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Return of 1st-generation K-pop Bands Bring Old Fans Back Together

Return of 1st-generation K-pop Bands Bring Old Fans Back Together

SEOUL, Nov. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — The origin of today’s globally acclaimed K-pop’s allure unquestionably dates back to the late 1990s, when the music scene witnessed the birth of the first batch of K-pop stars and their enthusiastic fans. First-generation bands like H.O.T., Sechs Kies, S.E.S. or Fin.K.L who laid the foundation for today’s K-pop [...]

Handwriting by Patient Suffering from Rare Disease Made into Computer Font

Handwriting by Patient Suffering from Rare Disease Made into Computer Font

SEOUL, Nov. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — Letters handwritten by a patient suffering from a rare incurable disease have been processed, using artificial intelligence (AI) technology, to be used as a computer font. South Korea’s top portal operator, Naver Corp. announced on Monday that the font, titled ‘Let’s Walk Together’, will be available for free distribution. [...]

Cheongju’s Culture Factory C Draws Attention on Urban Regeneration Project

Cheongju’s Culture Factory C Draws Attention on Urban Regeneration Project

CHEONGJU, Nov. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — With the 11th Cheongju Craft Biennale under way, its main venue, the Culture Factory C, a tobacco factory-turned-cultural facility, has been under the spotlight as a successful model of urban revitalization. The international craft festival began in the central inland city of Cheongju at Culture Factory C and several [...]

Telco-cable TV Mergers to Reshape S. Korean Media Market

Telco-cable TV Mergers to Reshape S. Korean Media Market

SEOUL, Nov. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s telecom players and cable TV network operators are set to join forces to retain and attract more customers in the face of toughening competition with global content providers, gearing up for a major shift in the local media market. The process of mergers and acquisitions (M&As) between [...]