All posts tagged "Kakao"

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    Ex-Daum Kakao head Lee Sirgoo indicted

    By Kim Rahn Prosecutors indicted former head of Daum Kakao, Lee Sir-goo, without physical detention on charges of negligence in allowing child pornography to be shared on the company’s social networking service, Wednesday. According to the Suwon...

    • Posted November 4, 2015
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    Kakao unveils deluxe call taxi service

    By Yoon Sung-won Kakao, provider of the nation’s top mobile messenger service, KakaoTalk, plans to launch a mobile deluxe call taxi service. For the company, which also operates Korea’s most sought-after mobile call taxi service, KakaoTaxi, the...

    • Posted October 20, 2015
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    Kakao Pay boasts 5 mln users just one year after launch

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — South Korea’s top mobile messenger operator Daum Kakao Corp. said Tuesday its mobile payment platform Kakao Pay currently has more than 5 million users, a figure equivalent to 20 percent of the country’s total...

    • Posted September 16, 2015
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    Daum Kakao to change its name to Kakao

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — Daum Kakao Corp., the operator of South Korea’s top mobile messenger, KakaoTalk, said Tuesday it will seek to change its company name to Kakao at the upcoming shareholder meeting, as part of a push...

    • Posted September 1, 2015
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  • Rim Ji-hoon, 35, head of investment firm K Cube Ventures, will become the new CEO of Daum Kakao, the company said on Aug. 10, 2015. (Yonhap)
    Daum Kakao appoints S. Korea’s youngest CEO

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The South Korean company behind popular mobile messenger app Kakao Talk named a 34-year-old startup investor as CEO who will be the country’s youngest corporate boss. Rim Ji-hoon was named CEO of...

    • Posted August 10, 2015
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  • Lee Byung-ho, chief of the National Intelligence Service, attends a closed-door briefing at the National Assembly on July 14, 2015. The NIS confirmed that it has purchased a hacking program from an Italian company but denied using it to monitor South Korean citizens. (Yonhap)
    S. Korea’s spy agency denies hacking its own citizens

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — South Korea’s top spy agency has purchased a hacking program from an Italian company but denied using it to monitor South Koreans, a ruling party lawmaker said Tuesday. The National Intelligence Service told lawmakers...

    • Posted July 14, 2015
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  • 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)
    S. Korean spy agency sought to hack into KakaoTalk: leaked data

    By Kang Yoon-seung SEOUL, July 13 (Yonhap) — South Korea’s spy agency made inquiries to a foreign hacking firm last year to seek ways to penetrate the country’s most-popular mobile messenger KakaoTalk, leaked data suggested Monday. The...

    • Posted July 13, 2015
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