In accordance with Born2Global Centre and Shin & Kim collaboration, we release a weekly online seminar for startups.Shin & Kim's lawyers will present various legal topics related to startups’ core issues including intellectual property rights, labor, and personal information, etc. Through the seminar, we hope Korean startups will have a complete step by step learning about the legal issues that can be brought up when running a company & expanding to overseas market.

 

The fifth topic is, "Crawling & Copyright Issues When Operating a Platform Business.”

 

*Let's watch the clip>> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ciLOLRGydCg

 

An AI platform for the “Health of Humanity”

 

JLK Inspection manufactures and supplies AI-Hub, an AI-based medical diagnostics platform. The company aims to help people lead healthier lives through early detection and diagnosis of brain diseases, prostate cancer, and other conditions. With years of related knowledge and expertise, JLK Inspection has been expanding its business to develop and supply accurate AI-based security scanners that can be easily used in public organizations, private companies, and customs offices.

 


 

Finding opportunity in an aging society and joining the Fourth Industrial Revolution

 

JLK Inspection was founded in 2014. Kim Won Tae, the founder and CEO, has been an engineer for over 20 years. He studied nuclear engineering at KAIST, earned his Ph.D. in machine engineering at Drexel University, and worked as a researcher at KEPCO Engineering and Construction Co. and J&D Thermo-Fluid Technology, Inc.

“As I led a variety of research projects, I was able to personally experience that the Fourth Industrial Revolution was coming,” explains JLK Inspection CEO Kim Won Tae. “I knew that AI would bring revolutionary changes, and I dreamed of starting a business in AI.” Kim chose AI-based medical imaging diagnostics?for diagnosing strokes in particular. He believed that since one of every six people suffer from stroke at least once in their lives, many will benefit from an improvement in the diagnostics technology.

“I felt that improving the technology for diagnosing strokes would improve people’s quality of life and also reduce the related social costs, since Korea has become an aging society,” said Kim. Founded in February 2014, JLK Inspection created a team of AI experts in January 2015 and is stepping into becoming an AI-based medical device company.

 

 

Big data-based robot doctor

 

JLK Inspection’s signature service is the AI-based medical platform AIHub. Short for “AI Humanity Benefit,” AIHub is a solution that analyzes various types of medical images and clinical data through a big data-based AI algorithm. It can detect and diagnose 33 medical conditions in 14 regions of the body, which is the largest number of any existing medical diagnostics device in the world.

JLK Inspection’s product lineup includes the JBS series - medical systems that helps detect acute and hyperacute cerebral infarctions based on MRI, CT scans, and clinical data - and the JPC series, which help diagnose prostate cancer using MRI. Similar competitor products can only detect

one of a small number of medical conditions, and use only CT scans and X-rays to detect them.

AIHub, on the other hand, can detect 33 medical conditions and can diagnose the causes of those conditions. It has also been hailed for its versatility, as it makes use of imaging technology including X-rays, CT scans, MRI, MRA, and even ultrasound. In addition, AIHub has also had its AI technology upgraded using big data validated by specialists from 11 university hospitals in Korea. JLK Inspection is also getting ready to expand application of its years of expertise into the security and inspection sector.

This has all been possible through years of collaboration with the Korea Customs Service and the accuracy of big data that has been gleaned from over 40 million images.

Currently, the company has succeeded in commercializing the modules for customs security, corporate security, and government office security. The only Korean company to participate in the International Security Expo held in the UK in November 2018, JLK Inspection presented its products to the world and is working to supply them to major public facilities in South Korea while advancing into the corporate security market.

