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Milestones

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1999
  • 06

    Incorporated Navercom;launched search portal "Naver"

  • 06

    Launched children's portal "Jr.Naver"

  • 12

    Launched game portal "Hangame"

2000
  • 07

    Merged Hangame Communications and One-Cue; and acquired Search Solutions

  • 09

    Established Hangame Japan

2001
  • 09

    Changed the corporate name to NHN(Next Human Network)

2002
  • 10

    Listed on KOSDAQ(Korean Securities Dealers Automated Quotations)

2003
  • 10

    Hangame Japan changed the company name to NHN Japan

  • 12

    Acquired digital content transmission technology company Future Valley

2004
  • 04

    Ranked No.1 on KOSDAQ in market capitalization

  • 06

    Launched Ourgame Joint venture company with Sea Rainbow Holdings Corporation in China

  • 11

    Established game development studio NHN Games

2005
  • 07

    Launched online donation portal 'Happybean'

  • 07

    Incorporated NHN USA

  • 08

    Established Internet service management company NHN Services

2006
  • 06

    Acquired search company '1noon'

  • 10

    Acquired data storage management solution company Datachorus

2007
  • 05

    NHN USA started official services of game portal 'ijji.com'

  • 11

    Established Naver Japan

  • 12

    Established NHST(Next Human Search Technology)

2008
  • 11

    Transferred to KOSPI(Korea Composite Stock Price Index)

2009
  • 01

    Acquired 'me2day', a micro blog website

  • 02

    Acquired 'Wingbus', a tour guide website

  • 04

    NHN Corporation undergoes divestiture, Established ‘NHN Business Platform (NBP)

  • 05

    Established the Happybean Foundation, to strengthen the online donation culture

  • 07

    Mobile coupon distribution solution company, ITOPF Corporation became NHN’s affiliate

  • 08

    Changed corporate identity (CI) in celebration of the 10th anniversary

2010
  • 01

    NHN signed an “Agreement to Promote a Women-Friendly Corporate Culture”

  • 01

    with the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family

  • 04

    Established NHN Investment, specializing in asset management and venture investment business

  • 04

    NHN Japan acquired 'livedoor.com'

  • 05

    Established 'NHN Culture Foundation'

  • 07

    Merged 'Wingbus', a tour guide website

  • 07

    NHN Social Enterprise accredited as social enterprise from the Ministry of Labor

2011
  • 01

    NBP started full-fledged autonomous advertisement service

  • 01

    Established the affiliated company ‘Orange Crew’, smart device game developer

  • 04

    Established NTS(NHN Technology Services)

  • 09

    Established Khan Communications for local advertising, joint coperation with KT

2012
  • 01

    Merged three entities, NHN Japan, Naver Japan, Livedoor to become ‘NHN Japan’

  • 04

    Established 'The Sarang' for hiring vulnerable social group, joint invest with Webzen

  • 08

    Establishred NHN SINGAPORE PTE.LTD

2013
  • 03

    Established 'Camp Mobile', the mobile exclusive affiliated company

  • 03

    Established the LINE exclusive 'LINE Plus'

  • 04

    Change corporate name of NHN Japan to LINE Corp.

  • 06

    Established Gak, Internet Data Center of NAVER Corp.

  • 08

    NAVER Corporation and NHN Entertainment (formerly ‘Hangame’) underwent split-off

  • 12

    CAMP MOBILE acquired 'Gogolook', Taiwan spam filtering app 'Whoscall' service company

2014
  • 07

    Merged Advertising and Platform buisness part of NBP into NAVER Corp.

2015
  • 04

    Established 'Works Mobile', a company for enterprises/business services

  • 06

    Meged software education platform Entry Korea

2016
  • 07

    LINE Corp double listed on NYSE(New York) and TSE(tokyo)

  • 08

    Establised SNOW Inc.

2017
  • 01

    Established NAVER LABS Inc., R&D specialized company

  • 05

    Established NAVER WEBTOON Corp.

  • 06

    opened 'Space Green' for nurturing startups in Station F, a world largest startup incubator

  • 06

    Acquired Xerox Research Centre Europe(XRCE)

  • 07

    Merged Company.AI, an AI Chatbot start-up

2018
  • 02

    Merged CAMP MOBILE Inc.

  • 04

    Founded NAVER-Line & HKUST AI Lab with HKUST.