Two highly-anticipated, location-based games for the iPhone were launched last March. Foursquare is similar to the popular Dodgeball, which Google bought in 2005 (though it was shut down very recently), and it has been gaining a reputation domestically in the United States. The other is Gowalla, which was created by Alamofire, and this, conversely, has been gaining international users in a quick p
Dr. Beck Du-ock, Administrator of Seoul SMBA, said in an interview with Korea IT Times: "It is essential that you do things for others to bring opportunities for small and medium- size competitive enterprises (SMEs) that make them go out and do their businesses in world markets with cutting edge products and innovative technology. In order to do this, Seoul Small & Medium Business Administration (
Korea Water Resources Corp. (K-water) will continue pushing ahead with 14 tasks to enhance efficiency of management through the introduction of an advance system. By 2012, K-water will slash person power and introduce a performance-based pay system to make it one of the most respectable state-run corporations.In an interview with Korea IT Times, Kim Keun-ho said, "Last year, K-water played a lea
We drank a bitter cup of defeat twice but we will most certainly succeed on our third. If ‘PyeongChang dream’ comes true, Korea will emerge as a country that hosted all four global sports event following the 1988 Seoul Olympics, 2002 World Cup, 2011 Daegu World Championship in Athletics. This places Korea second only to Japan in Asia and earning the privilege to host the Olympics, more than ever,
Asia has risen as one of major economic sectors of the world. With the growing economic power of China, especially, Northeast Asia takes an important role in the global economy. Korea is geographically surrounded by countries like China, Japan, and Russia. Being close to global economic leaders could be either an advantage or a disadvantage. Korea is looking to survive and compete in a fierce glob
With such novelty concept and revolutionary mind at that time, Korean Information and Communications Society (KICS) was established by a visionary professor named Cho Jung-hyun at Kwangwoon Univeristy in 1975, reaching a milestone of 35 years. Having thirty five years of long history and tradition, KICS has become one of the most recognized information and technology (IT) societies in the nation.
As a teenager, we are often asked what we want to be when we grow up. There is the traditional response of becoming the President or a politician, but nowadays, a good majority want to become a businessman or businesswoman. This winter, I was lucky enough to interview a prominent person with intellectual knowledge in business and economics - Professor Chang Sea-jin. Today, Professor Chang is the P
Blast Off!"Hi, my name is Kay Song. If you plan on traveling abroad, don't hesitate to contact me. Here is my card," was the statement that sparked the humble beginnings of BT&I, which is now listed in KOSDAQ as one of the top ten travel management companies in Korea. Originally dubbed 'Itaewon Travel Express', CEO Kay Song would approach pedestrians on the main strip of Itaewon, Seoul's center fo
From a peddler to CEO of a 20 Year Old Boutique in CaliforniaTwenty years ago, daughter of a third generation draper booked a ticket to America without a single plan. This peddler with a bundle of fabrics today in 2010 became an owner of the largest hanbok shop in America. Hanbok, a traditional Korean costume, is a highly cultural product. If a Korean female with the limited language skill succ
In the nineties, the Internet industry had the explosive power to rain down money in Korea. Being the pathfinders for the mobile industry was like leaving Santa a glass of milk and some cookies on the mantle .Once dreamers now had become mobile leaders. This goes the same for overseas. "When Lars Magnus Ericsson started his company in 1876, he could not have realized what the future would hold.
Korea is an understated country. Maybe that is the reason why one of Asia's most active research and development clusters nestled away in Daedeok Valley has not received the attention internationally of a Silicon Valley. Perhaps the researchers here are simply too busy doing their research in the Korean workaholic style to step back and think about how to publicize their abroad. Or perhaps Koreans
From a Small and Medium-sized Business to a Strong and Medium-sized Enterprise"Genetic Engineering will be the Most Promising New Advance in Medical Technology in the Future" was the headline of a newspaper in 1981 that changed a medical instrument salesman's life. With a newspaper clipping in one hand, he tracked down the professor in the article. When he finally knocked on the door of Professo
The twentieth century has brought some dramatic changes to our lives. We especially know that the cellular phone has revolutionized our daily lives. However, as we progress into the twenty-first century, the functions of the cellular phone have compiled to the point in which the influx of information merely confounds the older generations. Back in the 1970s and 1980s, the vast majority of cellular
With overall bilateral relations going into a higher level day by day, Korea and Vietnam are cooperating in almost every aspect of economy and technology. Amid such an upbeat atmosphere, the Korean government and the National Information Society Agency (NIA) joined their Vietnamese counterparts, the Vietnamese government and the Post-Telecommunication Institute of Technology (PTIT), at the Korea-V
Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in provinces face difficulties in many ways in the era of globalization. But if the provincial government or a provincial agency is dedicated to promoting their business overseas, tables could be turned in their favor. As an axiom says, “Things local are already global.” The more local, the closer to globalization.The Gyeonggi Small & Medium Business Cen
Seongnam City in Gyeonggi Province is emerging as a center of advanced knowledge-based industry. The Korea IT Times had an interview with Kim Bong-han, president & CEO of Seongnam Industry Promotion Agency, to introduce the city's industrial environment and strategies to prepare for new growth engines for the future _ ED.Q: Would you introduce Seongnam City's industrial environment?A: Seongnam
Since Aug. 15 when President Lee Myung-bak declared an era of green - an era of low carbon and green growth - green growth policy has been adopted as the nation's first priority.Although Korea was developed into the world's 13th economic superpower, it is the world's 10th greenhouse gas emission country. Over the past years, the state information has been propelled to tide over the limit of indu
There is no doubt that technology has revolutionized the twentieth century. In fact automobiles, telephones, and computers gained their prominence in that era. Such innovation has brought convenience to transportation, communication, and commerce in our society. Many people, however, contend that technology hasn't much changed our lives in the early twenty first century. It is possible is that it'
While reviewing the settlement of Jamestown for my imminent American History test in the St. Mark’s library, I received an unexpected phone call from my mother in Korea. A mother who by now could be walking in Seoul with an iPod, with no choice but to hear the 1000 songs her son downloaded onto her MP3 player. A woman who says she is so happy that she bought an MP3 player that allows her some sort
"I spent all my life developing new technologies, and future technologies. I worked for IBM for many years," explained Dr. Moon J. Kim over breakfast with the Korea IT Times. He went on to explain that now is the time to do other things, and that he wanted to return the benefit of his experience to those people who were interested in developing innovative ideas. He spent many years working wit