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Electronic Payments Hit Record High in 2016

Electronic Payments Hit Record High in 2016

SEOUL, Mar. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — The amount of payments made electronically hit a record high in 2016, central bank data showed Wednesday, underscoring the growing trend of South Koreans using electronic means for financial transactions. The daily average amount of electronic financial transactions came to 343.5 billion won (US$306 million) in 2016, up 36.1 [...]

Scientists Develop Gold Nanomaterials for Gout Treatment

Scientists Develop Gold Nanomaterials for Gout Treatment

SEOUL, Mar. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — A group of South Korean scientists developed a new type of gold nano-sized materials to treat hyperuricemia, the science ministry said Wednesday, opening a new gateway for the treatment of diseases such as gout. Hyperuricemia is a phenomenon marked by an abnormally high level of uric acid in the [...]

SK Telecom to Introduce Zero-rating Idea for Popular Pokémon GO

SK Telecom to Introduce Zero-rating Idea for Popular Pokémon GO

SEOUL, March 22 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korean telecommunications giant SK Telecom has partnered with The Pokémon Company for a joint marketing venture, temporarily offering a zero-rating on Pokémon GO until June.  This means that players will not be charged for mobile data that they use while playing the AR game, although officials said data [...]

Top Ten Promising Technologies of Future Include Fake News Spotting AI

Top Ten Promising Technologies of Future Include Fake News Spotting AI

SEOUL, March 21 (Korea Bizwire) – The Korea Institute of S&T (Science and Technology) Evaluation and Planning presented Monday the top ten promising technologies of the future, which included artificial intelligence that tracks down fake news.  Fake news has become a serious social issue for South Korea, as for the rest of the world, costing [...]

S. Korea to Train 1,700 Drone Operators Annually to Meet Demand

S. Korea to Train 1,700 Drone Operators Annually to Meet Demand

SEOUL, March 21 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea is planning to train 1,700 drone operators a year to meet growing demand in the commercial drone industry, the transport ministry said Tuesday.  The country will add four official centers aimed at training drone operators this month, bringing the total to 11, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure [...]

Korea Uses Satellites to Maintain Agricultural Produce Freshness During Shipping

Korea Uses Satellites to Maintain Agricultural Produce Freshness During Shipping

JINJU, South Korea, March 17 (Korea Bizwire) – The Foundation of Agricultural Technology Commercialization & Transfer (FACT) is testing a self-developed shipping container maintenance technology that allows for the export of fresh agricultural produce via container ships.  According to officials, 614 kilograms of strawberries from Jinju, South Gyeongsang Province, are being shipped off to Singapore [...]

S. Korea 6th Biggest Target of Trojan Horse Malware Attacks: Report

S. Korea 6th Biggest Target of Trojan Horse Malware Attacks: Report

SEOUL, March 16 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea was the sixth-biggest target of Trojan horse malware attacks in mobile banking last year, a multinational cybersecurity firm said Thursday.  The most vulnerable country was Russia, followed by Australia, according to the Kaspersky Security Bulletin 2016.  The Russian multinational cybersecurity and anti-virus provider, Kaspersky Lab, said it [...]