Posts Tagged: Korea


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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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Which Asian countries ordered Apple to give up private user info?

In response to the NSA’s controversial global surveillance program and public outcry against major IT companies for allowing it, Appl...

  • November 6, 2013
  • at 11:50 am
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LG gets curvy with new G Flex

LG gets curvy with new G Flex phone

Whilst flexible screens are a research lab reality, the consumer market is going to have to make do with rigid screens for a while longer. L...

  • October 28, 2013
  • at 4:37 pm
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Study: China, Korea, and India lead the world in usage of banking and shopping apps

Last year, a Google executive saw that people in Asia are increasingly relying on their mobile devices to access the internet. Plus, mobile ...

  • October 24, 2013
  • at 3:00 pm
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This Korean startup made a music app so the founder could meet cute girls at concerts

MyMusicTaste and Mironi are two interesting music apps that come out of JJS Media, the apps have an interesting beginning, the founder wante...

  • October 18, 2013
  • at 8:30 pm
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Tumblr gradually extends its reach in Asia as it adds Korean language support

Tumblr, the popular visually-oriented blogging platform, introduced language support for Korean yesterday. In a characteristically brief pos...

  • October 10, 2013
  • at 11:38 am
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Uber Between Korea

Uber teams up with messaging app to get more Korean couples in its cars

Uber launched in South Korea this summer, and this week the fancy car booking service is trying out its first bit of social marketing in the...

  • October 1, 2013
  • at 4:18 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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Samsung 100 million Galaxy S and Note shipments, coins word fonblet

Samsung says 100 million Galaxy S and Note phones will ship this year, coins terrible word “fonblet”

Korean gadget-making behemoth Samsung (005930:KS) is holding its Analyst Day today in Seoul, the first it has held in eight years. The compa...

  • November 6, 2013
  • at 5:46 pm
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Give us this day our daily date: Korean matchmaking app goes global

The South Korean startup that made IUM, a popular Korean dating app with over a million users, is now taking its match-making skills global....

  • October 31, 2013
  • at 11:41 am
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Samsung Galaxy S4 sales to hit 10 million in under 1 month

Nearly half way through its life, Samsung sells 40 million Galaxy S4

Samsung CEO JK Shin has told a Korean newspaper that the firm has sold just over 40 million Galaxy S4 smartphones. This comes nearly half wa...

  • October 25, 2013
  • at 10:40 am
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Korea’s iTunes App Store gets personal, wants developers to show contact details

Apple’s iTunes App Store is now asking that app and game developers provide full contact details that are viewable by users of the Sou...

  • October 21, 2013
  • at 12:20 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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Samsung vs HTC

Smartphone boom means a record quarter for Samsung, but HTC pulls in a $101 million loss

In a very telling clash of contrasting fortunes, both Samsung (005930:KS) and HTC (TPE:2498) revealed their latest quarterly financial resul...

  • October 4, 2013
  • at 6:15 pm
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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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