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Samsung Joins 20th Century Fox, Panasonic For HDR(High Dynamic Range) Alliance

Samsung Joins 20th Century Fox, Panasonic For HDR(High Dynamic Range) Alliance

SEOUL, Aug. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co. said Monday it agreed to join U.S. 20th Century Fox and Japan-based Panasonic Corp. to expand the ecosystem for the High Dynamic Range (HDR) 10 Plus technology. The South Korean tech giant said the companies agreed to establish an alliance for the HDR 10 Plus technology. [...]

KT Joins Forces with Nokia to Further Develop 5G Mobile Network

KT Joins Forces with Nokia to Further Develop 5G Mobile Network

SEOUL, Aug. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — KT Corp., a South Korean broadband Internet and mobile phone company, said Friday it has joined forces with Nokia Corp. to further develop the technology for a commercial use of the fifth-generation (5G) mobile network. KT said its head Hwang Chang-kyu and his counterpart Nokia President and CEO Rajeev [...]

PyeongChang, U.S. Olympic Body Launch Youth Mentorship Program

PyeongChang, U.S. Olympic Body Launch Youth Mentorship Program

SEOUL, Aug. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — The organizing committee for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics and the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) on Tuesday announced their launch of a Korean youth mentorship program. In a statement, the organizations said the goodwill campaign is part of the USOC’s “Thank You, PyeongChang” initiative, designed to “contribute to [...]

Samsung Bioepis Joins Hands with Takeda to Develop Novel Drugs

Samsung Bioepis Joins Hands with Takeda to Develop Novel Drugs

SEOUL, Aug. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean biopharmaceutical firm Samsung Bioepis Co. said Monday that it has reached an agreement with Japan-based drug giant Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Ltd. to jointly develop new original drugs in a bid to expand its business area beyond copies of drugs. Under the partnership, the two will develop novel [...]

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 [...]