Pay at Starbucks with a coin?

PlayCoin has launched the PlayShop service. PlayShop is a service that aims to bring cryptocurrency into our daily lives by enabling coupon payments with PlayCoins. Focusing on the life service industry including Starbucks and other cafes, dessert cafes, bakeries, and convenient stores, users can buy product coupons with PlayCoins and exchange them for real products …

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Disposable Paper Cold Cups To Replace Plastic Containers

Repaper announced that they successfully developed a 100% material-level reusable eco-friendly coating material, RP500, for paper food containers that can replace disposable plastic cups. Paper food containers that are applied with RP500 are waterproof and can be 100% reusable as raw materials. The company is expecting that the new product can replace widely-used plastic cups …

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Naver Webtoon Establishes Webtoon IP Bridge Company

Naver Webtoon announced that it has established Studio N, an IP bridge company that adapts original  webtoons to films. Studio N serves a bridge role. By supporting the production and screen release of original work, it operates as a co-producer of film and drama series together with existing production companies. The aim of the subsidiary …

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‘Action Power’, AI Speech Recognition Start-up, Attracts Investment

Action Power received investment from Spring Camp. Action Power is a start-up that  develops artificial intelligence speech recognition technology and related services. The company is designing a Korean speech recognition engine on its own and also provides Reviewiser, an artificial intelligence dictation web service that utilizes speech recognition technology. In the future, the start-up plans …

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WISHUPON “Going to Station F in France”

WISHUPON, a shopping wish list application, announced that it was selected by Station F, a startup campus based in Paris, France. Station F is part of the French government’s initiative, La French Tech, to support the development of the start-up ecosystem, occupying 34,000㎡ or 366,000sq.ft. Over 30 Multi-national companies such as Facebook, Google, and LVMH are …

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Naver Smartspeaker meets Minions

Naver said that it will launch the Friends mini Minions line that applies Minions, Universal Studios’ famous character, to its smartspeaker line, Friends mini on July 26. The Friends mini is Naver’s smartspeaker product line that is equipped with Clova, Naver’s AI platform. Its size is compact at 72×78.1×110mm weighing 268g, which makes it small …

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The accumulated number of registered users for business card management app called “Remember” surpassed 2 million.

Drama & Company revealed that the accumulated number of registered users for business card management app called “Remember” surpassed 2 million. Also, more than 100 million business cards have been saved through the app. The company’s driving force of winning 2 million subscribers is 99.95% high accuracy based on its manual transcription technology that sets …

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