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New Drone Areas Announced, Including One Near Seoul

New Drone Areas Announced, Including One Near Seoul

SEJONG, Jun. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — For the first time near the capital city of Seoul, a drone district is to be designated on a trial basis. The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (MOLIT) announced yesterday that it is adding three more districts (Hwaseong in Gyeonggi Province, Gwangyang in South Jeolla Province and Seogwipo [...]

Korean Students Set for Cross-America Bike Ride to Campaign for ‘Comfort Women’

Korean Students Set for Cross-America Bike Ride to Campaign for ‘Comfort Women’

LOS ANGELES, Jun. 19 (Korea Bizwire) – Two South Korean college students will set out on a trans-American bicycle ride this week, seeking to boost global awareness of Korean women forced into sexual slavery for Japanese troops during World War II. The students — 25-year-old Baek Hyun-jae and 22-year-old Lee Ho-jun — recently arrived in [...]

Gov’t, Party Officials Agree to Introduce 6-month Grace Period for New Shorter Work Week

Gov’t, Party Officials Agree to Introduce 6-month Grace Period for New Shorter Work Week

SEOUL, Jun. 20 (Korea Bizwire) – Senior officials the ruling Democratic Party (DP), the government and the presidential office on Wednesday agreed to introduce a six-month grace period for a new shorter working hours system that is set to go into effect from next month. Under a revised law passed in February, companies with 300 [...]

Hackers Steal $32 mln from Cryptocurrency Exchange Bithumb

Hackers Steal $32 mln from Cryptocurrency Exchange Bithumb

SEOUL, Jun. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s biggest cryptocurrency exchange, Bithumb, said Wednesday it lost 35 billion won (US$31.5 million) worth of cryptocurrencies in a hacking attack, highlighting concerns that cryptocurrency exchanges are vulnerable to cyber attacks. The theft took place between Tuesday night and dawn on Wednesday, Bithumb said in a statement. Bithumb [...]

Samsung Launching New Marketing Campaign for Galaxy S9

Samsung Launching New Marketing Campaign for Galaxy S9

SEOUL, Jun. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co., which released its Galaxy S9 smartphone earlier this year, is carrying out various marketing programs around the globe to bolster weaker-than-expected sales of its flagship device, industry watchers said Wednesday. The South Korean tech giant joined forces with Ya Ge, a popular restaurant in Taiwan, showcasing [...]

Skybox Security Expands Footprint in APAC with New Channel Partners and Leadership in Australia

Skybox Security Expands Footprint in APAC with New Channel Partners and Leadership in Australia

SAN JOSE, Calif., Jun. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — Skybox™ Security, a global leader in cybersecurity management, today announced that two Australia-based firms, NEXTGEN and Insentra have joined its Australia channel partner program. In addition, Skybox has filled a key leadership role in Australia and New Zealand, continuing the company’s expansion in the Asia Pacific region (APAC), [...]

World Cup Fever Wanes as South Korea Loses Opening Match

World Cup Fever Wanes as South Korea Loses Opening Match

SEOUL, Jun. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — With the Korean national soccer team falling to Sweden in its first match at the 2018 World Cup in Russia, analysts have noted that marketing efforts in the food and beverage industry, which usually plays up the international event, haven’t gained much traction this time around. Although larger issues [...]

Kakao to Expand Food Delivery Service

Kakao to Expand Food Delivery Service

SEOUL, Jun. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — Kakao Corp., best known for its ubiquitous smartphone messaging app, is expanding its recent venture into the food delivery service. Having initiated delivery service for select franchise stores as a third-party in March of last year, Kakao has announced that it is expanding its delivery service to include all [...]