All posts tagged "KakaoTalk"

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    Koreans may begin using Kakaotalk for financial transactions next year

    Starting next year, popular messaging app Kakaotalk, which enjoys near-omnipresent use in South Korea, may be used to send money to family and friends overseas from Korea. South Korea’s Ministry of Strategy and Finance announced a legislation...

    • Posted December 11, 2015
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    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
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    Kakao defies prosecution’s monitoring

    CEO makes tough call to stem mass flights of users By Yoon Sung-won Daum Kakao, operator of instant messenger service KakaoTalk, said that it will no longer respond to prosecution requests for access to private conversations. After...

    • Posted October 14, 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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  • Social networking sites struggling to survive

    By Chung Hyun-chae Cyworld was once the nation’s top social networking service (SNS), which provided each user with a unique personal homepage. The movie “My Boss, My Teacher,” released in 2005, has a scene that shows how...

    • Posted November 14, 2013
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