Emoticons, the 100 Million Dollar Market
One out of every four mobile messaging app users use emoticons in their conversations everyday. Emoticons have evolved a long way from its roots in text based messaging, now including moving pictures with sounds. There are more than 3,000 emoticon sets sold on a single platform. We take a look at the giant market for the human touch in mobile messaging.
5G, the Future of Mobile Internet
Competition is heating up around the world as the technology is being developed for the 5G network, 1,000 times faster than 4G. Korea aims to be the first country to implement a commercial 5G network by 2020. A series of new technologies have been developed towards the goal of global leadership in the 5G market. Let’s take a look at the current status of 5G in Korea and how it wil change our future.
Hycore Turns Bikes into E-Bikes
Hycore has developed an innovative all-in-one wheel that can convert an ordinary bike into an electric one. The Centinel Wheel houses all the necessary components of an electric drive system including motor, battery, and controller and is expected to drive the growth of the local e-bike market. Park Dong-hyeon, the CEO of the company shares his business motto as well as how he came to found a startup specializing in motor technology for eco-friendly modes of transport.
How Do Mobile Navigation Apps Find a Route?
GPS navigation apps in smartphones are quickly gaining popularity. But how are mobile navigation apps different from conventional built-in GPS devices? This week, the camera takes a look at the technology mobile GPS navigation uses to find the quickest route to your destination and avoid heavy traffic.