 


 

The difficulty of pioneering and plans to go abroad

 

Kim says that JLK Inspection is currently facing difficulties in all areas of business, from collecting and analyzing data to acquiring licenses, permits, and certifications, as it is a pioneer in its field in Korea. There were no precedents he could study or follow. “There are no guidelines in the medical AI business as of now,” Kim explains. “So for every bit of research we conduct, we have to review whether it is permitted institutionally or whether it is illegal. We pay close attention to complying with regulations in each country whose market we enter.” Under such circumstances, K-ICT Born2Global Centre’s systematic support has been of great help for JLK Inspection to enter foreign markets. The Centre provided multifaceted support, offering overseas advancement strategy seminars, arranging meetings with foreign buyers, providing legal consulting services on foreign laws and regulations, issuing articles about companies through overseas press agencies, introducing PR agencies, and helping the company develop marketing strategies. Thanks to the Centre’s support, JLK Inspection’s entry into international markets is accelerating. JLK Inspection plans to employ a large workforce, including local staff, and open company offices in five other countries in 2019. The company is also preparing for joint research and clinical testing with hospitals in the United States, United Arab Emirates, China, and Sweden. To this end, JLK Inspection has formed a strategic partnership with a global medical imaging device company with a worldwide business network and plans other strategic partnerships with insurance companies in foreign countries to provide medical services.

 

 

Becoming a major global market player in 2019

 

In 2019, JLK Inspection expects to take its first quantum leap since its founding, planning an IPO on KOSDAQ, underwritten by Korea Investment & Securities. The company is looking for public listing in Q2 2019, and if successful, JLK Inspection’s value could increase four or five-fold.

In 2017, JLK Inspection secured about KRW 10 billion in investments from several venture capital firms, including KB Investment, Medici Investment, and Intervest, which attests to the great expectations the market has for JLK Inspection.

 

 



 

The content discovery platform Dable is picking up the pace in its entry into the Indonesian market by forging partnerships with major Indonesian media corporations.

Dable, a member company of the K-ICT Born2Global Centre, signed service partnerships with half of Indonesia's top 20 media corporations (Tempo, Republika, Kontan, JPNN, etc.), securing local inventory. Dable stated that it is currently attracting local Indonesian and global advertisers also seeking to enter the Indonesian market.

Based in South Korea, Dable utilizes real-time big data processing and personalization technologies to provide two major services: "Dable Content Recommendation" and "Dable Native Ad," which recommends individually-tailored content and advertisements (e.g. "Content You May Like").

Dable Content Recommendation provides visitors to the websites of media companies with individually-tailored news and other content. The service aims to increase content usage as well as traffic flow. Through analysis of the consumed website content, Dable Native Ad ascertains user interests and shows them related advertisements. Dable's high advertisement performance is the result of decreased animosity towards ads that are in formats similar to regular content.

Since its founding in 2015, Dable has grown rapidly through partnerships with major Korean media corporations. It enjoys an 80-percent market share in Korea, but with its outstanding personalization technology and high performance, Dable is currently expanding into the greater Asian market. The company's entry into Indonesia was spearheaded by its Global Business Manager Amalia Rasyida (a seasoned digital marketing expert), and the recruitment of personnel with extensive experience.  

Rasyida expressed her expectations for the company by stating, "Right now, Programmatic advertisements, which provide digital ads and tools, are in the spotlight. But the native ad platform applied with Dable's personalization technology is in its infancy. Dable is now sophisticated enough to defeat top global companies in the technological competition arena. Dable is using its technology to expand its Indonesian partnered inventory at the astonishing speed of over 50 percent growth each month. Dable seeks to serve as a leading content discovery platform in Indonesia."

On September 12, Dable will host media and digital marketing representatives at the Indonesia Native Ad Conference (INAC) at Plaza Kuningan's COCOWORK.

For more detailed information on Dable, please visit https://dable.io/id/

 

 

 

Buzzvil, a member company of the K-ICT Born2Global Centre provides a mobile lockscreen advertising service. Upon its founding, Buzzvil first considered providing a service through which compensation is provided to people who participate in viral marketing campaigns on social media sites. The two founders named the company "Buzzvil" to signify the "buzz" they would create through this viral marketing platform.

