Park Wan-gyu Column

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Friday, April 18th, 2014


I wish that South Korea could wake up to good news every morning. But I got deeply choked up by the catastrophic capsizing of the Sewol ferry, which erupted off Jindo on Wednesday.

IT Technology

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

SEOUL, KOREA - Samsung Electronics is set to unveil a server-based open-type smart home platform.Hong Won-Pyo, president of Media Solution Center at Samsung Electronics, said in a press conference held on April 18 at the Samsung Innovation Museum, “We will soon open the SHP (Smart Home Protocol) that is created based on the assumption of an open-type ecosystem.”

Cover Stories

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Thursday, April 17th, 2014

The recent back-to-back discoveries of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) have been causing a hullabaloo in South Korea.

Cyber Security

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Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

The first installment of “Leadership on Safe and Secure Cyberspace” series

The Korea IT Times will run the series “ Leadership on Safe and Secure Cyberspace” from April to December. The first installment setforth shortcuts to arming the SouthKorean cyber security industry with international competitiveness,and exploreways towards intentional cooperation. 

Finance

Thursday, April 24th, 2014
SEOUL, KOREA - The share price of Samsung Heavy Industries is on a downward trend after the news that the company's finances are in shambles largely due to taking of below-cost orders in offshore plants. According to Samsung Group sources on April 22, the group's Future Strategy Office conducted an audit in February and found that the company took several large-scale orders at such low prices and did not even record them properly in the financial statements.

Business

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Thursday, April 24th, 2014
SEOUL, KOREA - Hyundai Motor's exports of knock-down kits to Brazil are rising at a rapid pace. Ahead of the World Cup games in June this year, the local consumption has been revived and Hyundai is benefiting from this trend. The knock-down center in Ulsan owned by Hyundai Glovis, the shipping unit of the auto maker, has been busy loading the kits of late.

Country Report

Pham Huu Chi, the Ambassador E & P of Vietnam
Friday, April 11th, 2014

President Park Geun-hye of Republic of Korea and Vietnam’s top leaders, including President Truong Tan Sang and Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, recently had discussions regarding the economic cooperation between two countries, particularly measures how to bolster future economic ties. Currently, Vietnam has huge potential in developing further both within its own country and internationally.

Editorials

Monday, April 21st, 2014

The eleventh article of the concrete methodology for building social capital

Wealth is stable, complete, proven and fit information; in other words, knowledge. Information on its own can be worthless and even harmful. Knowledge on the other hand is information which is useful, doing something with, and fit for some purpose.

Events

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Monday, April 14th, 2014

ILSAN, GYEONGGI - The Inside 3D Printing Conference & Expo 2014, the leading B2B tradeshow for the 3D printing industry, will continue its world tour at KINTEX, Ilsan, S. Korea, on June 12 -13, 2014.

Real-time News

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Thursday, April 24th, 2014
SEOUL, KOREA - Hyundai Motor's exports of knock-down kits to Brazil are rising at a rapid pace. Ahead of the World Cup games in June this year, the local consumption has been revived and Hyundai is benefiting from this trend. The knock-down center in Ulsan owned by Hyundai Glovis, the shipping unit of the auto maker, has been busy loading the kits of late.
Thursday, April 24th, 2014

SEOUL, KOREA - Innocean, an advertising affiliate of the Hyundai Motor Group, will run a motor racing circuit at the Inje Auto Theme Park in Gangwon Province.It plans to hold motor racing events there, aimed at improving its brand status and securing high-loyalty clients.

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

SEOUL, KOREA - Audi A3 was named as the World Car of the Year 2014 at the New York International Auto Show.According to Audi Korea on April 22, Audi A3 was finally chosen as the World Car of the Year 2014 after competing with BMW 4 Series and Mazda 3 in the final round of competition.

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

SEOUL, KOREA - Samsung Fine Chemicals announced on April 22 that it posted an operating loss of 19.1 billion won for the first quarter of this year. Its operating loss widened compared to 12.6 billion won recorded in the corresponding period of the previous year. 

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

SEOUL, KOREA - GM Korea formulated a plan to export a small SUV Chevrolet Trax to the United States from early next year. The exports, if realized, would be able to contribute to partially offsetting GM Korea's reduced output, caused by the decision by the headquarters in Detroit to withdraw the Chevrolet brand out of the European market gradually starting from late last year. 

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

SEOUL, KOREA - Samsung Electronics is set to unveil a server-based open-type smart home platform.Hong Won-Pyo, president of Media Solution Center at Samsung Electronics, said in a press conference held on April 18 at the Samsung Innovation Museum, “We will soon open the SHP (Smart Home Protocol) that is created based on the assumption of an open-type ecosystem.”

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

SEOUL, KOREA - The sales of 5-inch-level smartphones will likely to grow 84 percent this year compared to last year. American market research firm Strategy Analytics released on April 22 survey results on the estimates of smartphone sales by screen size and hardware specs.

