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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 [...]

Facebook Messenger Gains More Teen Users

Facebook Messenger Gains More Teen Users

SEOUL, Jun. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — Although KakaoTalk still maintains its position as pretty much everyone’s favorite app for messaging in South Korea, a survey has found that an increasing number of teenagers are using messaging services provided by Facebook. According to Wiseapp, an app analytics company, the market share of Facebook’s messenger in terms [...]

KakaoTalk, Facebook Preferred Online Channels for News Access

KakaoTalk, Facebook Preferred Online Channels for News Access

SEOUL, Jan. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — A new study has found that KakaoTalk is the most widely used internet platform among South Korean social networking site (SNS) users to access news coverage. Conducted and carried out by the Korea Press Foundation, data for the study was gathered via a survey of 2,108 SNS users between [...]

Naver Line Helps Users Avoid Awkward Misplaced Messages

Naver Line Helps Users Avoid Awkward Misplaced Messages

SEOUL, Nov. 17 (Korea Bizwire) –Naver Line has jumped ahead of its fellow South Korean instant messaging service KakaoTalk by upgrading its text delete capabilities. Previously, deleting a wrongly sent text would only make the mistake disappear on the sender’s screen, but the message would remain on the recipient’s device. After the announcement made by [...]

Ban Off-hour Messaging? Koreans Embrace Right to Disconnect as Part of Work Culture Reform

Ban Off-hour Messaging? Koreans Embrace Right to Disconnect as Part of Work Culture Reform

SEOUL, Oct. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — Lim Ji-yeon, a working mother of two living in western Seoul, is constantly haunted by mobile phone messages from her clients, which often come even after office hours and disrupt her free time and private life. “Can’t we just make after-hour messaging illegal so that it would at least [...]

Kakao Emoji Purchases Driven by Recognition and Uniqueness

Kakao Emoji Purchases Driven by Recognition and Uniqueness

SEOUL, Sept. 18 (Korea Bizwire) – Almost 30 million emoji sales later, we have some insight into why the Kakao Friends emoji characters are so popular.  On September 17, an analysis into the popularity of the beloved emojis by professor Kim Jun Su from Hannam University found a correlation between purchase intent and factors like [...]

Naver and Kakao’s Battle for AI Speaker Dominance Might Be Decided By Emoji Characters

Naver and Kakao’s Battle for AI Speaker Dominance Might Be Decided By Emoji Characters

SEOUL, Sept. 16 (Korea Bizwire) – The battle for AI speaker dominance is about to get heated as Naver and Kakao are sending out their very best “spokespersons” to the marketing front. According to tech industry insiders, Naver is planning to release its AI speaker “Wave” before the year is up. Concurrently, Kakao is making [...]

Kakao’s AI System Kakao I Integrated with Samsung’s Voice Recognition Program Bixby

Kakao’s AI System Kakao I Integrated with Samsung’s Voice Recognition Program Bixby

SEOUL, Sept. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s top mobile messenger operator Kakao Corp. said Thursday it has partnered with tech giant Samsung Electronics Co. in the artificial intelligence (AI) sector to tap deeper into the burgeoning industry. Kakao I, the company’s AI platform, will be integrated with Samsung’s voice recognition program, Bixby, to allow [...]