@aral The South Koreans have been burned by US megacorporate proprietary technologies before: https://web.archive.org/web/20150906001645/http://www.groklaw.net/articlebasic.php?story=20051028111756646
@aral sadly, the original article http://times.hankooki.com/lpage/tech/200512/kt2005120717055811780.htm which I reference here via the Wayback machine: https://davelane.nz/new-zealand-dependence-microsoft-corporation doesn't seem to be coming up on Archive.org any more :(
@aral this updated post, however, is interesting: http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/culture/2014/03/135_154139.html
@aral and this supports the assertion that MSFT threatened to stop selling WIndows in S Korea: https://www.seattletimes.com/business/south-korean-antitrust-panel-fines-microsoft/
@aral Neither Google nor Apple dominate mobile payments in South Korea. That's firmly in the hand of South Korean conglomerates, no new laws needed.
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