the Smart Caddie app. This variant also includes the same specs as the original edition.
Samsung's new factory on the outskirts of New Delhi has been opened today by India's Prime Minister and the South Korean President. The new factory is said to be the biggest in the world.
PUBG Corp. has dropped its copyright infringement lawsuit against Fortnite developer Epic Games. It's not clear why the move took place or whether there was an out-of-court settlement.
According to reports, the developer of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds has filed a copyright infringement case against Epic Games, likely due to the similarities between PUBG and Fortnite.
Facebook was fined 396 million won, or approximately $369,400, in South Korea for allegedly throttling user access to its site by rerouting users to servers located in Hong Kong and the United States.