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Softbank Pours $80 Million into Korean Net Biz

Japan's Softbank Corp. and Korea's Naray Mobile Telecom have...

Internet Ad Firms Enter Korean Market

24/7 Media plans to establish a joint venture in...

Lycos Takes On Yahoo In Korea

The successful debut of Lycos Korea is posing a...

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Japan’s Hikari Tsushin Invests in Korea’s Auction

Auction, Korea's leading online auction site, has attracted 7.37 billion won (US$6.5 million) in investment from Japan's leading communications company Hikari Tsushin and its subsidiary Hikari Tsushin Capital. The Korean company announced on January 18 that it...

Softbank Pours $80 Million into Korean Net Biz

Japan's Softbank Corp. and Korea's Naray Mobile Telecom have signed a deal to create an Internet venture capital firm for investment in promising Korean Internet start-ups. Softbank president and CEO Masayoshi Son and Naray chairman...

CommTouch to Tap Fast-Growing Korean E-Mail Market

Web-based e-mail provider CommTouch Software Inc made its debut in the Korean market by joining forces with Korea's Pacific Network. Pacific Network, a consulting firm specializing in overseas marketing of information systems, software and hardware,...

Thrunet to be Listed on Nasdaq

Thrunet, one of Korea's leading ISPs, will appear on the NASDAQ market in mid-November, the first Korean company to be directly listed. Thrunet, founded in July 1996, is the nation's leading high-speed Internet access...

China.com Takes 60 Percent Stake In Clic Inc.

China.com Corp. has acquired a 60 percent stake in...

E*Trade to Make Debut in Korea

E*Trade, the largest online stock brokerage service in the United States, and investor Softbank will join forces with LG Investment Securities to penetrate the Korean market, according to industry sources. E*Trade's debut in the Korean...

Six Korean Firms Pursue Net TV

SK Telecom and five other Korean companies will jointly pursue an Internet TV project. The Korean consortium, which also includes Samsung Electro-Mechanics, Samsung Corp., Medidas, Caps and Chosun Internet TV, announced on October 12 that they...

Microsoft To Invest US$10 Million Into Korea’s Thrunet

Computer software giant Microsoft will invest US$10 million for a 5 percent stake in Thrunet, a Korean high-speed Internet access provider. Kim Jong-Kil, president of Thrunet, said October 7 that the company has signed an...

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