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KAIST Teams Up with SM Entertainment for Metaverse Research

KAIST Teams Up with SM Entertainment for Metaverse Research

SEOUL, June 24 (Korea Bizwire) — KAIST, South Korea’s top science university, said Thursday it is teaming up with K-pop powerhouse SM Entertainment Co. to conduct joint research on digital avatars for virtual concerts in an effort to boost development in metaverse technology. The metaverse — a virtual environment where users interact through digital avatars [...]

K-pop Group Lovelyz Member Tests Positive for Coronavirus

K-pop Group Lovelyz Member Tests Positive for Coronavirus

SEOUL, June 23 (Korea Bizwire) — K-pop girl group Lovelyz has gone into self-quarantine after one of its members tested positive for the new coronavirus, its management agency said Wednesday. The band’s vocalist Seo Ji-soo was told she tested positive Tuesday morning, a day after she voluntarily got tested for the virus upon being notified [...]

Cosmetics Firms Investing in Microbiome Research

Cosmetics Firms Investing in Microbiome Research

SEOUL, June 23 (Korea Bizwire) — Cosmetics manufacturers are scrambling to study microbiomes after the recent discovery that they have outstanding anti-aging qualities. The term microbiome is a combination of the words ‘microbe’ and ‘biome’, and refers to the microorganisms living in the human body, as well as their genetic information. South Korean cosmetics maker [...]

Korean Creators in High Demand in Global Content Productions

Korean Creators in High Demand in Global Content Productions

SEOUL, June 23 (Korea Bizwire) – Thanks to the growing global presence of South Korean content through online streaming platforms, the world’s entertainment industry is wooing Korean professionals who are behind big-name films and TV series. Not only screenwriters and directors who have come into the spotlight for their global hits like Netflix originals “Sweet [...]

‘Medical AI’ Competition Heats Up as Scope of Services Broadens

‘Medical AI’ Competition Heats Up as Scope of Services Broadens

SEOUL, June 23 (Korea Bizwire) — Medical artificial intelligence (AI) companies are making great strides with the scope of their services being diversified from the diagnosis of hard-to-diagnose diseases to the prediction of the risk of being afflicted with specific diseases. South Korean startup VUNO Inc. published the world’s first cardiac arrest-related paper in the [...]

BTS Tops Billboard Hot 100 for 4th Week, Breaking ‘Dynamite’ Record

BTS Tops Billboard Hot 100 for 4th Week, Breaking ‘Dynamite’ Record

SEOUL, June 22 (Korea Bizwire) — BTS’ latest megahit dance-pop song “Butter” retained the No. 1 position on the Billboard’s main albums chart for the fourth consecutive week in the group’s best record on the chart since its debut. “”Butter” is officially No. 1 on this week’s Hot 100 chart for a fourth consecutive week. [...]

S. Korean Content Creators Get a Love Call from Overseas

S. Korean Content Creators Get a Love Call from Overseas

SEOUL, June 22 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s talented content creators are getting a love call from overseas as Korean-made content including dramas are enjoying rising popularity worldwide through global media giants such as Netflix. In particular, professionals with specialty in creation and post-production such as entertainment design, color correction and visual effects (VFX) are [...]