Thursday, April 24th, 2014
SEOUL, KOREA - The share price of Samsung Heavy Industries is on a downward trend after the news that the company's finances are in shambles largely due to taking of below-cost orders in offshore plants. According to Samsung Group sources on April 22, the group's Future Strategy Office conducted an audit in February and found that the company took several large-scale orders at such low prices and did not even record them properly in the financial statements.
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Thursday, April 24th, 2014
SEOUL, KOREA - OCI, one of the world's largest polysilicon makers, has finally got out of the loss in three quarters. That's because the polysilicon prices have rebounded after a long slump. Stock analysts said solar power stocks would rise on the back of expectations of higher performance. OCI said on April 23 that it turned to the black in the first quarter by posting an operating profit of 27.8 billion won on a consolidated basis.
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Thursday, April 24th, 2014

WALNUT, CA - Adesso Inc., a leading manufacturer of computer input peripherals, announces the release of the Compagno X(TM), the Aluminum Bluetooth(R) Keyboard wi th Case Stand.  Made for Windows 8 and Android tablet devices and smartphones, this sleek and portable keyboard swiftly turns your favorite mobile device into a mobile workstation wherever you are.  Reinforced with stainless steel, the protective microfiber case converts into a universal stand designed to fit most tablet sizes (7", 9", and 11") including iPad(R), Samsung Galaxy(R), Microsoft Surface(R), and more.  At the MSRP of $59.99, the Compagno X(TM) is available for purchase at major retailers and e-retailers.         

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Thursday, April 24th, 2014

SEOUL, KOREA - STMicroelectronics has released a further set of middleware for its STM32Cube™ development platform announced in February, allowing developers to target  <http://www.st.com/stm32f2pr> STM32 F2 120MHz ARM® Cortex®-M3 microcontrollers. The <http://www.St.com/stm32cube-pr2> STM32Cube is currently available for the STM32 F2 and F4 series and further releases will roll out during 2014, extending support to all STM32 devices.

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Thursday, April 24th, 2014

SEOUL, KOREA - Mavenir Systems a leading provider of software-based networking solutions, today announced its Converged Video and Voicemail solution, which enables mobile operators to offer an exciting new, differentiated service for their subscribers and enhances their Voice over LTE (VoLTE) service offering.

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Thursday, April 24th, 2014

SEOUL, KOREA - Toshiba Corporation today announced that it has developed the world’s first 15-nanometer (nm) process technology, which will apply to 2-bit-per-cell 128-gigabit (16 gigabytes) NAND flash memories.

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Thursday, April 24th, 2014

SEOUL, KOREA - MasterImage 3D, provider of pioneering 3D solutions for theaters and mobile devices, today announced the approval by the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) of its key patents 10-1387096 and 10-1387097. Worldwide patent applications are in progress.

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Thursday, April 24th, 2014

SEOUL, KOREA - IK Multimedia, the global leader in digital modelling technology, announced a collaboration with Orange Amplification® to kick off the exciting release of AmpliTube Orange for iPhone/iPad by giving musicians the chance to win over $2200 in hardware and software music creation prizes! Entries will be accepted on the IK Multimedia website through April 30th, 2014.

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Technology

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Thursday, April 24th, 2014

SEOUL, KOREA - STMicroelectronics has released a further set of middleware for its STM32Cube™ development platform announced in February, allowing developers to target  <http://www.st.com/stm32f2pr> STM32 F2 120MHz ARM® Cortex®-M3 microcontrollers. The <http://www.St.com/stm32cube-pr2> STM32Cube is currently available for the STM32 F2 and F4 series and further releases will roll out during 2014, extending support to all STM32 devices.

Hot Issues

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Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

Eulogizing the heroic deaths of Kim Ki-woong,Jeong Hyun-seon and Park Jee-young,, Jeong Hyun-seon and Park Ji-young, Korean netizens are gathering signatures on a petition that urges the government to put them on the government’s Good Samaritans List. on the nation’s Heroic Deaths List, which makes sure government compensations are paid to the families of the lost ones.

Economy

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Friday, April 11th, 2014

SEOUL, KOREA - Last year's growth rate for new employment has slowed down slightly. Meanwhile, the number of those who have given up looking for jobs has surpassed the 300,000 level for the first time. According to a report "March 2014 Employment Trend" published by the National Statistical Office on April 9, the total number of the employed was 25,163,000, up 649,000 from the same month a year ago. The new jobs number is down somewhat from 705,000 and 835,000 in January and February this year.

Korean Language News

Friday, April 25th, 2014

SEOUL, KOREA - 데이터 분석 능력을 객관적으로 검증하기 위해 한국데이터베이스진흥원(원장 서강수)에서 추진하는 1회 데이터 분석 전문가(ADP, Advanced Data Analytics Professional)/준전문가(ADsP, Advanced Data Analytics semi-Professional)자격시험이 26(국내 최초로 시행된다.

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Thursday, April 24th, 2014

전 국토의 균형발전을 위해 수도권 소재 149개의 공공기간이 지방으로 이전하고 있다. 이중 서울과 수도권에서 최적의 접근성을 가진 원주혁신도시가 박근혜 정부의 신 성장동력 거점지로 집중 조명을 받고 있다.

