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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.

IT Technology

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

SEOUL, KOREA - LG Electronics (LG) cut emissions from the use of its products by 38 million tons in 2013. This exceeded the company’s target to reduce emissions from the use of LG products by 30 million tons in a year, a target which LG had previously projected would not be reached until 2020.

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

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Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014
SEOUL, KOREA - A number of securities firm names will disappear from history for good. According to financial investment industry sources on April 22, Tongyang Securities, which was recently acquired by Taiwan's Yuanta Securities, asked its employees whether to change its corporate name. To this, more than a half respondents said they did want the name changed. The company is currently weighing several new names for their marketing effectiveness.

Business

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Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014
SEOUL, KOREA - The National Agricultural Cooperative Federation will acquire a tapioca processing plant in Indonesia at the cost of US$12 million, as a way to supply the animal feed ingredient to domestic livestock farmers at an affordable price. Tapioca is a starch extracted from manioc or cassava.

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

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA - DOSarrest has just released its latest generation of proprietary backend software that incorporates an all-new customer-facing portal. This new release will enable DOSarrest to implement changes to customer configurations in seconds, enabling them to apply custom made DDoS mitigation modules extremely quickly. It is also equipped with an Intrusion Detection System (IDS), allowing the security team to pinpoint sophisticated layer 7 attacks as well as provide cloud based Web Application Firewall (WAF) services for its customers.

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Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

NEWPORT, UK - RFEL, who specialises in high performance, electronic video and signal processing solutions, will be launching the Rapid Product Development System (RPDS) for its HALO video processing solution at CTx 2014.  HALO products provide low power, military-standard, real-time, video processing at the source for image-based surveillance in defence and security and industrial applications.

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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.

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

EVERETT, WASH., - Fluke Networks today announced the international launch of two new software-based versions of the company's highly rated wireless network testing and troubleshooting solution,AirCheck™ Wi-Fi Tester for Windows ® and AirCheck™ Wi-Fi Tester for Android™.

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Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014
SEOUL, KOREA - The National Agricultural Cooperative Federation will acquire a tapioca processing plant in Indonesia at the cost of US$12 million, as a way to supply the animal feed ingredient to domestic livestock farmers at an affordable price. Tapioca is a starch extracted from manioc or cassava.
Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014
SEOUL, KOREA - Daewoo Engineering & Construction said on April 22 that it won a project worth US$352 million to build a subway line in Singapore. Awarded by the Singaporean Land Transport Authority, the project calls for building a 3.2-kilometer section of the Thomson Line passing through the Stevens station and 2.93 kilometers of a tunnel for the length of 66 months.
Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014
SEOUL, KOREA - Samsung Electro-Mechanics said on April 22 in a regulatory filing that it would acquire assets of Samsung Fine Chemicals producing ceramic powders, the source material for multi-layer ceramic capacitors (MLCC). The acquisition date would be early June, with the purchase price estimated at 31.1 billion won.
Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014
SEOUL, KOREA - Since the tragic ferry sinking incident on April 16 that caused more than 100 confirmed deaths with about 200 still missing, the whole country has been in mourning and marketers are refraining from putting out showy commercials and promotional events. Companies are also cancelling corporate parties and golf outings in droves. Home shopping channels also reported their sales revenue plummeted more than 20 percent since the 16th while five-star hotels said most of the banquets were postponed on short notice.
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Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014
 
