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SK Telecom Joins Mapping Consortium for Global High-definition Maps

SK Telecom Joins Mapping Consortium for Global High-definition Maps

SEOUL, May 23 (Korea Bizwire) — SK Telecom Co., South Korea’s largest mobile carrier, said Wednesday that it has joined a mapping consortium with three regional partners to make a global high-definition map for autonomous vehicles. The OneMap Alliance — which also includes HERE Technologies, NavInfo of China and Increment P (IPC)/Pioneer of Japan — [...]

Mobile Content Providers Turn to Idols for Marketing Push

Mobile Content Providers Turn to Idols for Marketing Push

SEOUL, May 22 (Korea Bizwire) — Smartphone content platforms are hiring popular idol stars to tout their wares, which experts say is a strategy that hinges on the fan base of popular stars aimed at expanding user numbers quickly. SK Broadband exclusively aired “EXO’s World Trip on a Ladder” yesterday via its mobile app Oksusu. [...]

Samsung’s Smartphone Recycling Program Wins U.S. Environmental Award

Samsung’s Smartphone Recycling Program Wins U.S. Environmental Award

SEOUL, May 18 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co.’s “upcycling” efforts to utilize outdated smartphones’ parts to create new products and save materials was acknowledged as one of the major environmental movements in the United States, industry sources said Friday. U.S. industry tracker Environmental Leader recognized the Samsung Electronics’ program as the “Judges’ Choice” for [...]

Korean Companies Target Growing “Kids’ Market”

Korean Companies Target Growing “Kids’ Market”

SEOUL, May 15 (Korea Bizwire) — Telecommunications platforms and portal websites are competing for the sizeable market catering to services for children. Experts say that businesses are implementing strategies that target parents willing to invest big bucks for their kids. In the process, businesses are also able to secure a new generation of customers. According [...]

Virtual Makeup at Your Fingertips

Virtual Makeup at Your Fingertips

SEOUL, May 15 (Korea Bizwire) — Hyundai Department Store announced on May 13 that it will be releasing a new virtual makeup service on its official online store, thehyundai.com. The major department store chain partnered with Meitu, China’s top app developer, to accelerate its efforts to lead a retail tech trend in Korea by making [...]

S. Korean Mobile Carriers Speeding Up Release of Children’s Content

S. Korean Mobile Carriers Speeding Up Release of Children’s Content

SEOUL, May 14 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean mobile carriers are expanding their release of content targeting children users through their artificial intelligence platforms, industry watchers said Monday, as the IT industry for younger consumers is anticipated to continue to grow sharply down the road. The country’s No. 2 mobile carrier KT Corp. currently provides [...]

New App Combats Smartphone Addiction Among Youth

New App Combats Smartphone Addiction Among Youth

SEOUL, May 10 (Korea Bizwire) — The Korea Communications Commission (KCC) announced yesterday the development of a smartphone application that will foster the prevention of smartphone addiction in youth. One function of the application locks the screen of the smartphone when a young user is walking while using the device. The service will initiate today. [...]