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Tech Meets Beauty to Create Smart Skin Solutions

Tech Meets Beauty to Create Smart Skin Solutions

SEOUL, Nov. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — Kim Na-yul, a 38-year-old PR manager in Seoul, regularly sees dermatologists to get “intensive care” to erase dark spots and shrink the pores on her nose and cheeks. “After I turned 30, I started buying more expensive creams and essences. And in recent years, I decided to get help [...]

iPhone 8 with Swelling Battery Reported in South Korea

iPhone 8 with Swelling Battery Reported in South Korea

SEOUL, Nov. 9 (Korea Bizwire) – A South Korean smartphone retailer on Thursday reported that a new iPhone 8 smartphone produced by U.S.tech giant Apple Inc. was found to have a seemingly swollen battery, causing concerns about safety. There have been a number of reports related to battery-swelling problems surrounding Apple’s new flagship smartphone since its global release in September. The iPhone 8 was launched in the South Korean market earlier this [...]

Carpool Startup and Seoul at Odds over Exactly When Commuting Hours Are

Carpool Startup and Seoul at Odds over Exactly When Commuting Hours Are

SEOUL, Nov. 9 (Korea Bizwire) – A rift has formed between the Seoul Metropolitan Government and the startup community over the legality of a carpool service’s latest feature that ultimately comes down to whether going to and from work in the middle of the day can be considered a “commute”. On November 6, Poolus introduced [...]

Send Tweets Up to 280 Characters, Unless Language is Korean, Chinese, or Japanese

Send Tweets Up to 280 Characters, Unless Language is Korean, Chinese, or Japanese

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 8 (Korea Bizwire) – Sending tweets up to 280 characters is now a possibility for all users, though Twitter has stated Korean, Chinese and Japanese messages will be sticking to the original 140-character limit. On November 7, an announcement detailing the change was posted on Twitter’s official blog. What is eye-catching is [...]

Seniors Strongly Prefer Mobile Web Over Desktop

Seniors Strongly Prefer Mobile Web Over Desktop

SEOUL, Nov. 6 (Korea Bizwire) – A new survey has revealed that South Korean seniors heavily rely on smartphones for internet access instead of desktops. According to the survey by global pollster Nielsen Korea, South Koreans in their 50s and 60s make up more than half of the so-called the ‘mobile-only’ tribe, composed of individuals who [...]

Kakao Bank Says Regulations Likely to Delay Innovation in Banking Sector

Kakao Bank Says Regulations Likely to Delay Innovation in Banking Sector

SEOUL, Nov. 3 (Korea Bizwire) — The head of Kakao Bank, South Korea’s second Internet-only bank, expressed concern Friday that restrictions on ownership of a financial firm by a non-financial company could undermine innovation in the country’s banking sector. “The pace of innovation could slow down unless the restrictions are eased,” Yun Ho-young, one of [...]

CJ HelloVision Introduces AI Chatbot

CJ HelloVision Introduces AI Chatbot

SEOUL, Nov. 3 (Korea Bizwire) – CJ HelloVision has introduced ‘Udi’, an AI chatbot that will provide counseling services for Hello Mobile Direct, the company’s online mobile shopping mall. The artificial intelligence-powered chatbot uses big data to answer questions from online customers in real time. Even for non-registered Hello Mobile users, Udi can help choose mobile [...]

Baidu’s AI Program Set to Widen Gap with Samsung Through 2022

Baidu’s AI Program Set to Widen Gap with Samsung Through 2022

SEOUL, Nov. 3 (Korea Bizwire) – Chinese tech giant Baidu Inc. is expected to emerge as a major player in the field of voice-recognizing artificial intelligence programs through 2022, an industry tracker said Friday, widening the gap with Samsung Electronics Co.’s Bixby. The penetration rate of Samsung Electronics’ Bixby in the field is expected to reach 5.4 percent in 2022, falling sharply from 12.7 percent posted in 2017, Strategy [...]