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GS Caltex and SK Energy Launch Smart Storage Service at Gas Stations

GS Caltex and SK Energy Launch Smart Storage Service at Gas Stations

SEOUL, Dec. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — GS Caltex Corp. and SK Energy Co., South Korea’s leading refiners, have teamed up to launch QBoo, a smart storage service found at gas stations. QBoo allows parcel exchanges, buying and selling second-hand goods, and storing laundry and other goods, using storage lockers. This will increase the inflow of customers at [...]

Seoul Approves Women-only Taxis and Rejection-proof Call Taxis

Seoul Approves Women-only Taxis and Rejection-proof Call Taxis

SEOUL, Dec. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul Metropolitan Government announced on Wednesday that it plans to introduce call taxis specifically designed to prevent taxi drivers from rejecting customers as well as reservation taxis available exclusively for female customers before the end of the year. These taxis will be allowed to operate immediately following official [...]

S. Korea’s First For-profit Hospital Gains Approval from Jeju Provincial Gov’t

S. Korea’s First For-profit Hospital Gains Approval from Jeju Provincial Gov’t

JEJU, Dec. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s first for-profit hospital received the final approval from the Jeju Special Self-Governing Province on Wednesday, putting an end to 16 years of controversy over the introduction of investor-owned medical institutions. Jeju Gov. Won Hee-ryong announced the approval of the Greenland International Hospital as a for-profit hospital on [...]

Carpool App Poolus to Share 10 pct of Profits with Users

Carpool App Poolus to Share 10 pct of Profits with Users

SEOUL, Nov. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — Poolus, a new carpool startup, has announced a plan to share its profits with its customers. According to the plan, Poolus will distribute “pool points” to users of its service, which can either be cashed in or exchanged for shares in the company. In addition, AI technology will be [...]

Shinsegae TV Shopping Sells Movie Tickets in Industry First

Shinsegae TV Shopping Sells Movie Tickets in Industry First

SEOUL, Nov. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — Shinsegae TV Shopping, the home shopping arm of retail giant Shinsegae, showed outstanding performance in movie ticket sales as it adopted a new strategy by inviting a popular movie star to host a home shopping program that sells movie tickets. Shinsegae TV Shopping attracted more than 500,000 people to [...]