How Korean culture became a global phenomenon

Nov 18, 2021
The nation's pop culture is a government-funded export that has grown into the "Korean wave."
Rapper RM from BTS is featured on a mural in Seoul. The boy band helped build momentum for the "Korean wave."
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Netflix, Walmart team up to sell merch from "Squid Game" and other shows

Oct 11, 2021
A dedicated e-commerce hub will sell merchandise for Netflix's most popular shows, including a "Stranger Things" cassette player.
Walmart will be pairing with Netflix to launch a merchandise e-commerce hub.
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How "Squid Game," a Korean drama from Netflix, became a global hit

Oct 8, 2021
American audiences have become increasingly interested in foreign films and shows.
The trailer of "Squid Game," a dystopian drama that one media analyst calls "a story of people who are desperate financially and psychologically.”
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