SEOUL, KOREA - The new beer by Lotte Liquor "Kloud" will be introduced on April 22 as scheduled. In consideration of the current event involving the capsized ferry, however, the company will skip showy opening ceremonies and promotions. Already Lotte Liquor has cancelled all launching events slated on the 21st. A Lotte Liquor official said, "We have called off all promotional events for Kloud launch but there is no change in the beginning date for the beer on the 22nd."
Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014
SEOUL, KOREA - With a constant stream of the news of the capsized ferry boat on TV and newspapers for a week and the 20-year-old boat was purchased by the operating company from Japan, many people have wondered why a country taking pride in the fact that it's the world's No. 1 country in shipbuilding had to import a used passenger ferry boat from overseas.
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Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014
SEOUL, KOREA - Korea's market for automobile navigators is shrinking rapidly. The number of navigators in use was 1.8 million in 2009 but it has since declined to the 1-million level as of the end of 2013. The biggest enemy to this plummeting demand was none other than the smartphone and the free-of-charge navigator apps provided by telecom companies such as SK Telecom.
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Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014
SEOUL, KOREA - A number of securities firm names will disappear from history for good. According to financial investment industry sources on April 22, Tongyang Securities, which was recently acquired by Taiwan's Yuanta Securities, asked its employees whether to change its corporate name. To this, more than a half respondents said they did want the name changed. The company is currently weighing several new names for their marketing effectiveness.
Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

SEOUL, KOREA - Micron Technology, Inc., (Nasdaq:MU) today announced a new enterprise-class solid state drive (SSD) designed specifically for data center storage platforms. Enterprise applications are experiencing tremendous new demands for greater data throughput due to rapid growth in mobile applications, cloud services and connected devices. Micron's new M500DC SATA SSD addresses this growing need by providing the performance and data protection features of an enterprise-class drive at a great value.

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

SEOUL, KOREA - Merck Korea, the Korean unit of global pharmaceutical, chemical and life science company Merck, said it has signed an exclusive marketing and sales contract for Rovatitan Tab. (Rosuvastatin calcium + Valsartan), a hypertension and hyperlipidemia drug of LG Life Sciences, Korea’s leading biopharmaceutical company. Under the agreement, Merck will be responsible for marketing and distribution of the drug in Korea, while LG Life Sciences will be responsible for product supply and co-promotion for hospitals and clinics.

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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.

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Technology

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

SEOUL, KOREA - Micron Technology, Inc., (Nasdaq:MU) today announced a new enterprise-class solid state drive (SSD) designed specifically for data center storage platforms. Enterprise applications are experiencing tremendous new demands for greater data throughput due to rapid growth in mobile applications, cloud services and connected devices. Micron's new M500DC SATA SSD addresses this growing need by providing the performance and data protection features of an enterprise-class drive at a great value.

Hot Issues

Windows-XP-End-of-Life
Friday, April 11th, 2014

Support for Windows XP has now ended as Microsoft said it would no longer support Windows XP after April 8, 2014. Since the announcement of Microsoft’s 8 April support deadline, numerous media outlets and computer experts have talked about potential risks arising from a post-XP support world and advised Windows XP users to upgrade to latest versions.

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

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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.

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

SEOUL, KOREA - 한국농수산식품유통공사(aT, 사장 김재수)는 오는 5월 14일(수)과 15일(목) 이틀간 경기도 수원시에 위치한 aT 농식품유통교육원에서 ‘품질경영 및 식품안전경영 전략’ 과정의 교육생을 모집한다.

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Monday, April 21st, 2014

SEOUL, KOREA - 한국농수산식품유통공사(aT, 사장 김재수)는 도매시장 등 농산물 유통시설의 파렛트·지게차 등을 이용한 하역기계화 실태조사 결과 ‘13년 국내산 농산물 하역기계화율은 37.9%로 전년대비 1.9% 증가하였다고 밝혔다.

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Monday, April 21st, 2014
SEOUL, KOREA - 제주KAL호텔은 5월 가정의 달 "어린이날" 체험 이벤트와 다양한 특선요리를 선 보이는 <중국식 뷔페>, <상설 종합뷔페>를 2부제로 마련한다.
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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

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA - DOSarrest has just released its latest generation of proprietary backend software that incorporates an all-new customer-facing portal. This new release will enable DOSarrest to implement changes to customer configurations in seconds, enabling them to apply custom made DDoS mitigation modules extremely quickly. It is also equipped with an Intrusion Detection System (IDS), allowing the security team to pinpoint sophisticated layer 7 attacks as well as provide cloud based Web Application Firewall (WAF) services for its customers.

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