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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 [...]

LG to Promote Masterpiece Drawings via Signage Solution

LG to Promote Masterpiece Drawings via Signage Solution

SEOUL, Jul. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — LG Electronics Inc. said Monday it participated in an exhibition in Seoul promoting drawings from the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910) by utilizing the latest 88-inch Ultra Stretch signage solution. The company said it installed the signage solution at the exhibition hosted by Kansong Art and Culture Foundation and the Seoul [...]

Social Media Influencers Next Big Thing for Retail Marketing

Social Media Influencers Next Big Thing for Retail Marketing

SEOUL, Jun. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — Kim Min-kyung, a 23-year-old newlywed, says her life revolves around Instagram, from getting tips to buying beauty products. She is a huge fan of Im Ji-hyun, an online celebrity and beauty guru with over 7.9 million followers who avidly keep close tabs on her every move. Im is better [...]

More Overseas Consumers Buy K-pop Merchandise from Local Vendors

More Overseas Consumers Buy K-pop Merchandise from Local Vendors

SEOUL, Jun. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — Popular online shopping mall 11Street’s platform that allows overseas individuals to make purchases from South Korean vendors revealed that Taiwanese shoppers had topped the list of foreign buyers who purchased K-pop idol-related goods. 11Street revealed today that the largest percentage of its online overseas buyers came from Taiwan, accounting [...]

LG Uplus Partners with Shinil to Produce IoT-powered Fans

LG Uplus Partners with Shinil to Produce IoT-powered Fans

SEOUL, Jun. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — LG Uplus Corp. said Thursday it will release a new fan equipped with the Internet-of-Things (IoT) technology under cooperation with Shinil Industrial Co., a local appliance manufacturer. LG Uplus said the new IoT fan will connect to its “IoT@home” application, allowing users to easily activate and control the product. [...]