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KT Launches AI Service in Seoul Hotel

KT Launches AI Service in Seoul Hotel

SEOUL, Jul. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — KT Corp., South Korea’s biggest Internet service provider, said Wednesday it will provide its artificial intelligence (AI) assistant platform to a hotel in Seoul. GiGA Genie Hotel — an advanced voice recognition butler service that allows hotel room guests to control lighting or use various concierge services — will [...]

Sejong Institute Foundation Distributes Korean Language Learning App

Sejong Institute Foundation Distributes Korean Language Learning App

SEOUL, Jul. 17 (Korea Bizwire) – The King Sejong Institute Foundation, a promoter of the Korean language and culture overseas, has revealed today that it is distributing a smartphone application that allows users to study the language on mobile devices. The app provides three categories of studies: basic grammar, conversation and mid-level vocabulary. The application [...]

Samsung, LG Anticipated to Unveil New Smartwatches Soon

Samsung, LG Anticipated to Unveil New Smartwatches Soon

SEOUL, Jul. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean tech giants are expected to showcase new smartwatches within a few months, industry watchers said Thursday, as they seek to catch up with market leader Apple Inc. According to the sources, Samsung Electronics is expected to showcase the successor of the Gear S3 smartwatch around the upcoming [...]

Streaming Music Service Users Look to Music Recommendations on Rainy Days

Streaming Music Service Users Look to Music Recommendations on Rainy Days

SEOUL, Jul. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — A recent survey by KaKao, the operator of the nation’s largest music streaming service, Melon, found that subscribers to the service used the “music recommendation function” 28 percent more often on rainy days than on sunny ones. The recommendations are based on the weather conditions of the day. Especially [...]

Hyundai Invests in Australian Car Sharing Firm

Hyundai Invests in Australian Car Sharing Firm

SEOUL, Jul. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — Hyundai Motor Co. has landed a partnership with a Sydney-based car sharing start-up to develop a smartphone application that allows for a person-to-person ride sharing service, the company said Wednesday. Under the partnership with Car Next Door, Hyundai Motor aims to launch an app-based “new mobility service” in Australia [...]

Apple Smartphones Have Highest Resale Value

Apple Smartphones Have Highest Resale Value

SEOUL, Jul. 3 (Korea Bizwire) — The resale value of secondhand smartphones a year after their initial purchase was highest for Apple products, followed by phones made by Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics, respectively. This is according to results released yesterday by Good Mobile, which reviewed 4 million data records regarding 19 types of smartphones [...]

New App Allows Easier Heart Illness Diagnosis

New App Allows Easier Heart Illness Diagnosis

SEOUL, Jul 2. (Korea Bizwire) — A new smartphone application that can identify heart diseases based on the sound of a heartbeat recorded via one’s smartphone is about to be released South Korea for the first time. During initial trials, the application demonstrated accuracy levels of up to 90 percent. A medical research team comprising [...]

Samsung, Apple Reach Settlement over Design Dispute

Samsung, Apple Reach Settlement over Design Dispute

SEOUL, Jun. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co. said Thursday it has reached an agreement with Apple Inc. to settle the latest legal dispute surrounding alleged smartphone design infringement “We cannot provide any details other than that we reached an agreement with Apple,” a source from Samsung Electronics said. Samsung refrained from disclosing other [...]