It's been a while since we have reported any news from Kakao Talk, which developed mobile messenger KakaoTalk in 2012. The company now plans to make forays into the news services market, having established itself as one of the 'new platforms', which have been billed as one of the hot trends to watch for 2014.
Kakao is preparing to provide news service on a curation format that enables users to take a look at major issues through a single glance. Kakao plans to launch the news service in March at the earliest or in June at the latest.
Since May 2013, Kakao has contacted several news providers as part of its preliminary effort to launch into the news service market and since early December 2013, Kakao has been conducting closed testing for the new service.
Kakao originally planned to limit the coverage of its news to entertainment and sports but is now considering expanding the coverage toward politics, business, and society.
Stay tuned for updates on this story in the coming months.