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Public (KRX: 035720)
Industry Internet
Founded October 1, 2014
Headquarters Seoul, South Korea
Key people
Kim Beom-soo (chairman)
Lee Seok-woo
Choi Se-hoon (CEO)
Products Kakaotalk, Hanmail
Website www.kakaocorp.com
Hangul 카카오
Revised Romanization Kakao
McCune–Reischauer K'ak'ao

Kakao (Korean: 카카오) is a South Korean internet company established in 2014. It was formed from a merger of Daum Communications and Kakao to Daum Kakao in 2014,[1] and Daum Kakao changed its name to Kakao in 2015.[2]

On May 28, 2015 the company acquired Path, a US social media company that had met with success in Asia.[3]

Kakao Services[edit]


  • KakaoTalk is an app for chatting and VoIP.
  • KakaoStory is a service for image, video, and music sharing.
  • KakaoPage is a web-based cartoon and novel service.
  • KakaoGroup is a group chat service with picture, video, and music sharing.


  • KakaoMusic is a music app with sharing features.





  • KakaoFriends : diverse products including finance, distribution, foods and so on
  • KakaoHello : Call app service based on Kakao account
  • KakaoTV : interlock Kakao TV Live broadcasting and KakaoTalk's open chatting
  • KakaoHome : service, managing Smartphone home display
  • KakaoPlace : service, sharing famous place
  • KakaoAlbum : sharing picture with Kakao friends


  1. ^ "kakao > About > History". Kakao Corp. Kakao. Retrieved 9 October 2015. 
  2. ^ "Daum Kakao Sets Sail Under New Name". The Chosun Ilbo (Seoul). 24 September 2015. Retrieved 9 October 2015. 
  3. ^ "Path Sells Its Social Networking App To Daum Kakao". TechCrunch. Retrieved 28 June 2015. 

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