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Mega-hit Game ‘PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds’ to Land in S. Korea

Mega-hit Game ‘PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds’ to Land in S. Korea

SEOUL, Aug. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — Kakao Games Corp., the game unit under Kakao Corp., which operates South Korea’s most-used mobile messenger Kakao Talk, said Monday that it will publish mega-hit computer game “PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds” in South Korea. Under an agreement with Bluehole Inc., Kakao Games will launch the multiplayer online battle video game in [...]

S. Korea to Provide Numerical Weather Prediction Expertise to China

S. Korea to Provide Numerical Weather Prediction Expertise to China

SEOUL, Jul. 31 (Korea Bizwire) — The Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA) said Monday that it will hand over its numerical weather prediction (NWP) technology that it developed for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics to China, the host of the 2022 Winter Games. “To that end, a Korea-China NWP model cooperation workshop will be held at [...]

Uber, KB Financial Team Up for Food Delivery Service in S. Korea

Uber, KB Financial Team Up for Food Delivery Service in S. Korea

SEOUL, Jul. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — Global app-based rideshare service operator Uber Technologies Inc. and South Korea’s KB Financial Group Inc. have signed an agreement to work together to launch a domestic food delivery service, the financial conglomerate said Monday. Uber is expected to launch the food delivery service, UberEATS, in South Korea by the [...]

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 [...]

SK Telecom, SM Entertainment to Join Hands for Content, New Biz

SK Telecom, SM Entertainment to Join Hands for Content, New Biz

SEOUL, Jul. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s top mobile carrier SK Telecom Co. and major entertainment agency SM Entertainment said Monday they will join forces through a series of stock sales among their affiliates, in order to beef up their content business and search for new opportunities. Under the deal, SK Telecom will buy [...]

S. Korean Convenience Store Chain Taps Iran

S. Korean Convenience Store Chain Taps Iran

SEOUL, Jul. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — BGF Retail Co., the operator of South Korea’s largest convenience store chain CU, said Friday it signed a franchise deal with an Iranian company marking the first overseas expansion for a convenience store operator. Under the agreement, home appliances firm Entekhab Investment Development Group will take charge of investment [...]

Hyundai Heavy Inks MOU for Marine Engine Plant in Saudi Arabia

Hyundai Heavy Inks MOU for Marine Engine Plant in Saudi Arabia

SEOUL, Jul. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., a major shipyard here, said Wednesday that it has signed a memorandum of understanding with Saudi Aramco and others to build a plant in Saudi Arabia that will make engines used for ships and power generation. The Hyundai Heavy-Aramco consortium will spend US$400 million to [...]