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2015

  • DECEMBER

    Topped 50 million taxi calls
    for Kakao Taxi

    kakaoTaxi

    Launched 1boon,a mobile exclusive content channel

  • NOVEMBER

    Kakao won licenses for
    Korea's first internet banks

    Launched Kakao Farmer Jeju

    kakaoFarmer

    Launched delux call taxi service 'Kakao Taxi Black'

  • OCTOBER

    Kakao Space.2 won the grand prize in the KIA'Best Architecture 2015'

  • SEPTEMBER

    Changed company name to Kakao from Daum Kakao

    kakao
  • AUGUST

    Launched Kakao Hello

  • JUNE

    Launched Kakao Tv
    Launched publishing platform Brunch

    kakaoTV
  • MAY

    Acquired PathAcquired Loc&All, developer of 'Kimgisa'

  • APRIL

    Launched beta version of 'Plain'

  • MARCH

    Launched Kakao Taxi

  • JANUARY

    Published first Transparency Report

2014

  • NOVEMBER

    Launched BankWallet KaKao

  • OCTOBER

    Merger of Daum Communications and Kakao to form Daum Kakao

  • SEPTEMBER

    Launched News Funding
    Launched Kakao Pay

  • MAY

    Announced Daum Communications and Kakao's meger
    Launched Web version of KakaoStory
    More than 500 million accumulated KakaoGame subscriptions

  • APRIL

    First Kakao Friends Pop-up Store opened in Korea

  • MARCH

    KakaoTalk for Windows tops no.1 messenger in Korea (no. of users)Sum of KakaoGame partners' accumulated revenue exceeded KRW 1 trillion

2013

  • NOVEMBER

    More than 400 million accumulated KakaoGame subscriptions.Daum Maps Awarded President's Citation

  • SEPTEMBER

    Launched Sol Mail and Sol Calendar

    Launched Kakao Music, Kakao Group

  • JULY

    KakaoTalk surpasses 100 million users
    More than 300 million accumulated KakaoGame subscriptions

  • JUNE

    Daum was selected as having the best corporate governance structure for 6 consecutive yearsLaunched Webtoon AppLaunched Kakao Talk for Windows (PC)

  • MAY

    Launched KakaoHome

  • APRIL

    Launched Kakao Page

  • MARCH

    Launched beta version of StoryPlus for KakaoStoryLaunched Kakao Place

  • FEBRUARY

    Launched KakaoAlbum

  • JANUARY

    Daum and Pearlabyss announced production ofMMORPG Black Desert

2012

  • NOVEMBER

    Launched Group voice talk on Kakao Talk

  • OCTOBER

    Kakao established partnership with Yahoo!Japan to operate Kakao Japan as a JV Daum headquarters in Jeju (Space.1 in Jeju) wins 2012 KAA

  • SEPTEMBER

    Daum was ranked no.1 for KSI 2012Launched Kakao Style

  • AUGUST

    Launched Free Call in Korea

  • JULY

    Launched Kakao Game

  • JUNE

    Kakao launched beta version of Free CallDaum won the 2012 Red Dot Design Award

  • APRIL

    Daum relocates Headquarters to Jeju Island

  • MARCH

    Launched Kakao Story

  • FEBRUARY

    Launched Free Call in Kakao Talk

  • JANUARY

    Launched Pedestrian View on Daum Map

2011

  • APRIL

    Daum Map started providing real-time bus information

  • JANUARY

    Daum and Twitter partnered to improve real-tme search

2010-2006 OPEN

2010

  • DECEMBER

    Launched Gift Shop in KakaoTalk

  • OCTOBER

    Daum launched new mobile ad platform “AD@m"

  • SEPTEMBER

    Changed company name to Kakao Corp. from IWILAB

  • AUGUST

    Launched KakaoTalk for Android
    Daum Road Viw expanded service countrywide

  • MARCH

    Launched KakaoTalk for iOS

  • JANUARY

    Daum Café surpassed 8 million users

2009

  • NOVEMBER

    Daum announced the brand slogan "Life on Daum in 2010"

  • MARCH

    Saehoon Choi was announced as new CEO of Daum

  • FEBRUARY

    Daum launched map service for mobile

2008

  • NOVEMBER

    Daum launched new map services and its vision

  • SEPTEMBER

    Daum developed "Daum Font"and distributed for free

2007

  • JULY

    Daum secured 100% of the Tistory shares, began targeting blog market

  • MAY

    Daum developed a total search engine on its own

  • JANUARY

    Daum launched the video brand "tvPot"

2006

  • DECEMBER

    Established IWILAB

  • SEPTEMBER

    Launched Daum Shopping How - Helping you become a smart shopper!

  • APRIL

    Jonghoon Seok was announced as new CEO of Daum

  • FEBRUARY

    Established Jeju GMC - A Joyful Experiment!

2005-1995 OPEN

2005

  • AUGUST

    Daum strengthened its business management system in four different areas and formed a management support team

  • MARCH

    Daum signed an strategic cooperation agreement with CJ Internet for search and game services

  • FEBRUARY

    Daum Communications celebrated its 10th anniversary

2004

  • OCTOBER

    Daum signed strategic cooperation agreement with the global IP phone carrier Skype

  • AUGUST

    Daum took over Lycos and entered Japanese market

  • MARCH

    Daum signed an agreement with Province of Jeju for office relocation

2003

  • AUGUST

    Daum Communications won the "Venture Business Award

  • FEBRUARY

    Launched Daum Media

2002 ~ 1995

  • AUGUST, 2002

    Daum Shopping won the 2002 E-commerce Award

  • SEPTEMBER, 2001

    Established Daum FoundationNamed the Best 10 Employers in Korea by the hewitt Associates

  • JANUARY, 2000

    Launched Daum Search

  • MAY, 1999

    Launched Daum Café - online community

  • MAY, 1997

    Launched Hanmail.net, Korea's first email service

  • FEBRUARY, 1995

    Established Daum Communications Corp.