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Streaming Music Service Users Look to Music Recommendations on Rainy Days

Streaming Music Service Users Look to Music Recommendations on Rainy Days

SEOUL, Jul. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — A recent survey by KaKao, the operator of the nation’s largest music streaming service, Melon, found that subscribers to the service used the “music recommendation function” 28 percent more often on rainy days than on sunny ones. The recommendations are based on the weather conditions of the day. Especially [...]

S. Korea to Provide Numerical Weather Prediction Expertise to China

S. Korea to Provide Numerical Weather Prediction Expertise to China

SEOUL, Jul. 31 (Korea Bizwire) — The Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA) said Monday that it will hand over its numerical weather prediction (NWP) technology that it developed for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics to China, the host of the 2022 Winter Games. “To that end, a Korea-China NWP model cooperation workshop will be held at [...]

Weather Targeting Boosts Meteorological Industry

Weather Targeting Boosts Meteorological Industry

SEOUL, Feb.12 (Korea Bizwire) – With weather targeting or weather-based marketing becoming increasingly popular in Korea, the domestic meteorological industry grew to 370 billion won last year. Officials are expecting that it will exceed 400 billion won this year. The Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA) and Korea Meteorological Industry Promotion Agency recently announced the results of [...]

Weather a Key Factor to Boost Sales

Weather a Key Factor to Boost Sales

SEOUL, Nov.30 (Korea Bizwire) – ‘Weather Management’ is rising as a new method for companies to create new businesses and enhance the efficiency of management overall. According to a report entitled ‘Understanding Weather Management and its Possibilities’ issued by the Korea Institute for Industrial Economics and Trade (KIET), weather management is a field with a [...]

Arthritis Patients Better Weather Forecasters than Meteorologists

Arthritis Patients Better Weather Forecasters than Meteorologists

SEOUL, Aug. 6 (Korea Bizwire) - The accuracy of weather forecasts during the recent monsoon season was under 30 percent, stirring up criticism directed towards the Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA). The accuracy of the forecasts on days when it rained was 27.9 percent during the 43-day monsoon season (June 17 to July 29). The numbers say [...]