In the preparation stage, however, changes were made to the plan and the current service became the company's main product. Buzzvil CEO John Lee said he got the idea for a lockscreen advertising service from the screen doors on subway station platforms.

Dreaming of the first mobile lockscreen ecosystem

Based on Lee's goal of creating the first mobile lockscreen ecosystem, Buzzvil unveiled BuzzScreen, a business-to-business (B2B) model, following its HoneyScreen product.

BuzzScreen is provided to partner companies as a software development kit (SDK). When a partner company installs the BuzzScreen SDK on their application, the users of the application will be able to use the reward advertising platform on their lockscreens without having to install a separate application. Partner companies receive a share of the marketing profits and use a part of the lockscreen to promote their own products as well, while users can watch advertisements and earn reward points.

In May 2015, Buzzvil partnered with OK Cashbag to provide its BuzzScreen service and expanded its partnerships with telecommunications companies and various other companies that offer loyalty programs. Currently, Buzzvil has over 40 partners in Korea, including OK Cashbag, BC Card, T-Money, KT WhoWho, Lotte L.Point, and 11st.

Taking on the world with HoneyScreen and BuzzScreen

Buzzvil is now expanding its business beyond Korea to the United StatesJapan, and other Asian and European countries. To launch its service in the United States, Buzzvil acquired SlideJoy, an American mobile lockscreen advertising company, in November 2016. HoneyScreen is a service that targets mainly Asian users, while SlideJoy is its equivalent for North American and European users.

Currently, Buzzvil has 70 employees and is operating overseas branches in the United StatesJapan, and Taiwan. After advancing into the United States in 2014 to conduct research on and develop advertising technology, Buzzvil is now expanding its business in the American market through SlideJoy.

Prior to entering the United States, Buzzvil began operating in Japan in May 2013 with its HoneyScreen application, and released BuzzScreen more recently in the second quarter of 2017. The company is expected to maintain stable growth in Japan, having reached the break-even point with HoneyScreen in the third quarter of 2016. Starting in 2018, Buzzvil's growth is also expected to pick up pace in Taiwan, where the company began operating in 2015.

Doubling growth every year and increasing share of sales overseas

Having doubled its sales every year so far, Buzzvil's sales are expected to grow from KRW 20 billion in 2016 to KWR 35 billion in 2017. This incredible growth is being driven mainly by the dramatic increase in overseas sales rather than domestic sales.

CEO Lee said, "Our growth has doubled every year in Korea. Although we are now only in the early stages of signing partnership agreements with foreign companies, I believe that our incredible growth will continue overseas as well." Lee's goal is to increase the company's share of foreign sales from the current 20 percent to around 40 percent.

It was this goal that drove Buzzvil to plan its B2B service model, BuzzScreen, and register for the global patent. The company also hired foreign developers to create a more global UX design in the development stage and looked for local partners in its overseas advancement stage as well.

For more detailed information on the Buzzvil, visit www.buzzvil.com

 

 

Next Aeon Inc.a member company of the K-ICT Born2Global Centre, announced the official launch of its virtual reality brand, YouVR.On September 25th, YouVR 360 and YouVR Maker will be available on Google Play Store and App Store. This innovative mobile solution will change the way people engage with 360 degree photos and virtual reality tours. With the aim to democratize VR, Next Aeon has developed an easy, affordable and fun way people can create and share VR content.  

 

 

 

The first of its kind, YouVR 360 is a social media platform where people can upload and share 360 degree photos anytime, anywhere. Originally conceived as a 360 camera app, it soon transformed into a social media app once the developers at Next Aeon realized that 360 degree photos were scattered all over the internet. There was no collective platform where people could freely upload, see and comment on panorama photos, as they do on Instagram or Facebook.

 

Inviting photographers, IT enthusiasts, bloggers and anyone with a taste for adventure to partake in this new forum of exchange, YouVR 360 is more than a hand-held camera that takes panorama images. With YouVR, users can take 360 degree photos, upload instantly and interact with fellow users all over the world. It also offers a range of filters you can use to add dramatic effect. Traditional 2D photos have not changed greatly since their invention and people are ready for a new way of perceiving and capturing the world around them.

