All posts tagged "Kakao"

  • (Kakao Talk)
    KakaoTalk most frequently visited app in world: US report

    SEOUL, May 29 (Yonhap) — KakaoTalk, South Korea’s No. 1 mobile messenger, became the most frequently visited app in the world in the first quarter, outpacing global rivals like WhatsApp and Facebook, its operator said Friday. As...

    • Posted May 29, 2015
    • 8
  • Daum
    Daum Kakao-Seoul offer real-time natural disaster updates

    By Kim Yoo-chul Daum Kakao, the nation’s largest messenger app operator, said Friday it has agreed with the Seoul Metropolitan Government (SMG) to provide citizens with real-time information on natural disasters via its popular KakaoTalk platform. “When...

    • Posted January 30, 2015
    • 1
  • daum_kakao_rhkpa
    Search warrants on Daum Kakao user data grow fourfold in 2 years

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — Search warrants on user data of Daum Kakao Corp., South Korea’s Internet portal and mobile messenger venture, grew fourfold in the last two years, the company said in its transparency report released Friday, amid...

    • Posted January 23, 2015
    • 0
  • Daum Kakao CEO Lee Sir-goo enters the Daejeon Metropolitan Police Agency office Wednesday to be questioned over allegations the company has been negligent in detecting child pornography on its social networking service. (Yonhap)
    Probe on Daum Kakao CEO causes overregulation controversy

    By Yoon Sung-won The questioning of Daum Kakao CEO Lee Sir-goo by police Wednesday has triggered a dispute over excessive regulation of domestic online service providers. The Daejeon Metropolitan Police Agency said that it summoned Lee, the...

    • Posted December 11, 2014
    • 0
  • Daum Kakao co-CEO Lee Sir-goo (Yonhap)
    Daum Kakao CEO faces summons for inaction over child pornography

    DAEJEON, Dec. 10 (Yonhap) — The head of South Korea’s top mobile messenger operator, Daum Kakao, will be summoned for questioning in the near future on charges of allowing massive amounts of child pornography to be shared...

    • Posted December 10, 2014
    • 1
  • A demonstration of Daum Kakao's new cash transaction service, BankWalletKakao, released Nov. 11, 2014. The service, which allows users to make cash transactions through the Kakao Talk platform, will only be available in South Korea. (Yonhap)
    Daum Kakao starts cash transaction service

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — Daum Kakao, South Korea’s leading mobile messenger operator, on Tuesday launched BankWalletKakao, a service that allows users to transmit cash through the messenger platform. The service, arranged with 16 local banks, lets users share...

    • Posted November 11, 2014
    • 0
  • (Kakao Talk)
    Is Kakao’s encryption promise just for show?

    By Yoon Sung-won Experts differ over the feasibility of Daum Kakao CEO Lee Sirgoo’s pledge to strengthen privacy protection, no matter the cost. At a news conference Monday, Lee said strengthened encryption protocols will “apply not only...

    • Posted October 16, 2014
    • 4