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Regulator to Help People Get Back Money Transferred to Wrong Accounts

Regulator to Help People Get Back Money Transferred to Wrong Accounts

SEOUL, Sept. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — The financial regulator said Tuesday it will help people retrieve money mistakenly sent to wrong bank accounts. The move came as the number of erroneous transactions has been on the rise with more people using their smartphones for money transfers. If a person sends money to a wrong account, [...]

Hyundai to Restore Old Cars for Free for Needy Car Owners

Hyundai to Restore Old Cars for Free for Needy Car Owners

SEOUL, Sept. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — Hyundai Motor Company revealed yesterday the launch of a campaign to help financially-challenged car owners by repairing vehicles that may be on their last legs. According to the new campaign, people owning Hyundai vehicles can write to the car producer explaining why they were unable to better maintain their [...]

Delivery Apps Evolve Further, Expanding to Provide Total Business Solutions

Delivery Apps Evolve Further, Expanding to Provide Total Business Solutions

SEOUL, Sept. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — Having started out as platforms to connect restaurants with consumers, smartphone delivery apps are now attempting to make a big leap by becoming providers of total solutions in the restaurant industry. In addition to their existing advertisement and delivery services, these platforms are expanding their horizons to include services like [...]

Kakao Begins Providing ‘Unsend’ Feature

Kakao Begins Providing ‘Unsend’ Feature

SEOUL, Sept. 17 (Korea Bizwire) – Kakao Corp., the operator of South Korea’s No. 1 mobile messenger KakaoTalk, on Monday kicked off its “unsend” feature that allows users to delete missent messages on its messaging app. Users can delete most mistakenly sent messages, photos, videos or emojis, whether they were read or not by the recipient, within [...]

KT’s AR Shopping Platform Named Innovative Service of the Month

KT’s AR Shopping Platform Named Innovative Service of the Month

SEOUL, Sept. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — KT Corp., South Korea’s leading wireless and fixed-line services provider, said Monday its mobile shopping service using augmented reality (AR) technology placed first among dozens of global innovative services rated by a market consulting firm. The company’s AR Market, which allows users to look at AR videos of products [...]

GS Retail Unveils ‘Smart Convenience Store’

GS Retail Unveils ‘Smart Convenience Store’

SEOUL, Sept. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — GS Retail Co., a major South Korean retailer, said it opened a “smart convenience store” using a face recognition system and other technologies Monday amid local retail firms’ race to automation. The company launched its convenience store chain GS25 outlet at the headquarters of LG CNS, the information technology [...]

Convenience Stores Play Role of “Eatery” and “Pharmacy” During Major Holidays

Convenience Stores Play Role of “Eatery” and “Pharmacy” During Major Holidays

SEOUL, Sept. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — Convenience stores situated in the nation’s leading industrial complexes were found to be playing the dual role of restaurant and drugstore during the nation’s major holidays, providing food and medicine to those unable to return to their hometowns. The National Convenience Store Association announced today that the sales ratio [...]

Women Prefer Bottled Drinks, Men Prefer Smaller Canned Drinks: Survey

Women Prefer Bottled Drinks, Men Prefer Smaller Canned Drinks: Survey

SEOUL, Sept. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — The previous world record for the greatest number of people simultaneously performing the ice A new survey has found that women are more likely to purchase larger-sized beverages than men at convenience stores. According to an analysis conducted by GS Retail, the operator of the convenience store chain GS [...]

Over 80 pct of South Koreans Back Renewable Energy Expansion: Poll

Over 80 pct of South Koreans Back Renewable Energy Expansion: Poll

SEOUL, Sept. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — More than eight in 10 South Koreans favor the increased use of renewable energy on the grounds that it is clean and inexhaustible, a poll showed Monday. According to the survey of 1,003 South Koreans across the nation, 86.2 percent of respondents said they are in favor of the [...]