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What Silicon Valley Can Learn From Seoul - NYTimes.com
By JENNA WORTHAM JUNE 2, 2015

One thing Silicon Valley hopes to learn is how to get Americans to actually pay for things on their phones. For years now, Koreans have carried out important daily transactions, like paying bills and shopping, on their smartphones. ....Silicon Valley might also learn how to cater to more customers in more countries around the world. Most Korean companies have been internationally minded since their inception, aware of their own limitations: South Korea is such a small market that entrepreneurs are forced to consider how they might adapt to business abroad.

But without a more affordable, better mobile web, even the best new offerings from American entrepreneurs will be stuck in the past. Perhaps one of the biggest lessons Silicon Valley’s innovators should learn from South Korea is that to radically change how everyday people live their lives, they’ll need to convince their nation to invest in infrastructure, so that we can actually use the services they want to sell us.
Jenna_Wortham  Seoul  South_Korea  mobile_applications  internationally_minded  Silicon_Valley  Wi-Fi  infrastructure 
june 2015 by jerryking
Best Restaurants in Seoul - WSJ.com
November 7, 2010, 5:21 p.m. ET

What's for Dinner?
A guide to some of the best, and most interesting, restaurants in Seoul

By ANDREW SALMON
Seoul  South_Korea  restaurants  travel 
july 2012 by jerryking
Southern hospitality
May 25, 2012 | Report on Business Magazine | Nancy Won
travel  South_Korea  Seoul  things_to_do 
may 2012 by jerryking

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