Unlike Naver, Kakao is preparing to provide news service on a curation format that enables users to take a look at major issues through a single glance. Kakao plans to launch the news service in March at the earliest or in June at the latest.
Since May 2013, Kakao has contacted several news providers as part of its preliminary effort to launch into the news service market. In particular, since the first week of December 2013, Kakao has conducted a closed test for the service.
Kakao originally planned to limit the coverage of its news to entertainment and sports but now considers expanding the coverage toward politics, business, and society.