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Shinsegae Launches Restaurant Queue App

Shinsegae Launches Restaurant Queue App

SEOUL, Sept. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — Shinsegae Group, which operates high-end department stores throughout the nation, announced that it is launching a new smartphone app that will allow shoppers to check, in real-time, the wait time at restaurants situated within Shinsegae malls. Through the service, which launched at Shinsegae’s Gangnam branch yesterday and will roll [...]

Samsung Showcases Air Dresser Clothes Refresher, Challenges LG

Samsung Showcases Air Dresser Clothes Refresher, Challenges LG

SEOUL, Aug. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co. on Tuesday showcased a new garment care appliance that allows users to remove dust and odor at home, seeking to take a slice of the market from LG Electronics Inc.’s Styler, which has dominated the segment. The tech giant’s release of a clothes refresher apparently came [...]

Samsung Unveils Galaxy Note 9 with Stronger Battery, Enhanced Stylus

Samsung Unveils Galaxy Note 9 with Stronger Battery, Enhanced Stylus

SEOUL, Aug. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co. unveiled Friday the Galaxy Note 9 phablet, which is equipped with a new stylus and the best battery and storage among all of its premium devices. The new product could help breathe new life into the company’s IT and mobile division. The company held a showcase [...]

LG Electronics Opens First Overseas AI Research Lab

LG Electronics Opens First Overseas AI Research Lab

SEOUL, Aug. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — LG Electronics Inc. said Wednesday it has opened its first overseas research center devoted solely to the development of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies. The South Korean tech giant said the Toronto AI Lab in Canada will carry out various research through cooperation with the University of Toronto starting from [...]

KT Unveils Blockchain-powered Network

KT Unveils Blockchain-powered Network

SEOUL, Jul. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — KT Corp., South Korea’s second-largest mobile carrier, on Tuesday showcased a new commercial network using blockchain technology for the first time in the world. The company said it also plans to apply its blockchain technology into new emerging businesses, such as energy management and identity authentication. The KT Network [...]

Phone Subscribers Able to Initiate Thrifty Phone Services at ATMs

Phone Subscribers Able to Initiate Thrifty Phone Services at ATMs

SEOUL, Jul. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — New subscribers to budget phones known as “thrifty phones” in Korea will be able to have their phone services initiated at ATMs installed near convenience stores and subway stations. KT M Mobile, a subsidiary of KT Corp., and Annex Telecom have teamed up with Hyosung TNS to allow users [...]

KT Launches AI Service in Seoul Hotel

KT Launches AI Service in Seoul Hotel

SEOUL, Jul. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — KT Corp., South Korea’s biggest Internet service provider, said Wednesday it will provide its artificial intelligence (AI) assistant platform to a hotel in Seoul. GiGA Genie Hotel — an advanced voice recognition butler service that allows hotel room guests to control lighting or use various concierge services — will [...]

Shinsegae to Open its First Independent Hotel in Seoul This Week

Shinsegae to Open its First Independent Hotel in Seoul This Week

SEOUL, Jul. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — Shinsegae Chosun Hotel, the accommodation arm of South Korean retail giant Shinsegae, said Tuesday it plans to open a new boutique hotel in Seoul this week, marking the first time that the business group will operate an independent hotel brand. Hotel L’Escape, located next to Shinsegae’s main department store [...]