- A new CDMA-based iPhone that Apple is planning could spell an end to AT&T's, Korea Telecom's, and SoftBank's monopoly in the US, South Korea, and Japan, respectively.
- More affordable models mean greater mass appeal for imported automobiles.
- Korea is leading the world in e-government readiness.
- McDonald's is planning aggressive expansion in South Korea and the rest of Asia.
- A judge in the US is saying Samsung and Sharp must face a class-action lawsuit over price-fixing on LCD panel displays.
- Reuters has an interesting slide show of North Korea as seen from the banks of the Yalu River — on the Chinese side.
- North Korea taunts its critics that it could build a light-water nuclear plant and provide uranium fuel for it on its own.
- The Korea Times has a handy-dandy Q&A article on insurance issues facing international residents.
- The Korea Times notes that if the sailors from the Chonan disaster had radio tags like the US Navy does, then there'd probably be fewer casualties now.
- The Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power Company says its research institutes have developed the country's own nuclear safety software. I hope it doesn't require ActiveX, but there's a disaster movie script there for you.
- A court has refused to block the release of the names of teachers who are in a progressive (read: chinboista) labor union. Frankly, I'd want to know what ideologically driven teachers my kids were listening to each day.
- The brother of the late actress Choi Jinshil, who committed suicide, has also killed himself.
- With a new weather supercomputer, South Korea aims to be one of the world's most advanced countries when it comes to meteorology.
- The man who predicted the deaths of former presidents Kim Daejung and Roh Moohyun last year says that upheaval in North Korea is "imminent."
- In his new book, Backing Into Forward, Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Jules Feiffer admits he faked a breakdown in order to get out of tough military duty during the Korean War. Nice. I wonder who took his place. Story also here and here.
- US prep schools are pushing to recruit foreign students, including South Koreans.
- China is making a push into the traditionally Japan-dominated anime industry, thanks to years of outsourcing to the PRC (and the ROK).
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