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Super-Fast 4G Wireless Service Launching in South Korea

Monday, October 10th, 2011

The tablet PC market is currently at 13 million in the worldwide market and this is expected to jump significantly to 30 million units next year. According to recent surveys conducted by Ovum and Telecom Asia, tablet devices was identified by respondents as driving 25 percent of the mobile broadband market, next only to smartphones which came in first at a high 50 percent. This is just a clear indication of how popular smartphones and tablets devices are in today’s modern society.

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Do More with Google Plus

Monday, October 10th, 2011

There’s a space on the earth where you can do whatever you want: love, hate, do business, market your product, play, watch entertainment clips, sing, shoot, and whatnot. It’s social media, the most crowded space on the earth, but that which expands every second to accommodate more and more people. Yes, it’s this space on the Internet where the focus of companies is shifting. The latest to hit this space is Google.


Tablet PC Revolution in East Asia

Friday, October 7th, 2011

East Asian countries, especially China and Korea, are prepared to beat the Apple iPad. Several new manufacturers have started shipping tablets which are appealing to the masses, mainly because they are cost-effective and also because they support advanced technologies. Here’s a deeper look into the current market.

The timing would have been no better for the launch of Apple’s iPad than the current decade which is marked by mobility and social media revolution. The cute and smart tablet from Apple has created a new wave in the PC market, challenging the existence of high-end computing gadgets like laptops and desktop PCs. Following the success of iPad in the U.S., several PC/mobile manufacturers have shifted their focus to this magic device that wraps up the computer in your palm. East Asian countries, especially China and South Korea, are not behind in the race to adopt this latest gadget craze. Several tablet makers are getting their arsenal ready to beat the competition from iPad.

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Information Technology in Healthcare

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011

Information Technology has revolutionized healthcare delivery in several countries across the globe. It helps in the management of information as computers simplify the work of personal health information management for both doctors and patients. It also increases the avenues of communication between healthcare providers and consumers.

Computers and other electronic devices simplify the storage, sharing, and access of health information for healthcare providers in hospitals, labs, X-ray facilities and so on. The usage of computers for this application is called Health Information Technology (HIT) or Health IT.


Google+ Gives the Rare Gift of Internet Privacy to Social Networking

Friday, September 16th, 2011

Google Plus, or Google+, is the new social networking offering from Google. This is the third time that Google has tried to get into the social networking sphere, and this time they may have gotten things exactly right. Google+ is not quite Twitter, but it does have some Twitter-like features. Google+ is not quite Facebook, but likewise has some Facebook-like features. It is not quite a newsletter program, but has some components of those as well.


Success Story of KakaoTalk, the Korean Twitter

Monday, September 12th, 2011

The Korean technology industry was perceived as an imitator a decade ago, but it has recently moved firmly into the realm of industry leadership as an Internet-enabled innovator. Samsung dominates the global market in memory chips and flat-screen televisions, while LG is the world's top producer of air conditioners.

Mobile Handset Market in India

Thursday, September 8th, 2011

The rapid growth of the telecoms sector in India is having a greater impact in India's mobile handset market. The country is now the 2nd largest mobile handset market in the world. With facts and figures pointing to approximately 811.59 million mobile phone subscribers in India as of March 2011, growth is expected to continue rising steeply through to 2012.

Google Panda: What It Means for Your Business

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

What do you see when you open your Internet browser? Well, most of us have the Google home page that opens with a search button "ready to go." What is your desire today? A decent restaurant nearby? A hotel booking? Admission to college? For anything and everything, Google is the answer. The search browser has become an inseparable companion for most Internet users. With the recently introduced Google Panda (also known as Farmer update), things are going to be even easier. There's lot more to expect from this search engine in the coming years.


Opportunistic Hackers

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

As the world is soaring to ever-greater heights with innovations in computer and Internet technology, there is an increasingly high risk in terms of unauthorized use of computer and network resources. Computer crime authorities are trying to find a way to stop hackers who are continuing to gain public attention through high profile hacks. Privacy protection has become a core necessity in this cyber universe.


Asian Schools Go High-Tech with iPads

Monday, September 5th, 2011

The phenomenal rise of Apple's iPad is changing the face of mobile computing in almost all major aspects of Asian society, including education. Schools in more economically-advanced Asian countries are now going high-tech with the integration of the iPad and other similar tablet devices as a comprehensive learning solution for their students, which will eventually replace traditional paper-based notepads.

