Weekly Roundup
Three Updates on Korea’s Messaging Privacy War, Kakao Tells Government “No”
2014년 10월 21일

KakaoTalk Confirms They Will NOT Comply with Government Wiretapping Warrants A cyber censorship battle is being waged between the private and public sectors. Daum Kakao CEO Sirgoo Lee in particular has been embroiled in the controversy over cyber surveillance. He explained why he will not comply with government demands for records held on KakaoTalk, citing user privacy as his priority:  “I’ve honored court warrants for eavesdropping so far, but wiretapping warrants violate the law….

Seven Curated Stories From The Korean Tech Industry This Week
2014년 10월 20일

  Samsung Ties Up With SK To Develop 5G   South Korea’s top mobile carrier, SK Telecom, said they are partnering with Samsung to develop the 5G industry, seeking early advancement in one of the highly watched mobile sectors. “We signed an MOU to conduct joint research in network technologies and new services related to the 5G,” SK Telecom said. The company currently dominates half of the local mobile market. World First LTE Tech…

What You May Not Have Known About Korea, ‘Land of the Morning Calm’ & Now Startup Hub in NE Asia

Korea, once referred to as the ‘Land of the Morning Calm,’ is emerging as one of the key startup hubs in Asia. I have witnessed firsthand the exponential pace of change in this once conservative and shy nation over the last ten years, and I am encouraged by the hunger with which local founders are embracing the challenge and opportunity presented by entrepreneurship. As predictable and arduous corporate careers begin to lose…

Eight News Stories From Korea’s Mobile & Technology Industry, Featuring Samsung, LG, Pantech
2014년 04월 21일

1. Pantech Co., South Korea’s smallest smartphone manufacturer after Samsung and LG, recently raised concerns over a mobile carrier’s decision to cut the factory price of its smartphone, saying the two did not have an agreement on the matter. LG Uplus said it will slash the price of Vega Secret Up smartphones by 37%, to $577.92 from the previous price of aroun $900, claiming the move is meant to help Pantech expand…

Seven Top News Items From The Korean Tech Scene This Week
2014년 04월 15일

1. Samsung has released its latest Galaxy S5 smartphone and wearables in 125 countries around the world as it battles squeezed profits and challenges to its top market position. Such a large simultaneous launch is the biggest of its kind for any of its previous products. The previous generation S4, the best selling android phone ever, started selling in 60 countries, and the Note 3 was first released in 58 countries. 2….

10 must-read Korea Startup and Technology Stories this Week
  ·  2013년 09월 01일

Through the beSUCCESS Korea Startup and Technology Weekly Roundup, we bring you major articles and posts related to the Korean startup and technology sectors from beSUCCESS as well as other media websites. The Wall Street Journal: South Korean Startup Eyes U.S. for Bigger Audience beSUCCESS: Korean Startup Easyworks Universe Wants You To Share Your Portfolio With Visumé beSUCCESS: MyRealTrip – The AirBnB of Travel Tours beSUCCESS: Learn About Silicon Valley VC’s Investing…

Seed Funds Going Global Panel – Part 2 of 2
2013년 08월 27일

There are some seriously heavyweight VCs at the beGLOBAL conference in Palo Alto, September 13. One highlight will surely be the Seed Funds Going Global Panel, featuring top names such as David Lee (SV Angel), Jeff Clavier (SoftTech Ventures), Aydin Senkut (Felicis Ventures), Christine Tsai (500 Startups) and Sarah Lacy (PandoDaily – moderator). The Line up for this panel is so impressive that we have divided the introduction in two parts. Yesterday…

beSUCCESS Korea Startup and Technology Weekly Roundup
  ·  2013년 08월 25일

Through the beSUCCESS Korea Startup and Technology Weekly Roundup, we bring you major articles and posts related to the Korean startup and technology sectors from beSUCCESS as well as other media websites. Updates on beGLOBAL, being organized by beSUCCESS in Palo Alto on September 13, 2013: beSUCCESS: Come Meet 3 Generations of Global Venture Capitalists, The Drapers, at beGLOBAL beSUCCESS: Come listen to Marc Shedroff, VP of Samsung’s $1Bn Open Innovation Center in…

beSUCCESS Korea Startup and Technology Weekly Roundup
  ·  2013년 08월 19일

Through the beSUCCESS Korea Startup and Technology Weekly Roundup, we bring you major articles and posts related to the Korean startup and technology sectors from beSUCCESS as well as other media websites. beSUCCESS: Korean Startup WePlanet Reinventing The Age Old Journal beSUCCESS: Robotic Pet Care From Korean Startup SinglePet Could Break New Ground For Pet Owners VentureBeat: beGLOBAL: A global tech conference, with a touch of Korean spice! Skift: 5 Travel Startups Tackle Trip Planning…

beSUCCESS Korea Startup and Technology Weekly Roundup
  ·  2013년 08월 05일

Through the beSUCCESS Korea Startup and Technology Weekly Roundup, we bring you major articles and posts related to the Korean startup and technology sectors from beSUCCESS as well as other media websites. The Korean startup ecosystem got a lot of online buzz this week, thanks to The Wall Street Journal article, ‘Startups Take Off in South Korea; Successful Entrepreneurs Reinvesting in Fledgling Companies’ North Korea’s tablet got a lot of attention too beSUCCESS: Startup…

beSUCCESS Korea Startup and Technology Weekly Roundup
  ·  2013년 07월 28일

Through the beSUCCESS Korea Startup and Technology Weekly Roundup, we bring you major articles and posts related to the Korean startup and technology sectors from beSUCCESS as well as other media websites. beSUCCESS: Korean Firms controlled 42% of the Global Smart TV market in Q1 2013 beSUCCESS: [Part III] Cybersecurity Issues In Korea beSUCCESS: Global Ambitions For Korea’s No. 1 Mobile Ad Startup, AppDisco beSUCCESS: Professors and Students of South Korean Tech Universities to get Startup…

beSUCCESS Korea Startup and Technology Weekly Roundup
  ·  2013년 07월 20일

Through the beSUCCESS Korea Startup and Technology Weekly Roundup, we bring you major articles and posts related to the Korean startup and technology sectors from beSUCCESS as well as other media websites. beSUCCESS: Current Cybersecurity Issues In Korea beSUCCESS – Infographic : Smartphone penetration rate in Korea VentureBeat: At 1-year anniversary, Korea’s Kakao mobile game platform hits 30M users and 400M game downloads More to Gangnam than Gangnam style, YoungEntrepreneur.com – Gangnam: The Silicon Valley of South…