USA–A Korean-American woman has won the jackpot in Las Vegas. Xochitl Hwang (52) is the developer of Onionmap, which has been chosen as the official online map of the city of Las Vegas. An obscure little Korean firm edged out global giants Google, Yahoo, Microsoft and AOL.
Onionmap, made by Korea’s Quriocity with technology developed in Korea, is a three-dimensional, interactive map which also helps with shopping, sightseeing, hotel and restaurant reservations and community activities. Within Onionmap, all services are one-stop. The company is expected to make W400 billion per year from Las Vegas reservations, out of an average of W4 trillion in annual revenues Las Vegas earns from tourism (US$1=W1,291).