Trends and Popularity of Web-connected Devices in Asia

Thursday, August 11th, 2011

The future of mobile Internet will be in Asia – this according to the latest statistics compiled by several market analysts, all of which see enormous potential for mobile web in developing Asian countries. For these developing nations, most of which are faced with low PC penetration to a rapidly growing population, the mobile web is the most affordable as well as the most accessible doorway to the Internet.

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North Korea: The World’s Fastest Growing Mobile Phone Market

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

It may not be surprising for many people to know that the biggest mobile phone market is in Asia, but what would surprise most people a great deal would be that the fastest growth rate in this industry is not in China, India or some developing Southeast Asian nation, but North Korea.

According to the Chosun Ilbo, a South Korean newspaper, mobile phone subscriptions in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea grew at a staggering rate of 18,750 percent, jumping from only 1,600 subscribers in 2008 to over 300,000 during the third quarter of last year.

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Will Investing in Chinese Information Technology Companies be Another Tulip Speculation?

Monday, August 8th, 2011

US-listed Chinese IPO (Initial Public Offering) companies have always caught investors’ attention. On May 4th, Chinese social networking site ‘Renren’, also known as the Chinese Facebook, listed in the New York stock exchange at US$14 per share. The stock price soared to $24 during the day before ending at $16 per share.

The company’s IPO raised a total of US$743 million which is 72 times the worth of its sales from last year. Initially the company planned to raise US$584 million, yet eager investors demanded more opportunity, which led the company to raise share prices higher. It is an eye-popping amount of money considering the fact that the original Facebook was valued at only 25 times its previous annual sales in a recent Goldman Sachs investment in the company.


Top Trends in China’s eBook Industry

Thursday, August 4th, 2011

In a recent report from the Association of American Publishers (AAP), eBooks have surpassed traditional printed paperbacks as the most preferred book reading format in the United States. This was evidenced by the bigger sales garnered by eBooks over printed media, earning revenues of up to US$90.3 million dollars in February of 2011 alone – a 202 percent increase from the same period last year.

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Discussing Online Privacy, Web Design, and Korea's Re-merge with the Greater Internet

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011


Yesterday Jeff Lebow from, Matthew Weigand, and Stafford Lumsden from 10 Magazine talked together in a Google+ Hangout about privacy concerns in Korea using the recent actions against Google as a backdrop.  The conversation was then guided by Jeff to security, web design, home-brewed Korean software solutions, and other topics.  Jeff Lebow was kind enough to allow us to re-host the YouTube video here:
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Another Pixel Laid in Redrawing Privacy Line

Monday, August 1st, 2011

The privacy war rages daily, this month on the streets and sidewalks of Seoul. On May 3, 2011, South Korean police raided Google Korea’s local offices, taking computer equipment related to Google’s AdMob section.

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3G to Put Thailand’s Tablet Demand in Line with Asia

Monday, August 1st, 2011

A new report from market analyst Ovum has indicated that tablet computers are the second biggest driver for mobile broadband traffic in Asia, next to the smartphone. Netbooks and laptops, which topped the list last year as key growth drivers, dropped to third place.

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Fallacies of the Cloud

Monday, July 25th, 2011

The cloud is the new thing. Put your apps in the cloud! Put your business processes and web services there too! Hey, why not upload your customer data and company history while you’re at it? The cloud is always there, always accessible, and always will be. Keeping your data on your own servers is so 1990s. Having your own IT department is so 1980s.

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Smartphone Revolution in Asia-Pacific

Monday, July 11th, 2011

The telecommunications market is metamorphosing into a new story everyday, and its technology and devices are evolving rapidly, almost at a record speed. The good old landline phone is slowly crawling out of the present and into history, while its successor, the mobile phone, is imbibing new advanced technologies and features to redefine the way people use phones to communicate.

Unifying Our Personal and Professional Lives Into One

Friday, July 8th, 2011

At some point during the evolution of modern capitalism, utilitarianism took much of the humanity out of our work culture. We now live in a corporate culture where we are discouraged from introducing our personal lives to our co-workers and superiors, whether this is because we can be discriminated against for choices in our personal lives, or because it can be advantageous for us to befriend those who can promote us.


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