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CJ Onstyle Partners with Google for Live Commerce Content on YouTube

CJ Onstyle Partners with Google for Live Commerce Content on YouTube

SEOUL, Nov. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — CJ Onstyle, a home shopping unit of South Korean food and entertainment giant CJ Group, announced that it had recently formed a partnership with Google Inc. to start supplying live commerce content on YouTube. The move is a part of the company’s efforts to expand its viewer base towards [...]

YouTube Footage of Itaewon Crowd Crush Spreads National Trauma

YouTube Footage of Itaewon Crowd Crush Spreads National Trauma

SEOUL, Nov. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — Photos and videos of the Itaewon crowd crush on YouTube and other social media platforms are exacerbating the trauma among victims and their families as well as the public. A 29-year-old office worker surnamed Lee who lost a friend in the stampede unintentionally ran into a YouTube video of [...]

Lisa’s ‘Lalisa’ Music Video Passes 500 mln YouTube Views

Lisa’s ‘Lalisa’ Music Video Passes 500 mln YouTube Views

SEOUL, June 25 (Korea Bizwire) — The music video for BLACKPINK member Lisa’s solo song “Lalisa” passed 500 million views on YouTube on Saturday, its management agency said. The video for the title track of her solo debut album released last September reached the milestone at 5:06 a.m., YG Entertainment said. The video recorded 73.6 [...]

Young Generation Shares Stories About Personal Difficulties on YouTube

Young Generation Shares Stories About Personal Difficulties on YouTube

SEOUL, June 3 (Korea Bizwire) — An increasing number of the “MZ generation,” a Korean term referring to those aged between late 10s and 30s, are opening up about depression and other personal difficulties on YouTube. YouTubers have typically been depicting themselves as happy, diligent characters. Some show off their wealth by introducing luxury clothes [...]

Video on Japan’s Controversial ‘Rising Sun Flag’ to Air on YouTube

Video on Japan’s Controversial ‘Rising Sun Flag’ to Air on YouTube

SEOUL, May 12 (Korea Bizwire) — A video advertisement that talks about Japan’s “swastika” flag will air on YouTube, a project spearheaded by Seo Kyoung-duk, a South Korean professor at Sungshin Women’s University in Seoul. Seo spent personal funds to respond to the Japanese Foreign Ministry’s recent video that claims Japan’s Rising Sun Flag doesn’t [...]

Seoul Fashion Week to Become 1st Asian Fashion Week to be Introduced on YouTube Fashion Vertical

Seoul Fashion Week to Become 1st Asian Fashion Week to be Introduced on YouTube Fashion Vertical

SEOUL, March 14 (Korea Bizwire) — Seoul Fashion Week, set to kick off this week, will be introduced on the global streaming platform YouTube’s official fashion and beauty vertical for the first time as a fashion week event in Asia, the city government said Monday. The SFW, organized by the Seoul city government, is South [...]

Child YouTubers Should be Understood as Being Engaged in Labor Rather than Play: Study

Child YouTubers Should be Understood as Being Engaged in Labor Rather than Play: Study

SEOUL, Dec. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — The actions of children introducing toys or performing in YouTube videos should be understood as labor rather than play, a study showed Wednesday. A research team from Ewha Womans University observed and analyzed the child behaviors contained in 788 YouTube videos from nine channels among the nation’s top 100 [...]

Expansion of Metaverse Industry and YouTube Encourages Tech Startups

Expansion of Metaverse Industry and YouTube Encourages Tech Startups

SEOUL, Nov. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — The pandemic has expedited the process of digital transition, increased information and communications technology (ICT) investment and encouraged tech startups. The Ministry of SMEs and Startups reported a 26.1 percent increase in the number of tech startups between January and September of this year, adding a total of 34,240 [...]