* Date : 2016-11-05
Korean Entrepreneurs Turn to Value for Money
Value for money has become a key trend among entrepreneurs in 2016.
Value for money refers to the amount of satisfaction compared to price, and it applies to both consumers and entrepreneurs. The startup market is restructuring around products offering more value for money, while entrepreneurs are focusing on value for money in business ventures, with low capital businesses and lowered rental costs.
4Angles takes a look at the power of value for money, shaking up the startup economy.
War On Carbon! Paris Agreement Takes Effect
in December 2015, 195 countries gathered to sign the Paris Agreement which aims to limit global temperature rise from pre-industrial levels to much less than 2℃. This led to growing interest in renewable energy which does not generate carbon emissions. With the Paris Agreement entering into effect on November 4, 2016, Korea has obligations to reduce emissions for the first time ever. Let's take a look at examples of emission reduction being implemented in Korea right now and the way forward for it to further reduce emissions.
Google, with over a billion users each month, has requested of our government that it be allowed to take 1:5000 scale high precision map data abroad. The government has declined, as there is a risk of exposing security related facilities amid tensions with North Korea. However, Google claims that a failure to release map data makes it impossible to use innovative location-based services, resulting in Korea falling behind in global competition. Security vs. Information. We take a look at the controversy surrounding Google's release of domestic map data abroad.
With greater interest in protecting the environment, upcycling has become a prominent trend in the consumer market. A combination of 'upgrade' and 'recycling,' upcycling refers to creation of new products by adding designs and functionality to discarded items. We report on upcycling and its attendant values of kind, ethical consumerism.