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Seoul to Introduce Smart Sensors to Curb ‘Lonely Deaths’

Seoul to Introduce Smart Sensors to Curb ‘Lonely Deaths’

SEOUL, Jun. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — In response to a rash of deaths among individuals living alone, which in some cases go unreported for as long as weeks, the Seoul Metropolitan Government is adopting smart sensors in a bid to tackle the worrisome trend. The smart sensors, courtesy of major South Korean telecom provider KT, [...]

Korea’s Homeshopping Enlists Help of Comedians, YouTube Stars

Korea’s Homeshopping Enlists Help of Comedians, YouTube Stars

SEOUL, June. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — With the advent of technology, South Korean shopping channels as we know them are in for a dramatic makeover.  The massive conglomerates behind many of these channels are increasingly tapping comedians and internet stars to be the face of their sales broadcasts through digital platforms. One industry powerhouse leading the [...]

Calls for Public Drinking Ban Grow in South Korea

Calls for Public Drinking Ban Grow in South Korea

SEOUL, Jun. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — As excessive drinking and related crimes are emerging as one of the most pressing social issues facing South Korea, calls to ramp up regulations on the sale of alcohol and drinking in public spaces are notably growing. According to the Korea Health Promotion Foundation and the World Health Organization, [...]

South Korean Steel Industry Going Smart in Face of Adversity

South Korean Steel Industry Going Smart in Face of Adversity

SEOUL, Jun. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — As competition in the international steel industry stiffens due to oversupply, South Korean steel companies are embracing smart technology to prepare for the Fourth Industrial Revolution. At the forefront of this trend is South Korean steel-making company POSCO, which announced on Saturday that it has been adopting new artificial [...]