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New Uniform for National Short Track Speed Skating Team Unveiled

New Uniform for National Short Track Speed Skating Team Unveiled

SEOUL, Sept. 19 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s national short track speed skating team has unveiled new uniforms consisting of black, white, red, and blue to represent the colors of the country’s flag, topped off with a red helmet with the fierce face of a tiger. Despite controversy and lawsuits between sportswear companies over the supply [...]

Naver and Kakao’s Battle for AI Speaker Dominance Might Be Decided By Emoji Characters

Naver and Kakao’s Battle for AI Speaker Dominance Might Be Decided By Emoji Characters

SEOUL, Sept. 16 (Korea Bizwire) – The battle for AI speaker dominance is about to get heated as Naver and Kakao are sending out their very best “spokespersons” to the marketing front. According to tech industry insiders, Naver is planning to release its AI speaker “Wave” before the year is up. Concurrently, Kakao is making [...]

Galaxy Note 8′s New ‘GIF-Making’ and ‘Live Message’ Features Draw Interest

Galaxy Note 8′s New ‘GIF-Making’ and ‘Live Message’ Features Draw Interest

SEOUL, Aug. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — As the Galaxy Note 8 awaits release next month, fans of Samsung’s flagship phone are reacting warmly to some of the device’s new features, including the S pen’s GIF-making function, and the rear-facing camera’s live focus ability. Trial zones for Samsung’s new smartphone operated by major South Korean telecom [...]

LG V30 Will Feature Korean-Language Google Assistant

LG V30 Will Feature Korean-Language Google Assistant

SEOUL, Aug. 23 (Korea Bizwire) – LG Electronics Inc.’s upcoming flagship smartphone, the LG V30, is expected to support the Korean-language edition of Google Assistant, a voice recognition program created by U.S. tech giant Google Inc., industry sources said Wednesday. Google earlier said it will complete the development of the Korean edition of Google Assistant [...]

Domino’s Launches ‘DomiChat’ AI Chatbot Service

Domino’s Launches ‘DomiChat’ AI Chatbot Service

SEOUL, Aug. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — Pizza restaurant chain Domino’s Pizza announced on Sunday it has launched a new AI chatbot service through which users can place orders online. ‘DomiChat’ is an artificial intelligence-based service that allows users to place orders on the internet or using a mobile app easily by talking to a chatbot, making [...]

Kakao Bank Attracts 800,000 Accounts in 4 Days

Kakao Bank Attracts 800,000 Accounts in 4 Days

SEOUL, July 31 (Korea Bizwire) – Kakao Bank, South Korea’s second Internet-only bank, said Sunday it has attracted some 800,000 accounts four days since its launch, with combined deposits and loans hovering above 500 billion won (US$445.2 million). The bank said the number of clients came to 826,000 as of 3:00 p.m., with deposits being estimated at 275 billion won. [...]