Korea: November Social Media News Update

Here is November’s Social media news update from Korea’s DI team! :)

Sundew, dynamic social Q&A service that is based on your trusted friend network Now, you can ask questions through your mobile app and get answers right away. SK Planet, a new platform subsidiary of Korea’s top mobile carrier, launched a mobile Q&A application ‘Sundew’. It provides honest, reliable answers, fast from your friends who really know you. It helps you get the answers in real time from trusted sources. Users can ask, forward, or answer questions anywhere in the world with their mobile. ’Sundew’ is similar to ‘Intelligence’ of Naver and ‘Wikipedia’ that it constructs database on questions and answers. However, it is optimized for mobile environment.

sundew, the planet

Now you might wonder why the app is named as ‘sundew’. Sundew is an insect eating plant which is the same as a venus flytrap. Likewise once a question is posted on Sundew, it cannot be removed from Sundew friends network until gets answered. Read more

SK플래닛, 내달 ‘모바일 소셜 Q&A’ 앱 출시 이제 모바일을 통해 자신이 궁금한 것을 묻고 답하는 ‘모바일 소셜 Q&A’을 즐길 수 있습니다. 모바일을 통해 전 세계인을 대상으로 질문과 답변을 할 수 있다는 데서 기존의 ‘지식인’과는 차별화를 할 것으로 보입니다.

rule the sky

Mobile territory war begins with social games The Korean graphic technology is going in advance. Now it is possible to embody high resolution graphic games on social platforms. Thus existing games are moving their platforms to social. One of the successful case was ‘ Rule the Sky’ which has more than 200,000 daily users. ’Rule the sky’ contains high resolution graphic features which attract users. In addition, subject matters to the social games are changing. For instance, first-person shooter(FPS) games or role playing games (RPG) are now implemented on social platforms. ‘Uberstrike’ from CrazyFish was implemented in 3D as the first domestic social game on Cyworld app store.  Read more

SK컴즈 등 소셜게임 강화…모바일 영토 전쟁 시작됐다 웹에서 고품질의 그래픽을 처리하는 기술이 발전하면서 RPG, FPS등의 고용량 그래픽 게임들이 소셜 플랫폼에서도 가능해졌습니다. 따라서 게임 소재도 대작들로 다변화되고 있습니다. 이에 국내에서 웹 기반 소셜게임 플랫폼 싸이월드 앱스토어를 가장 먼저 구축한 SK커뮤니케이 션즈도 모바일 게임 강화에 나섰다고 합니다.

LG U+ launched fashion SNS ‘Cosmostyle’ LG U+ launched a fashion SNS ‘Cosmostyle’ collaborating with the first fashion magazine, Cosmopolitan. Users of Cosmostyle can share their fashion style as well as they can see the realtime fashion trend. It is also linked to facebook and twitter so that users can share the pictures they like on other SNS. It is now free to download at App store, Android market and T-store. Read more

LG유플러스, 패션전문 SNS ‘코스모스타일’ 출시 LG유플러스가 패션 잡지 ‘코스모폴리탄’과 함께 패션 전문 소셜네트워킹서비스(SNS)인 ‘코스모스타일’을 출시한다고 하네요. 앞으로 자신만의 패션 스타일에 대해 친구들과 더욱더 빠르게 공유할수 있겠네요~!


Intensive investment on mobile, cloud, and social is expected next year It is predicted that Korean corporations would intensively invest their budget into IT field. The investment amount is estimated as 50 billion dollars and the most of the budget would be spent on Cloud computing, mobile and SNS. According to Gartner, information technology research and advisory company, services and items related to IT would increase its sales by 8% in Asia Pacific countries in 2012.  Read more

“내년 국내기업 IT지출 50조원 전망”…모바일·클라우드·소셜 투자 집중 내년에 국내 기업이 정보기술(IT)에 투자할 금액은 약 50조원에 이를 것으로 전망됩니다. 또한 투자 대부분은 클라우드 컴퓨팅과 모바일, 소셜네트워크서비스(SNS) 등에 집중될 것으로 예상됩니다. 시장조사기관인 가트너는 아태지역 2012년 엔터프라이즈 IT 관련 제품 및 서비스 지출이 전년 대비 8% 증가할 것이라고 전망했습니다.