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SK Telecom, Starbucks to Test AI Order

SK Telecom, Starbucks to Test AI Order

SEOUL, Aug. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — SK Telecom Co., South Korea’s No. 1 mobile carrier, said Tuesday it joined forces with Starbucks Korea to allow users of its artificial intelligence (AI) device NUGU to order drinks via voice. Under the agreement, SK Telecom plans to connect NUGU to Starbuck’s order application, allowing users to order [...]

Major Flagship Smartphones to Lock Horns over Camera

Major Flagship Smartphones to Lock Horns over Camera

SEOUL, Aug. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — Major flagship smartphones to be unveiled this year are anticipated to come with dual-lens cameras, industry watchers said Thursday, seeking to grab larger slices of the market by promoting top-notch photography features. Industry watchers said Samsung Electronics Co.’s new flagship smartphone set to be showcased next week, presumably the [...]

Used iPhones Retain Value Better than Samsung’s Galaxy Series

Used iPhones Retain Value Better than Samsung’s Galaxy Series

SEOUL, Aug. 16 (Korea Bizwire) – Apple’s iPhones are more popular than its rival Samsung’s phones in the secondhand mobile market, according to a new study. Findings from a study released by market researcher Strategy Analytics on Tuesday revealed that from last November to July this year, the prices of iPhone 7 handsets traded on [...]

More TV Networks Entering Mobile Video Market

More TV Networks Entering Mobile Video Market

SEOUL, Aug. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean TV networks are launching complementary mobile-centric brands to court the changing media consumption trends and tastes among smartphone-savvy younger generations, according to industry insiders Wednesday. SBS TV launched Mobidic, a mobile brand that currently operates 20 channels on 12 different platforms, including YouTube and Facebook. Mobidic produces [...]

AI Speaker Manufacturers Vie to Secure Local Users to Boost Competitiveness

AI Speaker Manufacturers Vie to Secure Local Users to Boost Competitiveness

SEOUL, Aug. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean artificial intelligence (AI) speaker manufacturers are scrambling to lock in consumers that are critical for boosting their competitiveness moving forward, industry watchers said Tuesday. SK Telecom, the country’s largest mobile operators, and Naver Corp., the top Internet portal operator here, have recently unveiled half-price and free speakers [...]

Mega-hit Game ‘PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds’ to Land in S. Korea

Mega-hit Game ‘PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds’ to Land in S. Korea

SEOUL, Aug. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — Kakao Games Corp., the game unit under Kakao Corp., which operates South Korea’s most-used mobile messenger Kakao Talk, said Monday that it will publish mega-hit computer game “PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds” in South Korea. Under an agreement with Bluehole Inc., Kakao Games will launch the multiplayer online battle video game in [...]