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SK Holdings, SoCar Launch Car-sharing Business in Malaysia

SK Holdings, SoCar Launch Car-sharing Business in Malaysia

SEOUL, Jan. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — SK Holdings, the holding firm of South Korean energy and telecom conglomerate SK Group, said Thursday it has launched a car-sharing business in Malaysia by joining hands with South Korea’s No. 1 car-sharing startup SoCar. SoCar Malaysia — a joint venture between SK Holdings and SoCar — kicked off [...]

Samsung Elec, LG Display Get Spotlight at CES

Samsung Elec, LG Display Get Spotlight at CES

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — New products from South Korea’s Samsung and LG received rave reviews from multiple foreign media after their showcase at the Consumer Electronics Show under way here Thursday. Samsung Electronics’ “The Wall,” the first MicroLED TV, and the rollable display from LG Display stood out the most, being selected [...]

Luxury ‘Strawberry Buffets’: Latest Fad Among Trendy South Korean Consumers

Luxury ‘Strawberry Buffets’: Latest Fad Among Trendy South Korean Consumers

SEOUL, Jan. 11 (Korea Bizwire) – With a new consumer tendency that prioritizes satisfaction over cost-effectiveness sweeping across South Korea, an increasing number of luxury hotels are introducing strawberry buffets to target trendy consumers. ‘Strawberry desert buffets’ are almost becoming an annual event at luxury hotels in South Korea, as a growing number of consumers now [...]

Kakao Corp. to Launch Debit Cards to Compete in Offline Payment Market

Kakao Corp. to Launch Debit Cards to Compete in Offline Payment Market

SEOUL, Jan. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — Kakao Corp., the operator of the country’s top mobile messenger service Kakao Talk, will launch debit cards next week to jump into the offline payment business, company officials said Friday. Promotional events are already under way before the official launch Wednesday for the debit cards that will be linked [...]

Hyundai to Open ‘Genesis Gangnam’ Exhibition Hall to Promote Genesis Models

Hyundai to Open ‘Genesis Gangnam’ Exhibition Hall to Promote Genesis Models

SEOUL, Jan. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — Hyundai Motor Co., South Korea’s biggest carmaker by sales, said Thursday it will open an exhibition hall in Seoul to promote its sub-brand Genesis models. In the two-story Genesis Gangnam exhibition hall, which is set to open Saturday in the affluent Gangnam district in southern Seoul, visitors will be [...]

LG Electronics Launches ThinQ AI Brand

LG Electronics Launches ThinQ AI Brand

SEOUL, Dec. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — LG Electronics Inc. on Wednesday introduced its new artificial-intelligence brand named ThinQ, which will be used in its upcoming home appliances. The South Korean tech giant said ThinQ products will have various AI technologies, including LG’s DeepThinQ system, and provide optimized services to consumers through deep-learning technology. The brand [...]