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“Friends” of Mobile Messengers Gain Popularity along with Profits

“Friends” of Mobile Messengers Gain Popularity along with Profits

SEOUL, July 31 (Korea Bizwire) – With rapid growth in the character business that features collaborations between the emojis of mobile messengers like KakaoTalk of DaumKakao and Line of Naver, the two largest IT companies in Korea are enjoying the effect of killing two birds with one stone. As the “Kakao Friends” and “Line Friends” emojis raise

Sales of Domestic Hybrid Cars to Hit All-time High This Year

Sales of Domestic Hybrid Cars to Hit All-time High This Year

SEOUL, July 31 (Korea Bizwire) – In spite of low oil prices, hybrid car fever is fierce in the Korean automotive market, fueled by growing demand for eco-friendly vehicles. Thanks to the fever, sales of hybrid cars in Korea are expected to reach an all-time high this year. According to industry watchers, 15,953 units of

SK C&C Wins ITS Deal in Vietnam

SK C&C Wins ITS Deal in Vietnam

SEOUL, July 31 (Korea Bizwire) – SK C&C will build an intelligent transportation system (ITS) for the Hanoi-Haiphong Expressway, with aims to make further advances into the ITS market in the South Asian region. According to the system integration arm of SK Group, it received a license from Vietnam to build ITS infrastructure with a traffic

American Hunters an Endless Stream of Money for African Hunting Industry

American Hunters an Endless Stream of Money for African Hunting Industry

SEOUL, July 31 (Korea Bizwire) – At the home of Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961) near Havana, the capital of Cuba, a display of stuffed animal heads welcomes visitors. Hemingway enjoyed hunting, and used to go to Africa to hunt. He brought his ‘trophies’ home and hung them on the walls. Hunting animals to keep as mementos instead

FTC: Payment Upfront for Phone Repairs Unjustified

FTC: Payment Upfront for Phone Repairs Unjustified

SEJONG, July 31  (Korea Bizwire) – Asking consumers to pay over 300,000 won before repairs of broken iPhones had been completed has been judged to be unjustified. The Fair Trade Commission (FTC) advised six Apple service centers to change their policies, which were said to be unfair to consumers. As a result, the service centers must

Tom Cruise Leaves Korean Fans with Unforgettable Memories

Tom Cruise Leaves Korean Fans with Unforgettable Memories

SEOUL, July 31 (Korea Bizwire) – Tom Cruise (53) showed that he still has the moves on his seventh visit to Korea. It took two hours for him to cover a distance of 80 meters, because he hugged and shook hands with all of his fans, and also took selfies with them. The superstar actor visited

Naver Rolls out New Video Streaming App on K-pop Stars

Naver Rolls out New Video Streaming App on K-pop Stars

SEOUL, July 31 (Korea Bizwire) – Naver, South Korea’s top Internet portal operator, rolled out a real-time video streaming app on Friday that features behind-the-scenes stories of popular K-pop artists, as it seeks to expand its global presence with the new mobile media platform. Dubbed V, the app is designed to provide footage of top Korean singers

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