All posts tagged "Kakao Talk"

  • A woman opens Kakao Talk, a South Korean mobile messaging app with more than 60 million users, on her smartphone in Seoul, South Korea. A handful of smartphone apps that began as basic instant messaging services have amassed several hundred million users in Asia in just a couple of years, mounting a challenge to the popularity of online hangouts such as Facebook as they branch into games, e-commerce, celebrity news and other areas. (AP Photo/Hye Soo Nah)
    Kakao expanding O2O business to parking service

    By Yoon Sung-won Kakao has acquired a mobile parking lot reservation service firm, it said Monday. The company said that it acquired Parking Square, a startup providing the “Park Here” service, earlier this month. Despite expectations that...

    • Posted March 1, 2016
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    Kakao backs down, withdraws warrant refusal

    By Yoon Sung-won Kakao, the operator of the nation’s most-used mobile messenger, KakaoTalk, said it will resume providing conversation records to the prosecution, retracting its previous decision to refuse all warrants requesting monitoring. The company had reached...

    • Posted October 7, 2015
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    Threat of government surveillance has KakaoTalk losing users to German-based app

    By The Korea Times Los Angeles staff When President Park Geun-hye announced two weeks ago that the South Korean government planned to monitor private messages, including those occurring via KakaoTalk, South Korean users reconsidered their stance on...

    • Posted October 8, 2014
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  • The Korean police department's Cyber Terror Response Center said Thursday that these images floating around the Internet have been determined to be fake. (Yonhap)
    Heartless prank

    Police say mobile messages sent to families purportedly by missing students trapped in the sunken wreckage of the Sewol are fake  “I’m in the second year in classroom nine and I’m alive,” a photo of a cellphone message being...

    • Posted April 17, 2014
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    Heartbreaking text messages sent to family and friends from sinking ferry

    By Kang Seung-woo Students from the sinking ferry, Sewol, sent text messages to their parents, now a poignant record of the tragedy as it unfolded. A second-year student, identified by Park, texted his mother, saying “The ship...

    • Posted April 17, 2014
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    Kakao to offer money transfers

    By Choi Kyong-ae BARCELONA — Kakao, the operator of the country’s most popular messaging application KakaoTalk, will run a test of a money transfer service next month in cooperation with banks, the company’s chief executive said Monday....

    • Posted February 25, 2014
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    Kakao tops Naver in brand value

    By Kim Rahn Kakao Talk topped Naver in brand value, a survey showed, Sunday. Brandstock, a research firm specializing in the ranking of brands, said Kakao Talk ranked first in its survey in the Internet category in...

    • Posted February 24, 2014
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