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Only 38 Percent of Online Posts Positive on Automated Convenience Stores

Only 38 Percent of Online Posts Positive on Automated Convenience Stores

SEOUL, Nov. 13 (Korea Bizwire) – With new breakthroughs in artificial intelligence, self-driving cars, and other next generation technologies seemingly unveiled every other day, the potential impact of these innovations has drawn a line between optimists and pessimists, with the latter found to outnumber the former by a considerable margin, at least in South Korea. [...]

Lotte Duty Free Taps BTS as New Model

Lotte Duty Free Taps BTS as New Model

SEOUL, Nov. 13 (Korea Bizwire) – Lotte Duty Free, South Korea’s top duty-free operator, said Monday it has tapped K-pop boy band BTS as its newmodel, as local retailers aim to attract more foreign customers amid a normalization of ties between Seoul and Beijing over a U.S. missile defense system. Including BTS, Lotte Duty Free has 58 K-pop celebrities, including actor Lee Min-ho and K-pop girl group TWICE, as its model, according to the company. The duty-free operator’s [...]

Disabled Athletes Run PyeongChang Olympic Torch Relay

Disabled Athletes Run PyeongChang Olympic Torch Relay

GIMHAE, Nov. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — The 2018 PyeongChang Olympics torch relay began in South Gyeongsang Province over the weekend, with scores of torchbearers holding the flame aloft, including disabled athletes. Paralympic swimmer Kim Se-jin and aspiring swimmer Kim Dong-hoon were among the torch bearers during the first day of the torch relay in South Gyeongsang [...]

Asia’s First World Club Dome in Incheon Attracts 120,000

Asia’s First World Club Dome in Incheon Attracts 120,000

INCHEON, Nov. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — Tens of thousands attended the World Club Dome Korea 2017, generating economic spinoffs of billions of won for the local economy. According to the Incheon Metropolitan City Government, this year’s World Club Dome, which was held between September 22 and 24, attracted 120,000 people, with an economic impact of 128 [...]

‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Continues to Dominate S. Korea’s Box Office for 3rd Straight Weekend

‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Continues to Dominate S. Korea’s Box Office for 3rd Straight Weekend

SEOUL, Nov. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — “Thor: Ragnarok” won the box office this weekend for the third consecutive week following a strong opening in South Korea, data showed Monday. According to the real-time based box office tally from the Korean Film Council (KOFIC), the Disney-Marvel superhero film sold 465,390 tickets over the Nov. 10-12 weekend [...]