The Spectacular Rise of MCNs as Media Giants
Multi-channel Networks (MCN) are businesses that distribute content produced by individuals onto video sharing websites such as Youtube and take a cut of advertising revenue. Content produced by individuals used to be a niche segment. However, with the increasing demand for video content, these contents are spreading to terrestial broadcasts and large portal sites. We take a look at the factors leading to the rise of individual produced media as well as its future.
Introducing OLED fibers, the light-emitting threads
A Korean team of researchers has developed OLED fibers capable of emitting light directly, presenting new potential in the field of wearable displays. Existing forms of wearable displays are unflexible an separate units attached to clothing, making it impossible to retain the properties of the textiles and limiting their applicability in the real world. The team addressed this problem by developing fiber-based OLEDs that retain the properties of fiber while emitting light. We find out about this new technology that is expected to bring us one step closer to wearable displays in our daily lives.
Yolk Presents the World’s Thinnest Solar Charger
Solar Paper, a ultra-thin solar charger made by a young Korean female entrepreneur is making a splash online, successfully raising US$ 1 million on Kickstarter. The portable, eco-friendly device harnesses sunlight to generate power. The founder and CEO of Yolk shares the technology behind the sun-powered charger and how she came to start up an one-person business specializing in solar energy.
How Are Airline Fuel Surcharges Calculated?
Korean air carriers have recently slashed their fuel surcharges to zero for the first time in six years. Passengers with tickets issued during the month of September are expected to enjoy the benefit. How are fuel surcharges determined and what makes them rise or fall?