Korean Technology: Kakao Revisited 2013/06/01, Source,
I'm sitting at my desk typing today's article with my laptop wirelessly connected to the Internet and my smart phone streaming in music via a VPN. I might appear old, but the truth of the matter, is that I have been working online since the Internet went public. From its debut, I've been fascinated with one particular aspect of Internet life: communication. I have been specifically interested in synchronous and asynchronous communication platforms. In 2011, I wrote an article about KakaoTalk. Since that original article posted, a lot has changed and it's time to revisit Korea's chat leader.
In the United States, and many other nations around the globe, text messaging is still king. These short messages are transmitted millions of times per day because they are free. For a nominal fee, mobile phone users can send and receive unlimited text messages. This enables them to communicate with their friends. In Korea, where a majority of mobile phone users have smartphones with unlimited data plans, a better messaging option was crafted. Thus, KakaoTalk was born,...More
After slump, Han Seok-Kyu returns to spotlight 2013/03/20, Source, Han Seok-Kyu is a top-notch actor, but in his personal life, he lives away from his wife and children, who spend most of their time abroad for education. Han says he assuages his loneliness by reading books and watching movies. Provided by Showbox Mediaplex
Leading actor Han Seok-Kyu is a trailblazer in the Korean movie industry. He has proved that any talented person can be an A-list actor even without smothering good looks or charisma. Han's characters include a dying man in his 30s from "Christmas in August" (1998) and a gigolo in "Moon over Seoul" (1994). Across the diverse personalities, he knew how to be real without resorting to cliches. Han indeed paved the way for character actors such as Song Kang-ho, Kim Yoon-seok and Ryoo Seung-ryong, who are some of the best known in their field today,...More
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