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Kakao celebrates 6-year anniversary of Kakao Emoticons

Buyers grow by a whopping 40% every year in Emoticon Store. Cumulative emoticon products rose 900 times in 6 years to reach 5,500 items. There are now big-shot emoticon artists who sell 1B won’s worth of emoticons per year.   [2017-11-29] In celebrating the 6-year anniversary, the Emoticon Store of Kakao (CEO Jihoon Rim) revealed how it has grown for the past six years as well as the development of

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Introducing…the all new Real Emoticons (aka realcons) to KakaoTalk!

Today, Daum Kakao introduced a whole new type of emoticons to KakaoTalk that is sure to bring smiles to your faces! Real Emoticons, or realcons for short, optimize two second video clips of real people (in this case celebrities) in action in an emoticon format that can be used like any other emoticon in a chatroom. Portraying the full torso of the characters instead of just their faces, realcons are

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Sticker Package Deal Lands in the KakaoTalk Item Store! For a limited time!

From today until October 27, the KakaoTalk Digital Item Store will hold a limited time offer perfect for all of our sticker fanatics across the globe! The sticker package deal gets you four new sticker collections from the Item Store’s most popular artists and includes the super-fun Kakao Friends, Fashionista emoticons along with three other collections: Bareunlife, Hozo’s Chain of Love, and Nice Jin and the Magic Fruit. With the

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Kakao’s Choo Sarang emoticons to benefit multicultural families in Korea

Kakao released a set of emoticons featuring celebrity baby Choo Sarang, with all proceeds going to benefit children from multicultural families. Choo, one of the biggest child TV stars in Korea, is herself a member of such a family, as her father, global MMA superstar Choo Sunghoon is a native Korean and her mother is Japanese.  ChooSarang emoticons from KakaoTalk’s Item Store – sold in early 2014 All proceeds from

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