Post Tagged with: "South Korea"

Line Targeting One Billion Users Of Messaging App By 2015
/ April 14, 2014 4:28 pm
Line Targeting One Billion Users Of Messaging App By 2015

Bloomberg reports that Line Corp., the operator of the most-popular mobile messaging app in Japan, plans to double its users to more than 1 billion globally by next year, according to its CEO Akira Morikawa who made the comment at a conference in Tokyo last week. . Read More

Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Marks Sales of 2.7 Million Copies
/ April 4, 2014 4:43 pm
Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Marks Sales of 2.7 Million Copies

GamesIndustryBiz reports that Diablo III: Reaper of Souls has sold more than 2.7 million copies via retail as well as digital channels. The sales numbers for Reaper of Souls is short of the pace set by the original Diablo III, which had 6.3 million players after its first week and 3.5 million sales on the first day itself. Read More

Samsung Electronics Mobile Head Receives Paycheck of $5.8 Million Beating Apple’s Cook
/ March 31, 2014 4:23 pm
Samsung Electronics Mobile Head Receives Paycheck of $5.8 Million Beating Apple’s Cook

Reuters reports that J.K. Shin, Head of Samsung Electronics Co’s mobile business, received a $5.8 million compensation package last year, beating the paycheck of his counterpart at Apple Inc. . Read More

Korbit Raises $400K from Silicon Valley Investors
/ January 21, 2014 5:16 pm
Korbit Raises $400K from Silicon Valley Investors

VentureBeat reports that Korean Bitcoin startup, Korbit has raised $400,000. The funding round was led by prominent Bitcoin supporters, which include Tim Draper (DFJ), Naval Ravikant (AngelList), David Lee (SV Angel), and Barry Silbert (Bitcoin Opportunity Fund). Korbit was formed in July 2013 as Korea’s first Bitcoin startup. Read More

SuperData Reveals Top Online Games of 2013
/ January 21, 2014 5:13 pm
SuperData Reveals Top Online Games of 2013

GamesIndustryBiz reports that SuperData has published a list of the top online games by revenue in 2013. CrossFire, an online shooter game developed by SmileGate, took the first position with $957 million. . Read More

Google Play Has 25% More Downloads Than iOS App Store
/ November 4, 2013 4:55 pm
Google Play Has 25% More Downloads Than iOS App Store

VentureBeat reports that Google Play has 25% more downloads as compared to the iTunes app store. “The increase in Google Play’s downloads was primarily driven by Brazil and Argentina with Brazil climbing one spot in the rankings to number 4 behind the U.S., South Korea and India,” said App Annie analytics company. The Android market is growing significantly in the BRIC countries. . Read More

VentureBeat: Kakao’s Mobile Game Platform Hits 30 Million Users
/ July 16, 2013 2:21 pm
VentureBeat: Kakao’s Mobile Game Platform Hits 30 Million Users

South Korea’s Kakao mobile has managed to become a mobile game juggernaut within a year of its establishment. The company has been able to gather around 30 million users within a short span. The gaming platform is a branch of KakaoTalk mobile messaging network, which is fast replacing SMS as the messaging service of preference among young users. . Read More

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