Posts Tagged: kakao


KakaoTalk reveals it has 140 million users, made $203 million in revenue last year

Korean chat app company, Kakao, has disclosed that its 2013 revenue hit $203 million, netting $59 million in profits.

  • April 19, 2014
  • at 2:01 pm
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Stratechery goes solo: Ben Thompson on Asia, Apple, and the shifting tides of online media

Over the past ten years, traditional media outlets from the pre-internet era have been forced to compete with online media outlets of variou...

  • April 17, 2014
  • at 2:00 am
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GSMA Mobile World Congress 2014

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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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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Kakao launches Spotify-esque KakaoMusic

Kakao is now entering the music business with KakaoMusic. It's just being rolled out in South Korea now, but more countries coming soon?

  • September 28, 2013
  • at 11:44 am
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Getting into bed with the enemy, GREE launches first game on KakaoTalk

If you can’t beat them, join them: that’s what GREE (TYO:3632) probably thought when it allowed its subsidiary in Seoul, GREE Korea, to ...

  • September 2, 2013
  • at 4:00 pm
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Friendster to Promote KakaoTalk in Malaysia, Sets up Kakao Malaysia Subsidiary

In a big move into Malaysia, Friendster has agreed with Korean startup Kakao to help promote its chat and social messaging apps KakaoTalk an...

  • June 4, 2013
  • at 3:58 pm
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How KakaoTalk Grew From a Startup to a Giant Mobile Platform (INTERVIEW)

Like any startup, Kakao’s road to success was paved with blood and sweat.

  • May 8, 2013
  • at 10:30 am
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Kakao Launches KakaoPage, a Marketplace for Anyone to Publish Digital Content

l KakaoPage marketplace was launched just two days ago with over 500 individual and corporate publishers who provide about 8,000 pieces of d...

  • April 11, 2013
  • at 10:32 pm
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South Korea’s top 10 most valuable tech startups

South Korea’s top 10 most valuable tech startups

It’s been five years since the second venture boom started in Korea, and now there are several startups that are big enough to compete wit...

  • April 18, 2014
  • at 12:35 pm
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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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A Peek Inside KakaoTalk’s Office [Gallery]

In addition to the interview we had with CEO JB Lee and Co-CEO Sirgoo Lee, we had the opportunity to bring our little tour around the office...

  • October 14, 2013
  • at 2:00 pm
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KakaoTalk looks to keep groups in touch with new KakaoGroup app

Yesterday, KaKaoTalk got a major makeover, and today it launches a new app in the form of KakaoGroup, a private, mobile group service that ...

  • September 5, 2013
  • at 7:53 pm
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KakaoTalk 100 million

In a Major Milestone, Korean-Made KakaoTalk Reaches 100 Million Users

After three years and three months in action, the Korean startup KakaoTalk has surpassed 100 million users on its social messaging app. It&#...

  • July 2, 2013
  • at 10:33 am
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KakaoHome launch

Kakao Launches KakaoHome, A Social Android Launcher For Your Smartphone

Kakao, the maker of Korean mobile chat app, KakaoTalk, has launched KakaoHome a launcher for Android users. At first glance, it feels a litt...

  • May 14, 2013
  • at 7:18 pm
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KakaoTalk’s Growth Chart: Hitting 90 Million Users Soon

Mobile chat messaging app, KakaoTalk, currently has 89 million users and is closing in onto 90 million.

  • May 3, 2013
  • at 9:08 am
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KakaoTalk social gaming launch iOS and Japan

KakaoTalk Reveals $45 Million Revenue, $7 Million Profit

Kakao co-CEO Sirgoo Lee revealed that KakaoTalk made $7 million in profit in 2012, from revenue of $45 million.

  • April 4, 2013
  • at 1:03 pm
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