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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 [...]

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 [...]

Hyundai Merchant to Launch Unit Train Service to Europe Through China

Hyundai Merchant to Launch Unit Train Service to Europe Through China

SEOUL, Dec. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — Hyundai Merchant Marine Co. said Tuesday it will soon launch a block train service to Europe via the Trans China Railway (TCR) from South Korea. The unit train service to Europe by way of China will be the first of its kind, although South Korean firms have already launched [...]