NHN Entertainment Corporation

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NHN Corporation
Native name
엔에이치엔 주식회사
Public
Traded asKRX: 181710
IndustryOnline game portal
PredecessorNHN
FoundedDecember 1999; 20 years ago (1999-12) (as Hangame Communications, Inc.)
1 August 2013 (2013-08-01) (as NHN Entertainment Corporation)
Seongnam, South Korea
Headquarters
Seongnam
,
South Korea
Area served
Worldwide
ProductsHangame
Revenue644,602,503,325 South Korean won (2015) Edit this on Wikidata
SubsidiariesNHN Japan Corporation
Websitewww.nhn.com Edit this on Wikidata

NHN Corp. (KRX: 181710) is a Korean IT company which started its business as a game company called Hangame in 1999. Currently its main businesses can be categorized as Cloud, Fin-Tech (cross-border e-commerce, payment), Entertainment (game, webtoon, music) and Advertisement. NHN has been focusing on Cloud service since 2014. It launched a comprehensive cloud solution[buzzword] brand called TOAST Cloud in 2014 and built its own IDC center in 2015 for the secure foundation of cloud solution[buzzword] business. Targeting both the corporate and individual clients, TOAST Cloud provides all sorts of cloud services including SaaS, PaaS and Iaas.

History[edit]

It was founded in December 1999 under the name Hangame Communications, Inc. In July 2000, Hangame Communications officially merged with South Korea’s largest search engine company, Naver. Upon the merger, the name of the company was changed to "Next Human Network", or NHN, although the two divisions continue to operate under their original brand names. On 1 August 2013 NHN was re-split into NHN Entertainment Corporation and Naver Corporation for strategic reasons. On 1 April 2019, the company name was changed to NHN again.[citation needed]

Games[edit]

Title Year Platform(s) Genre
Fish Island 2012 iOS, Android Sports
Fish Friends 2012 iOS, Android Sports
Wooparoo Mountain 2012 iOS, Android Social
LINE POP 2012 iOS, Android Puzzle
LINE Dozer 2013 iOS, Android Coin Pusher
Crusaders Quest 2014 iOS, Android MMORPG
RWBY: Amity Arena 2018 iOS, Android Tower defense
Dr. Mario World 2019 iOS, Android Puzzle
Critical Ops: Reloaded 2019 iOS, Android FPS

Studios and subsidiaries[edit]

  • NHN Bigfoot
  • NHN PixelCube
  • NHN Japan Corporation
  • NHN Global
  • NHN Singapore
  • NHN Investment
  • NHN Bugs Corporation (formerly Neowiz Internet Corporation, acquired from Neowiz Holdings in 2015), which trades under the Bugs! brand (often stylized as SUPER SOUND Bugs!) held a 15% share of South Korea's music streaming market at the end of 2016, according to an IFPI survey of Internet users.[1]
  • JPlanet Entertainment[2]
  • How Entertainment[2]

References[edit]

Specific

  1. ^ Yoon, Sung-won (24 April 2017). "Paid music streaming services thrive in South Korea". The South China Morning Post. The Korea Times. Retrieved 13 May 2018.
  2. ^ a b "하우 엔터·제이플래닛, '첫사랑' 등 신인걸그룹 연내 론칭 [공식입장]". entertain.naver.com (in Korean). Retrieved 16 March 2019.

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