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Kakao to launch video-streaming app in Japan

South Korean company takes aim at Netflix and Amazon in growing market

KakaoTalk is South Korea's leading chat platform. (Photo by Ken Kobayashi)

TOKYO -- Kakao, the operator of South Korea's leading chat platform, will offer a video-streaming app in Japan specifically geared to smartphones that lets users watch a certain amount of free content every day, hoping to set itself apart from Netflix and Amazon.com.

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