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Startup Visas To Be Given To Facilitate Foreign Investment And Employment
  ·  2013년 07월 09일

Last Sunday, the South Korean Ministry of Justice announced the revision of the ‘Enforcement Decree of the Immigration Control Act’, which includes granting of startup visas to foreigners for better facilitation of foreign investment activities in Korea. It also aims to encourage international students in Korea to establish startups in the country. (Is Seoul going to be the next Silicon Valley?… Maybe, maybe.) I have looked at the proposed revisions to the…

What’s Up In Korea This Week? [20. Jun]
  ·  2013년 06월 20일

Samsung Galaxy S4 Understands Korean Dialects?!  Samsung Galaxy S4 ‘s ‘S Voice Engine’, ‘S Translator’ and ‘S Voice Drive’ now allows for a more correct translation of Korean dialects. The South Korean conglomerate have been collecting data about different dialects around Korea (and mind you, they are remarkably different from standard Korean). Samsung Electronics have been continuously making developments in the voice technology area. S4 had a ‘non-touch’ concept that allows you…

beSUCCESS 3 Morning Reads [29. May]
  ·  2013년 05월 29일

Howdy world citizens! Here are some morning reads for you today, good-to-go either on a train, a bus, over a cereal bowl (or another bowl, if you know what I mean)… whatever you desire, I supply ya. It’s Wednesday! Keep it up! Whatever you do, don’t be this guy. Weekend’s almost here! 1. Thomas Clayton: Bidding war between Tencent and LINE for Kakao Great article by Product Manager and Senior Writer at e27,…

Thinking Of Going Global? Three Things You Should Consider
  ·  2013년 05월 20일

International markets are too big an opportunity to pass up. Why allow physical borders to dictate the limits of your business? Dave Goldberg, CEO of SurveyMonkey, once said that “if you have a product business and you aren’t focused on international, you are missing out on two-thirds of your potential customers.” This is still widely relevant to many startups around the world. Michael Fertik, the ‘serial entrepreneur’ said in his Harvard Business…

Gaming Shutdown Policy Extension in Korea…Funded by Gaming Companies?
  ·  2013년 01월 14일

WeMadeEntertainment, the maker of AniPang (one of the most played online games in Korea) announced yesterday that they will be boycotting G-Star 2013, the global gaming expo in Korea. With the opposition to the bill gaining a lot of support from the gaming and IT industry, it will be interesting to see how events unfold. beSUCCESS investigates the Shutdown Law and the recently passed bill that suggests a 1% collection of annual income from gaming companies.