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KARA Breakup Made Official

KARA Breakup Made Official

SEOUL, Jan. 15 (Korea Bizwire) – Girl group KARA’s dissolution is official, its agency said Friday, confirming what’s already been rumored for the last few weeks. Park Gyu-ri, Han Seung-yeon and Goo Ha-ra won’t be renewing their contracts, which prematurely ended Friday, DSP Media said. They had been scheduled to expire on Feb. 2 but [...]

When Girl Groups Don’t Appear as Girly as They Used to

When Girl Groups Don’t Appear as Girly as They Used to

SEOUL, Sept. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — Girl groups are like fashion. One day you’re in, the next day you’re out. By that logic, Girls’ Generation has outlived people’s expectations, topping music charts, local or international, eight years after its debut. But even the act once considered the most invincible is being dethroned — “Party,” GG’s [...]

Naver Rolls out New Video Streaming App on K-pop Stars

Naver Rolls out New Video Streaming App on K-pop Stars

SEOUL, July 31 (Korea Bizwire) – Naver, South Korea’s top Internet portal operator, rolled out a real-time video streaming app on Friday that features behind-the-scenes stories of popular K-pop artists, as it seeks to expand its global presence with the new mobile media platform. Dubbed V, the app is designed to provide footage of top Korean singers [...]

Zoo Kept Female Tiger Reported To Have Eaten Its Own Offspring Out of Stress

Zoo Kept Female Tiger Reported To Have Eaten Its Own Offspring Out of Stress

SEOUL, Jan. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — A female Siberian Tiger kept in Busan’s only zoo, Samjung The Park, is reported to have devoured its own offspring, according to an announcement from the zoo and the Nakdong River Basin Agency of the Ministry of Environment on January 22. The mother tiger gave birth to a cub on December [...]