All posts tagged "startups"

  • In this July 17, 2015 file photo, employees walk past a logo of Samsung Group at the head office of Samsung C&T Corp. in Seoul, South Korea. South Korea's financial regulator said Friday, Dec. 4, 2015 it has launched an investigation into possible insider trading by Samsung executives related to a contentious takeover deal. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)
    Samsung to give up authoritarian ways, emulate startups

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics, the world’s largest maker of phones, memory chips and television sets, plans to revamp its authoritarian, top-down corporate culture to become more like a lean startup as it copes with...

    • Posted March 24, 2016
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  • A participant in Google's ‘Campus for Moms' program introduces the plans to run her startup business during a gathering at the Google Campus Seoul in Samseong-dong, southern Seoul, Tuesday. (Courtesy of Google Campus Seoul)
    Google Korea encourages mothers to run startup

    By Yoon Sung-won Google Korea has launched a program to help mothers of young children establish startups. Jeffrey Lim, the head of Google Campus Seoul, said that the program, dubbed “Campus for Moms,” has been organized for...

    • Posted July 28, 2015
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    First Korean startup showcase to open in NYC

    By The Korea Times New York staff Startup entrepreneurs, get ready. Korean Startup Showcase NYC, the city’s largest festival for Korean startups, is coming for its opening year to Microsoft Technology Center in Times Square on April...

    • Posted April 8, 2015
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    S. Korea to distribute $90 million to gaming startups

    SEOUL, March 30 (Yonhap) — The presidential office said Monday that more than 100 billion won (US$90 million) will be injected to nurture startups in gaming and other industries. The financial assistance, which is mainly provided by...

    • Posted March 30, 2015
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  • The site of the Daegu-Samsung Creative Economy Zone in the southeastern city of Daegu. (Yonhap)
    Samsung to invest $81.3 million in center for local S. Korean startups

    DAEGU (Yonhap) — Samsung Group, South Korea’s top conglomerate, said Thursday it will invest 90 billion won (US$81.3 million) to build a center at the conglomerate’s birth city that assists local startups. The group, which holds the...

    • Posted February 12, 2015
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  • An office in the Gangnam district in Seoul, South Korea (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
    Gangnam becomes hotspot for Korean startups

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The uber-trendy Seoul neighborhood made famous by the “Gangnam Style” K-pop hit is known for status-conscious people, plastic surgery clinics and Ivy League prep schools. Now it’s making a name as a...

    • Posted December 11, 2014
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  • North Korean workers in Malaysia claim that most of their wages get sent to the North Korean government. (Yonhap)
    [THE GUARDIAN] North Korea’s unlikely tech startups

    Tech entrepreneurship in North Korea might seem an odd notion. This, after all, is an industry that requires internet access and smartphone usage, neither neither of which are widely available there. However, despite the setbacks they...

    • Posted September 26, 2014
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