Posts Tagged: kakaotalk


How stickers-as-a-service can change the way we communicate at work

How stickers-as-a-service can change the way we communicate at work

Stickers are certainly not frivolous. They're a multi-million-dollar industry, and this founder plans to take advantage of it with 'stickers...

  • April 15, 2014
  • at 10:30 am
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Google to Korean app developers: use our brand name and bypass ‘Kakao tax’ (Updated: Not true)

In order to fight back against the ‘Kakao tax’, Google is offering to lend its own brand to local Korean app developers.

  • March 5, 2014
  • at 4:26 pm
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KakaoTalk makes its way onto Nokia Asha

Today the team behind KakaoTalk announced it has made its popular messaging app available for Nokia Asha devices. Owners of Nokia 500, 501, ...

  • February 17, 2014
  • at 12:15 pm
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It’s time for messaging apps to quit the bullshit numbers and tell us how many users are active

One of the biggest trends of the last few years is messaging apps. Dozens of startups and major web companies have leapt into this social sp...

  • January 23, 2014
  • at 2:58 pm
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10 highlights of Indonesia’s tech industry in 2013

Let’s look back at what the Indonesian tech industry went through last year. It’s not just a history lesson, as it also points the way f...

  • January 17, 2014
  • at 4:30 pm
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Viber reports 8 million users in Philippines and 8 million in Vietnam too

Viber is growing very fast in Asia, with now over 8 million users in Vietnam and 8 million users in the Philippines.

  • November 29, 2013
  • at 1:51 pm
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Key elements that helped KakaoTalk grow (LIVE BLOG)

Asia is the not-so-secret sauce for the growth of messaging apps. This has been boosted by the fast-growing number of smartphone and tablet ...

  • November 21, 2013
  • at 12:10 pm
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Viber goes Asian, adds a sticker store to compete with Line, KakaoTalk, and WeChat

Viber goes to war with KakaoTalk, Line, and WeChat with a new sticker store. In other words, they wanna make money off of stickers like thei...

  • November 12, 2013
  • at 7:01 pm
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South Korea’s gaming market is worth $9.16 billion!

South Korea is one of the most promising gaming markets in the world with a total worth of more than $9 billion now. Japan lags behind in gr...

  • October 28, 2013
  • at 9:30 pm
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Tencent takes stake in Korea's CJ Games

Tencent pays $500 million for big stake in Korean mobile gaming company

Chinese web and game company Tencent is boosting its mobile gaming prowess today by paying US$500 million for a stake in South Korea’s CJ ...

  • March 26, 2014
  • at 9:31 pm
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KakaoTalk to allow cash gifting between users

Sirgoo Lee, the co-CEO of KakaoTalk, today announced at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona that his company is creating a feature that w...

  • February 24, 2014
  • at 10:25 pm
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Vietnam’s biggest telco wants to acquire KakaoTalk for $5 billion

Viettel, Vietnam's biggest telco, has expressed interest in acquiring KakaoTalk, but currently KakaoTalk is unaware of these intentions. We'...

  • February 6, 2014
  • at 5:50 pm
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KakaoTalk now has 15 million users in Indonesia

It’s been about a year since South Korea’s KakaoTalk entered Indonesia and went on a marketing blitz. The messaging app revealed today t...

  • January 21, 2014
  • at 7:30 pm
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5 ways that social media rocked the Philippines in 2013

Facebook is still growing in Asia with over 351 million active users at the last count. The Philippines, contributes more than 30 million...

  • December 20, 2013
  • at 1:00 pm
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The chat app battle is no battle, it’s just more toys for adults

The chat app battle is a large focus for folks watching Asia's internet evolution, but it's being framed naively. It's actually not a battle...

  • November 26, 2013
  • at 9:00 am
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Why m-commerce could be the secret sauce for chat apps

Chat apps and their extensions will emerge as a key platform for retailers to tap into a massive mobile userbase and drive footfall into bri...

  • November 19, 2013
  • at 9:09 am
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Chat apps like Whatsapp, Line, and KakaoTalk are cool but Viber is the real dark horse [Startup Asia Preview]

Anh-Minh Do, editor at Tech In Asia, will be interview Viber CEO Talmon Marco on stage at Startup Asia Jakarta on November 22nd.

  • October 30, 2013
  • at 1:35 pm
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Messaging app Viber is now available in Indonesian language

Israel-made messaging app Viber is leaping into Indonesia today as it’s now available in the Indonesian language on iOS, Android, Windows ...

  • October 24, 2013
  • at 7:31 pm
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