The company's founder Kim Beom-Soo has a leading 30 percent stake and a venture company owned by Kim controls another 23.7 percent.
Chinese Internet giant Tencent, which operates We Chat, has a 13.3-percent stake.
Just forget the politics and focus instead on the cornucopia of culture, historical places and beautiful towns and cities you’ll find everywhere throughout the country.
Visit Brussels, the self-proclaimed “Capital of Europe,” and wander around the magnificent Grande Place and see great museums such as the Magritte, dedicated to Belgium’s famous surrealist painter.
The world's largest social network is now phasing out mobile messaging through its main Facebook app, and requiring users to switch to its standalone Messenger app instead.
The transition has been in the works for months, and was rolled out to users in Europe in April."In the next few days, we're continuing to notify more people that if they want to send and receive Facebook messages, they'll need to download the Messenger app," a Facebook spokesperson told CNET.
The crux of the problem, as it often is, is political.
The country is divided into two ethnic regions, Dutch-speaking Flanders to the north and French-speaking Wallonia to the south.
Kakao, founded in 2007, has not gone public yet but its shares are traded over the counter in Seoul and it has an estimated market value of two trillion won (1.9 billion).With its central location in the heart of Europe, it’s easily accessible by air or high-speed rail from neighboring countries.If you’re up north in Flanders in August, you can get a Taste of Antwerp at Belgium’s largest culinary festival.Also visit Oostduinkerke on the Flemish coast for the annual shrimp festival in late June, and Bruges Kookeet food festival every September.century), and historic Bastogne, made famous by the Battle of the Bulge in WWII.Belgian food and drink are as highly regarded as the masterpieces in its museums, and you’ll certainly eat well wherever you go.Don’t let Belgium’s relatively small size fool you, since it has more to do per square mile than most other places on earth.