 

YouVR 360 also supports 360 cameras, such as Ricoh Theta and Samsung Gear360.

 

For those that have a more professional need, Next Aeon also released YouVR Maker. This app allows users to create VR tours on the spot as they take a series of 360 degree pictures. The app automatically connects scenes creating the effect of a tour - moving from room to room, from one space to another.

 

The demand for VR content has risen over the last couple of years, but there is still a major lack of content. Existing VR-related devices and software programs are too expensive and difficult for the average user. YouVR overcomes these obstacles by making VR content creation and management affordable, easy and fast.

 

The key to making this possible is in its technology. Early this year, Next Aeon developed the fastest image stitching technology on mobile devices and incorporated it into the YouVR apps. The successful implementation of this technology is a feat on its own. Existing image stitching processes take up to a minute on PC. Next Aeon's mobile technology takes just one second to 'stitch' six photos into a 360 degree image using the iPhone 7. It automatically detects the overlapping parts - feature points - between images, stitches them together and adjusts the light and color contrast to produce a seamless high-quality 360 degree image.

 


 

The amazing thing about this is that all this is done on the smartphone.

 

"Given the limited CPU and memory on a smartphone and other mobile devices, realizing this technology is extremely difficult. There are external factors to consider, such as the amount of light in one corner of the room to another, but there are also internal obstacles in a smartphone setting. Overcoming these limitations, we are able to democratize VR by making it available to anyone who has a mobile device," says Ken Kim, CEO of Next Aeon.

 

Next Aeon recently became the official partner of the Korea Association of Realtors (KAR) and launched YouVR as a full-fledged VR CMS platform. YouVR will be available to over 100,000 realtors in Korea. This is just the start. The possibilities are endless.

 

When asked about his motivation behind the development of YouVR, Ken replied, "I wanted to make VR common place. As ubiquitous as our world is now, immersive media content has not been able to catch up. The problem was that it was too difficult to make. YouVR was meant to be DIY from the beginning."

 

He added, "I envision a world where everyone has VR at their fingertip. Just as smartphones have become a natural part of our daily lives today, YouVR will be a household name in the near future."

 

Next Aeon is looking ahead and beyond. Having partnered with KAR in Korea, it believes that its product will benefit agents, sellers, buyers and transform the real estate market globally. As the first step, it will be showcasing YouVR at the REALTORS® Conference and Expo held in Chicago in November.

 

"We participated in the same event last year and got really positive responses. People were ready to buy immediately. That experience gave me the confidence to push forward and expand globally. When it comes down to it, we all have the same problems when it comes to home searching and selling," says Ken. "YouVR will change how we deal with spaces."

 

This ambitious startup is already preparing to introduce yet another newly developed technology. Also under the YouVR brand, Next Aeon will release a 360 degree hybrid video mobile app in October. Currently in the final stages of development and testing, this new technology integrates image and video to create an immersive VR experience on the smartphone. When compared to regular 360 degree videos, YouVR 360 degree hybrid video is only quarter the size ensuring that the quality of the video is consistent in any environment.

 

For more detailed information on the Next Aeon and YouVR, please check out http://next-aeon.com/
https://youvr.io/

 

 

 


Kiwontech will soon be launching its AI-integrated email security solution platform in Japan.

 

A member company of the K-ICT Born2Global Centre, Kiwontech recently announced that it will be expanding sales of its AI email security solution platform in Japan as part of a business partnership with Taiyo Tsushin Kogyo, with which Kiwontech signed an MOU in March. The value of the platform is expected to exceed USD 200,000 (approx. JPY 20 million).

Kiwontech is currently operating its email security platform business in Japan in cooperation with the medium-sized webhosting company Fairway, which is acting as its distributor in the country. The products being sold include an email system and sender/receiver security.

