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SangBong Suh, the head of Smilegate Orange Farm center, helps Korean startups to go to China

If a person comes for the profit goes for another profit, a person bows for a power searches for another powerful men. Only the person comes for the mind lasts forever.” – from “The Rise of…

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Positioning the Korean Wave as ‘Lifestyle’ for a Sustainable Business Model in China

Where are the momentum that will lead the next decade in the consumer market in China? One advised to pay a good attention to the ‘Post-8090’ generation. The Post-8090 generation, often named balinghou (Post-80) or jiulinghou…

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Fandom Culture of M.C.N Stars & Global Strategy of Startups

Last January, there was a special event in Peru, South America. It was a fan meeting event of Nardy Santana (Latinasaram), an YouTube MCN star who creates various contents which are based on the Hallyu Wave…

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Cyber Security Predictions for 2015: Were the Experts Right?

About this time last year, experts and analysts all placed their official predictions for the cyber threat landscape in 2015. Now that a year has come and gone, it would be interesting to see if these…

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Top five healthcare trends from technology startups

Technology has been integral in medical advancement and personal health. Now more than ever, technology is readily available to people of developed countries, mostly in the form of smart phones and devices. Recently, a surge in…

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Day2Life’s fully functional mobile time management solution receives investment from 500 Startups

Day2Life, a simple day to day mobile time management solution has secured an investment of US$200k (KRW 240m) from 500 Startups, among the most recognized Silicon Valley startup accelerator programs. In securing a position in the…

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SK and Brookside Capital invest $56m into Socar, Korea’s leading car sharing service

Korea’s top car-sharing app maker ‘Socar’ has successfully secured a series B investment from SK and Brookside Capital part of Bain Capital for an amount of US$56m (KRW 65b). In October 2014, Socar secured a Series A…

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Watch Japan’s first commercial jetliner from Mitsubishi take its maiden flight

Japan’s first commercial jet, The Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ) – developed by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, in half a century made its maiden flight on Wednesday. The two-engine aircraft, approximately 35 metres (115ft) long, flew smoothly upward into…

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Netflix Spends Invest $50 Million in ‘Okja’ from Director Bong Joon Ho

Netflix will invest $50 million in upcoming South Korean film Okja by Bong Joon Ho which will be co-produced by Plan B Entertainment, an American film production studio co-founded by Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston. Okja is…

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Samsung’s improved Gear VR is now up for preorder at $99

Samsung’s improved mobile VR headset is ready for the taking the ordering. Oculus announced Samsung’s Gear VR will ship on November 20 with pre-orders kicking off Tuesday. The device costs $99, and can be purchased through Samsung’s…

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Instagram released one-second looping video app ‘Boomerang’

Instagram on Thursday introduced its newest app called Boomerang. The app lets you create short, shareable animations that play from beginning to end and then from end to beginning. A single press on the capture button takes a…

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Amore Pacific invests into Korean IoT beauty startup, Way Wearable

Way Wearble, the developer of ‘Way’ the world’s first skin care IoT solution has received an investment from Amore Pacific which is Asia’s leading cosmetics·beauty corporation. Way Wearable is preparing for mass production and service development of…

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Kono Labs releases artificial intelligence scheduler ‘Kono’

Kono Labs the developer of an artificial intelligence scheduling service, released their native iOS app Kono for both Apple and Android in USA and Korea. Kono works with calendars inbuilt into smartphones like Google Calendar and simplifies…

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UAE VC MENA Apps invests US$170 million into Korean Startup with Towerless Internet Technology

  On the 21st September, global satellite communication company DiGiFi Korea was successful with securing an investment worth US$170 million (KRW 200 billion) from UAE’s largest venture investment company, MENA Apps. Founded in 2014, DiGiFi Korea…

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Softbank Ventures, invests into Gaudi Audio Lab – VR Audio startup

On September 1, Softbank Ventures Korea announced a joint investment deal with Capstone Partners for an amount US$920k which is to be invested into Gaudi Audio Lab. When founded, Gaudi Audio Lab’s mission was to provides the…

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Korean food delivery app Yogiyo receives additional investment of US$35 million from DeliveryHero

  On the 25th August, it was revealed that Yogiyo a popular food delivery service app in Korea had received further investment of $35 million from DeliveryHero.  DeliveryHero is a German company that provides online food service…

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Korean entertainment culture site, Soompi, acquired by Viki

Korean entertainment site Soompi has been acquired by Viki in a deal rumored to be less than US $10M. Viki was a startup that was purchased by Rakuten in a huge US $200M deal. This time,…

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Takeover Silicon Valley, beGLOBAL SF 2015 commences receiving start-up applicants

beSUCCESS a professional media company with a particular focus on startups, will be holding the beGLOBAL SF 2015 conference in San Francisco on October 15 and has commenced receiving applications to participate from startups for this years event….

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Vungle Expands Expertise to South Korea’s Startup Scene with In-App Video Ads Service

Vungle, the way developers put video ads in their apps, has opened a South Korean office to accelerate growth and global expansion for the country’s startups through high performance in-app advertising. Vungle Korea is led by…

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KakaoTalk Introduces In-chat Search Feature, KakaoTalk #Search!

Daum Kakao Corp., provider of Korea’s number one messaging app KakaoTalk, today announced the official launch of #Search (pronounced ‘sharp search’) and Channel for KakaoTalk. #Search allows users to search and share information directly from the…

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