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Small Smartphone Businesses Rebel by Reviving SKY Phone

Small Smartphone Businesses Rebel by Reviving SKY Phone

SEOUL, Jan. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — Small and medium-sized smartphone manufacturers are making inroads in the vast smartphone market both domestically and internationally. According to industry watchers, Good Mobile is reviving Pantech Co.’s SKY Phone. The company is expected to begin exporting its own smartphones to the U.S. SKY Phone is one of the representative [...]

Two-Year Sentence for Those Who Distribute Suicide Information Online

Two-Year Sentence for Those Who Distribute Suicide Information Online

SEOUL, Jan. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — The Ministry of Health and Welfare announced on Tuesday a revised law on suicide prevention, which makes sharing suicidogenic information online illegal. If caught distributing such information, the individual responsible will be sentenced to jail time. The revised law will take effect in six months, on July 16. The [...]

S. Chungcheong Province Develops ‘Welfare Smart City’

S. Chungcheong Province Develops ‘Welfare Smart City’

HONGSEONG, Jan. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — The government of South Chungcheong Province held a final briefing regarding strategies for so-called ‘smart city’ projects on Tuesday. The province is pushing to establish a welfare city for elders, digital underdogs. The smart city will utilize IoT and ICT to solve regional problems related to the environment, industry, [...]

Outdoor Workers Exposed to Health Risks as Fine Dust Chokes S. Korea

Outdoor Workers Exposed to Health Risks as Fine Dust Chokes S. Korea

SEOUL, Jan. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — With South Korea announcing its first emergency alert for the Greater Seoul Metropolitan Area amid a severe fine dust storm that has blanketed the country, many outdoor workers had to face the fine dust without proper protective gear. Some did not even wear masks, because they were “no help [...]

2 in 5 Millennial Job Seekers Would Accept Part-time Work, Study Shows

2 in 5 Millennial Job Seekers Would Accept Part-time Work, Study Shows

SEOUL, Jan. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — Two out of five South Koreans in their 20s and 30s said they wouldn’t mind working as a part-timer. Job Korea and Albamon, South Korea’s top two job search portals, conducted a survey on 1,200 people born between 1982 and 2000, asking them about their preference for full-time or [...]

Would Taxi Paging Application Solve Industry Deadlock?

Would Taxi Paging Application Solve Industry Deadlock?

SEOUL, Jan. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — The taxi industry, which is opposing the introduction of ride-sharing ventures, is trying to innovate by introducing new services such as a taxi paging application and premium taxis. This month, the ‘T-One’ taxi app will launch, which will compete against similar apps from Kakao Corp. and SK Telecom Co. [...]

Expensive Imported Clothes Dryers Offer Worse Performance than Domestic Models

Expensive Imported Clothes Dryers Offer Worse Performance than Domestic Models

SEOUL, Jan. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — The Korea Consumer Agency has revealed that clothes dryers available in the market vary significantly in terms of price and performance, warning customers to make an informed decision when purchasing a clothes dryer. There were even some cases where a clothes dryer manufactured by a famous foreign company was [...]

Of 117 Pre-judicial Officers Admitted to the Bar, Only 43 pct Employed

Of 117 Pre-judicial Officers Admitted to the Bar, Only 43 pct Employed

SEOUL, Jan. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — The Judicial Research & Training Institute held a completion ceremony on Monday with 117 pre-judicial officers. More than half of the 117 graduates of the institute have yet to decide their career. These pre-judicial officers can choose between lawyer, prosecutor, court trial researcher, and public sector worker. Only 43 [...]