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SK Telecom’s AI Program to Help Convenience-store Employees

SK Telecom’s AI Program to Help Convenience-store Employees

SEOUL, Jul. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — SK Telecom Co. said Monday it agreed to join forces with a major South Korean convenience store chain to deploy its artificial intelligence product NUGU to help store clerks. The country’s No. 1 mobile carrier said it will test-run NUGU at South Korea’s largest convenience store chain CU in [...]

Wind-Free Air Conditioners Highlight Samsung’s Growing Tech Acumen

Wind-Free Air Conditioners Highlight Samsung’s Growing Tech Acumen

SEOUL, Jul. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics’ dedication to technology development has entered the spotlight, as tech enthusiasts and everyday consumers alike have taken notice of the company’s groundbreaking product releases like the new Wind-Free Air Conditioner. Technologies like the Wind-Free Air Conditioner (it’s exactly what it sounds like) and Samsung washing machines with [...]

Tech Giants to Lock Horns with Flagship Smartphones in H2

Tech Giants to Lock Horns with Flagship Smartphones in H2

SEOUL, Jul. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — Global smartphone giants are expected to compete fiercely in the second half of 2017, industry watchers said Friday, as South Korea’s top two players are fixing the release dates of their latest flagship smartphones next month. Samsung Electronics Co. said it will showcase the presumed Galaxy Note 8 in [...]

Online Shopping Experiencing Growth Surge as Retail Sales Stumble

Online Shopping Experiencing Growth Surge as Retail Sales Stumble

SEOUL, Jul. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — Online shopping is experiencing a growth surge, accounting for close to 20 percent of all retail sales in the first quarter of this year, data showed Friday. Retail transactions in the three months to March totaled 96.56 trillion won (US$85.83 billion), a growth of 4.7 percent from the same [...]

Naver Makes Play for Online Translation Market With New and Improved Tech

Naver Makes Play for Online Translation Market With New and Improved Tech

SEOUL, Jul. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s leading online search company Naver announced that as of today, it will lift the 200-character limit put in place for “Papago”, its artificial intelligence powered translation service. By doing so, Naver has decided to challenge Google head on for supremacy in the Korean translation market. As the two [...]

Government to Invest Over 1.2 Trillion Won in Drone Industry

Government to Invest Over 1.2 Trillion Won in Drone Industry

SEOUL, Jul. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — The South Korean government has announced plans to invest 1.2 trillion won in the country’s drone industry over the next five years, funds that will be used to help develop drone technology and build infrastructure such as drone highways and test sites, in an effort keep up with other competing [...]

Drivers to be Informed of Routine Car Maintenance Schedule via Mobile Messengers

Drivers to be Informed of Routine Car Maintenance Schedule via Mobile Messengers

SEOUL, Jul. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — Collaboration between two quasi-government agencies is set to change the way drivers in South Korea are reminded to book an appointment for regular car maintenance. The Korea Transportation Safety Authority (TS) and the Korea Internet & Security Agency (KISA) signed a memorandum of understanding on Tuesday to use mobile messaging [...]