Daum and Kakao acquires Dialoid and Sunnyloft
Daum communications and Kakao have acquired Dialoid and Sunnyloft to increase their competitive edge in terms of mobile services. Daum and Kakao both have been eyeing out the mobile integration platforms; Dialoid and Sunnyloft are speech/voice recognition technology and SNS startups and directly compete with Naver's `Link` and their SNS subgroup `Band`.
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Joyn.T gains more than 1 million users in Korea
Joyn.T has gained more than 1 million users in Korea now. SK Telecom has been making 5 Joyn.T upgrades and have made a series of system optimization, server synchronization and quality improvements and overall service improvements.
Joyn.T will also undergo HD voice synchronization and from March they will be making further improvements on their services (for example, enabling messaging while talking).
They will also be expanding through Joyn T. API (Application Programming Interface) and work on their games, SNS and mobile commerce services.
We wrote about Joyn in our previous articles:
- If you can't fight 'em, Joyn em: net neutrality war declared by Korean telcos against KakaoTalk
- In anticipation of Kakao’s overseas expansion
KT launches cloud service "UCloud SSD Server"
An insider at KT said that a high-quality SSD is necessary for SNS services and multiplayer games. UCloud SSD Server can directly use the SSD infra in a setting where a fast loading speed or high-quality workload is needed.
LG has invested in cloud services this year also, and it will be interesting to see how cloud services will expand in Asia.
You can read more on the cloud services in Asia here:
- LG to spend 2 trillion dollars on R&D - on cloud services
- Clouds, clouds, and clouds? The weather forecast for Korean cloud services and big data
- Key words in the IT industry in Korea 2013: Korean and overseas perspectives