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Sinch Launches KakaoTalk in Its Conversation API

Sinch Launches KakaoTalk in Its Conversation API

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Oct. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — Sinch AB (publ), a global leader in cloud communications and mobile customer engagement, today announced it is adding the KakaoTalk channel to its Conversation API which allows enterprise businesses to engage in seamless omnichannel interactions with consumers anywhere in the world. With this latest addition, Sinch is expanding [...]

Kakao to Remove External Payment Link in Android App After Standoff with Google

Kakao to Remove External Payment Link in Android App After Standoff with Google

SEOUL, July 13 (Korea Bizwire) — Kakao Corp., operator of South Korea’s most popular messaging app KakaoTalk, has decided to remove an external payment link from the Android version of the software, following a standoff with Google over the U.S. tech giant’s new in-app payment policy, sources said Wednesday. The standoff between the two companies [...]

KakaoTalk Update on Google Play Store Suspended for Week amid Payment Link Standoff

KakaoTalk Update on Google Play Store Suspended for Week amid Payment Link Standoff

SEOUL, July 7 (Korea Bizwire) — The latest software update for KakaoTalk, South Korea’s most popular mobile messaging app, remained suspended for a week on the Google Play store Thursday, following the refusal by tech giant Kakao Corp. to comply with Google’s new in-app payment policy. Google turned down Kakao’s submission application for the latest [...]

Kakao’s New Delivery Service Has Competitors on Edge

Kakao’s New Delivery Service Has Competitors on Edge

SEOUL, Aug. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — Kakao Corp., operator of South Korea’s largest messenger app, KakaoTalk, plans to introduce a new food delivery service, raising worries over the impact it may bring to the country’s delivery industry. NowBusking, a Korean startup that Kakao has made a significant investment in purchasing 26 percent of its shares, [...]