[Weekender] Korean firms use Olympics as sales booster

The Summer Olympic Games that kicked off Friday in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, are a bonanza for major Korean businesses that have suffered from sluggish domestic consumption for years. Companies across...

Updated : 2016.08.05 17:14

[Weekender] Augmented reality beyond gaming and entertainment

The explosive popularity of Nintendo and Niantic’s augmented reality game “Pokemon Go” has set off a boom in Korea, with companies, the government and consumers thinking about how the combination ...

Updated : 2016.07.29 17:34

[Weekender] 'Pokemon Go’ spotlights augmented reality’s potential

The explosive popularity of Nintendo and Niantic’s GPS-based mobile game “Pokemon Go” around the world, including South Korea, has thrust into the spotlight the core technology behind the game -- ...

Updated : 2016.07.29 17:31

[Weekender] Pokemon no longer child’s play

The augmented reality smartphone game “Pokemon Go” is fueling the already hyped-up market for “kidults,” a newly coined term that combines “kid” and “adult.” The Pokemon craze worldwide is l...

Updated : 2016.07.29 16:55

[Weekender] Augmented reality shines only with right storytelling

Following the “Pokemon Go” craze, the Korean government and companies are looking to pour money into advancing the local augmented reality sector. This is not the first time for Korea to push for ...

Updated : 2016.07.29 16:50

[Weekender] Pokemon -- strong story meets technological potential

The emerging technology augmented reality is showing immense potential in the digital world especially after the success of “Pokemon Go,” a location-based AR mobile game. AR, in fact, is nothing n...

Updated : 2016.07.29 15:42

[Weekender] Body type determines eating choices

You do not have to look far to stay healthy during summer, as run-of-the-mill foods such as watermelon and cold buckwheat noodles can do the trick, according to Korean traditional medicine. The key...

Updated : 2016.07.22 17:15

[Weekender] Healthy, tasty local dishes that nourish during summer

During summer, some Koreans may think of the phrase “iyeolchiyeol” when deciding what to eat. Similar to the popular English idiom “fight fire with fire,” Koreans are known to tackle the scorch...

Updated : 2016.07.22 17:09

[Weekender] Eat to beat the heat

On a scorching hot summer day, you start to feel sluggish and dizzy while perspiring heavily. Feeling dehydrated and low on energy, you instinctively grab a glass of cold water, gulp it down and look...

Updated : 2016.07.22 16:52

[Weekender] Keeping cool with food over the centuries

An exhibition on how Korea’s forefathers refreshed themselves during long, sweltering summer days is on at the National Folk Museum in Seoul, offering modern-day tips on how to keep cool. “The e...

Updated : 2016.07.22 16:40

[Weekender] Data analysis helps Memebox find beauty market niche

Memebox is a relatively new face in the South Korean beauty industry which is largely dominated by cosmetics giants such as Amorepacific, Estee Lauder and MAC. Entering a market occupied by such est...

Updated : 2016.07.15 17:56

[Weekender] Techno valley -- Korea’s start-up hub

Techno valleys in Korea are playing a pivotal role as hubs for technology start-ups as the government pushes to boost innovation through policy measures. Pangyo Techno Valley in Seongnam, Gyeonggi P...

Updated : 2016.07.15 17:45

[Weekender] ‘Changing the way we work’

The Korean economy has hit a wall. Conventional management methods have run their course. Aging systems, where corporate owners run their businesses with employees accustomed to their ironclad cont...

Updated : 2016.07.15 17:32

[Weekender] Ilsan out to emulate Pangyo's success

The Gyeonggi government announced last month that it has chosen Ilsan as the site for a large-scale advanced tech cluster focusing on visual reality and IT health care services. The Ilsan techno val...

Updated : 2016.07.15 17:23

[Weekender] Pangyo shakes things up with young, creative approach

Pangyo Techno Valley, a tech hub modelled after Silicon Valley in the U.S., is emerging as a new national growth engine as South Korea’s conventional manufacturing industries stutter. The complex l...

Updated : 2016.07.15 15:46