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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 [...]

Anti-Graft Law Calls for ‘Block’ Feature for Mobile Gift Cards

Anti-Graft Law Calls for ‘Block’ Feature for Mobile Gift Cards

SEOUL, Aug. 19 (Korea Bizwire) – The Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning announced Friday that it is currently in talks with IT and telecommunications companies to implement a ‘reject’ feature for mobile gift cards. The use of mobile gift cards and and coupons has grown prevalent in the past year or so due [...]

Gangnam Police Turn to Alternative Messenger App

Gangnam Police Turn to Alternative Messenger App

SEOUL, June 28 (Korea Bizwire) – Following the instructions of Jeong Tae-jin, chief of the Seoul Gangnam Police Station, the executives at the station all signed up for a mobile messenger called “Telegram”, which features enhanced security measures. According to CBS Nocut News, a local daily news, Chief Jeong directed the executives to use Telegram instead of [...]

LINE, the Best Way to Communicate in Thailand

LINE, the Best Way to Communicate in Thailand

SEOUL, Oct. 22 (Korea Bizwire) – Naver’s global messenger ‘LINE’ is dominating mobile communications in Thailand with the lion’s share of the mobile messenger market. According to Naver, there are currently 33 million LINE users in Thailand. Considering that the country’s total population is 68 million and that 63 percent of Thais own a smartphone, [...]

Kakao Merges into Daum, “Motivated by Limits to Standalone Growth”

Kakao Merges into Daum, “Motivated by Limits to Standalone Growth”

SEOUL, May 26 (Korea Bizwire) – Kakao, Korea’s largest mobile messenger service operator, decided to merge with Daum, the second-largest Internet portal in Korea after Naver, to overcome the limitation in growth within the domestic mobile industry. On May 26, Lee Sir-goo, CEO of Kakao, admitted the criticism by the business circle that it lacks [...]