Lillycover: Skin Care And Analysis On The Go

When covering events like MWC, we tend to focus high-profile items such as new smartphones, but there are intriguing products presented in the startup areas of the show. Lilicover is a skin care product that uses a sensor and a smartphone app. Recently launched in the USA, it aims to analyze the user’s skin to provide recommendations and track the skin’s history with detailed data.


Ubergizmo’s TOP 3 MIK Products @ CES 2018

At CES 2018, Ubergizmo was a media partner of Aving’s Made In Korea (MIK) tech program that includes many startups from Korea. We had time to look at ~10 companies and products, and we picked three that we thought were the most interesting for an American and International audience. Here they are, sorted by alphabetical order:


MIK 2017 Top 3 Selected By Ubergizmo

Ubergizmo was one of the official Media Partners of MIK 2017, aka Made in Korea 2017, which was held in Seoul. The event is organized by Aving News, a Korean media company with a branch in the USA. The goal is to help Korean startups and SMBs to think of and present their product and services to an international audience. To help motivate startups, a panel of international media from […]


Smart Content Center Startup Sampling in Seoul

When I stopped by in Seoul, I visited the Smart Content Center in Anyang (near Seoul) and had the opportunity to meet with some of the companies being incubated there. SmartCenter is a government-backed incubator created in 2011 to nurture local startups from start to finish. Its stated goal is to select and help grow startups from an idea to being a global corporation. This time we met with three […]


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Best Of MIK 1111 2016 Korean Tech Event

As we attended the Korean Tech Event MIK1111, Ubergizmo picked three companies that are working on cool/interesting products. Our site is a media partner of MIK 1111, and we contributed in the Awards process by nominating cool products. We focused on tech-oriented companies of course, and of the ones we looked at closely, are our top 3 picks:


MIK1111 2016 Tech Event In Seoul

MIK 1111 (Made in Korea, eleven Eleven) a new tech event organized by Aving News, which is shaping to be a bi-annual event (summer and autumn). 1111 refers to November Eleven, the date at which the “Chinese Black Friday” called Singles Day, happens. Yesterday, Alibaba has announced that it broke a new record by reach $18 Billion in sales during that day ($5 Billion in the first hours). 82% of […]


After Coffee: Making World Better, One Cup Of Coffee At A Time

I didn’t know this before going to Korea for the first time, but it is one of the most caffeinated countries in the world. This is evident when you walk around as the concentration of coffee shops is higher than anywhere else I’ve been so far. After Coffee (site in Korean) is a non-profit project that has two objectives: First, they believe in fair trade with the coffee producers in third […]


VIP Asia 2013 In Seoul: Photo Gallery And Overview

A few weeks ago, I was in Seoul, South Korea, to attend VIP Asia Awards 2013, an event held in the Seoul Ritz Carlton by Aving, a Korean media company known for its industry events coverage worldwide. I’ve known them for many years and this time Ubergizmo was a media partner to promote the event (like we do with MWC or IFA), but I was also invited to talk about […]


Smart Content Center: A Government-Supported Incubator In Korea

I have visited the Smart Content Center in the G.Square building In Seoul: it is a South Korean government-supported incubator that helps startup by providing a low-cost working space (rent is free for successful applicants) that comes equipped with a well-furnished mobile testing lab, a video-editing studio, along with logistical and marketing support. Startups are still responsible for securing enough funding to pay its employees and other expenses of course. […]


Man In South Korea Takes Out A $7,300 Loan For In-Game Purchases

Based on what we have heard in the past, purchasing items in-game can lead to a pretty hefty bills. In fact kids have accidentally racked up thousands on dollars on their parent’s credit card because they thought that items were free, and let’s not forget how Candy Crush was reportedly earning its developers a staggering $633,000 a day in in-app purchases. This is why it is no surprise that a […]


Road-Powered Electric Vehicle Network In South Korea Debuts

There is always a first time for everything, and today, we have word that the first road-powered electric vehicle network in the world has just turned itself on in South Korea. What you see in the image above depicts an OLEV in South Korea, which is all set to drive over an electrified strip of road, now how about that? This particular network will comprise of specially constructed roads that […]


‘Bridge of Life’ Intends To Prevent Suicides By Projecting Messages

Bridge of Life in Korea has inspirational messages beamed onto its handrails.


Hands-On: LG Optimus GK Review

The LG Optimus GK packs nearly the same punch as its larger cousin the Optimus G Pro, but in a smaller, more pocketable body. Here’s our hands-on experience with it.


Google reportedly raided by Korean Fair Trade Commission over anti-trust concerns

Oh dear Google, what have you done in Korea? The Korea Fair Trade Commission reportedly raided Google’s offices in Seoul on Monday this week. This marks as the second time that the search engine giant’s headquarters in South Korea have been breached by Korean authorities. Two years ago, the South Korean police raided Google’s office over suspicions that the company might have collected and stored data from Wi-Fi networks without […]