Startups in Korea
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AHIKU is a software developer and provider of live streaming video services in South Korea. The startup company which was founded in 2008 focuses on creating platforms where users can communicate easily and effectively by combining social media, mobile technology and live streaming video. With an impressive repertoire of partners including KT, Naver, Neowiz and five television networks, AHIKU is now ready to release another service, RECOOD this coming October.
RECOOD is a new application which allows smartphone users to take videos of up to 10 seconds and share them via Twitter,Facebook, Instagram or other SNS accounts. This application has been described as an “Instragram for videos” and is targeted at users who want to share something more than what a photo can convey. RECOOD is free for up to 100 videos per month and there will be a Freemium service with more functions and no limits on uploads. The service will be available in October for iPhone and in Q1’12 for Android.
AHIKU have also developed several other applications over the last three years, including ‘TwitOnAir’, a live broadcasting platform. As of January this year, Twitonair became Ollehonair in collaboration with telecommunications company KT. Ollehonair allows anyone to broadcast video from their mobile phone or computer in real time. The platform has been used to broadcast shows and events which are not available to view via television. In March the KBS ‘Hello’ show was broadcast and in July the Jisan Rock Festival was shown live via Ollehonair. The mobile application is especially simple to use and many individuals also use it to broadcast their own channels and thoughts.