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Sejong Launches High-Tech Bicycle Sharing Initiative

Sejong Launches High-Tech Bicycle Sharing Initiative

SEJONG, Aug. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — The city of Sejong has kicked off the first bicycle sharing service in the nation featuring IoT technology. According to the municipal government of Sejong, the smartphone application “New Eoulling,” an upgraded version of the existing bike sharing service, allows users to access shared bicycles by tracking them via [...]

Vending Machines to Start Selling Beef

Vending Machines to Start Selling Beef

SEOUL, Jun. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — Starting at the end of this month, beef will be available through IoT-based vending machines for purchase by consumers. The measure is aimed at relaxing measures previously binding the livestock industry while helping consumers gain easier access to beef. When beef goes on sale at vending machines, consumers will [...]

Samsung C&T Introduces “Smart Home”

Samsung C&T Introduces “Smart Home”

SEOUL, May 29 (Korea Bizwire) — At an apartment complex in Seoul, a woman comes home from the supermarket. As she enters the corridor, an air shower system activates, and fine dust is removed with ease. Feeling refreshed, she enters the living room. With a wave of her right hand, the curtains are drawn automatically. [...]

Samsung to Install Bixby in Wider Range of Products

Samsung to Install Bixby in Wider Range of Products

SEOUL, May 17 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co. said Thursday it will apply its artificial intelligence (AI) voice recognition system, Bixby, to a wider range of home appliances in line with its vision to establish an Internet-of-Things (IoT) ecosystem for households. Kim Hyun-suk, head of the company’s consumer electronics division, said it is important [...]

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 [...]

SK Broadband Joins Ties with Domino’s Pizza to Track Deliveries

SK Broadband Joins Ties with Domino’s Pizza to Track Deliveries

SEOUL, Apr. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s IT firm SK Broadband Inc. said Monday it has joined forces with popular chain Domino’s Pizza to allow users to track locations of orders using Internet-of-Things (IoT) technology. SK Broadband said the delivery drivers of Domino’s will be given a device that connects to the ordering systems [...]

PyeongChang Opening Ceremony Nearly Disrupted by Hackers

PyeongChang Opening Ceremony Nearly Disrupted by Hackers

SEOUL, March 21 (Korea Bizwire) — The PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics were close to starting off on a bad note had hackers behind a cyber-attack that occurred during the March 9 opening ceremony harbored greater ill-intentions. Named “Olympic Destroyer”, the malicious code caused IPTVs in the Olympic Main Press Center to switch off and made [...]

Samsung Adds Solutions for IoT, Fingerprint Scanning in Foundry Portfolio

Samsung Adds Solutions for IoT, Fingerprint Scanning in Foundry Portfolio

SEOUL, Mar. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co. said Wednesday it has added solutions specialized for the Internet-of-Things (IoT) and fingerprint scanning in its foundry portfolio. The foundry business refers to making chips for other companies that do not have a semiconductor plant. The South Korean tech giant said it started shipping IoT and [...]