The Russian president thought he could outlast the opprobrium of the easily distracted West. It's a gamble he's lost
With few new buyers, the superjumbo's fate is up in the air
Instead of fighting for more regulations, they're pushing for market-based solutions
Vessel wants YouTube stars to focus on another platform
JPMorgan's chief helps kill a Dodd-Frank rule and does the heavy lifting for Wall Street
A Paris-based startup brings back the days of Polaroid
The final installment of "Serial," a cult-favorite podcast about a murder, will begin just like every other episode—with the name of a prison telecom provider
"These colleges are ranked the top in the country, and it's surprising to me that they can't send out a simple email."
Customer service is one area where small businesses can beat big-box competitors
by Moon Ihlwan
Virtual-reality golfing is hot in Korea. Over the past few years, "screen golf cafes" have sprung up around the country, and today nearly 300,000 South Koreans regularly play 18-hole rounds of virtual golf. With just the click of a mouse, they can choose from dozens of the world's top courses, from the Old Course at St. Andrews in Scotland to Pebble Beach in California.
It's easy to understand why the demand is so great: Korea is a very expensive place to play golf the old-fashioned way. It costs about $300 per person to play a round, tee times are hard to secure, and joining a country club could burn a $500,000 hole in your wallet. In contrast, it costs a mere $20 to $30 to play 18 holes of virtual-reality golf. The technology has advanced enough to make virtual copies of the world's most famous courses easily available, so an increasing number of Korean golfers are traveling around the world by way of their local screen golf cafes.
Following is a look at some of the courses they can visit.