By Sunny Um WIRED KoreaTen years ago, Goo Na-hee used to send her friends messages through short message service (SMS), a mobile network service that sends a short text directly from one mobile phone to another, or sometimes even to a home phone.Goo would quickly press keys on her phone to type joke
By Seo Jeong Yun WIRED KoreaA rebound in price, albeit small, should be welcome news to Korean display makers that find themselves in a slump. But the display manufacturers do not pay much attention to the price increases, with market watchers predicting that they will be short-lived.The average pri
By Sunny Um WIRED KoreaJeong Hye-yoon does not remember when was the last time she carried coins in her purse. For a 26-year-old undertaking a master’s degree course, using coins for payment is a thing of the past.When Jeong is asked if she would like to receive change in coins, she shakes her head.
By Park Jun-young WIRED KoreaHyundai Motor Co. dedicated its first hydrogen fuel station in downtown Seoul in September last year. But the automaker’s plan on a hydrogen fuel station could still be held in a bureaucratic limbo had it not been for a temporary regulatory waiver.The automaker was the f
By Jeon Seung-min WIRED KoreaLAS VEGAS (WIRED Korea) --- A critical task for consumer electronics giant LG is to put an end to losses chronically sustained by its smartphone and mobility businesses.The losses are undoubtedly a humiliation to its new CEO, Kwon Bong-seok, who came here, leading the co
By Jeon Seung-min WIRED KoreaA woman, a tour guide, is smiling at me. She is so close to me that I can touch her if I extend my arm. She is walking with me in a Liverpool back alley. She is talking about all the memorable places in the maritime city in northwestern England.As I poke about here and t
By Jenny Lee WIRED KoreaImagine a day when drivers can reserve, order and buy everything on the go – including gas, parking, tolls, food, coffee and groceries – without ever having to step out of their car. This means paying for goods and services would neither involve handing over a sheaf of bankno