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Lotte Teams Up With Kakao to Develop Mobile Kiosk Service

Lotte Teams Up With Kakao to Develop Mobile Kiosk Service

SEOUL, Sept. 21 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korean IT giant Kakao has announced the signing of a business agreement with Lotte to develop new artificial intelligence services, including a mobile kiosk that will allow customers to place orders at restaurants and coffeehouses without having to line up. Kakao and Lotte Data Communication Company, retail giant Lotte’s [...]

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 [...]

Free-Range Eggs a Trendy Chuseok Gift After Egg Contamination Scandal

Free-Range Eggs a Trendy Chuseok Gift After Egg Contamination Scandal

SEOUL, Sept. 14 (Korea Bizwire) – After a serious egg contamination scandal that shook the confidence of South Korea consumers, gift sets of free-range eggs from animal-friendly farms have appeared at department stores, marking the first time eggs are being considered as a Chuseok gift. Lotte Department Store, one of the country’s major department store chains, [...]

Socar First to Reach 10 Million Reservations in South Korean Car Sharing Industry

Socar First to Reach 10 Million Reservations in South Korean Car Sharing Industry

SEOUL, Jul. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean car sharing service provider Socar has become the first company to reach a total of 10 million reservations in the industry, according to a statement released on Wednesday. From February 2012 until earlier this month, more than 10 million reservations were made, with the combined mileage estimated to [...]

Hyundai’s Antarctic Expedition Ad Gets 100 Million Views on YouTube

Hyundai’s Antarctic Expedition Ad Gets 100 Million Views on YouTube

SEOUL, June 7 (Korea Bizwire) – Hyundai’s latest ad – inspired by Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton’s expeditions to the Antarctic – has attracted more than 100 million views on YouTube, becoming the world’s first car campaign video to achieve the milestone, announced Hyundai’s ad affiliate Innocean Worldwide on Tuesday.  The British polar explorer, among many [...]

Breakdancing 480 Meters Up in the Air

Breakdancing 480 Meters Up in the Air

SEOUL, March 9 (Korea Bizwire) – Celebrating Lotte World Tower’s Guinness World Record of having the highest glass-floor observatory in the world, a group of breakdancers offered a special performance Thursday at the tower’s Seoul Sky observatory, transparent through 478 meters of thin air.  Seoul Sky is located on the 118th floor of the 123-story [...]