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Hyundai union requests job security against robots

The South Korean union for automaker Hyundai has formally requested that jobs be protected against the introduction of robotics and artificial intelligence at manufacturing facilities. In a newsletter to members, the union addressed concerns that automotive manufacturing jobs are at risk due to technological advances, which include automating specific functions with robots, possibly controlled by… Read More


Deloitte improves cloud service offerings

Deloitte announced today that it would expand cloud services with the acquisition of a cloud consulting firm, the addition of 3,000 new jobs, and the opening of cloud studios across the United States. Deloitte has acquired Day1 Solutions Inc., an emerging cloud consulting firm based out of McLean, Virginia. Day1 provides clients cloud solutions in systems integration… Read More


Microsoft launches Azure regions from Korean data centres

Microsoft Cloud has announced the launch of two new Azure data centre regions in South Korea, as it fights to claw market share away from competitors Google, AWS and regional giant Alibaba. The new data centre hubs will be based in Seoul and Busan and will take Microsoft’s APAC data centre footprint to a total… Read More


Ericsson demonstrates end-to-end 5G network in Sweden

Multinational telco and services company Ericsson has claimed the first demonstration of an end-to-end 5G network. The demonstration, according to the company, took place in Sweden in December at Ericsson’s laboratory at Kista*. In the tests, which were a joint cooperation with SK Telecom Korea, round-trip latencies of approximately 4ms were achieved, terminating at a… Read More


Korean FTC investigating Google for anti-competitive OS practice

Korean antitrust officials are investigating Google’s operating system (OS) in a probe to find out whether the tech giant blocked Samsung from developing its own mobile OS. The investigation, led by the national Fair Trade Commission (FTC), raises a case first flagged to the National Assembly six years ago. The FTC has said that it… Read More



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