Transforming the way we talk, share and live on this planetBy Kakao
Organisation URL: http://www.kakao.com/
KakaoTalk is an instant-messaging service popular in South Korea, and with growing popularity in East Asia generally. It is an eastern-centric version of the western-centric messaging service WhatsApp. In many ways this is not an explicitly socially innovative project, but, in a similar vein to social media use during uprisings, it might prove influential in future political events.
"With KakaoTalk, KakaoStory and more, we are helping people stay close and connected around the world. Equipped with a strong user base and network capacity, we are leading the way in innovating how people communicate today and have successfully evolved into a mobile social platform. Our success in the arena of digital content, business marketing, commerce and game platform optimised for mobile devices has brought us into the global spotlight."
Last updated: 23rd of May, 2014