Developed entirely independently by Kiwontech, SCM GUARD is a personnel optimization AI email security solution, checking every user's received and outgoing email information. It detects malicious emails utilizing AI despite of receiving many large attachment files at same time. The AI engine blocks new kinds of ransomware and malicious code by verifying the number of cases that can be activated when a user opens an email.

Kiwontech CEO Kim Dong-cheol said, "SCM GUARD has a function that analyzes and screens various potential threats posed by unprocessed electronic mail and can preemptively detect emails that display any suspicious characteristics, such as those related to APT attacks or spear phishing, or have any other features that are out of the ordinary. Thanks to SCM GUARD's ability to screen malicious emails that appear to have been sent from actual addresses, we believe that the product will be highly welcomed in Japan. Going forward, we will continue to do our best to ensure that our AI email security solution platform enters the global market as soon as possible."

Starting with Taiyo Tsushin Kogyo, a manufacturer and seller of materials for the construction of telecommunications infrastructure, Kiwontech hopes to steadily expand its business activities in Japan by creating a sponsorship group that includes Iroku, Notoice, Tetris, PR Soft, and UNIARK.

The seminar on SCM GUARD will be held on the 15th at 16:30~18:30 of this month at Osaka Building 6F, MJE WORK seminar room in Osaka.

 

 

 

 


 

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Buying and selling music rights just got easier with ‘SOUNDFLOOR’ 

– service launched with the New Year

 

Today’s rapid growth and development of online media and self-produced content demands 

an increasing supply of creative audio and visual stock sources. 

In response to this demand, Seoul, South Korea based startup company,  

SOUNDFLOOR Inc. (CEO Isaac Jung), launched an online beta service on the 6th called ‘SOUNDFLOOR’, 

which is a global open music licensing marketplace and a music production freelancing/crowdsourcing platform.

 

SOUNDFLOOR provides two main functions: 

a ‘Library’ where artists are able to directly sell their creative music to purchasers 

in a form of an open market and ‘Project’; 

a music production freelancing/crowdsourcing platform in a contest format 

where purchasers are able to post a specific composition request 

and are able to select artists for the best tailor-made tunes.

 

As an open market, artists and producers are given the freedom to determine the pricing 

and usage permission of the music and audio sources they wish to license 

while purchasers are given the opportunity to not only purchase a specific license but also if the artist offers, 

gain full ownership and copyrights to the audio. 

When a full copyright is purchased, the original DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) files are provided 

and there are no restrictions on how the purchaser decides to edit or arrange the audio.

 

A high quality streaming service is also provided where a partial segment of the registered music content 

uploaded by the artist can be previewed.

 

SOUNDFLOOR has also integrated an audio content recognition function to prevent users 

from registering audio that already exists and to protect the rights of the artists’ registered music.

During the beta period, full version listen passes will be given to the users each day 

allowing a full duration listen of any registered music rather than just the default preview and for all purchases, 

no sales commission fees will be applied. A special online event will take place 

where the top 5 weekly artists will be chosen and rewarded with a small gift directly from SOUNDFLOOR.

 

CEO of SOUNDFLOOR Isaac Jung, 

stated that he “hopes that this service will meet and satisfy the needs of home-recorders, 

self-producers, and all those are involved with creative content production. 

We will try our best to provide the purchasers with exactly what they’re listening for in an outstanding quality 

at a reasonable price and open up opportunities for talented artists to enter the mainstream market.”

 

http://platum.kr/archives/74607

Buying and selling music rights just got easier with ‘SOUNDFLOOR’ 

– service launched with the New Year

 

Today’s rapid growth and development of online media and self-produced content demands 

an increasing supply of creative audio and visual stock sources. 

In response to this demand, Seoul, South Korea based startup company,  

SOUNDFLOOR Inc. (CEO Isaac Jung), launched an online beta service on the 6th called ‘SOUNDFLOOR’, 

which is a global open music licensing marketplace and a music production freelancing/crowdsourcing platform.

