Sue J. Hur(Sue J. Hur)
Another Brick In Kakao’s Defensive Wall, Against Japanese Invader, Line
  ·  2013년 02월 18일

KakaoTalk, Korea’s leading social messaging service has launched a new mobile social album service that enables users to share their photos with their friends. This is the latest in Kakao’s strenuous diversification efforts, as it tries to keep up with Line, its major domestic competitor.

Flava reinvents journal writing experience for mobile lifestyle
  ·  2013년 02월 13일

Greenmonster, Inc. (Seoul) aims to reinvent mobile journal writing experience with its milestone product Flava™. Flava began with an iOS diary app development project back in early 2011 with the goal of unleashing iphone’s multimedia journalistic capacity within a single app interface.

New Korean-made Photo SNS And Global Media App Hits The App Stores
  ·  2013년 02월 13일

Described by the makers as “Twitter for photos” Happenin distinguishes itself from the many other photo sharing apps by allowing users to post only photos that have been taken in that very moment. This characteristic promises many changes in favor of users, according the developers.

Korea And Japan’s No. 1 Reward App To Launch In 20 Countries This Year
  ·  2013년 02월 13일

Having achieved close to $15M in annual sales, AdLatte intends to expand into 20 new markets across North America, Europe, and Asia in 2013.

Launch of Kakao Page: Creative Contents Market In Korea?
  ·  2013년 02월 12일

KakaoPage, a platform that allows its users to market and sell their creative contents (audio, video, text) was launched last week. What exactly is it? Is the goal of making one million “profit-earning” partners within three years along with the launch feasible?

‘SomNote’ Beats Naver & Evernote – But Why?
  ·  2013년 02월 12일

Wizard Work’s ‘Som Note’ was released recently on ‘Chatting Plus’ that was launched by Kakao Japan last month. It currently stands at 6th place on Google Play rankings- ahead of Naver’s Naver Memo (ranked 10th) and Evernote (ranked 21st). beSUCCESS investigates for their success.

[Weekly News] What’s Happening In Korea? (10. Feb)
  ·  2013년 02월 11일

beSUCCESS covers weekly news in Korea, 10 Feb.

Line On The Rise In Hong Kong
  ·  2013년 02월 05일

Since January 29, Line users have been doubling in Hong Kong. Just 2 weeks before that, Line also passed its 100 million user mark on January 18th. What are some of the lookouts for Line?

Samsung Invests In OpenX, Creator Of Private Mobile Exchange Platform
  ·  2013년 02월 04일

Recently, Samsung Venture Investment led a Series E investment round totaling US$ 22.5 million with a software provider, Open X Software Ltd, the creator of Samsung’s private mobile exchange platform. The investment aimed to enable ‘the global expansion of the company’, especially into mobile, as it competes with rivals such as search giant Google.

Korean Telecoms News: Watchdog Rejects 4th Carrier and Largest Carrier Posts Major Profit Slump
  ·  2013년 02월 04일

At the end of last week South Korea’s communications watchdog turned down bids by two Korean firms to set up the country’s fourth mobile operator.

Kakao Talk Strides Into Line’s Japanese Territory by Releasing Their Games Platform on iOS
  ·  2013년 02월 04일

Korean-made messaging app KakaoTalk launched its Game Platform in July 2012 and having launched on Android in Japan in November 2012, is now extending its advance into the Japanese market with the roll-out of its iOS version.

Essential Data for Global App Developers, Eyeing Up The Lucrative Japan And Korea Markets
  ·  2013년 02월 04일

Japan and Korea present amazing opportunities for app developers, but fierce competition and unique characteristics means local knowledge and a finely tuned entry strategy is a must. This article aims to uncover some of the truths to help you succeed.

Apple Exceeds Samsung In Mobile Phone Sales In The US – How Do You Like Them Apples?
  ·  2013년 02월 04일

How about them apples? Apple is now the number 1 mobile phone vendor in the US, with a record of 34% market share. Samsung will surely be keen to recapture that title in 2013 by launching improved new models such as the rumored Galaxy S4. LG is still the third largest player in the American mobile phone market. beSUCCESS investigates the three key reasons why Apple’s sales improved, but what do you think?

[Weekly News] What’s Happening In Korea? (3. Feb)
  ·  2013년 02월 04일

beSUCCESS covers weekly news in Korea, 3 Feb.

Why It Is Vital To Look After Your Customers!
  ·  2013년 01월 29일

More than one in three people, 38%, have recommended a brand they “like” or follow on a social network. On average, almost one in four people worldwide, 22%, said they bought a brand because a friend recommended or followed the brand online.

Samsung’s Smartphone Sales Eclipse Combined 1 & 2 Rank (Apple and Nokia) in 2012
  ·  2013년 01월 28일

Samsung Electronics sold 213 smartphones globally last year. This figure is higher than the combined sales of number No. 2 and No. 3 ranked manufacturers, Apple and Nokia. This figure also represents the first time in the company’s history that it has crossed the 30% of market share mark.

[Weekly News] What’s Up In Korea? (27. Jan)
  ·  2013년 01월 28일

beSUCCESS covers weekly news in Korea, 27 Jan.

High-Speed Mobile Competition Hots Up In Korea: LG U+ Raises Flag For Country’s First Unlimited LTE Data Plans
  ·  2013년 01월 28일

LG U+, Korea’s third-largest mobile carrier, will release the nation’s first unlimited-data plans for customers using LTE networks. From Jan. 31 to April 30, customers who switch from another provider will be eligible for the free plan, fueling the intensifying battle for new LTE customers.

So What’s Up With Bada and Tizen?
  ·  2013년 01월 28일

Will Bada fuse with the TIZEN project? The Tizen Association was formed in 2012 by executives from Samsung, Intel, NTT Docomo and Vodafone to support the open source software. Having Samsung’s own ecosystem will give them a full control on features, updates and hardware specifications of all of the products. But some say that if Samsung moves away from Android, they would be shooting themselves in the foot. Before they were introduced Android to their phones, Samsung had a line of feature phones. Samsung tried making their own OS for smartphones, Bada – but some say that this was pretty much a flop, and some say that it is still being developed.

Korea’s XL Games Announces Launch Of “Archeage” With Trion Worlds
  ·  2013년 01월 25일

Global games platform, Trion Worlds, has signed a major deal with South Korea’s renowned XL Games to bring the much anticipated MMORPG, “ArcheAge”, to Western markets.