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South Korea to build IoT smart city model in Goyang

South Korean phone network LG Uplus has announced its plans to set up a smart city project in Goyang, located just north of Seoul, to trial IoT technologies which will benefit the lives of its citizens. The new programme comes following the decision of the nation’s Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning to establish… Read More


South Korea tests public transport alert system for pregnant passengers

The city of Busan in South Korea has undertaken trials of a novel system which alerts seat-dwelling passengers that a pregnant traveller has just boarded the carriage, in order to prompt the surrender of a much-needed seat. The ‘Pink Light’ system [Korean] was experimentally installed as a collaboration between the Busan city council and the… Read More


North Korea blocks Facebook, Twitter to restrict foreigner posts

North Korea has officially blocked access to Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, among other popular social media sites, in an effort to prevent foreigners based within the country posting about interior activity. While very few North Koreans have access to the internet, they are permitted to browse across a government-restricted intranet. However, visitors and foreign residents… Read More


South Korea to build VR relations with China

South Korea has announced its plans to strengthen cooperation with China to develop and market virtual reality (VR) projects. According to a local report, the South Korean Ministry of Science, IT and Future Planning is holding a cross-national VR business event in Shanghai tomorrow which will bring together over 60 regional companies in the VR sector… Read More


Line messaging app plans multi-billion dollar IPO

Sources close to Line Corporation, operator of the popular Line messaging application, confirmed today the company plans to go public with an initial price offering of up to $3 billion in Tokyo and New York. The Line app, which offers free text messaging and voice calls from mobile devices as well as PCs, is one… Read More



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