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Kakao Map Adopts British Startup’s Geo-coding System

Kakao Map Adopts British Startup’s Geo-coding System

SEOUL, Apr. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean IT giant Kakao Corp. said Tuesday that it has joined hands with what3words Ltd. to insert the London-based startup’s innovative geo-coding system into its mapping service, Kakao map. Kakao started its mapping service early this month by adopting the British startup’s technology. What3words launched the service that [...]

Cheil Worldwide, Kakao Launch Drunk Driving Campaign

Cheil Worldwide, Kakao Launch Drunk Driving Campaign

SEOUL, Mar. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — Advertising agency Cheil Worldwide Inc. and Internet portal Kakao Corp. recently launched a unique campaign to prevent drunk driving, which has increased public interest due to the Yoon Chang-ho Act. Cheil announced on Wednesday that its joint campaign with Kakao called ‘Redceipt’ is gaining significant attention from the public. [...]

Kakao Teams Up with Hospital for Health Care Business

Kakao Teams Up with Hospital for Health Care Business

SEOUL, Mar. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s top mobile messenger operator Kakao Corp. said Monday that its investment-focused affiliate has signed a deal with a local hospital to provide health care and tailored medical services to patients. Kakao Investment plans to invest 10 billion won (US$8.9 million) in a joint venture between Yonsei University [...]

More than 1 mln Customers Using KakaoHairShop

More than 1 mln Customers Using KakaoHairShop

SEOUL, Jan. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — Kakao Corp. announced on Tuesday that KakaoHairShop, a reservation service platform for hair salons, recorded 1.03 million customers and 60 billion won (US$53.21 million) in transactions last year. This represents an increase of 153 percent in the number of customers and 109 percent in sales compared to 2017. KakaoHairShop [...]

Social Dialogue Body on Taxi, Carpooling Services Launched

Social Dialogue Body on Taxi, Carpooling Services Launched

SEOUL, Jan. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — The ruling party, the government, and the taxi and carpooling service sectors launched a social dialogue body Tuesday in an effort to explore win-win strategies over shared mobility. Taxi associations have been strongly opposed to the introduction of carpooling services by Kakao Mobility Corp., the operator of South Korea’s [...]

Kakao to Temporarily Halt Pilot Carpool Service

Kakao to Temporarily Halt Pilot Carpool Service

SEOUL, Jan. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean IT giant Kakao Corp. said Tuesday that it has decided to temporarily suspend the pilot of its app-based carpool service. Kakao Mobility, the transportation arm the country’s dominant mobile messenger operator, Kakao, earlier delayed the official launch of its carpool service, slated for December, following the death [...]

Would Taxi Paging Application Solve Industry Deadlock?

Would Taxi Paging Application Solve Industry Deadlock?

SEOUL, Jan. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — The taxi industry, which is opposing the introduction of ride-sharing ventures, is trying to innovate by introducing new services such as a taxi paging application and premium taxis. This month, the ‘T-One’ taxi app will launch, which will compete against similar apps from Kakao Corp. and SK Telecom Co. [...]