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Patent Applications for Leisure Products Rising Amid Work-Life Balance Trend

Patent Applications for Leisure Products Rising Amid Work-Life Balance Trend

SEOUL, March 30 (Korea Bizwire) — Patent applications for leisure products are rising in South Korea, in tandem with a newfound appreciation for work-life balance among busy workers. Data from the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) revealed the number of patent applications for leisure products filed between 2015 and 2017 stood at 75,369. The annual figure [...]

Drone Performance the Highlight of PyeongChang Olympics: Survey

Drone Performance the Highlight of PyeongChang Olympics: Survey

SEOUL, March 30 (Korea Bizwire) — Drones stole the show at the Winter Olympics last month while the lack of local sightseeing options was singled out as one of the drawbacks of the Winter Games held in Pyeongchang, according to a survey of 451 individuals (227 South Koreans, 224 foreigners).  Conducted by the Corea Image [...]

Will Mobile eSports be the Next Big Thing?

Will Mobile eSports be the Next Big Thing?

SEOUL, March 21 (Korea Bizwire) — Could mobile eSports become the next big thing and replace PC-based games? Smartphone-based eSports games are gradually solidifying their position as the next generation answer to the eSports industry given the wider smartphone user base and better access to online streaming. However, with massive hits on PC like PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds [...]

Busan Schools to Use Internet of Things to Tackle Fine Dust

Busan Schools to Use Internet of Things to Tackle Fine Dust

BUSAN, Mar. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — A number of schools in Busan are turning to IoT (Internet of Things) technology to protect students from fine dust. According to the Busan Metropolitan Office of Education on Saturday, an IoT-based air quality control system that will help keep the air inside classrooms clean and safe for students will [...]

#MeToo Movement Explodes on Campus as Spring Semester Kicks Off

#MeToo Movement Explodes on Campus as Spring Semester Kicks Off

SEOUL, March 2 (Korea Bizwire) — With the warmer weather marking the beginning of another school year, the #MeToo movement is exploding on university campuses across South Korea. The first day of the spring semester saw students sharing their experiences of sexual assault and harassment on social media. “Amid the #MeToo movement that has shaken the [...]

#MeToo Movement Pushes Culture Ministry to Tackle Sexual Violence

#MeToo Movement Pushes Culture Ministry to Tackle Sexual Violence

SEOUL, Feb. 22 (Korea Bizwire) – The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism will introduce measures to make it more difficult for those guilty of sexual assault to obtain public jobs in the arts sector and cut funding for those suspected of sexual violence. Monitoring efforts will be increased for public servants in the arts sector [...]