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Hotel Shilla Opens Duty-free Store in Hong Kong Airport

Hotel Shilla Opens Duty-free Store in Hong Kong Airport

SEOUL, Dec. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — Hotel Shilla Co. partially began operating its duty-free chain at the Hong Kong International Airport on Tuesday, expanding its overseas foothold in the business, the company said. The operator of Shilla Duty Free secured the business license for the fragrance, cosmetics and fashion accessories zone at the airport earlier [...]

Samsung Pay Expanding into Mobile Banking Service

Samsung Pay Expanding into Mobile Banking Service

SEOUL, Dec. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co.’s mobile payment system is moving to expand into the banking sector to offer more diverse services to users, the South Korean tech giant said Sunday. The company said that starting Thursday, the payment system installed on some of its newer smartphones can be used to carry [...]

Companies Aim to Boost Sales via Olympics Marketing

Companies Aim to Boost Sales via Olympics Marketing

SEOUL, Dec. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — Companies in South Korea are stepping up efforts to promote consumption through the upcoming PyeongChang 2018 Winter Games, with the quadrennial event just two months away, industry sources said Wednesday. Corporate sponsors of the Winter Games, which can officially use the images or phrases related to the Olympics, are [...]

Samsung to Promote QuickDrive Washers Through Film

Samsung to Promote QuickDrive Washers Through Film

SEOUL, Dec. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co. said Monday it plans to showcase a film on its QuickDrive washers under cooperation with a popular music composer, highlighting how its products can save users time compared with rivals. The company said the 66-minute film, “Washing Machine” will be showcased in London on Tuesday, with [...]

Samsung to Open First LED Theater in Europe

Samsung to Open First LED Theater in Europe

SEOUL, Nov. 30 (Korea Bizwire) – Samsung Electronics Co. said Thursday it will introduce the first LED theater solution in Europe that does not need projectors and improves resolution compared with traditional movie screens. The announcement comes some four months after the South Korean tech giant installed the first cinema LED screen at a major [...]

LG Helps Former NASA Astronaut Experience Moon Landing with VR

LG Helps Former NASA Astronaut Experience Moon Landing with VR

SEOUL, Nov. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — LG Electronics Inc. said Tuesday it assisted a retired NASA astronaut who took part in the ill-fated Apollo 13 mission to experience landing on the moon with Google’s Daydream View VR headset. LG Electronics said it used the V30 smartphone and the Google headset to help the astronaut, Jim [...]

Forgotten Bomb Shelter Shows Stark Reality of National Division

Forgotten Bomb Shelter Shows Stark Reality of National Division

SEOUL, Nov. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — For many and for so long, South Korea may have been a must-visit place, as it remains the last front line of the Cold War where hundreds of thousands of troops confront each other along the heavily fortified military border. But witnessing the true reality of division had never [...]