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Single-Member Households Continuing to Rise: Data

Single-Member Households Continuing to Rise: Data

SEJONG, Jun. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — The number of one-person households continued to rise last year amid the country’s low birth rate and rapidly aging population, government data showed on Thursday. According to the data compiled by Statistics Korea, the number of single-person households reached 5.61 million as of October last year, up 179,000 or [...]

LG Uplus Partners with Shinil to Produce IoT-powered Fans

LG Uplus Partners with Shinil to Produce IoT-powered Fans

SEOUL, Jun. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — LG Uplus Corp. said Thursday it will release a new fan equipped with the Internet-of-Things (IoT) technology under cooperation with Shinil Industrial Co., a local appliance manufacturer. LG Uplus said the new IoT fan will connect to its “IoT@home” application, allowing users to easily activate and control the product. [...]

More Hypermarkets Adopt Cashierless Checkout Counters in S. Korea

More Hypermarkets Adopt Cashierless Checkout Counters in S. Korea

SEOUL, Jun. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean discount store chain operators said Thursday that they have increased their numbers of cashierless counters in an apparent move to cut costs and queuing times. E-Mart Inc., the country’s largest big-box chain operator, first adopted the system in January and said the number of stores with unmanned [...]

“Out with Secondhand Smoke” in Seoul’s Gangnam District

“Out with Secondhand Smoke” in Seoul’s Gangnam District

SEOUL, Jun. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — In an attempt to stop the spread of secondhand smoke, the local government office of Gangnam-gu in Seoul has announced today that it is cracking down on people smoking in the streets. Gangnam-gu also said it was strengthening efforts to publicize the harms of smoking. Currently, there are a [...]