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Han River Bridges Host Saturday Night Film Festival

Han River Bridges Host Saturday Night Film Festival

SEOUL, Jul. 20 (Korea Bizwire) – The Seoul Metropolitan Government revealed yesterday that it would be screening feature films under various bridges along the Han River each Saturday for five weeks starting tomorrow. Dubbed the “Film Fest Under the Bridge,” films will be shown in four outdoor areas (Cheonho Bridge’s southern end in Gwangnaru, Cheongdam [...]

BTS’ Upcoming Album Becomes Amazon Best-seller on First Day of Preorders

BTS’ Upcoming Album Becomes Amazon Best-seller on First Day of Preorders

SEOUL, Jul. 19 (Korea Bizwire) – K-pop superstars BTS’ upcoming album, “Love Yourself: Answer,” claimed the No. 1 spot in the CD category of the biggest American online retailer Amazon.com in the first day of preorders, its management agency said Thursday. Preorders for the new BTS album, set for release on Aug. 24, began Wednesday, [...]

Phone Subscribers Able to Initiate Thrifty Phone Services at ATMs

Phone Subscribers Able to Initiate Thrifty Phone Services at ATMs

SEOUL, Jul. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — New subscribers to budget phones known as “thrifty phones” in Korea will be able to have their phone services initiated at ATMs installed near convenience stores and subway stations. KT M Mobile, a subsidiary of KT Corp., and Annex Telecom have teamed up with Hyosung TNS to allow users [...]

New System Relies on Big Data to Predict Red Tides

New System Relies on Big Data to Predict Red Tides

SEOUL, Jul. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — The National Institute of Fisheries Science revealed yesterday that it had created a new information system that measures the onset of red tides based on big data. The existing system requires seven to eight hours for analytic results to be released, because the collected data is reported by fax [...]

Homepick to Launch New Delivery Service to Reach Consumers “Within an Hour”

Homepick to Launch New Delivery Service to Reach Consumers “Within an Hour”

SEOUL, Jul. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — Homepick, a joint venture by local energy giants SK Energy and GS Caltex to provide delivery service based on their network of gas stations, is defined by the following tagline: “We deliver within an hour if you’re home.” In the past, delivery service customers had to either wait at [...]

Police Ask Taxi Drivers to Refuse Passengers from Stopping at Ulsan Bridge After Suicides

Police Ask Taxi Drivers to Refuse Passengers from Stopping at Ulsan Bridge After Suicides

ULSAN, Jul. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — As the number of taxi passengers heading to Ulsan Bridge to commit suicide continues to rise, local police authorities have asked taxi companies in the region to refuse to accept passengers who choose the bridge as their destination. Yesterday, the Ulsan Metropolitan Police Agency sent an official document explaining [...]

Chinese TV Shows Continue to Copy Korean Variety Programs

Chinese TV Shows Continue to Copy Korean Variety Programs

SEOUL, Jul. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — The practice of plagiarism of Korean variety television programs by Chinese program producers has become even more explicit recently. Lacking an effective resolution, Korean producers have no way to fight back as of yet. Earlier in the month, China’s largest provincial satellite television channel, Hunan TV, launched a new [...]

Mom-and-pop Stores to Reject Any Hike in Minimum Wage

Mom-and-pop Stores to Reject Any Hike in Minimum Wage

SEOUL, Jul. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — Owners of mom-and-pop stores on Friday called on the government to freeze the minimum wage in 2019, claiming rising labor costs will seriously impact their profitability. If the government moves to raise the minimum hourly wage from the current 7,530 won, the Korea Federation of Micro Enterprise (KFME) won’t [...]