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Hong Sang-soo’s ‘The Day After’ Invited to Toronto, New York film Fests

Hong Sang-soo’s ‘The Day After’ Invited to Toronto, New York film Fests

SEOUL, Aug. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean director Hong Sang-soo’s latest film “The Day After” has been invited to two international film festivals, Toronto and New York, set to open next month, its local distributor said Wednesday. The 21st feature from Hong will be screened in the Masters’ section which introduces the latest from [...]

LG, Samsung Tech Firms Sweep Viral Video Ads Chart

LG, Samsung Tech Firms Sweep Viral Video Ads Chart

SEOUL, Aug. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s top two tech firms, Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics, swept the chart for the week’s most viral video ads, according to an advertising industry website Friday. LG’s “Nano Cell Super Match,” featuring a shooting match between Steven Gerrard and Adam Lallana of Liverpool, scored over 33 million [...]

Uber Launches Food Delivery Service in S. Korea

Uber Launches Food Delivery Service in S. Korea

SEOUL, Aug. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — Uber Technologies Inc. launched its food delivery service in South Korea on Thursday, joining the country’s heated delivery service app market. The mobile application UberEATS allows users to select food from registered restaurants and deliver the dishes by its delivery partners, its local unit Uber Korea said. “Food delivery [...]

Samsung to Live-stream Concert of Coldplay via VR Device

Samsung to Live-stream Concert of Coldplay via VR Device

SEOUL, Aug. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co. said Thursday it will live-stream a concert of British rock band Coldplay slated for later this month through its virtual-reality device, the Gear VR. The South Korean tech giant said users of the Gear VR in around 50 countries will be able to enjoy the concert [...]

New Exhibit Contemplates Historic Importance of Traditional Fairy Tales

New Exhibit Contemplates Historic Importance of Traditional Fairy Tales

SEOUL, Aug. 8 (Korea Bizwire) – Children’s books reflect a nation’s identity and livelihood and they, in turn, play a crucial role in nurturing and consolidating the nature of the people, wrote Bang Jeong-hwan for a local magazine in 1922. Bang (1899-1931) was a children book writer and an activist who fought for children’s rights. [...]

SK Telecom Introduces Portable AI Device

SK Telecom Introduces Portable AI Device

SEOUL, Aug. 8 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s top mobile carrier SK Telecom Co. on Tuesday launched a portable edition of its artificial intelligence (AI) device NUGU, in a bid to expand its presence in the fast-growing sector. First released in September last year, NUGU is focused on providing household-related services. SK Telecom said the [...]

S. Korea’s Jecheon to Host Int’l Expo on Korean Medicine, Biotech Industry in Sept.

S. Korea’s Jecheon to Host Int’l Expo on Korean Medicine, Biotech Industry in Sept.

JECHEON, Aug. 3 (Korea Bizwire) — The city of Jecheon, central South Korea, will play host to an international exhibition focused on the Korean medicine and biotech industry in September in a bid to develop the Korean herbal medicine-based biotech industry into a future growth engine, organizers said Thursday. The upcoming World Korean Medicine-Bio Industry [...]