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Seoul to Offer Stamps for Completing Hiking Trails

Seoul to Offer Stamps for Completing Hiking Trails

SEOUL, April 18 (Korea Bizwire) – The experience of hikers in Seoul is set to become much more fun and interactive as the Seoul government has released Seoul Dulle-gil (서울둘레길), a mobile app that will reward hikers who complete trails along the outskirts of Seoul with digital stamps and certificates. The new GPS-based app, which was [...]

Samsung Apartments Equipped with Anti-Fine Dust Systems

Samsung Apartments Equipped with Anti-Fine Dust Systems

SEOUL, April 18 (Korea Bizwire) – Samsung Construction & Trading Corporation announced Monday that it is introducing fine dust filtering systems and air quality control devices at its upcoming Raemian apartments in Sinbanpo and Seokgwan-dong, Seoul.  The IoT Home Cube, a portable device developed by Samsung C&T’s residential engineering division, measures the fine dust concentration [...]

Local Government Rewards Residents for Capturing Invasive Animal Species

Local Government Rewards Residents for Capturing Invasive Animal Species

ULSAN, South Korea, April 18 (Korea Bizwire) – The Ulsan city government is purchasing animals known to disturb local ecosystems – including bass (micropterus salmoides), bullfrogs and nutrias – from residents who capture them, as part of its plans to protect its rivers and streams.  The pilot project took off Monday, and those hunting or fishing [...]

Bird Flu Pandemic Hasn’t Changed Atrocious Conditions at Poultry Farms

Bird Flu Pandemic Hasn’t Changed Atrocious Conditions at Poultry Farms

SEOUL, April 17 (Korea Bizwire) – Despite new government measures that require farmers to make use of larger cages, the horrific conditions that poultry live under at typical factory farms in South Korea are unlikely to change soon, which have been identified as one of the major factors behind the recent influenza Type A pandemic that [...]

Mobile App Gives Adults Hands-on Experience of the Horrors of Cyberbullying

Mobile App Gives Adults Hands-on Experience of the Horrors of Cyberbullying

DAEJEON, April 17 (Korea Bizwire) – With zero exaggeration, the experience on the app is horrifying.  As soon as one launches the app, the user (victim) gets a fake phone call. When answered, a girl threatens the victim, telling her to reply to Kakao Talk messages. The app then asks the user for his or her [...]

South Korea’s Presidential Hopeful Sets Forth Animal Rights Pledges

South Korea’s Presidential Hopeful Sets Forth Animal Rights Pledges

SEOUL, April 17 (Korea Bizwire) – Moon Jae-in – the presidential candidate for the Democratic Party of Korea and the current front-runner, tailed closely by Ahn Cheol-soo (People’s Party) – introduced five key commitments to South Korea’s animal companions as part of his platform if elected as the next president.  According to a press release [...]

Equity Crowdfunding Emerges as New Investment Trend

Equity Crowdfunding Emerges as New Investment Trend

SEOUL, April 14 (Korea Bizwire) – Crowdfunding was a rather alien concept in South Korea up until 2015, when a revision to the Capital Market Act was passed by the National Assembly, paving the way for a practice called equity crowdfunding.  Unlike reward-based crowdfunding, which compensates sponsors with different prizes, equity crowdfunding allows the investor [...]

Self-Checkout Technology Reshaping the Service Industry

Self-Checkout Technology Reshaping the Service Industry

SEOUL, April 14 (Korea Bizwire) — Self-service digital interactive kiosks are among the emerging technologies that are rapidly redesigning the landscape of South Korea’s service industry. With their convenience and cost-effectiveness, an increasing number of companies in various fields are adopting digital kiosk systems including fast food restaurant chains, banks, cinemas, and convenience stores. Though digital [...]