Posts Tagged: kakao

Kakao Talk

Daum and Kakao merge, massive valuation puts them head-to-head with Naver-Line

The newly merged firm, which will be called Daum-Kakao, will certainly give Korea’s other unicorn Naver a run for its money.

  • October 1, 2014
  • at 10:26 am
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Tests reveal Line and Kakao disruptions in China mirror the government’s block on Facebook

One week ago, internet users in China started to report malfunctions on popular foreign services Line, KakaoTalk, Flickr, and OneDrive. The ...

  • July 10, 2014
  • at 3:04 pm
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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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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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19 of the hottest South Korean startups came to Tokyo looking for business partners – here’s our top five favorites

19 of the hottest South Korean startups came to Tokyo looking for business partners for Startup Alliance Korea. Here are the top five from t...

  • July 10, 2014
  • at 5:30 pm
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Kakao Talk

Korean messaging app KakaoTalk to merge with Daum, the country’s second-largest web portal (UPDATED)

In yet another major development in the global chat app wars, popular Korea-based messaging startup Kakao looks set to merge with Daum, the ...

  • May 26, 2014
  • at 4:45 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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