 

SOUNDFLOOR provides two main functions: 

a ‘Library’ where artists are able to directly sell their creative music to purchasers 

in a form of an open market and ‘Project’; 

a music production freelancing/crowdsourcing platform in a contest format 

where purchasers are able to post a specific composition request 

and are able to select artists for the best tailor-made tunes.

 

As an open market, artists and producers are given the freedom to determine the pricing 

and usage permission of the music and audio sources they wish to license 

while purchasers are given the opportunity to not only purchase a specific license but also if the artist offers, 

gain full ownership and copyrights to the audio. 

When a full copyright is purchased, the original DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) files are provided 

and there are no restrictions on how the purchaser decides to edit or arrange the audio.

 

A high quality streaming service is also provided where a partial segment of the registered music content 

uploaded by the artist can be previewed.

 

SOUNDFLOOR has also integrated an audio content recognition function to prevent users 

from registering audio that already exists and to protect the rights of the artists’ registered music.

During the beta period, full version listen passes will be given to the users each day 

allowing a full duration listen of any registered music rather than just the default preview and for all purchases, 

no sales commission fees will be applied. A special online event will take place 

where the top 5 weekly artists will be chosen and rewarded with a small gift directly from SOUNDFLOOR.

 

CEO of SOUNDFLOOR Isaac Jung, 

stated that he “hopes that this service will meet and satisfy the needs of home-recorders, 

self-producers, and all those are involved with creative content production. 

We will try our best to provide the purchasers with exactly what they’re listening for in an outstanding quality 

at a reasonable price and open up opportunities for talented artists to enter the mainstream market.”

 

http://platum.kr/archives/74607

Buying and selling music rights just got easier with ‘SOUNDFLOOR’ 

– service launched with the New Year

 

Today’s rapid growth and development of online media and self-produced content demands 

an increasing supply of creative audio and visual stock sources. 

In response to this demand, Seoul, South Korea based startup company,  

SOUNDFLOOR Inc. (CEO Isaac Jung), launched an online beta service on the 6th called ‘SOUNDFLOOR’, 

which is a global open music licensing marketplace and a music production freelancing/crowdsourcing platform.

 

SOUNDFLOOR provides two main functions: 

a ‘Library’ where artists are able to directly sell their creative music to purchasers 

in a form of an open market and ‘Project’; 

a music production freelancing/crowdsourcing platform in a contest format 

where purchasers are able to post a specific composition request 

and are able to select artists for the best tailor-made tunes.

 

As an open market, artists and producers are given the freedom to determine the pricing 

and usage permission of the music and audio sources they wish to license 

while purchasers are given the opportunity to not only purchase a specific license but also if the artist offers, 

gain full ownership and copyrights to the audio. 

When a full copyright is purchased, the original DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) files are provided 

and there are no restrictions on how the purchaser decides to edit or arrange the audio.

 

A high quality streaming service is also provided where a partial segment of the registered music content 

uploaded by the artist can be previewed.

 

SOUNDFLOOR has also integrated an audio content recognition function to prevent users 

from registering audio that already exists and to protect the rights of the artists’ registered music.

During the beta period, full version listen passes will be given to the users each day 

allowing a full duration listen of any registered music rather than just the default preview and for all purchases, 

no sales commission fees will be applied. A special online event will take place 

where the top 5 weekly artists will be chosen and rewarded with a small gift directly from SOUNDFLOOR.

 

CEO of SOUNDFLOOR Isaac Jung, 

stated that he “hopes that this service will meet and satisfy the needs of home-recorders, 

self-producers, and all those are involved with creative content production. 

We will try our best to provide the purchasers with exactly what they’re listening for in an outstanding quality 

at a reasonable price and open up opportunities for talented artists to enter the mainstream market.”

 

http://platum.kr/archives/74607

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