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Webtoon Production Company CONTENTS LAB. BLUE Secures KRW 10B in Series A Finance

Monday, November 22, 2021 - 9:00am

Seoul, Korea, Nov 22, 2021 - (ACN Newswire) - Webtoon production company CONTENTS LAB.

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  • Seoul, Korea, Nov 22, 2021 - (ACN Newswire) - Webtoon production company CONTENTS LAB.
  • With this funding round, the Company has secured total investment of KRW 13B (approx US$10.9M).
  • While strong production capability is resulting in record performance in overseas webtoon markets, CONTENTS LAB.
  • BLUE has also concluded multiple contracts to create drama series and movies based on their contents.

2021 MOKKOJI KOREA to Run Special Festival Week for K-pop Fans in Indonesia

Monday, November 1, 2021 - 2:00am

2021 MOKKOJI KOREA , a festival of popular K-pop singers and Hallyu fans around the world, will hold Indonesia Week online from November 8 to 14.

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  • 2021 MOKKOJI KOREA , a festival of popular K-pop singers and Hallyu fans around the world, will hold Indonesia Week online from November 8 to 14.
  • MOKKOJI KOREA is a festival of popular K-pop singers and Hallyu fans around the world.
  • MOKKOJI KOREA provides Indonesian fans with a variety of content to discover the latest Korean lifestyle, such as a web drama MOKKOJI KITCHEN and K-LIFESTYLE WEBZINE.
  • Meanwhile, MOKKOJI KOREA has unveiled its webtoon The first spring with you through Line Webtoon Indonesia to mark Indonesia Week.

Wattpad and WEBTOON Merge Studio Divisions to Create Wattpad WEBTOON Studios, a Fully Funded, Fan-Driven Global Entertainment Powerhouse

Thursday, June 24, 2021 - 5:05am

Naver, parent company to both WEBTOON and Wattpad, will commit USD $100M to Wattpad WEBTOON Studios for development and production financing.

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  • Naver, parent company to both WEBTOON and Wattpad, will commit USD $100M to Wattpad WEBTOON Studios for development and production financing.
  • By merging Wattpad and WEBTOONs entertainment divisions, Wattpad WEBTOON Studios strengthens Navers global leadership in IP, digital comics, and webnovels.
  • As an audience-driven IP powerhouse, Wattpad WEBTOON Studios unlocks the full potential of WEBTOON and Wattpads global IP libraries, growing roster of superstar creators, and fandoms in every genre.
  • Wattpad WEBTOON Studios aligns WEBTOON Studios and Wattpad Studios existing projects and partnerships under the same banner.

Comic Creator Launches the 'Black James Bond'

Tuesday, May 11, 2021 - 1:42pm

One year later, that comic, titled Division 6, has come to life in a collaboration with Executive Producer Theodore Young and was recently released on an app called Webtoon.

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  • One year later, that comic, titled Division 6, has come to life in a collaboration with Executive Producer Theodore Young and was recently released on an app called Webtoon.
  • Division 6 is free to read here and features a bold headline "The Black James Bond has Arrived.
  • Varner joins a growing list of black American producers making their way into webtoon style comics.
  • In 2017, rapper Common developed Caster on the same Webtoons platform, a story about rare antiques dealer who gets mixed up in the world of international espionage.\n'

Naver Completes Wattpad Acquisition

Tuesday, May 11, 2021 - 12:00am

b'Naver, South Korea\xe2\x80\x99s internet conglomerate, and Wattpad , the global multi-platform entertainment company for original stories and a leading social storytelling platform, today announced that Naver has completed its acquisition of Wattpad in a cash and stock transaction valued at more than an estimated USD $600 million.\nThis press release features multimedia.

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  • b'Naver, South Korea\xe2\x80\x99s internet conglomerate, and Wattpad , the global multi-platform entertainment company for original stories and a leading social storytelling platform, today announced that Naver has completed its acquisition of Wattpad in a cash and stock transaction valued at more than an estimated USD $600 million.\nThis press release features multimedia.
  • "Through this acquisition, it is expected that the synergy between WEBTOON and Wattpad will be even greater.
  • \xe2\x80\x9cWe\xe2\x80\x99re thrilled to have Wattpad join Naver and WEBTOON, aligning our teams and global communities to create more opportunities for writers everywhere.\xe2\x80\x9d\n\xe2\x80\x9cWe founded Wattpad with a vision to entertain and connect the world through stories,\xe2\x80\x9d said Allen Lau, CEO & co-founder, Wattpad.
  • Wattpad Studios and Wattpad Books are transforming entertainment and publishing, using data-backed insights to turn Wattpad stories into books, films and TV shows.

