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Seoul City to Ban “Uber Taxi” Operation for Passenger Safety Concerns

Seoul City to Ban “Uber Taxi” Operation for Passenger Safety Concerns

SEOUL, July 22 (Korea Bizwire) – The Seoul Metropolitan government is considering a ban on smartphone app-based private driver service “Uber” for fear of passenger safety and leakage of financial information of the users of the app. On July 21, the city government responded sternly against the illegal call taxi operating app Uber and urged its

“Hackathon” to Be Held to Infuse Outside Information to North Korea

“Hackathon” to Be Held to Infuse Outside Information to North Korea

SEOUL, July 22 (Korea Bizwire) – An ICT competition will be held to penetrate North Korea’s severely controlled information network and send in outside information of the “free world.” According to Radio Free Asia, the Human Rights Foundation, a North Korea human rights group, will hold a “hackathon” event, competing participants’ skills bypassing North Korea’s

Samsung Electronics Says, “Executives Shall Now Fly Coach”

Samsung Electronics Says, “Executives Shall Now Fly Coach”

SEOUL, July 22 (Korea Bizwire) – The record drop in the sales revenue of Samsung Electronics in the second quarter of this year — often referred to as the “earnings shock” by the media — forced tightening of its belt, starting from cutting down of its executives’ travel expenses. Samsung Electronics announced on July 18 that

Law School on the Wane, Pharmacy School on the Rise in Korea

Law School on the Wane, Pharmacy School on the Rise in Korea

SEOUL, July 22 (Korea Bizwire) – Unlike in the past, law schools in Korea are losing its popularity. Fewer students are knocking on the doors of law schools due to high tuitions and the fact that law credential will not guarantee a safe career path. On the contrary, pharmacy schools are streaming with applicants. According

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