Daum Communication Acquires Kakao

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Daum Communication (As of “Daum”), one of the largest portal website in South Korea, acquires Kakao. Kakao is the dominant mobile messenger in South Korean market. Daum shall rename Kakao as “Daum Kakao” and shall finish its deal by October […]

What is “Growth Hacker”?


If a start-up company wants to compete with the big players, what should they do? Should they pay for the advertisement on the legacy publishers like television, or newspaper, or the board on the street? Absolutely not. A start-up company […]

The Sharing Economy: A hidden Big Bucks in your house.


Recently ABC news reported on the sharing economy. ‘The sharing economy’ can make you big bucks. Let me tell you why. Let’s say that there is an old retired man who loves dog. If he signs up for Dog Vacay […]

Apple Opens OS X Beta Testing To All Users

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If you are a Mac user, you can try the latest beta of OSX even you don’t have developers ID. This is a major change for Apple, as it brings the OS X beta-testing process more in-line with the practices […]

The Ara Project: The Beginning of Google and Samsung Competition

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Frienemy. It is the word that describes exact situation in the tech industry. Now the story begins from Google and Samsung Electronics. Samsung contributed to expand the market penetration of Android of Google. However from January 2015, hardware (Samsung)-software(Google) alliance […]

Mothership : New Apple Campus shows on the Youtube


Apple has posted a new video of their oddly-shaped UFO headquarters, this time focusing on eco-friendliness. Moreover the video explains how Steve Jobs’ originally expressed ideas about sustainability and environmental design. This shows the new concept of the new Apple […]

Cloud Computing Market in Korea: Pros and Con


While US government is adopting government cloud as a public cloud service, the cloud adoption rate in Korea is under 50%, public cloud 29% and private cloud is 42%. There are a lot of start-ups in Korea under the “Creative […]

A brief introduction on Instagram.

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This post is on the introduction of Instagram features and business model. You can enjoy the slides by Techrux TM. For more details on the messenger service, please read the article here. Mobile Messenger with Photograph: A New Battlefield

Mobile Messenger with Photograph: A New Battlefield

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Photograph-centric mobile messenger service market is becoming battlefield for social media service providers. Facebook has added photograph sharing functions to its messenger features and Twitter added its direct message features. Instagram direct is positioning as a messenger. Then why are […]

VKontakte! The Russian centric Social Media


In the last 6 month of 2013, I have been in Ukraine for the business development. In the restaurants or coffee shops, Ukrainians were accessing a Facebook like application that was called as VKontakte (Russian: ВКонтакте, literally “in contact”). On […]

BigQuery vs. MapReduce: What is the difference?

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Sometimes if you are using analytics tool, you might have heard about BigQuery and MapReduce. Both solutions are fundamentally different technology with different users’ case. Let’s check it out.  1. Definitions and features BigQuery can be defined as Query service for the large dataset […]

Kakao is on the process to acquire No.3 Mobile Application market

M&A Kakao T Store

Kakao is ongoing process to acquire T Store that is owned and operated by SK Planet in South Korea. Moneytoday(www.mt.co.kr) reported the news as exclusive today. By the source from M&A fields in S.Korea, both companies started the negotiation from […]

A new rival is coming for AWS: Google Compute Engine


Google Compute Engine (as of “GCE) is now generally available from 1st week of December. Google has already has its product line-up in cloud products such as Google Apps and Google App Engine for Enterprise customers. But GCE is another […]

How do the big IT giants approach mobile payment?

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Finance players, telecommunication players, and Internet service providers are always talking about the mobile payment. Every player is talking and shipping its application and the features. The cases are various. On this article, Techrux team would like to focus on […]

#Mail: Another Galapagos Island Trends from S.Korea


Have you ever heard about the “#mail”? South Korean government announced this specified email service,#(Sharp)mail, in 2012. After 1 year 14,000 accounts are registered to use the service as of September 2013. The concept of #mail is similar as the […]

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