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Five-star Hotels Launch Delivery and Drive-thru Services amid Pandemic

Five-star Hotels Launch Delivery and Drive-thru Services amid Pandemic

BUSAN, Sept. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — Struggling with the coronavirus, a five-star hotel in the southern port city of Busan has decided to provide food delivery services as well as drive-thru services to sustain business. With the spread of ‘untact’ services, Lotte Hotel Busan launched a new drive-thru menu on Monday to meet growing demand for [...]

Churches in Seoul Hold Online Services on 1st Sunday Under Strict Distancing Guidelines

Churches in Seoul Hold Online Services on 1st Sunday Under Strict Distancing Guidelines

SEOUL, Aug. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — Under the government directive to hold socially distanced services, churches in Seoul remained empty on Sunday with some exceptions. This was the first Sunday since the government increased the intensity of its social distancing guidelines in Seoul and its surrounding regions a week ago. Placed under Level 2 in [...]

Consumer Complaints Growing over Quality of 5G Service

Consumer Complaints Growing over Quality of 5G Service

SEOUL, Aug. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — Despite its overwhelming speed and data processing advantages, South Korea’s 5G service is facing growing consumer complaints primarily for poor call quality resulting from a shortage of 5G base stations, a consumer watchdog said Wednesday. The number of applications for 5G service-related damage redress filed by consumers during the [...]

Virtusa Launches New Services that Balance the Need to Reduce Costs and Maintain Innovation

Virtusa Launches New Services that Balance the Need to Reduce Costs and Maintain Innovation

SOUTHBOROUGH, Mass., July 22 (Korea Bizwire) – Virtusa Corporation (NASDAQ GS: VRTU), a global provider of digital strategy, digital engineering, and IT services and solutions that help clients change and disrupt markets through innovation engineering, today announced new enterprise cost optimization services that balance the need to reduce cost and remain competitive. Adverse global market conditions are [...]

Tech Giants Take Advantage of Legal Gray Area, to the Detriment of S. Korean Consumers

Tech Giants Take Advantage of Legal Gray Area, to the Detriment of S. Korean Consumers

SEOUL, May 6 (Korea Bizwire) — Global tech companies, which are making huge profits in South Korea, have been criticized for their behavior in the local market, by failing to comply with domestic policies or excluding the country from major services. Netflix Services Korea Ltd., the Korean unit of the U.S. streaming giant, filed a [...]

Drive-through Services Spread Nationwide

Drive-through Services Spread Nationwide

SEOUL, March 20 (Korea Bizwire) — As the coronavirus outbreak continues to spread, more people are shunning direct contact with others. In turn, drive-through services where people can purchase goods and services from their own cars is gaining popularity. Pohang Jecheol Middle School, located in Pohang, North Gyeongsang Province, distributed school materials to families of [...]

Businesses Introduce Products, Services to Overcome ‘Corona Blues’

Businesses Introduce Products, Services to Overcome ‘Corona Blues’

SEOUL, March 20 (Korea Bizwire) — A growing number of South Koreans are becoming depressed as they suffer from the effects of the so-called ‘corona blues,’ a depressive phenomenon caused by a lack of outdoor activities due to the coronavirus outbreak. The ‘corona blues’ refers to a depressive symptom for staying indoors for too long. [...]

S. Korean Protestant Churches Defy Social Distancing Directives

S. Korean Protestant Churches Defy Social Distancing Directives

SEOUL, March 17 (Korea Bizwire) — As cases of mass coronavirus infections are breaking out at a number of churches around Seoul, people are criticizing Protestant churches that insist on holding services despite the current outbreak. Recently, a case of mass infection at the River of Grace Community Church in Seongnam, just south of Seoul [...]