All posts tagged "Kakao"

  • Naver followed suit after Daum Kakao announced an active protest against government requests to view its message database.
    Naver and SK join Daum Kakao in privacy protest

    By Yoon Sung-won Naver, Daum Kakao and SK Communications are acting collectively to press for protection of customers’ information. “The three leading companies agree Daum Kakao is not the only victim and this will affect everyone,” said...

    • Posted October 15, 2014
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  • Kakao Talk has apologized to its users and offered to introduce privacy mode. (Yohnhap)
    Kakao to offer ‘privacy mode’ amid gov’t monitoring fears

    By Yoon Sung-won Daum Kakao said Wednesday it will introduce a stronger privacy protection feature in its app by the end of the year. The move comes as a countermeasure to prevent more subscribers from leaving KakaoTalk...

    • Posted October 8, 2014
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    [WSJ] Daum Kakao Faces Questions Over Ability to Grow Outside South Korea

       SEOUL—A new technology company emerged Wednesday in South Korea, the product of a tie-up between two of the country’s dominant Internet players—one from the PC era, one from the mobile era. Shares of Daum Communications Corp....

    • Posted October 3, 2014
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  • Daum-Kakao announced its merging in May.
    Daum-Kakao to launch news service, challenge web giant Naver

    Mobile application giant Daum-Kakao is looking to launch a new mobile news application dubbed “Kakao Topic,” sources said Thursday. Much like the Facebook app Paper, Kakao Topic will aim to serve as a paper viewed on mobile...

    • Posted September 18, 2014
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    South Korean businesses adopt ‘standing desks’

    To improve efficiency, health By Park Jin-hai, Yoon Sung-won Kakao, which provides South Korea’s most popular mobile instant messenger application service, is encouraging its employees to work in a standing position. Evidence suggests this might help people...

    • Posted August 19, 2014
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  • LINE, KakaoTalk.
    Kakao, LINE may be used by terrorists: Chinese authority

    By Kang Yoon-seung SEOUL (Yonhap) — South Korea said Thursday it confirmed that Chinese authorities had intentionally blocked services of Kakao and LINE mobile messengers on fears of abuse by terrorist groups. Talks are underway to normalize...

    • Posted August 7, 2014
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  • The companies announced the merge on Monday.
    Korean IT giants Daum and KakaoTalk to merge

    By Yoon Sung-won Daum Communications, the nation’s second-largest web portal, announced Monday it will acquire Kakao, the operator of the nation’s top mobile instant messenger service, foretelling an upheaval in the local mobile and Internet industry. As...

    • Posted May 27, 2014
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