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Police Probe Backdoor Deals Between Card Companies and Colleges

Police Probe Backdoor Deals Between Card Companies and Colleges

SEOUL, Jul. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean law enforcement agencies have revealed that 108 collegesentered into illicitagreementscredit card companies, and received rebates for givingthem exclusive rights to processing tuitionpayments by credit card.             Financial authorities are considering imposing administrativesanctions on the card companies for their impropertransactions.   The Southern Gyeonggi Provincial Police Agency revealed on July 20 that [...]

Large Hospitals Turn to Mobile Apps to Attract Patients

Large Hospitals Turn to Mobile Apps to Attract Patients

SEOUL, Jul. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — A number of large hospitals in South Korea are ramping up their technological prowess to attract patients amid growing competition in the medical industry, by releasing mobile apps boasting features ranging from doctor appointment scheduling to virtual reality experiences. According to sources in the medical community, the high smartphone [...]

Heavy Internet Users Read More Physical Print Newspapers and Books

Heavy Internet Users Read More Physical Print Newspapers and Books

SEOUL, Jul. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — A new report has revealed that Koreans who are heavy internet users are also more likely to read print newspapers and books. According to a report on media consumption patterns among heavy internet users conducted by the Korea Information Society Development Institute (KISDI), over 35 percent said they regularly [...]

Tech Giants to Lock Horns with Flagship Smartphones in H2

Tech Giants to Lock Horns with Flagship Smartphones in H2

SEOUL, Jul. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — Global smartphone giants are expected to compete fiercely in the second half of 2017, industry watchers said Friday, as South Korea’s top two players are fixing the release dates of their latest flagship smartphones next month. Samsung Electronics Co. said it will showcase the presumed Galaxy Note 8 in [...]