A brief snapshot of South Korea’s technology news from December 2021, drawn from online media coverage of the Korean startup space. Headlines gathered below cover fields in Korea’s tech news space including Samsung’s moves into the Metaverse, Korean electric vehicles making in-roads into India, cell-based shrimp from Korean food-tech, and more.
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- South Korea: Large-scale ‘Metaverse Seoul’ initiative to launch New Year’s Eve, aiming for completion by 2026
- ICYMI: ASEAN-ROK Startup Festival on now, with Brunei’s Darussalam Enterprise bringing together entrepreneurs, investors and ecosystem builders from ASEAN and Republic of Korea
- A brief look at the pitch competition winners from the recent 2021 ASEAN-Korea Startup Week
- South Korea: CellMEAT debuts world-first cultivated Dokdo shrimp prototype in step towards commercialization
- ICYMI: Naver’s Zepeto metaverse platform gains SoftBank backing of $150M with focus on digital Gucci, Dior and other high-fashion items – for 3D avatars
- Another look at South Korea’s Zepeto metaverse platform: “A lot of our users haven’t used Instagram…Facebook yet…We are the first social network that they are engaging with…”
- ICYMI: Australia and South Korea ink $1BN defense deal to build an armoured vehicles centre of excellence facility in Geelong, Victoria
- India: South Korea’s Hyundai unveils plans to invest $530M to launch 6 electric vehicle models in India by 2028
- A look at South Korea’s proposed ‘fake news’ legislation – a step towards combating the issue, or an anti-democratic effort to suppress a free press?
- Korea’s Riiid AI-based education tech firm acquires Langoo, Japanese distributor of its service, moving into Japan’s $2.6BN remote learning market
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