NAVER Selects DDN's AI Storage for Cutting Edge AI Services

Monday, March 29, 2021 - 2:00pm

NAVER CLOVA selected DDN's A3I AI400X AI storage systems based on a careful proof-of-concept developed together with the DDN technical team.

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  • NAVER CLOVA selected DDN's A3I AI400X AI storage systems based on a careful proof-of-concept developed together with the DDN technical team.
  • "We are excited to collaborate with DDN, which is a leading storage manufacturer in AI processing industry," commented a representative at NAVER CLOVA.
  • "With DDN's expertise in AI storage, NAVER will continue to lead AI research and develop products that create value for our users."
  • NAVER leads the Korean market and has continued to grow in the global market with services such as LINE, WEBTOON and SNOW.

WEBTOON parent NAVER announces approval of agreement to acquire Wattpad

Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - 11:10pm

Leading social storytelling platform Wattpad aligns with WEBTOON, leading global digital comics platform

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  • Leading social storytelling platform Wattpad aligns with WEBTOON, leading global digital comics platform
    LOS ANGELES, Jan. 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --The Board of Directors of WEBTOON's parent company, NAVER, announced today that it has approved a definitive agreement to acquire leading social storytelling platform, Wattpad, in a cash and stock transaction valued at more than an estimated USD 600 million.
  • WEBTOON's horror strip Sweet Home recently launched as a Netflix Original on December 18, 2020, ranking No.
  • "Wattpad joining WEBTOON under the NAVER umbrella will be a big step towards us becoming a leading global multimedia entertainment company," said NAVER WEBTOON founder and CEO, Jun Koo Kim.
  • "Both Wattpad and WEBTOON care most about helping creators tell their story their way, and both represent world-leading collections of inspired, imaginative storytelling IP."

CELSYS, Inc.'s Clip Studio Paint for Android Released

Friday, December 11, 2020 - 5:00am

3GB or more memory required, 6GB or more recommended

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  • 3GB or more memory required, 6GB or more recommended
    Clip Studio Paint is a drawing app for creating illustrations, comics, and animation.
  • Artists of all levels use Clip Studio Paint for its natural and smooth drawing experience, from digital art beginners to professional comic artists, webtoon artists, illustrators, animators, and designers, as well as universities and vocational schools.
  • Clip Studio Assets offers more than 60,000 materials such as brushes, patterns, and 3D models.
  • We provide solutions for content creation, distribution, and browsing, including support of creative activities through our illustration, manga and animation production software "Clip Studio Paint" and web service "Clip Studio", as well as our e-book solution, "Clip Studio Reader".

WEBTOON announces WEBTOON Studios

Tuesday, November 10, 2020 - 4:01pm

Prior to the formation of WEBTOON Studios, WEBTOON had already forged partnerships with The Jim Henson Company and Crunchyroll.

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  • Prior to the formation of WEBTOON Studios, WEBTOON had already forged partnerships with The Jim Henson Company and Crunchyroll.
  • Today, WEBTOON Studios reveal a trio of new partnerships, with many more to be announced in the coming months.
  • "Today marks a huge step for WEBTOON," said WEBTOON chief executive officer, Ken Kim.
  • WEBTOON Studios recently signed with Verve Talent and Literary Agency and Lit Entertainment Group for representation.

WEBTOON Illustrates Exceptional Storytelling With More Than 100 Billion Views Annually

Monday, July 1, 2019 - 2:00pm

LOS ANGELES, July 1, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading digital publisher of sequential storytelling, WEBTOON, celebrate their fifth anniversary with a staggering 100 billion views annually across the platform, announced today.

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  • LOS ANGELES, July 1, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading digital publisher of sequential storytelling, WEBTOON, celebrate their fifth anniversary with a staggering 100 billion views annually across the platform, announced today.
  • "People are not just watching their entertainmentthere is a passionate and loyal reading community hungry for content," says Junkoo Kim founder of WEBTOON.
  • Founded by NAVER Webtoon in 2004, WEBTOON became a cultural phenomenon and pioneered the distribution and consumption of web-based comics.
  • WEBTOON creators have been nominated for multiple Eisner Awards three in 2019, as well as winning a multitude of Ringo Awards seven in 2018.