Apple Pay has launched for South Korean customers

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The mobile wallet has finally launched for shoppers in South Korea, following years of delays. Apple Pay has finally launched in South Korea following years of regulatory delays faced by the iPhone maker. The mobile wallet app will now work the same way for South Korean consumers as it does elsewhere. Apple Pay now works for South Korean users of iPhones, Apple Watches, iPads and Macs. Consumers with those devices can now use it to make mobile payments at restaurants and cafes, retail stores, in apps and online. “Apple Pay…

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South Korea to use facial recognition with artificial intelligence for COVID-19 tracking

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The country intends to roll out a pilot program that will use thousands of Seoul’s CCTV cameras. South Korea has announced that it plans to launch a pilot program using facial recognition in combination with artificial intelligence (AI) and thousands of the CCTV cameras throughout Seoul for the purpose of enhancing COVID-19 tracking. The country is moving forward with the pilot project despite concerns regarding people’s privacy. The Bucheon-based project is nationally funded and is taking place in one of the most densely populated cities in the country. Bucheon is…

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Growth of mobile games in Southeast Asia is slowing, but remains strong

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Southeast Asia is leading the way in the aggressive growth of mobile gaming Southeast Asia may be the world’s leading market for mobile games, but the market is showing signs of becoming more sluggish due to oversaturation. While more people in this region have been purchasing smartphones, the number of big-name mobile games has reached a point where smaller games are finding it harder to compete. Games like “Candy Crush Saga” and “Minecraft” have come to dominate the market, leaving little room for other games to thrive. Mobile games are…

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Kamcord brings mobile games streaming to Japan and South Korea

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Kamcord is making it possible for people to stream mobile games online Kamcord, a U.S. company that specializes in allowing mobile consumers to stream games from their devices, has announced the launch of Kamcord Korea and Kamcord Japan. Streaming is a big business, with both YouTube Gaming and, to a greater extent, Twitch showing how profitable the streaming market can be. Most streaming services focus exclusively on PC and console games, however, with mobile games having relatively little support in this growing market. Kamcord intends to take advantage of this…

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Samsung to showcase its mobile payments service during seven city tour in the US

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Samsung Pay to be on display during nationwide tour Samsung has announced that it will be taking its new mobile payments service, Samsung Pay, on a seven city tour in the United States. The company intends to showcase the capabilities of its new platform, allowing consumers and businesses to see how they can use Samsung Pay. The new service has already been tested in South Korea, where mobile commerce has become quite popular among consumers that have become intensely mobile-centric. Company will show off the features and capabilities of its…

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