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VR, AR Become New Trends in S. Korea’s Gaming Industry

VR, AR Become New Trends in S. Korea’s Gaming Industry

SEOUL, Apr. 3 (Korea Bizwire) — Augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) technologies are sparking new trends in South Korea’s gaming market, industry watchers said Tuesday, with local developers utilizing them in new titles. Netmarble Games plan to unveil “Fishing Strike” this month, which is a mobile-based title that provides users with an immersive [...]

Food Companies Woo Health-conscious Consumers with Low Calorie Foods

Food Companies Woo Health-conscious Consumers with Low Calorie Foods

SEOUL, Apr. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean food companies are introducing low calorie ice creams, instant noodles and other products to meet demand from the growing number of health-conscious consumers, industry sources said Monday. Binggrae Co. recently began marketing its “Beauty Inside” ice cream, which has 50 percent less sugar and 80 percent less [...]

Convenience Stores Woo Clients with PB Combination Goods: Sources

Convenience Stores Woo Clients with PB Combination Goods: Sources

SEOUL, Apr. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s convenience store chains are introducing private-label (PB) products that combine the features of best-selling items to entice clients seeking new products at lower prices, industry sources said Friday. 7-Eleven’s PB Yoghurt Flavored Jelly, a combination of yogurt and jelly, has gained popularity since its debut in 2016 [...]

Eyebrows Raised as CJ CGV Plans Potentially Offensive PR Event

Eyebrows Raised as CJ CGV Plans Potentially Offensive PR Event

SEOUL, Mar. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — CJ CGV, South Korea’s largest multiplex chain, has come under criticism for a promotional event that asks customers to dress and speak like “foreigners” for discounts, with many voicing concerns that it could potentially prompt borderline racism. The world’s fifth-largest multiplex theater company announced Wednesday that it will offer [...]

Hyundai Unveils Essentia Concept at New York Auto Show

Hyundai Unveils Essentia Concept at New York Auto Show

SEOUL, Mar. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — Hyundai Motor Co., South Korea’s largest carmaker, said Thursday that it has unveiled its Essentia concept at the New York International Auto Show. The all-electric, high-performance concept provides a vision of the future of the Genesis luxury sub-brand, the carmaker said. Hyundai Motor produces Genesis-badged models under an independent [...]

Samsung Unveils S. Korea’s Largest LED Signage

Samsung Unveils S. Korea’s Largest LED Signage

SEOUL, Mar. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co. on Thursday said it has finished installing the country’s largest light-emitting diode (LED) signage in southern Seoul, tapping deeper into the emerging business. The South Korean tech giant said the signage was installed at COEX, which is a shopping mall and convention center, located in the [...]

AmorePacific Taps Australia with Popular Brand Laneige

AmorePacific Taps Australia with Popular Brand Laneige

SEOUL, Mar. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — AmorePacific Group, a major cosmetics maker here, said it entered the Australian market Wednesday with one of its most popular brands, as the company accelerates its overseas push in the face of a sharp decline in the number of Chinese tourists. Products of AmorePacific’s mid-end Laneige are now available [...]

Samsung Bioepis’ Ontruzant Hits Britain

Samsung Bioepis’ Ontruzant Hits Britain

SEOUL, Mar. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean biopharmaceutical firm Samsung Bioepis Co. said Friday its biosimilar cancer drug Ontruzant has begun selling in Britain following approval from a European regulator. Global health care company MSD has begun distributing the biosimilar that references Switzerland-based Roche Holding’s Herceptin, also known as Trastuzumab, in the country, Samsung [...]

Samsung Showcases Galaxy S9 Series with Stronger Camera, AR Features

Samsung Showcases Galaxy S9 Series with Stronger Camera, AR Features

SEOUL, Feb. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co. on Monday showcased the new flagship Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus smartphones, which boast improved cameras and augmented reality (AR) features. During the showcase event on the eve of the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, Spain, the South Korean tech giant unveiled the much-awaited 5.8-inch [...]