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Kakao Taxi App Equipped with AI Function

Kakao Taxi App Equipped with AI Function

SEOUL, Apr. 10 (Korea Bizwire) – Kakao Mobility, a South Korean firm that provides cab-hailing and driver-for-hire services, said Tuesday it has added an artificial intelligence (AI) function to its ride-hailing operation. The AI-based “smart call” was added to South Korea’s most popular cab-hailing app Kakao Taxi so that a user can request a driver [...]

S. Korean IT Firms Setting Eyes on Car-sharing Services

S. Korean IT Firms Setting Eyes on Car-sharing Services

SEOUL, Apr. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s IT firms are tapping deeper into the car-sharing industry, market watchers said Sunday, as demand for such services is expected to grow sharply over the upcoming years. According to the data compiled by Navigant Research, the global market for car-sharing services is expected to grow 21.8 percent [...]

SK Invests in Singapore’s Ride-hailing Firm Grab

SK Invests in Singapore’s Ride-hailing Firm Grab

SEOUL, Apr. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — SK Holdings Co., the holding firm of South Korean energy and telecom conglomerate SK Group, has invested in Singapore-based ride-hailing firm Grab, a company official said Thursday. SK Holdings made the investment in mid-March, Lee Young-suk, an official handling brand management at SK Holdings, said. “We are interested in [...]

CJ O Shopping Beckons Youngsters with Variety Show Style Programs

CJ O Shopping Beckons Youngsters with Variety Show Style Programs

SEOUL, Mar. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — CJ O Shopping is expanding its variety show style programs in an effort to attract younger viewers. The major South Korean TV shopping channel announced on Thursday a number of new ‘media commerce’ programs scheduled to air at midnight during the week. The term ‘media commerce’ refers to the collaboration [...]

Hotels Offer Cultural Content Events to Woo Clients: Sources

Hotels Offer Cultural Content Events to Woo Clients: Sources

SEOUL, Mar. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s hotels are organizing music concerts, floral design and cooking classes and other cultural events to attract customers amid keen competition in the lodging industry, industry sources said Wednesday. L7 Hotel in Hongdae, western Seoul, said it invited hip-hop musician Woogie for a concert recently and more than [...]

South Korean Travelers Divided Over Staying at Guesthouses

South Korean Travelers Divided Over Staying at Guesthouses

SEOUL, Mar. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — Guesthouses continue to gain popularity in South Korea amid a growing number of solo travelers, but some are choosing to forgo these small lodgings establishments following a number of crimes targeting vulnerable guests. According to data from big data analysis firm Daumsoft, the number of online posts mentioning ‘guesthouses’ jumped [...]

Largest Resort Complex in Korea Opens in Jeju

Largest Resort Complex in Korea Opens in Jeju

JEJU, Mar. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s largest integrated resort, Jeju Shinhwa World, officially opened on Thursday, a project expected to bring tens of thousands of new jobs to the island. Ranging from a theme park, a convention center and a casino to a hotel and condominiums, the resort complex is packed with entertainment and [...]