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Crocs sues Walmart, 19 others for alleged trademark infringment

Jul 23, 2021 23:50 pm UTC| Economy Law

Crocs filed four trademark infringement lawsuits in several US district courts against about 20 companies, including Walmart and Hobby Lobby. In one of the lawsuits filed in Colorado, Crocs alleges that Walmart is...

Illegal photo shooting records to serve as ground for taxi driving ban

Jul 23, 2021 23:40 pm UTC| Economy Law

Individuals with a criminal record for taking illegal photos may be banned from working as taxi drivers beginning next year if a bill amending the Passenger Transport Service Act is approved. The new bill, which intends...

KT fined 500 million won for slow internet speeds

Jul 22, 2021 23:46 pm UTC| Economy Law

South Koreas telecommunications regulator fined telecom giant KT Corp. 500 million won for making its internet service slower for 24 of its high-speed internet users. The telecom operator also frequently failed to...

Sega of America faces $5 million lawsuit for allegedly deceiving users crane game

Jul 21, 2021 23:24 pm UTC| Law Economy

Sega of America is facing a $5 million lawsuit for allegedly rigging its arcade crane game Key Master against users. The lawsuit claims that Sega deliberately prevented Key Master players from winning until after a...

Disney Plus delays S.Korea launch to work on response plans after Netflix's court loss

Jul 20, 2021 21:41 pm UTC| Economy Law

Disney Plus has pushed back its service launch in South Korea from September to the end of this year while assessing a Seoul court rulings impact against Netflix Inc. Last month, the Seoul Central District Court...

S. Korean lawmakers push ahead with legislation restricting Google's imposition of in-app billing system

Jul 20, 2021 21:19 pm UTC| Economy Law

South Korean lawmakers from the ruling Democratic Party pushed forward the proposed amendments to the Telecommunications Business Act restricting app market operators such as Google and Apple Inc. from unfairly using its...

Netflix appeals Seoul court's ruling over network usage fee

Jul 15, 2021 22:19 pm UTC| Economy Law Business

Netflix Inc. appealed the Seoul Central District Courts decision last month dismissing its request for confirmation that it is not liable to pay network usage fees to a local internet service provider (ISP) SK Broadband...

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Economy

Wavve to air Olympics to catch up with Netflix in S.Korea

South Korean video streaming service Wavve is eyeing to boost its user base this summer by airing the Tokyo Olympics and catch up to market leader Netflix Inc. The Tokyo Olympics, which officially kick off Friday, may...

Apple is replacing LCD with OLED and Samsung Display, LG Display will benefit from the move

Samsung Display will be benefiting big time as Apple ditches the LCD technology and shifts to organic light-emitting diode (OLED) display panels for its new iPad models. It was reported that the American tech company has...

Volkswagen to offer lower prices for its new Tiguan SUV in S. Korea

Volkswagen Korea is lowering the prices of its newest SUV model, which is the Tiguan. The German automaker stated that it made the decision to drop the prices because it wants to see more imported vehicles on the roads of...

Activision Blizzard facing a lawsuit due to alleged discrimination, sexual harassment

Activision Blizzard that is known for its popular video game titles, including Call of Duty and World of Warcraft, has been sued by Californias Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH). The lawsuit stemmed from the...

HBO terminates Apple TV, subscribers move to HBO Max

HBO just shut down Apple TV on Thursday, July 22, and officially ended their integration that only started in May. Now subscribers will no longer be able to access Apple TV, so they were forced to upgrade their accounts to...

Politics

Kevin McCarthy humiliated: House Democrats mock House GOP leader over pledge to run GOP-led probe into 1/6

House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy may find himself under more pressure in the coming days as the House Select Committee to investigate the January 6 insurrection begins its work next week. Following McCarthys pledge...

Kamala Harris meets with DACA recipients after federal court ruling in favor of repealing program

The recent federal court ruling in favor of Republicans puts thousands of immigrants at risk regarding the DACA program. This week, Vice President Kamala Harris met with several recipients of the program as the White House...

Capitol insurrection: Democratic Rep. says ex-POTUS Donald Trump should testify before 1/6 panel

The House select committee in charge of extensively probing the events of the January 6 insurrection on the Capitol is set to start work next week with its first hearing. California Democratic Rep. Ro Khanna said that the...

Joe Biden reveals other world leaders ask him about US' standing in latest town hall

US President Joe Biden seeks to re-engage the US with the rest of its allies all over the world since taking office back in January. In his latest town hall with CNN, Biden revealed that his counterparts all over the world...

Science

Hyundai Mobis develops brainwave analyzer to prevent drowsy driving

Hyundai Mobis developed a brainwave detection device dubbed M. Brain to alert motor vehicle operators against drowsy driving or sudden health issues. The M.Brain analyzes brainwaves to determine the drivers health...

Osaka University ties up with town of Okoppe to turn cow poop into methanol using LEDs

Researchers from the Osaka University and the town of Okoppe are conducting studies to produce methanol by illuminating biogas from cow manure with LEDs. Experiments were conducted at an agricultural and scientific...

Big bang: how we are trying to 'listen' to it – and the new physics it could unveil

Exactly what happened at the beginning of the universe, 14 billion years ago, is one of the greatest mysteries in physics theres no simple way to probe it. Thats because, in its early stages, the universe was filled with...

S. Korean researchers reveal method of using fat insects in producing eco-friendly biodiesel

South Korean researchers announced a method of producing environment-friendly fuels by utilizing the remains of high-fat black soldier flies. The method uses leftover fat from black soldier flies to produce animal feed,...

Nestlé, PepsiCo, and Suntory debut world’s first enzymatically recycled bottles

A consortium that includes Nestlé, PepsiCo, and Suntory has produced the worlds first food-grade PET plastic bottles from enzymatically recycled plastic using Carbios recycling process. The bottles that have been...

Technology

‘Dead Space Remake’ confirms there are no microtransactions planned

Dead Space Remake has been in the rumor mill for months, now, EA has finally confirmed the games development. While details about the gameplay and story are not that abundant yet, developer Motive has announced one crucial...

Oculus Quest 2 with 128GB storage could be underway

The Oculus Quest 2 will soon approach its first anniversary in the market, but a recent leak suggests it could be getting an updated model. A new product listing on a French retailers website was spotted and hints at a...

‘Genshin Impact’ is adding Aloy and Predator for free

The latest miHoYo and PlayStation collaboration has been announced, and it features the main protagonist of the upcoming Horizon Forbidden West. Aloy and her staple weapon will be released in Genshin Impact both in anime...

‘Battlefield 2042’ features maps from three older games through the Battlefield Portal

The third game mode in Battlefield 2042 has been unveiled, and it will be officially called the Battlefield Portal. Its name fits well with the experience it will offer as it will serve as a platform where old and new fans...
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