Posts Tagged: Korea

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China’s 1st commercial cloning firm makes and sells rare dog breed for millions of dollars

China’s Boya Life and Korea’s Sooam Biotech Research Foundation have created three pure-blooded Tibetan Mastiff puppies born to a surrog...

  • September 25, 2014
  • at 10:43 pm
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North Korea’s phone boom seems to slow as 3G subscriber numbers slump

North Korea's phone surge has turned into a slump. KoryoLink’s 3G subs plodded from 2 million to just 2.4 million from 2013 to this year.

  • September 9, 2014
  • at 1:20 pm
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South Korean search giant Daum has a better map of North Korea than Google

Daum's new online maps of North Korea reportedly provide greater coverage and detail than the existing Google Maps.

  • September 1, 2014
  • at 7:00 pm
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South Korea’s top Bitcoin exchange secures $3M investment to build an entire bitcoin ecosystem

Korbit, Korea’s leading Bitcoin exchange, wallet and merchant processor, has just closed a US$3 million series A funding round led by Soft...

  • August 27, 2014
  • at 5:00 pm
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Softbank and Qualcomm-backed startup aims to take over Korea’s last-mile delivery industry

While Uber has hit its toughest regulatory road block yet in Seoul, last-mile delivery service Naldo pushes forward with its plan to upend S...

  • July 25, 2014
  • at 5:32 pm
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Duolingo brings free English language learning to 5 new Asian markets

Duolingo, the language-learning app that’s translating the internet, arrives in Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Vietnam, and Indonesia.

  • July 18, 2014
  • at 3:15 pm
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Cloudike

This Korean startup’s founders left Google and LG to crush Dropbox, today they secured $1M investment

Employees giving up their highly-prized, stable, and well-paid corporate careers in Korea’s tech behemoths used to be incredibly rare. But...

  • July 10, 2014
  • at 4:28 pm
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MyMusicTaste

Inspired by crowdfunding craze, MyMusicTaste wants fans to decide where concerts take place

Could the collective voice of a nation’s music fans, amplified by the internet, persuade a musician or band to fly halfway around the worl...

  • June 25, 2014
  • at 7:59 pm
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Xbox One to launch in Hong Kong, India, Singapore, and Taiwan on September 23, 2014

It’s like the marine said in the Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty trailer several years back. It’s about time! The Xbox One—featuring a ...

  • June 10, 2014
  • at 1:32 pm
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Samsung Galaxy Note 4 launches in 140 countries at end of October 2014.

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 beats iPhone 6 to stores in China and South Korea, launching September 26

Samsung today confirmed that its newest flagship, the Galaxy Note 4, will launch in China and South Korea this week.

  • September 24, 2014
  • at 6:27 pm
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KakaoTalk goes into the mobile payment business with KakaoPay

KakaoTalk adds in epayments to its messaging app. But at the moment this is just for South Korea and for Android users.

  • September 5, 2014
  • at 7:48 pm
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ybrain

Ybrain gets $3.5M funding to make wearable tech that tackles Alzheimer’s disease

There's still no cure for Alzheimer's disease, but Ybrain claims its wearable tech is the most effective treatment so far.

  • August 28, 2014
  • at 2:15 pm
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Changsu Lee from 5Rocks gives you app engagement tips and tricks (#StartupAsia preview)

Changsu Lee from 5Rocks gives you app engagement tips and tricks (#StartupAsia preview)

A complex nexus of app discovery, engagement, and monetization - those are the main challenges facing startups and smaller app developers.

  • August 11, 2014
  • at 4:28 pm
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KakaoTalk now has 20 million monthly active users on its social games

KakaoTalk now has 20 million monthly active users on its social games

KakaoTalk now has 520 social games, along with 20 million monthly active gamers.

  • July 23, 2014
  • at 6:49 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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Global Brain invests in Korean game illustrators matching platform Rainbow.dot

Rainbow.dot lets game developers select different genres of artwork ranging from characters, items, to backgrounds.

  • July 8, 2014
  • at 9:22 am
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Korean travel guide marketplace MyRealTrip finds $1 million investment, plans to embrace Chinese tourists

After new $1 million investment, Korean travel guide marketplace MyRealTrip plans to embrace Chinese tourists

MyRealTrip, a Korea-based startup that provides the country's overseas travelers with personalized guided tours in Korean, today announced i...

  • June 19, 2014
  • at 7:25 pm
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In South Korea, mobile shopping reaches $2.83 billion

A recent study shows the amount of mobile transactions in the country increased 156 percent year-on-year.

  • May 30, 2014
  • at 11:10 am
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