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LG’s G6 Sells over 30,000 in S. Korea in Just 2 Days

LG’s G6 Sells over 30,000 in S. Korea in Just 2 Days

SEOUL, March 12 (Korea Bizwire) – LG Electronics Inc. said Sunday that its latest high-end smartphone, the G6, has sold over 30,000 units in just two days since its debut here, heralding better-than-expected sales down the road. LG Electronics began selling the G6 in South Korea on Friday, as it seeks to revive its money-losing [...]

Drones to Watch Over Unruly Drivers on Korean Motorways

Drones to Watch Over Unruly Drivers on Korean Motorways

SEOUL, March 9 (Korea Bizwire) – Starting March 11, the Korean National Police Agency is deploying drones on South Korea’s key highways to curb traffic violations including DUI, reckless or revenge driving, and other “selfish” driving routines such as driving on the shoulder.  The new initiative is a part of the agency’s special crackdown operation [...]

Seoul to Announce Plans for Global Leadership in Drone Industry

Seoul to Announce Plans for Global Leadership in Drone Industry

SEOUL, March 6 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea will soon come up with measures to promote its leadership in the global market for drones, the government said Monday, also announcing plans to host a conference toward that end.  The one-day conference on drones will be held Friday in Seoul, involving hundreds of government officials and [...]

S. Korea to Deregulate AI, VR, Fintech Sectors

S. Korea to Deregulate AI, VR, Fintech Sectors

SEOUL, Feb. 16 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea announced plans Thursday to ease regulations on three industries — artificial intelligence (AI), virtual reality (VR) and financial technology, or fintech — as part of the government’s aggressive deregulation drive to find a new growth engine.  The Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning reported a set [...]

S. Korea to Invest 500 Bln Won to Foster Drone Industry in next 3 Yrs

S. Korea to Invest 500 Bln Won to Foster Drone Industry in next 3 Yrs

SEJONG, Dec. 6 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea will spend a total of 500 billion won (US$428 million) in the coming three years to foster the rapidly growing drone industry as a new growth engine for Asia’s fourth-largest economy, the trade ministry here said Tuesday.  “The drone technology generates massive ripple effects on conventional industries, [...]

Samsung Sells 25,000 Gear S3 Smartwatches in 10 Days in S. Korea

Samsung Sells 25,000 Gear S3 Smartwatches in 10 Days in S. Korea

SEOUL, Nov. 21 (Korea Bizwire) – Samsung Electronics Co. said Monday it has sold more than 25,000 Gear S3 smartwatches in South Korea since it began selling the smartwatches at home on Nov. 11.  Samsung unveiled the Gear S3 Frontier and S3 Classic in September, featuring a mobile payment function, longer battery life and built-in [...]

S. Korea to Expand Use of Drones to Delivery, Life-Saving Missions

S. Korea to Expand Use of Drones to Delivery, Life-Saving Missions

SEOUL, Nov. 17 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korean firefighters may soon start using drones in their search and rescue missions, while remote controlled drones may also help save lives by airlifting much needed medicine and other emergency supplies to people in areas often stranded by seasonal floods or heavy snowfall, the government said Thursday.  One [...]

Patents for Personal Transport Grow with More Koreans “Riding Solo”

Patents for Personal Transport Grow with More Koreans “Riding Solo”

DAEJEON, Nov. 16 (Korea Bizwire) – Personal transport gadgets have grown increasingly popular in Korea in recent years, with more people riding devices like electric kick scooters or “wheels” either as a means of transportation or simply for recreational purposes.  These electric machines grant mobility unachievable by conventional vehicles, and are easy to carry around, [...]

Korean Startup Presents DIY Internet of Things

Korean Startup Presents DIY Internet of Things

SEOUL, Nov. 7 (Korea Bizwire) – The latest product by Korean startup Luxrobo brings IoT to a whole new level.  Unlike most IoT devices that come as a single complete product (i.e. robot vacuum), Luxrobo’s “MODI” allows users to turn electronics or household appliances of their choosing into IoT devices, using technology that the company [...]