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Civic Watchdog Scores Success in Internet Prostitution Crackdown

Civic Watchdog Scores Success in Internet Prostitution Crackdown

SEOUL, Jan. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — A civic Internet watchdog consisting of housewives and office workers helped take down tens of thousands of online prostitution ads last year. Nearly 50,000 online ads promoting prostitution were taken off the internet thanks to efforts made by Seoul’s Internet Civic Watchdog, the Seoul Metropolitan Government said on Sunday. Of [...]

Seoul to Roll Out Chatbot Service for Policy Discussion Later This Year

Seoul to Roll Out Chatbot Service for Policy Discussion Later This Year

SEOUL, Jan. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul government is set to introduce a new AI chatbot service dedicated to discussing administrative matters later this year. The Seoul Metropolitan Government has announced plans to invest over 200 billion won in a total of 842 upcoming Fourth Industrial Revolution projects this year, building on the latest [...]

Cheonggyecheon Stream to Become ‘Language-Free Zone’

Cheonggyecheon Stream to Become ‘Language-Free Zone’

SEOUL, Dec. 29 (Korea Bizwire) – The Seoul Metropolitan Government has teamed up with translation startup Flitto to introduce a language free zone along Cheonggyecheon Stream. According to Flitto on Friday, a language free zone service will be available in eight locations around Cheonggyecheon Stream, presenting information in different languages in tandem with the company’s [...]

Seoul Announces Plans to Support Reclusive Adolescents

Seoul Announces Plans to Support Reclusive Adolescents

SEOUL, Dec. 18 (Korea Bizwire) – The Seoul Metropolitan Government has announced plans to help young adults who live extremely anti-social lives without working or even meeting friends. Under the new bill proposed by lawmaker Kim Mi-kyung, Seoul will build a support center where research will be conducted and musical and art therapies provided, in order [...]

Web Site Goes Down as BTS Releases Seoul Promotion Song

Web Site Goes Down as BTS Releases Seoul Promotion Song

SEOUL, Dec. 6 (Korea Bizwire) – K-pop sensation BTS unveiled a new song meant to promote Seoul overseas on Wednesday, drawing huge Internet traffic that caused the temporary outage of its host Web site. The song titled “With Seoul” was uploaded for free download at noon on the Seoul Metropolitan Government’s tourism promotion site, www.visitseoul.net. The site crashed within minutes of release and remained inaccessible for hours, according to officials. The boy group has been [...]

Seoul to Use Waste Water to Heat 24,000 Households

Seoul to Use Waste Water to Heat 24,000 Households

SEOUL, Nov. 29 (Korea Bizwire) – The Seoul Metropolitan Government has built a new wastewater recycling center that could produce enough energy to heat 24,000 households. The construction of the new wastewater heat recovery system at Seonam Water Recycling Center in Gangseo District has been completed, with the opening ceremony taking place today. The facility will [...]

Kakao Taxi to Reward Hard-Working Drivers with Long Distance Trips

Kakao Taxi to Reward Hard-Working Drivers with Long Distance Trips

SEOUL, Nov. 28 (Korea Bizwire) – KakaoTaxi has announced plans to offer incentives to drivers who take short-distance trips as part of efforts to crack down on those who choose customers selectively depending on their destination. According to IT industry officials, the major taxi hailing app KakaoTaxi is working together with the Seoul Metropolitan Government [...]