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Everland Goes ‘Smart’ with IT Technology

Everland Goes ‘Smart’ with IT Technology

SEOUL, Nov. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — Everland, the amusement park operating unit of Samsung C&T Corp., is incorporating cutting-edge information technology to amusement facilities and customer service to provide smart access to visitors. Samsung C&T announced on Sunday the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Friends program for Everland in collaboration with Samsung Electronics. The program [...]

8 out of 10 People “Interested” in Virtual Reality Content

8 out of 10 People “Interested” in Virtual Reality Content

SEOUL, Oct. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — As a flood of theme parks and gaming centers featuring virtual reality (VR) content have been attracting customers, a new survey highlighting the interest in VR content by the mass public was published yesterday. According to the market research firm Embrain, 81.3 percent of 1,000 adult respondents between the [...]

KT’s AR Shopping Platform Named Innovative Service of the Month

KT’s AR Shopping Platform Named Innovative Service of the Month

SEOUL, Sept. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — KT Corp., South Korea’s leading wireless and fixed-line services provider, said Monday its mobile shopping service using augmented reality (AR) technology placed first among dozens of global innovative services rated by a market consulting firm. The company’s AR Market, which allows users to look at AR videos of products [...]

Virtual Reality Service on IPTV to Be Available by Year-end…KT CEO

Virtual Reality Service on IPTV to Be Available by Year-end…KT CEO

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 12 (Korea Bizwire) --KT Corp., South Korea’s leading wireless and fixed-line services provider, will launch a virtual reality service on Internet protocol television by the end of the year, its CEO said Wednesday, in a move to boost its presence in the growing business. Hwang Chang-gyu made the announcement in a meeting [...]

Virtual Makeup at Your Fingertips

Virtual Makeup at Your Fingertips

SEOUL, May 15 (Korea Bizwire) — Hyundai Department Store announced on May 13 that it will be releasing a new virtual makeup service on its official online store, thehyundai.com. The major department store chain partnered with Meitu, China’s top app developer, to accelerate its efforts to lead a retail tech trend in Korea by making [...]

VR, AR Become New Trends in S. Korea’s Gaming Industry

VR, AR Become New Trends in S. Korea’s Gaming Industry

SEOUL, Apr. 3 (Korea Bizwire) — Augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) technologies are sparking new trends in South Korea’s gaming market, industry watchers said Tuesday, with local developers utilizing them in new titles. Netmarble Games plan to unveil “Fishing Strike” this month, which is a mobile-based title that provides users with an immersive [...]

VR Theme Park Opens in Seoul

VR Theme Park Opens in Seoul

SEOUL, March 22 (Korea Bizwire) — A virtual reality theme park has opened in Seoul’s popular Hongdae neighborhood, and will serve as a hub of VR content production and distribution. VR Square, a multi-purpose cultural venue, was established as part of the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism and the Korea Creative Content Agency’s joint efforts [...]