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South Korea

Google’s ‘anti-competition’ practice under scanner in S Korea

Since 2016, the regulator has been looking into Google over allegations that it obstructed local smartphone makers from using operating systems run by other rivals.

Kia launches 1st all-electric EV sedan, starts from $ 40,000

The EV6 is Kia's first model embedded with Hyundai Motor Group's own EV-only electric-global modular platform (E-GMP).

LG Electronics unveils new compact sound bar for $790

LG Eclair will be launched in North America later this month and will hit the shelves in major European and Asian countries. In South Korea, the premium sound bar comes with a price tag of 899,000 won ($790).

Battlegrounds Mobile India esports with Rs 1 cr prize begins July 19

The registrations for the tournament kicks off on July 19 and the event would have five stages spanning over three months. The video game developer has announced a prize pool of Rs 1 crore for this inaugural series.

Farmville game developer Zynga eyes global expansion

Bernard Kim, Zynga's president of publishing, said that the mobile game developer is keeping an eye out for markets in Asia with its broad portfolio of casual and free-to-play mobile games.

Researchers explore microbial ecosystem in search of drugs to fight SARS-CoV-2

The research was presented at the World Microbe Forum, an online meeting of the American Society for Microbiology (ASM), the Federation of European Microbiological Societies (FEMS), and several other societies that will take place online June 20-24.

Fukushima Fallout

Japan’s decision to release over one million tonnes of contaminated water from its destroyed nuclear plant into the Pacific Ocean has upset many

S Korean nuclear research institute potentially hacked: Ministry

A Ministry of Science and ICT official said the Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute's network was breached multiple times between May 14-31.

S Korea acts against Huawei, Samsung for false equipment records

Under South Korea's radio wave law, communications equipment needs to undergo conformity assessments that check their impact on other equipment and the human body, to manufacture, sell or import them.

McDonald’s suffers data breach in US, S. Korea, Taiwan

The company discovered the data breach after hiring consultants to "investigate unauthorised activity on an internal security system," the Wall Street Journal reported, quoting McDonald's.

S Korea to foster parts suppliers for next generation cars

Finance Minister Hong Nam-ki said the country plans to create a 500-billion won ($448 million) fund to support research and development and facility investment in the next-generation vehicle sector.

Europe approves SK hynix’s acquisition of Intel’s NAND biz

SK hynix said antitrust reviews from six countries, including South Korea, China and Britan, are currently in process.

Europe approves SK hynix’s acquisition of Intel’s NAND biz

SK hynix said late on Friday that it received unconditional clearance from the European Commission for its takeover of Intel's non-volatile memory unit.

RCEP: World’s biggest trade deal

However, by staying out, India has blocked itself from a trade bloc that represents 30% of the global economy and world population, touching over 2.2 billion people.

Asian exports, pandemic demand fuel record global trade rebound

UNCTAD expects goods trade to keep growing this year, but is less optimistic about services sectors such as tourism.

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