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Is Telecom Oligopoly Behind S. Korea's World-Class Mobile Data Prices?

South Koreans are among the world’s most avid users of mobile data and, according to one report, they’re paying the world’s highest prices for it. The latest Digital Fuel Monitor report by Rewheel, a Finnish management consultancy, ranked South Korea first out of 41 countries, paying 13.

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Find the Missing Gay Emoticons on Samsung's Galaxy S8

After the debacle of Samsung Electronics’ combusting Galaxy Note 7, the company’s latest phone — Galaxy S8 — appears to have been launched successfully. Despite reports of minor technical defects, the reviews of the product have been positive, and pre-order sales of the S8 and S8+ have been Samsung’

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App-ward Mobility, South Korean Style

91 percent of South Koreans use a smartphone. Backed by the world’s fastest internet speed, their country’s mobile app market is thriving. So what killer apps do South Koreans rely on to guide them through the complexities of 21st-century life? Here, we dug up a

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Can South Korea Survive Without Samsung Electronics?

On October 11, Samsung Electronics announced that it was halting its production of Galaxy Note 7. The Note 7 had seemed like a jackpot for the company. After its very first launch on August 2 in New York City, the smartphone had been lauded for its technological advancements. But a