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Media Industry Divided on Whether to Block or Promote Netflix

Media Industry Divided on Whether to Block or Promote Netflix

SEOUL, Oct. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — Korean TV broadcasters are undecided on how to best deal with Netflix, the global over the top (OTT) content provider that distributes streaming media. For now, the major terrestrial TV stations have stated that they will not sell their latest content to Netflix. But non-terrestrial TV production houses such [...]

S. Korea Enacts Law to Prevent Kids from Being Left Alone Aboard School Buses

S. Korea Enacts Law to Prevent Kids from Being Left Alone Aboard School Buses

SEOUL, Oct. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea has enacted a law aimed at requiring operators of daycare centers and kindergartens to install devices that prevent children from dying or suffering injuries after being left alone aboard school buses, the Korea Police Agency said Monday. Under the revised Road and Traffic Law, the driver of [...]

Restaurants Restrict Entry of Guide Dogs for the Visually Impaired

Restaurants Restrict Entry of Guide Dogs for the Visually Impaired

SEOUL, Oct. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — As the world commemorates White Cane Safety Day on Monday, South Korean journalists conducted a study to see if visually impaired people could freely enter restaurants with guide dogs, only to find out that visually impaired people are still subject to discrimination. Yonhap News journalists visited major restaurants in [...]

Understanding People Through Social Media “Likes”

Understanding People Through Social Media “Likes”

SEOUL, Oct. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — Data helps us understand many things about ourselves, but interpreting this data is still within the human purview, says Choi Jae-won, a big data expert and director of Daumsoft. He claimed that analysis and interpretation take on different processes, because “analysis is scientific, while interpretation solely relies on human [...]

Erroneous Information on South Korea Abounds in Foreign Textbooks

Erroneous Information on South Korea Abounds in Foreign Textbooks

SEOUL, Oct. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — More than 1,500 pieces of erroneous information about South Korea have been found in foreign textbooks, including a Croatian text saying the country speaks the Chinese language, a lawmaker said Friday. The state-run Academy of Korean Studies looked into 1,707 foreign texts between 2014 and 2017 as part of [...]

Employees of Local Firms Think Work Processes are “Inefficient”

Employees of Local Firms Think Work Processes are “Inefficient”

SEOUL, Oct. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — A new survey has revealed that Korean workers think that the modus operandi at work is generally inefficient, and most feel that both an old-fashioned leadership style requiring commands of superiors to be followed and a lack of communication are behind the inefficiency. According to a survey conducted by [...]