Posts Tagged: Korea



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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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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Korean ecommerce giant Coupang nabs $100M in funding from Sequoia Capital

Coupang, the rapidly-growing Seoul-based ecommerce startup, announced this morning it raised US$100 million in an investment led by Sequoia ...

  • May 29, 2014
  • at 10:52 am
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Google’s Chromecast makes debut in Asia as sales start in South Korea

Google has partnered with local streaming media services Tving and Hoppin to give users acccess to "tens of thousands of videos, movies, and...

  • May 14, 2014
  • at 6:45 pm
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SendAnywhere

Korean file-sharing app Send Anywhere nabs $1M in funding from Rakuten

ESTmob, the Seoul-based team behind file-sharing app Send Anywhere (which we reviewed about a week ago) revealed today it has completed a US...

  • May 12, 2014
  • at 11:34 am
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SendAnywhere

This startup lets you share files safely and anonymously, and it’s easier than Dropbox

Five years after Dropbox took the internet by storm, sharing files with peers has become easier than ever, and startups have competed with g...

  • May 6, 2014
  • at 4:38 pm
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Razmig Hovaghimian: from failed pizza maker to founder of Viki

Razmig Hovaghimian, the co-founder and CEO of Viki who sold his startup to ecommerce giant Rakuten on September 2013, has quite a story to t...

  • April 21, 2014
  • at 10:08 am
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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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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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Shakr gets funding to help more small businesses create good-looking video ads

Need to make a professional-looking video ad? That's a tough task for a small business.

  • May 13, 2014
  • at 9:45 pm
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A Swiss smartwatch? That’s now a real thing

A Swiss smartwatch? That’s now a real thing

You’d think that cogs, ticking hands, and Swiss precision have no place in a smartwatch, but the soon-to-launch Kairos Watch will make you...

  • May 8, 2014
  • at 4:17 pm
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What you might not know about South Korea, Asia’s new startup hub

South Korea, once referred to as the ‘Land of the Morning Calm,’ has emerged as one of the key startup hubs in Asia.

  • April 28, 2014
  • at 9:30 am
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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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