ajunews Wednesday,28 February 2024
ECONOMY S. Korean battery maker Samsung SDI makes foray into Viet Nam's electric motorcycle market SEOUL -- South Korea's battery manufacturer, Samsung SDI, has entered Viet Nam's electric motorcycle market, capitalizing on the country's transition towards clean-energy transportation. With over 65 million motorcycles registered and operational in Viet Nam as of 2022, the market presents significant opportunities for electric two-wheelers. Approximately 10 percent of newly registered motorcycles in Viet Nam are powered by battery packs, reflecting a growing trend tow S. Korean battery maker Samsung SDI makes foray into Viet Nams electric motorcycle market
Music BTS' Jungkook ranks 10th on global single chart by international recording association SEOUL -- Jungkook, the youngest artist of BTS, has become the only South Korean singer named in the top 10 list of the global single chart published by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry, a nonprofit organization that represents the global recording industry. The 26-year-old secured the 10th position with his first solo album "Seven." According to the Global Single Chart released by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) BTS Jungkook ranks 10th on global single chart by international recording association
IT S. Korean startup mass-produces new material for high-performance EV batteries SEOUL -- SM Labs, a startup established by the Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, has achieved a breakthrough in the mass production of single-crystal clusters used as cathode electrodes in high-performance batteries designed for rapid-charging electric vehicles (EVs). This milestone comes as battery manufacturers compete to develop high-energy-density 46-series cylindrical batteries, crucial components for next-generation EVs. SM Labs' single-crystal cluster S. Korean startup mass-produces new material for high-performance EV batteries
Tech Seoul to open metaverse-based safety training center for complex emergencies SEOUL -- Seoul's fire and rescue services department created a metaverse-based safety education center where Seoulites can explore evacuation training in case of severe disasters such as an earthquake. The department will release the safety training content on Metaverse Seoul, a virtual platform in which avatar workers handle civic complaints and other administrative services. Metaverse is a virtual world where anyone can engage in many different social and economic activities Seoul to open metaverse-based safety training center for complex emergencies
Tech [MWC 24] KT showcases virtual flying passenger vehicle platform at Barcelona's mobile device exhibition BARCELONA -- South Korea's major telecom company KT has presented a solution that realized urban air mobility flight scenarios in virtual reality at an annual mobile device exhibition in Barcelona. Using the platform called "Urban Air Traffic Management," pilots can explore multiple scenarios in a virtual world before they operate flying taxis in real life. Urban air mobility (UAM) is a next-generation ecosystem that incorporates flying passenger vehicles in urban ar [MWC 24] KT showcases virtual flying passenger vehicle platform at Barcelonas mobile device exhibition
ECONOMY Online shopping mall Gmarket partners with counterpart Shoppy to expand products in Mongolia SEOUL -- Popular ecommerce platform Gmarket has partnered with its Mongolian counterpart, Shoppy, to assist South Korean sellers in expanding their product reach. The Seoul-based online shopping mall operator aims to target consumers already familiar with South Korean products, following the successful entry of major South Korean convenience stores into the Mongolian market. The demand for South Korean products, especially food items like snacks and instant noodles, is high in Mon Online shopping mall Gmarket partners with counterpart Shoppy to expand products in Mongolia
ECONOMY S. Korean athleisure wear maker to open mega-sized 'pop-up store' in Japan to attract more offline customers SEOUL -- Andar, a popular South Korean athleisure brand, will open a mega-sized, two-story pop-up store in an Osaka, Japan department store. The brand aims to attract more Japanese customers through offline experiences after gaining popularity on Japanese ecommerce platforms. Athleisure clothing gained popularity in South Korea over the last decade as people sought comfortable, versatile clothes for indoor training like Pilates and CrossFit. This trend, particularly favored by you S. Korean athleisure wear maker to open mega-sized pop-up store in Japan to attract more offline customers
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