Posts Tagged: Korea


KakaoTalk’s Growth Chart: Hitting 90 Million Users Soon

Mobile chat messaging app, KakaoTalk, currently has 89 million users and is closing in onto 90 million.

  • May 3, 2013
  • at 9:08 am
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These Are the 20 Startups Doing Battle at Korea’s beLAUNCH 2013

South Korea’s biggest tech conference, beLAUNCH 2013, opened today in the Gangnam district of Seoul. A couple of my workmates are there, m...

  • May 1, 2013
  • at 1:30 pm
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Kakao Launches KakaoPage, a Marketplace for Anyone to Publish Digital Content

l KakaoPage marketplace was launched just two days ago with over 500 individual and corporate publishers who provide about 8,000 pieces of d...

  • April 11, 2013
  • at 10:32 pm
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Sharing Session: An Introduction to Korea’s Startup Ecosystem

James Jung, Founder and CEO at beSUCCESS, stepped up to the plate here at Startup Asia to share with us some of the insights into Korea̵...

  • April 4, 2013
  • at 12:15 pm
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Asian Startups @ SXSW 2013

At SXSW 2013, there were three Asian countries with their own pavilions. Some thoughts about the pavilions at SXSW 1. When exhibiting in the...

  • March 29, 2013
  • at 12:39 pm
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Why KakaoTalk Will Win the TV Ad Battlefield in Indonesia

TV advertisements have proven to work very well for chat apps in Indonesia. China-based WeChat and Japan’s Line have been propelled to the...

  • March 27, 2013
  • at 8:00 pm
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New Samsung Galaxy S4 in an Infographic

Now that the new Samsung Galaxy S4 is out, let’s take a quick look at what could be the world’s next best-selling smartphone – wit...

  • March 15, 2013
  • at 8:08 pm
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BeLAUNCH Now Open to Indian Startups, and Readers Can Get Discounts for the Seoul Event

It’s only about seven weeks until the globally-minded Korean startup conference beLAUNCH takes place in Seoul on May 1 and 2. But there’...

  • March 11, 2013
  • at 7:00 pm
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KakaoTalk Records 288% Indonesian User Growth and Looks to Embrace Local Communities

Today, Korea-based messaging app KakaoTalk held a press conference event called “Media Play Day.” Besides the usual information load dur...

  • February 27, 2013
  • at 9:30 pm
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How A Korean Startup Uses Ultrasound Tagging To Drive Up Sales

Perples is a Korean mobile technology startup that enables smartphones to display relevant content upon detecting inaudible sound signals.

  • May 2, 2013
  • at 9:48 am
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Korean Supermarket Uses a Guiding Light to Point Out Discounts on Your Smartphone

We’ve seen Korean supermarket chain Emart (KRX:139480) do some innovative stuff before, like its shadowy QR codes. But this time Emart is ...

  • April 17, 2013
  • at 3:00 pm
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Qoo10 Singapore Hits 900,000 Members, Transacting $73 Million in Sales in 2012

Qoo10 revealed that in 2012, its Singapore operations transacted US$73 million in sales. It has a total of more than 900,000 members and 53,...

  • April 8, 2013
  • at 1:08 pm
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Coffee Chat: KakaoTalk’s Growth From Startup (Live Blog)

Next up on stage, Sirgoo Lee. He’s the Co-CEO of popular South Korea social messaging application, KakaoTalk. They’ve had an int...

  • April 4, 2013
  • at 11:58 am
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Between has 200,000 Downloads in Southeast Asia, 2.9 Million Globally

(Update: @sonofsarah says that all download numbers are BS. True. So here you go: Between has over 900,000 monthly active users. For LoveByt...

  • March 27, 2013
  • at 10:47 pm
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beLAUNCH India to connect Indian startups with Korean and East Asian market

After a successful run in Japan, South Korean Startup Conference beLAUNCH is currently organizing an Indian edition to be held as part of th...

  • March 21, 2013
  • at 6:55 am
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North Korea buys Great Firewall from China

The Next Step for North Korea’s Internet: Buying a Great Firewall From China

We are all familiar enough with the internet now to realize that it’s not a magical, virtual, hyper-human neuron network and is in fac...

  • March 14, 2013
  • at 1:30 pm
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From Line to Puzzles and Dragons, Japan Rocks the World at App Monetization [STATS]

Regular readers will know that Japanese smartphone owners are great for spending money on apps. Now we have new data from AppAnnie, released...

  • March 7, 2013
  • at 9:28 pm
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North Korea Set to Offer Uncensored 3G to Foreign Visitors Next Month, But at a Price

Starting next week, foreign visitors going into North Korea will no longer be entering a digital void. The Korean-Egyptian joint venture com...

  • February 25, 2013
  • at 12:13 pm
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