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Naver web design

Here’s a quick rap sheet for WEB DESIGN FOR THE KOREAN MARKET (aesthetically speaking): Benchmarks:  (note: Korean sites are usually best viewed in IE.  Many …

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Korean society puts substantial pressure on those living under it to succeed by following a proven model: Go to a top university, make connections, get a job at a big company, draw a decent paycheck and hope to not be given “honorary retirement” before reaching the executive level around the time you’re 50. The people who would make the best entrepreneurs because of their abilities tend to take the safe path instead.

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Korea Startups

First before we even talk about why people should start a startup in Korea.  We first need to answer the question of why start a …

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Asian Digital Market

Working with Sanrio Digital (ala Hello Kitty and Friends) over the last few years has been an enlightening, if challenging, experience.  There is nowhere Kitty …

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South Korea has the seventh largest e-commerce market in the world and the third largest in in Asia.  (China $563 billion, U.S. $350 billion, U.K. …

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Walmart Korea

I’ll just come right out and say it. Korea is a difficult market. The consumers are demanding, the regulations are often opaque and fads come and go faster than Silvio Berlusconi’s girlfriends. For foreign companies it’s even harder. After all, Korea is the country that has held off Google in favor of local search providers Naver and Daum. It proved a difficult market for Facebook because of the widespread popularity of Cyworld. And until recently Korea was the country where only a brave (or silly) few carried handsets made by companies other than Samsung, LG or Pantech.

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It’s been about six months since the Apple’s iPhone first went on sale in Korea and the iPhone has definitely impacted the Korean market greatly. …

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More and more Koreans are wanting to become entrepreneurs and start their own Korean Startups.  That wasn’t always the case.  In Korea, the dream was …

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