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S. Korean App Developers Say Unfair Transaction Practices Common on App Stores

S. Korean App Developers Say Unfair Transaction Practices Common on App Stores

SEOUL, March 3 (Korea Bizwire) — A large number of South Korean mobile app developers experienced unfair transaction practices from mobile app stores including the Google Inc.’s Play store and Apple Inc.’s App Store, the antitrust regulator said Tuesday. The Korea Fair Trade Commission carried out a fact-finding survey with 500 local mobile and accommodation [...]

Department Store Cosmetics Sales Rebound After Restrictions on Sample Use Lifted

Department Store Cosmetics Sales Rebound After Restrictions on Sample Use Lifted

SEOUL, March 3 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s department stores have seen a spike in sales of cosmetics after the government lifted restrictions on the use of samples. To comply with the government’s infection-control measures, department stores stopped the use of samples within outlets from December 24 last year. Such restrictions, however, were lifted on [...]

S. Koreans in 50s and 60s Forced Towards ‘Bankruptcy Cliff’

S. Koreans in 50s and 60s Forced Towards ‘Bankruptcy Cliff’

SEOUL, March 2 (Korea Bizwire) — The primary reason for indebtedness among those who filed for individual bankruptcy and indemnity through the Seoul Metropolitan Government was living expenses, a data showed Monday. The Seoul Welfare Foundation investigated the living conditions of 1,108 debtors who filed for individual bankruptcy and indemnity through the foundation last year. [...]

Korean Husbands with Non-Korean Wives More Supportive in Child Rearing and Homemaking: Study

Korean Husbands with Non-Korean Wives More Supportive in Child Rearing and Homemaking: Study

SEOUL, March 2 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean men married to foreign women tend to be more cooperative than others when it comes to rearing a child or doing chores at home. Kim Seok-yeong, holding a master’s degree from Ewha Women’s University, studied 2,998 multicultural couples from the 2015 Family Survey and 11,744 multicultural couples [...]

Fishing Enthusiasts Protest Local Government Bans

Fishing Enthusiasts Protest Local Government Bans

SEOUL, March 2 (Korea Bizwire) — With local authorities imposing no-fishing zones to prevent pollution, fishing enthusiasts who are threatened by such measures are stepping up to collect trash at fishing zones. The city of Pyeongtaek, Gyeonggi Province, plans to designate several locations by Anseong Stream, Jinwi Stream, and Pyeongtaek Lake as no-fishing zones under [...]

AI Speaker-based Memory Training Program Effective Against Dementia: Study

AI Speaker-based Memory Training Program Effective Against Dementia: Study

SEOUL, March 2 (Korea Bizwire) — A recent study showed that a memory training program called Brain Tok Tok that was built for South Korea’s top mobile carrier SK Telecom Co.’s artificial intelligence (AI) speaker NUGU can help to delay the advancement of dementia. A research team from Seoul National University College of Medicine conducted [...]