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Seoul Hosts Quirky Festivals to Crown Masters of Sleep and Talent

Seoul Hosts Quirky Festivals to Crown Masters of Sleep and Talent

SEOUL, May 18 (Korea Bizwire) – This weekend, the banks of the Han River in Seoul will become an unusual stage for citizens to showcase their diverse talents, from sleep prowess to singing and dancing skills. On Saturday, May 18 at 2 p.m., the Seoul Metropolitan Government will host the “Han River Sleep Masters Competition” on [...]

Shinsegae Live Shopping Pioneers AI Broadcast Summary Service

Shinsegae Live Shopping Pioneers AI Broadcast Summary Service

SEOUL, May 17 (Korea Bizwire) – Shinsegae Live Shopping, a leading home shopping platform in South Korea, has introduced an industry-first ‘AI Broadcast Summary’ service that leverages artificial intelligence to directly analyze and summarize live broadcasts, the company announced on May 16.  This innovative service employs AI technology to identify key product features and points of [...]

Samsung Launches Gift Funding Campaign for Meaningful Occasions

Samsung Launches Gift Funding Campaign for Meaningful Occasions

SEOUL, May 17 (Korea Bizwire) – Samsung Electronics announced on May 16 that it is introducing a ‘Gift Funding’ campaign to cater to consumers who desire practical gifts for special occasions.  Building upon last year’s successful ‘Bespoke Wedding Funding’ initiative targeted at engaged couples, the company has expanded the scope to encompass a broader range of [...]

Highway Worker Honored for Pioneering Color-Coded Lane Markers

Highway Worker Honored for Pioneering Color-Coded Lane Markers

SEOUL, May 14 (Korea Bizwire) – A South Korean highway employee who pioneered the use of color-coded lane markers at highway exits over a decade ago has been awarded one of the country’s highest civilian honors. On May 11, the Ministry of the Interior and Safety held a Government Innovation Awards ceremony, bestowing honors on six [...]

South Korea Explores Fungus as Eco-Friendly Solution to Control Stick Insect Outbreaks

South Korea Explores Fungus as Eco-Friendly Solution to Control Stick Insect Outbreaks

SEOUL, May 10 (Korea Bizwire) – The National Institute of Biological Resources, an affiliate of South Korea’s Ministry of Environment, has announced the potential use of a fungus to reduce the recent mass outbreaks of stick insects in the greater Seoul metropolitan area, with findings showing that over 90% of the insects were killed by an [...]

South Korea’s Low-Rate Baby Loan Program Attracts 5 Trillion Won in Applications

South Korea’s Low-Rate Baby Loan Program Attracts 5 Trillion Won in Applications

SEOUL, May 6 (Korea Bizwire) – A special loan program in South Korea offering rock-bottom interest rates for newlywed couples and new parents has drawn more than 5 trillion won in applications just three months since its launch, data showed on May 5. The “New Baby” loan program, introduced on January 29 by the Ministry [...]

Augmented Reality App Revives Memorial for Korean Laborers Demolished in Japan

Augmented Reality App Revives Memorial for Korean Laborers Demolished in Japan

TOKYO, May 1 (Korea Bizwire) – A memorial honoring Korean workers during Japan’s colonial occupation, which was dismantled by authorities in Gunma Prefecture in January, has been digitally resurrected through an augmented reality (AR) application, according to a report by the Asahi Shimbun on April 30. The “AR Korean Workers’ Memorial” app allows users to virtually [...]

Seoul to Host Leisurely ‘Swim, Bike, Run’ Event Along the Han River

Seoul to Host Leisurely ‘Swim, Bike, Run’ Event Along the Han River

SEOUL, Apr. 24 (Korea Bizwire) – Seoul will be the stage for the inaugural “Slow and Steady Han River Triathlon Festival” (translated) on June 1 and 2, inviting participants to complete swimming, cycling, and running events within 48 hours at Ttukseom Hangang Park in Gwangjin District, the city government announced on April 23.  Planned personally by [...]

Hyundai Brings Cooling Film Technology to Drivers in Pakistan

Hyundai Brings Cooling Film Technology to Drivers in Pakistan

SEOUL, Apr. 22 (Korea Bizwire) –Hyundai Motor Company is offering Pakistani drivers some relief from the region’s scorching summer temperatures through an innovative nanotechnology that drastically reduces interior vehicle heat without tinted windows. The South Korean automaker launched a campaign called “Made Cooler by Hyundai” this month to install its proprietary “nano cooling film” on [...]