Post-Morin, Path Gets Chatty
Korea’s Kakao is making a big change to Path eight months after acquiring the social app. Path people can now message each other inside the app, rather than having to open the separate Path Talk
Korea’s Daum Kakao Brings In 34-Year-Old CEO To Grow Its Messaging Business Overseas
Daum Kakao, the $7 billion Internet company that owns messaging app Kakao Talk and recently bought Path, has turned to youth after hiring a new CEO to push its business forward and grow overseas.
What Is Daum Kakao And Why Did It Buy Path?
It isn't often that a company in Asia acquires a U.S. rival, particularly one that has surfed a wave of hype in Silicon Valley. But that's exactly what happened this week after Path announced the sale
Path’s ‘Places’ Feature Shuttered Following Sale To Daum Kakao
Path announced that it has sold its flagship messaging apps to Korea's Daum Kakao today, but the company has retained one interesting part of its business: its Places business-to-consumer messaging se
Path Sells Its Social Networking App To Daum Kakao
The company behind the Path social networking app might be looking for a new name. That’s because Dave Morin and crew have sold their social networking app of the same name to Korean messaging heavy
Daum Kakao Debuts Uber Rival KakaoTaxi In South Korea
Daum Kakao, the maker of South Korea’s most popular messaging app, launched KakaoTaxi in Korea today. The new service is a potentially strong competitor to Uber and is the beginning of Daum Kakao's
Viber Faces Ban In Korea As SK Telecom Wins Potentially Wide-Ranging Patent Suit
Free calling and messaging service Viber could be banned in South Korea, after the company lost a patent suit to domestic operator SK Telecom.
Korea’s Daum Kakao Prepares To Launch Kakao Taxi As Uber Faces Legal Woes
Like other Asian messaging apps, South Korea’s KakaoTalk is intent on moving beyond being a communications tool to offering a wide selection of services. Today, Daum Kakao, the app’s maker, took t
South Korea’s Daum Kakao To Launch $90M Investment Fund
Daum Kakao, one of South Korea’s largest Internet companies and the owner of messaging app Kakao Talk, announced today that it plans to launch an 100 billion won ($90.8 million) investment fund. Cal
Chat App Kakao Talk Begins Offering Opt-In Encryption Following Recent Privacy Storm
Daum Kakao, the newly merged Korean entity behind Kakao Talk, has introduced a new end-to-end encryption feature on the chat following controversy around user data in recent months.
Korean Internet Giant Daum Kakao Launches Its Own Mobile Payment Platform
Daum Kakao, one of the largest Internet companies in South Korea, has launched a mobile payment platform called BankWalletKakao as it addresses concerns about its ability to grow in international mark