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‘Shopping Robots’ Offer Translation Service for Foreign Tourists

‘Shopping Robots’ Offer Translation Service for Foreign Tourists

SEOUL, Aug. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — Foreign tourists will no long have to fear the language barrier in South Korea – at least in some departments stores. Robots offering translation services are expected to resolve some of the inconvenience associated with communicating in Korean for foreign tourists. Hancom, an IT software company said on August [...]

Cars to be Banned in Gwanghwamun Square, Presidential Office to Move In

Cars to be Banned in Gwanghwamun Square, Presidential Office to Move In

SEOUL, Aug. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — Gwanghwamun Square in the heart of Seoul will soon belong to pedestrians as the Seoul city government is reportedly drawing up plans to reconfigure the area. A focal point of the restructuring is redirecting automobile traffic while also beautifying the area. A city official spoke on the government’s intentions, [...]

Spider Man Refrigerator, Hello Kitty Boombox: Companies Look to Culture Icons for Marketing Help

Spider Man Refrigerator, Hello Kitty Boombox: Companies Look to Culture Icons for Marketing Help

SEOUL, Aug. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — Just as video games have increased in popularity among adults, toys and collectible items like Bearbrick and Gundam are popping up on store shelves across the country, with their sometimes eye-watering prices a clear indication of the intended demographic – those above the legal drinking age. The typical consumers [...]

Daewoo E&C Develops Exclusive Apartment Air Filtration System

Daewoo E&C Develops Exclusive Apartment Air Filtration System

SEOUL, Aug. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — Daewoo Engineering and Construction revealed on August 3 that it had, for the first time in the industry, developed a phased customized technology named ‘5ZCS’ (Five Zones Clean Air System) to filter fine dust at its new apartment complexes.  The company has divided its new apartment complexes into five [...]