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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, [...]

Kakao Announces Development of Enterprise Messaging Platform

Kakao Announces Development of Enterprise Messaging Platform

SEOUL, March 2 (Korea Bizwire) — Kakao Corp., the operator of South Korea’s top mobile messenger KakaoTalk, plans to introduce KakaoTalk for business purposes similar to the “Slack” messaging service in the U.S. Kakao Enterprise, Kakao’s subsidiary to provide artificial intelligence (AI)-based platform service for enterprises, is currently developing a new corporate messenger and is [...]

Seoul Takes High-tech Approach to Help Disadvantaged Teens

Seoul Takes High-tech Approach to Help Disadvantaged Teens

SEOUL, Jan. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — Female sanitary products will be distributed to those in need using KakaoTalk, a mobile messenger. The Seoul Metropolitan Government, in collaboration with Kakao Commerce Corp. and Yuhan-Kimberly Ltd., will be distributing free sanitary pads and other female products to 1,500 teenagers living in Seoul’s Gangseo District via KakaoTalk. The [...]

KakaoTalk to Introduce Anti-phishing Program

KakaoTalk to Introduce Anti-phishing Program

SEOUL, Jan. 3 (Korea Bizwire) — Kakao Corp. announced plans to introduce Global Signal, a program that blocks messenger phishing, on Wednesday. The program, once it detects that an unregistered friend has a foreign phone number, will automatically replace the profile picture with a globe icon on an orange background. Adding or tapping on the [...]

Corporate Messaging through KakaoTalk Rising Sharply: Data

Corporate Messaging through KakaoTalk Rising Sharply: Data

SEOUL, Oct. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — The number of corporate messaging services through the country’s top mobile messenger KakaoTalk is surging and forecast to reach 15 billion this year, data showed Thursday. In September 2015, the company launched the so-called Notification Talk, or Allim Talk, service that allows corporations such as shopping malls and credit [...]

Kakao Begins Providing ‘Unsend’ Feature

Kakao Begins Providing ‘Unsend’ Feature

SEOUL, Sept. 17 (Korea Bizwire) – Kakao Corp., the operator of South Korea’s No. 1 mobile messenger KakaoTalk, on Monday kicked off its “unsend” feature that allows users to delete missent messages on its messaging app. Users can delete most mistakenly sent messages, photos, videos or emojis, whether they were read or not by the recipient, within [...]