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  • ViKi Raises $4.3 Million from VC All-Stars to Translate the World's Video

    ViKi Raises $4.3 Million from VC All-Stars to Translate the World's Video

    First it was distribution. Then it was monetization. The next generation of Web entrepreneurs’ make-or-break challenge will be localization and a big part of that is language. The Web is so powerful today and the valuations are so high, because it is a billion-person-audience and growing. But more of them speak Chinese than English, and critical masses are developing around Spanish… Read More

  • First Korean Android Tablet Released

    First Korean Android Tablet Released

    Korea has their first Android tablet. Called the “Identity TAB”, the new device runs a 1GHz Snapdragon cpu, and sports 8GB of internal memory. The tablet has a 7-inch screen, a DMB TV tuner, gyro-sensor, a 3 megapixel camera, and an SD card reader. At this point, it appears that we probably won’t see the Identity TAB here in the US, but KT (the Korean reseller for the tablet)… Read More

  • Mahru: Meet Korea's awesome dancing humanoid (videos)

    Mahru: Meet Korea's awesome dancing humanoid (videos)

    It’s not only Japan, but Korea is developing advanced robots, too. Case in point: Mahru, the dancing humanoid, made by the Korea Institute of Science & Technology (KIST). And this robot is way more impressive than similar models we’ve seen before. Read More

  • Seoul, Korea at a 1:1500 scale

    Seoul, Korea at a 1:1500 scale

    Am I the only one who finds large-scale miniatures slightly ironic? If anyone else does, they obviously don’t find them ironic enough to stop making them. The Seoul Museum of History just finished up a full-city recreation that takes up a whopping 317.29-square meters. Read More

  • Koreans watch Avatar in "4D"

    Koreans watch Avatar in "4D"

    One important factor that can explain Avatar’s success at the box office is certainly the 3D experience viewers can have when they walk into the right movie theater. But what about watching Avatar in “4D”? In Korea, you can. The nation’s leading multiplex chain, CJ-CGV, runs a handful of so-called “4D plexes” where the experience includes moving seats… Read More

  • LG gets bragging rights for Japan's first certified 4G device

    LG gets bragging rights for Japan's first certified 4G device

    The rest of the world is catching on rapidly but overall, Japan is still the world’s most advanced mobile society. That being said, you’d assume that the first 4G (LTE) device to get an official certification from Japan’s Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications must be coming from one of the many mobile companies over here, but it was South Korea’s LG who got… Read More

  • Motoroi: Motorola to release another Android phone in March (video)

    Motoroi: Motorola to release another Android phone in March (video)

    Motorola held a press conference in Seoul yesterday to announce a partnership with SK Telecom, a major Korean telecommunications company. The occasion: SK Telecom will be the first company to distribute an Android phone in that country, the so-called Motorola Motoroi. It’s not a rebranded Droid, but a completely new phone (in Europe, the Droid was named “Milestone” but… Read More

  • TC50: Six Noteworthy Startups From Korea And Japan

    TC50: Six Noteworthy Startups From Korea And Japan

    Nearly 130 million people use the web in Japan and Korea combined, with Japan itself boasting the world’s third biggest Internet population (94 million users). But getting exposure on an international scale is a big problem for globally positioned web startups in these (and many other Asian) markets. TechCrunch50 has always been very welcoming towards companies from countries other than… Read More

  • Now Samsung has an e-book reader, Korea gets first dibs

    Now Samsung has an e-book reader, Korea gets first dibs

    Samsung is now getting into the e-book game. It has developed its very own e-book reader, which will first be available in Korea for around $270. It’ll be Korea-only for a little while yet. Read More

  • Samsung B7610 enters the fray, officially

    Samsung B7610 enters the fray, officially

    Today at an event in Singapore, Samsung Korea officially launched four new handsets to the market. The flagship of the four phones introduced was the Samsung B7610, a part of Samsung’s Omnia brand of smartphones. The B7610 comes with a 3.5-inch AMOLED touchscreen display (800×480 resolution), a slide-out keyboard, a 5.1-megapixel camera, 1GB of memory, FM tuner, Wi-Fi, TV Out, and… Read More