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Naver, Kakao Eye Top Spots in Overseas Webtoon Markets

Naver, Kakao Eye Top Spots in Overseas Webtoon Markets

SEOUL, Aug. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — Naver Corp., South Korea’s top Internet portal operator, and Kakao Corp., the operator of the country’s top mobile messenger KakaoTalk, have an unrivaled presence here but often face criticism that their platforms are limited to the domestic market. This criticism, however, is becoming increasingly misguided since Naver and Kakao’s [...]

Naver Teams Up with Mirae Asset to Launch New Loan Service for Small Vendors

Naver Teams Up with Mirae Asset to Launch New Loan Service for Small Vendors

SEOUL, July 29 (Korea Bizwire) — Naver Inc., South Korea’s largest internet portal operator, is making bigger forays into the e-commerce and fintech markets by introducing a new loan service for small vendors operating in the company’s online shopping portal. Naver Financial Corp., the financial arm of Naver, said Tuesday it will introduce a new [...]

Naver Map Introduces New AI-based Restaurant Recommendation Service

Naver Map Introduces New AI-based Restaurant Recommendation Service

SEOUL, July 14 (Korea Bizwire) — Naver Map users will now be able to receive recommendations of nearby restaurants through artificial intelligence (AI) technology. Naver Corp., South Korea’s top Internet portal operator, announced Monday that it will introduce ‘Smart Around’, a new AI-based location recommendation service, for Naver Map. Smart Around, first developed in 2018, [...]

Naver, Kakao Tipped to Report Strong Q2 Earnings amid Pandemic

Naver, Kakao Tipped to Report Strong Q2 Earnings amid Pandemic

SEOUL, July 11 (Korea BIzwire) — Naver Corp., South Korea’s top Internet portal operator, and Kakao Corp., the operator of the country’s top mobile messenger KakaoTalk, are forecast to report stronger-than-expected earnings for the second quarter amid the coronavirus pandemic, industry reports showed Saturday. The operating profit of Kakao is likely to soar by 136 [...]

Naver Upgrades AI Cleanbot to Protect Users from Malicious Comments

Naver Upgrades AI Cleanbot to Protect Users from Malicious Comments

SEOUL, June 22 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s top portal operator Naver Co. announced on Friday that it had upgraded its artificial intelligence (AI) cleanbot further to protect its users from being exposed to malicious comments. Naver’s AI cleanbot, thus far, has automatically detected and hid comments with abusive language and slang. Since April 2019, [...]