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Ikea to Improve Accessibility Through E-commerce, City Center Stores: CEO

Ikea to Improve Accessibility Through E-commerce, City Center Stores: CEO

GOYANG, Apr. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — Ikea Group’s CEO Jesper Brodin said Thursday the global furniture giant will move to improve accessibility to its services through expansion of online business and opening of stores in city centers. The company said it plans to launch an e-commerce channel in South Korea by August, nearly four years [...]

Hyundai Mobis to Test Semi-autonomous Vehicle in U.S. This Year

Hyundai Mobis to Test Semi-autonomous Vehicle in U.S. This Year

SEOUL, Apr. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — Hyundai Mobis Co., South Korea’s biggest auto parts maker, said Thursday it will test a self-driving vehicle in the United States this year, with an aim to mass-produce a semi-autonomous car in 2022. The company said it plans to start test driving a vehicle named M.BILLY on the motorways [...]

SK Unveils AI Solution for Reviewing Resumes

SK Unveils AI Solution for Reviewing Resumes

SEOUL, Apr. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — SK Holdings Co. on Monday showcased a new human resources solution that utilizes artificial intelligence (AI) technology, allowing clients to simplify the process of reviewing resumes. The company said the program, “Aibril HR,” will be utilized by the local recruitment service provider Scout. Under the cooperation, the two companies [...]

GM Hints at Withdrawing Debt-for-equity Swap Plan for S. Korean Unit

GM Hints at Withdrawing Debt-for-equity Swap Plan for S. Korean Unit

SEOUL, Apr. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — U.S. automobile giant General Motors Co. hinted at possible willingness to withdraw the planned debt-for-equity swap for GM Korea Co., in an apparent bid to induce the state creditor to pump more cash into the financially-troubled South Korean unit, industry sources said Sunday. According to the sources, GM Executive [...]

LG Joins with Italian Furniture Firm for IoT Experience

LG Joins with Italian Furniture Firm for IoT Experience

SEOUL, Apr. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — LG Electronics Inc. said Friday it has joined forces with Italy-based furniture firm Natuzzi Group to jointly develop a smart home package boasting Internet-of-Things (IoT) technology. Under the arrangement, LG and Natuzzi will showcase smart home solutions at the Milano Design Week slated for later this month, including jointly [...]

S. Korea’s Convenience Store Industry Nears Saturation

S. Korea’s Convenience Store Industry Nears Saturation

SEOUL, Apr. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — When Chung Sung-yeop opened a franchise convenience store in a commercial district of northern Seoul in 2015, there was one competing store within a 1-kilometer radius. Since then, three more convenience stores have opened within easy reach of his outlet, squeezing profits and hurting sales. “Literally, the convenience store [...]