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South Korea's Ex-Spy Chief Is Found Guilty of Tweeting Gives new meaning to 'social justice'

Tweeting has famously landed people in heaps of trouble: In fact, nine months ago, it got PR pro Justine Sacco fired and thrown into social-media no man's land. But getting…

September 12, 2014, 4:45 PM EDT

How South Korea Uses Psy, VIXX and All of K-Pop to Burnish Its Image It's part of a government branding initiative that began in 1997

Last month, the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena hosted “The M Countdown,” a show featuring top South Korean pop acts like VIXX, BTS, B1A4, Teen Top, IU, G-Dragon, Jung Joon…

September 5, 2014, 2:08 PM EDT

South Korea Reinvents the Dining Car, Selling Groceries Right on the Subway A real meat market

At least one South Korean subway train has been turned into a grocery store, according to photos from a confused tourist. And it's not just a little convenience store or…

October 21, 2013, 1:11 PM EDT

Shadow-Activated QR Code Actually Useful and Cool Retailer's sign scannable only at lunch

For all the talk of mobile-marketing tech, there remains a pretty wide gap between the potential and the practicality of QR codes. That's why it's nice to see this case…

May 1, 2012, 10:37 AM EDT

In South Korea, Oreo Is Breast Milk's Favorite Cookie (NSFW) Cheil Worldwide nurses it

[Note: See Kraft's response in the update below.] Man, advertising gets fun when it doesn't have America's puritanical discomfort with the human body dragging it down. This South Korean ad…

April 19, 2012, 8:52 AM EDT

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