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Historic Text to be Recreated as Part of 3D Database

Historic Text to be Recreated as Part of 3D Database

CHEONGJU, May 22 (Korea Bizwire) — The “Anthology of Great Buddhist Priests’ Zen Teachings” (also known as “Jikji”), the world’s oldest existing book printed with moveable metal type, will be re-created and incorporated into a 3D database. The Korea Culture Information Service Agency has selected the Goryeo Virtual Reality Program proposed by the Jikji Korea [...]

S. Korean Mobile Carriers Speeding Up Release of Children’s Content

S. Korean Mobile Carriers Speeding Up Release of Children’s Content

SEOUL, May 14 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean mobile carriers are expanding their release of content targeting children users through their artificial intelligence platforms, industry watchers said Monday, as the IT industry for younger consumers is anticipated to continue to grow sharply down the road. The country’s No. 2 mobile carrier KT Corp. currently provides [...]

Seoul City Gov’t Launches Upgraded Version of Foreigners-only Tour Pass

Seoul City Gov’t Launches Upgraded Version of Foreigners-only Tour Pass

SEOUL, May 9 (Korea Bizwire) — An upgraded version of the foreigners-only Seoul tour pass is now available for travelers visiting the city, the Seoul Metropolitan Government said Wednesday. The Discover Seoul Pass comes with a variety of discount benefits or complimentary offers for key tourist hotspots that have newly been added, the city government [...]

South Korean Bourse Taps Artificial Intelligence

South Korean Bourse Taps Artificial Intelligence

SEOUL, May 4 (Korea Bizwire) — The Korea Exchange announced Thursday that it has initiated a new market surveillance system based on artificial intelligence. The main bourse operator said the construction of the new system, EXIGHT, was complete and a kickoff celebration was held the same day. EXIGHT is a portmanteau of the words “exchange” [...]

Asia’s Largest Arboretum to Showcase Siberian Tigers

Asia’s Largest Arboretum to Showcase Siberian Tigers

BONGHWA, May 4 (Korea Bizwire) — Visitors to the Baekdudaegan National Arboretum will soon be able to come face to face with Siberian tigers roaming wild in the 4.8-hectare forest, equivalent in size to seven football fields. The arboretum celebrated its opening yesterday with a ceremony attended by over 1,000 people including arboretum officials and [...]

Samsung to Supply Onyx Cinema LED Solution to Latin America

Samsung to Supply Onyx Cinema LED Solution to Latin America

SEOUL, May 1 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co. said Tuesday it agreed to supply its light-emitting diode (LED) display solution to a major Mexican theater chain last week, speeding up efforts to promote global sales of its premium cinema screen. The company said it signed the agreement with the Mexico-based theater chain Cinemex on [...]

K-pop Video Streaming Service Mubeat Launches in Brazil

K-pop Video Streaming Service Mubeat Launches in Brazil

SEOUL, Apr. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — Mubeat, a new K-pop video streaming service, has opened its service in Brazil, according to the company Friday. The app developed by Vlending, a joint entertainment venture formed by MBC and SBS Contents Hub, started its service in the South American country this month, the company announced. The service [...]

Samsung’s Advert on Fridge Customized for India Popular on YouTube

Samsung’s Advert on Fridge Customized for India Popular on YouTube

SEOUL, Apr. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co. said Thursday its advertisement showcasing refrigerators specially made for the Indian market went viral on the video-sharing platform YouTube, claiming the popularity reflects the company’s increasing presence in the growing Asian market. The advertisement, which introduces the Digital Inverter Refrigerator, which can maintain temperature amid power [...]