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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 [...]

Webtoons Evolve, Expand to Mobile Games and Dramas

Webtoons Evolve, Expand to Mobile Games and Dramas

SEOUL, Sept. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — Webtoons are evolving as they expand their market reach mobile games and dramas. Recently, mobile games and dramas using Naver Webtoon IP are gaining popularity. Thanks to the popularity and recent trends, it is estimated that the size of South Korea’s webtoon market will surpass US$1 billion by 2020. [...]

Samsung to Publish Webtoon Series to Raise Public Awareness About Semiconductors

Samsung to Publish Webtoon Series to Raise Public Awareness About Semiconductors

SEOUL, Jun. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co.’s Device Solution Division plans to publish a webtoon series to raise public awareness about semiconductors. Samsung introduced NANO, a new webtoon series on semiconductors, on its official website on Thursday. “We hope to bring semiconductors to the public as easily approachable devices,” said the company. “The [...]

Increasing Popularity of Ballet Leads to Collaboration with Webtoons, Dramas and Musicals

Increasing Popularity of Ballet Leads to Collaboration with Webtoons, Dramas and Musicals

SEOUL, May 27 (Korea Bizwire) — With changing trends, the South Korean public no longer has to be feel objection to ballet as a luxurious Western art. Recently, ballet has been reborn into colorful variation within the mass media and the public no longer feels a psychological distance to the art of ballet. There are [...]

Kakao Joins Hands with YG Entertainment for Japan ‘Webtoon’ Market

Kakao Joins Hands with YG Entertainment for Japan ‘Webtoon’ Market

SEOUL, Jul. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — Kakao Corp., the operator of South Korea’s top mobile messenger, KakaoTalk, has joined forces with major talent agency YG Entertainment Inc. to tap deeper into the online comic market in Japan, industry sources said Monday. Although the two firms have not signed official tie-up deals, the collaboration is drawing [...]