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Thursday, April 24th, 2014

세월호 침몰 참사가 수색 9일째 접어드는 가운데, 박근혜 정부에 대한 국민의 불신이 최악으로 치닫고 있다. 사고 초기 대응서부터 허둥대며 혼선을 빚은 것을 시작으로 지지부진한 실종자 수색에 이르기까지 정부가 국민에게 보여준 모습은 실망을 넘어 참담함이었다.

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Thursday, April 24th, 2014

SEOUL, KOREA - LG전자(066570, www.lge.co.kr) 모니터와 TV가 사진 전문가들이 뽑은 최고 제품에 선정됐다. ‘2014 TIPA 어워드’에서 시네뷰 모니터 ‘34UM95’와 울트라HD TV ‘UB9800’ 시리즈가 각각 ‘베스트 포토 모니터(Best Photo Monitor)’와 ‘베스트 포토 TV(Best Photo TV)를 수상한 것.

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

한국인터넷진흥원(KISA)은 최근 알려진 ‘한글문서(HWP) 제로데이 취약점’과 관련하여 한글(HWP)을 사용 중인 이용자들은 한글과컴퓨터사에서 배포한 보안패치를 적용해야 한다고 당부했다.

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Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

국가미래 창조경제기획단이 대한민국 중소기업의 해외 판로개척을 지원하기 위해 현지 기관과의 협약을 통한 안정적이고 지속적인 상거래 활성화에 발 벗고 나섰다.

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Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

SEOUL, KOREA - 한국농수산식품유통공사(aT, 사장 김재수)와 관세청(청장 백운찬)은 23일 오전 aT센터에서 ‘농수산물 FTA 활용 수출지원을 위한 업무협약(MOU)’을 체결했다.

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Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

우리은행(은행장 이순우, www.wooribank.com)은 22일 본점에서 이진규 건설근로자공제회이사장이 참석한 가운데 건설근로자들의 퇴직공제금 압류방지를 위한 업무협약을 체결했다고밝혔다.

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Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

'KB희망자전거' 3천대가 베트남·캄보디아 어린이들의 꿈과 희망을 싣고 달린다.

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Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

진도 앞바다서 침몰된 여객선 ‘세월호’ 선상에서 착한 사랑을 키워왔던 고(故) 김기웅·정현선 커플의 ‘살신성인’ 정신이 알려져 슬프고도 진한 감동을 안겨주고 있다. 이와 함께 이들 커플과 또 다른 희생승무원 故 박지영씨에 대해 ‘의사자’ 등재를 시키자는 청원운동이 인터넷과 SNS를 통해 빠르게 확산되고 있다.

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Special Features

Motor360
Monday, April 14th, 2014

Less than a decade ago, few expected that smart phones would someday become indispensable to our daily lives. However, today, smart phones have entrenched themselves as the paradigm of this smart technology era by inextricably interweaving with our daily lives in tandem with the transitions from fixed-line phones to cordless telephones and from mobile phones to smart phones.

Invest Korea

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Sunday, April 20th, 2014

For the past decade, I have been fortunate enough to work close enough to the Seoul Arts Center (SAC) that I can go there for afternoon breaks. Usually I just sit and take it all in. The outdoor plaza and fountain water that dances to music. Performing arts students passing by in letterman jackets emblazoned with “Piano” instead of a varsity number. Empty halls that echo with last night’s performances.

Environment

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Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

On April 14 the Ministry of Environment has selected five environmental companies as the recipients to the 2014 Green Export 100 project.

The Poem

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Friday, April 18th, 2014

The Korea IT Times’ poem selection for April by ICT guru Cho Sung-kap

Big Data

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Monday, April 14th, 2014

Who would dare to come forward to try estimating big data technology’s growth potential?

Tourism

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Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

SEOUL, KOREA - The season of Queen, May! What are you planning for? If you still don’t have any plan, what about stay in Renaissance Seoul hotel? They presents ‘Surprise Getaway package.’ Since 27 April to 9 May, divided into Surprise getaway package I,II.  In case of Surprise Getaway I, including 1 night stay, 2 people breakfast, late-check out until 3 o’ clock, complimentary recreation center, and swimming pool, 50% discount for sauna would be available. The price would be starts from 150,000 KRW (10% TAX, 10% VAT is excluded.)

World News

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Thursday, April 24th, 2014

WALNUT, CA - Adesso Inc., a leading manufacturer of computer input peripherals, announces the release of the Compagno X(TM), the Aluminum Bluetooth(R) Keyboard wi th Case Stand.  Made for Windows 8 and Android tablet devices and smartphones, this sleek and portable keyboard swiftly turns your favorite mobile device into a mobile workstation wherever you are.  Reinforced with stainless steel, the protective microfiber case converts into a universal stand designed to fit most tablet sizes (7", 9", and 11") including iPad(R), Samsung Galaxy(R), Microsoft Surface(R), and more.  At the MSRP of $59.99, the Compagno X(TM) is available for purchase at major retailers and e-retailers.         

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