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BLACKPINK’s ‘How You Like That’ Tops 500 mln YouTube Views at Record Speed

BLACKPINK’s ‘How You Like That’ Tops 500 mln YouTube Views at Record Speed

SEOUL, Sept. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — The music video of South Korean girl group BLACKPINK’s hit song “How You Like That” exceeded 500 million YouTube views in the shortest time in K-pop history, the band’s agency said Tuesday. The music video surpassed the 500 million mark around 3:50 a.m. Tuesday, 73 days after its release [...]

2nd Generation Korean Americans Step Up to Give Hope to Homeless

2nd Generation Korean Americans Step Up to Give Hope to Homeless

SEOUL, July 16 (Korea Bizwire) — Second generation Korean compatriots in the United States are gaining attention after giving homeless women a makeover. Second generation Korean Americans working as a make-up artist, film producer, and photographer in Los Angeles shot ‘homeless makeover’ videos to bring new hope to homeless people. In the first episode, they [...]

Google to Strengthen Monitoring of Fake News and Illegal Content on YouTube

Google to Strengthen Monitoring of Fake News and Illegal Content on YouTube

SEOUL, July 10 (Korea Bizwire) — Google’s video-sharing platform YouTube will cooperate with South Korea to closely monitor and prevent the spread of fake news and illegal content, South Korea’s telecommunications regulator said Friday, citing a Google executive. Google’s Senior Vice President Neal Mohan made the comments during a videoconference with Han Sang-hyuk, chairman of [...]

Google to Correct Unfair Subscription Practices for YouTube Premium Service in S. Korea

Google to Correct Unfair Subscription Practices for YouTube Premium Service in S. Korea

SEOUL, June 25 (Korea Bizwire) — Google LLC will correct unfair subscription practices related to its YouTube Premium service in South Korea, Seoul’s telecommunications regulator said Thursday. Local consumers will be able to cancel the YouTube Premium service immediately and will be eligible for refunds based on their remaining subscription period, the Korea Communications Commission [...]

Historical Distortion of Japan’s Forced Labor Spreads Across YouTube

Historical Distortion of Japan’s Forced Labor Spreads Across YouTube

SEOUL, June 23 (Korea Bizwire) — Japan’s Industrial Heritage Information Center in Tokyo, criticized for distorting historical facts related to forced labor on Hashima Island — also known as Gunkanjima — turned out to be the tip of the iceberg as fake information on history regarding forced labor by Imperial Japan continues to spread online. [...]

First-person Football Videos Gaining Popularity on YouTube

First-person Football Videos Gaining Popularity on YouTube

SEOUL, June 8 (Korea Bizwire) — YouTube videos of people playing football from a player’s standpoint are going viral among football fans as the coronavirus is forcing people away from the sport. The videos offer an enjoyable experience to football enthusiasts as if they are actually playing on the field. Searching for ‘first-person football player’ [...]