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KT Launches Mobile App for Fine Dust Map

KT Launches Mobile App for Fine Dust Map

SEOUL, Feb. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — KT Corp., South Korea’s leading telecommunications company, said Monday it launched an air quality monitoring application to provide detailed information on fine dust across the nation. The new mobile app, Air Map Korea, provides real-time information on fine-dust levels and suggests useful information for daily lives to address rising [...]

Samsung Steps Up Galaxy S10 Promotion Ahead of Launch

Samsung Steps Up Galaxy S10 Promotion Ahead of Launch

SEOUL, Feb. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co. is stepping up efforts to draw consumer attention to its new flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S10, ahead of its official launch in early March, company sources said Monday. The South Korean tech giant plans to throw parties with K-pop stars for Galaxy smartphone users in Seoul, [...]

Samsung Set to Unveil 5G Smartphone in U.S. in H1

Samsung Set to Unveil 5G Smartphone in U.S. in H1

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co. said Monday it plans to roll out its first fifth-generation (5G) Galaxy smartphone in the United States within the first half of the year. The global tech giant unveiled the ambitious plan during a press conference on its future vision and key business projects for [...]

Naver to Debut AI, Robotics Technologies at CES

Naver to Debut AI, Robotics Technologies at CES

SEOUL, Jan. 7 (Korea Bizwire) – Naver Corp., South Korea’s dominant Internet portal and search engine, on Monday announced the global debut of its artificial intelligence (AI) and other breakthrough robotic technologies at an upcoming international exhibition. Naver will be showcasing its portfolio of 13 technologies for the first time at the Consumer Electronics Show [...]

E-cigarette Makers Using Aggressive Marketing Tactics

E-cigarette Makers Using Aggressive Marketing Tactics

SEOUL, Dec. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — Makers of e-cigarettes are employing an active marketing strategy, reaching out directly to consumers, industry officials said Monday. KT&G, Philip Morris Korea and British American Tobacco (BAT) Korea have all set up departments to exclusively promote sales of their e-cigarettes and are increasing the number of their street stores. [...]

Shinsegae TV Shopping Sells Movie Tickets in Industry First

Shinsegae TV Shopping Sells Movie Tickets in Industry First

SEOUL, Nov. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — Shinsegae TV Shopping, the home shopping arm of retail giant Shinsegae, showed outstanding performance in movie ticket sales as it adopted a new strategy by inviting a popular movie star to host a home shopping program that sells movie tickets. Shinsegae TV Shopping attracted more than 500,000 people to [...]

Millions of ‘Idol Sandwiches’ Sold Only Months After Their Debut

Millions of ‘Idol Sandwiches’ Sold Only Months After Their Debut

SEOUL, Nov. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — So-called ‘idol sandwiches,’ known to be favored by certain K-pop stars, are selling like hotcakes at convenience stores. GS25, a major convenience store franchise, said that YouUs Idol’s Favorite Sandwich topped all food sales charts just two and a half months after its release, with more than 5 million [...]

Online Malls Enjoy Sales Boom with Discount Events

Online Malls Enjoy Sales Boom with Discount Events

SEOUL, Nov. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s online malls have raked in sales during massive discount campaigns held well in advance of Black Friday in the United States, according to industry insiders Sunday. Major online malls and market places presented door-busting deals in early November to entice consumers even before department stores and discount [...]

Samsung Unveils Upcoming Foldable Smartphone

Samsung Unveils Upcoming Foldable Smartphone

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co. on Wednesday showcased its upcoming smartphone with a foldable display slated to be released in the early part of 2019. At the Samsung Developer Conference 2018 held in San Francisco, the South Korean tech giant outlined some specs of its much-anticipated Infinity Flex Display technology, [...]