Posts Tagged: Korea


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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 win for Asia at Seedstars World event thanks to Korea-made app Flitto

A win for Asia at Seedstars World event thanks to Korea-made app Flitto

Seedstars World, a global startup competition that focuses on emerging markets and fast-growing startup scenes, has crowned its newest winne...

  • February 7, 2014
  • at 2:30 pm
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Line's emoticons get a bit less cartoony with addition of photo stickers

Line’s emoticons get less cartoony with addition of photo stickers

The oversized stickers on messaging apps like Line have been central to their success. But the stickers are usually of the cutesy-cartoony v...

  • January 30, 2014
  • at 4:33 pm
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Record Q4 for LG pushes it to 47.6 million smartphones shipped in 2013

Record Q4 for LG pushes it to 47.6 million smartphones shipped in 2013

South Korean gadget-maker LG (066570:KS) has released its Q4 2013 earnings report today, which shows some strong numbers. LG fought back aga...

  • January 27, 2014
  • at 4:00 pm
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Samsung Q4 profits down, pressured on both sides by iPhone 5s and cheaper Android competitors

In the final quarter of 2013 (.pdf), Samsung‘s (KRX:005935) operating profit fell 18 percent from the previous quarter. Looking at ...

  • January 24, 2014
  • at 2:00 pm
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Cute couples app Between gears up for Southeast Asia as it reaches 5 million downloads

Good things come in pairs, and couples app Between today announced that it has reached 5 million downloads worldwide, marking a 150 percent ...

  • December 20, 2013
  • at 12:00 pm
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Sparklabs founder talks about Korea’s new generation of startups and his accelerator’s third batch of teams

It’s been a busy December for SparkLabs, the Seoul-based accelerator that burst into the Asia startup scene in August 2012 and quickly bec...

  • December 9, 2013
  • at 7:30 pm
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Vine takes a shot at Asia with support for lots of new languages

Twitter’s funky, six-second video app Vine is expanding its horizons today with an app update that supports lots of new languages. In ...

  • November 22, 2013
  • at 4:08 pm
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Line reaches 10 million users in India, Katrina Kaif advertises Line app

Line app is still growing, brings in $194 million in revenue in Q3

Messaging app Line, which now has 280 million registered users around the world, brought in JPY 19.1 billion in revenue – which is $19...

  • November 7, 2013
  • at 5:46 pm
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App for couples Between raises money from DeNA

Between, an app for couples by Korean company VCNC, has raised an undisclosed amount of money from strategic investor DeNA (2432.T), a Japan...

  • February 10, 2014
  • at 2:00 pm
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Noom picks up $7M in series A funding for its marathon effort to help people lose weight

Noom, the NYC-based startup behind a set of mobile weight loss apps announced today it has received a $7 million series A funding round led ...

  • February 4, 2014
  • at 5:14 pm
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This new app helps Koreans and Japanese speak English like it’s their first language

Korean educational startup Smatoos, known for its BeNative apps, has just launched an iOS app called Formula for English Conversation (our t...

  • January 29, 2014
  • at 4:52 pm
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Samsung bloatware problem

Korean government wants to cull crapware, says all apps must be delete-able

Once a smartphone reaches the hands of a new buyer, it might be loaded with dozens of extra apps – some from the hardware maker, some ...

  • January 24, 2014
  • at 7:30 pm
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This startup is chasing the next frontier of advertising – smartphone homescreens

Facebook is perhaps the most engaging app in the world, with 1.15 billion monthly active users and a staggering average daily usage of 20 mi...

  • January 2, 2014
  • at 11:32 am
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Facebook check-ins around the world

6 of Facebook’s top check-in places in 2013 are in Asia

Facebook has just released Facebook Stories 2013 – A Year in Review 1, which highlights the most talked about topics around the world,...

  • December 10, 2013
  • at 2:00 pm
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Korean web giant Naver acquires makers of Whoscall

Korean web giant Naver has acquired Gogolook, the Taiwan-based startup behind Whoscall, a popular app in East Asia that identifies the origi...

  • December 9, 2013
  • at 12:55 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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Samsung plans 4K smartphone screens and non-ARM CPU core

Samsung whips out crystal ball, sees vision of 4K smartphone screens and self-made CPU core

Samsung held its second ever Analyst Day in Seoul today, giving everyone a look into the Korean giant’s newest numbers and future stra...

  • November 6, 2013
  • at 7:31 pm
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