Nate (web portal)

Nate (Korean네이트) is a South Korean web portal, developed by SK Communications. In 2003, Nate acquired social media site Cyworld, and in 2004, it achieved first place in local page views with a total of 3.8 million, surpassing rival Daum for the first time.[1] But its popluarity have continuously decreased since early 2010s and as of 2020, its market share in South Korea is around 2%.

Nate 2009 logo.svg
Type of site
Web portal, Search engine
Available inKorean
OwnerSK Communications


NateOn is an instant messaging client provided by Nate, which in 2005 first overtook MSN Messenger in terms of South Korean user numbers. During the 3rd week of May 2005, NateOn's South Korean users totalled 7.54 million, compared to 6.5 million for MSN Messenger.[2]

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  1. ^ Yoon Chang-hee, "Nate seen top portal; Daum begs to differ", JoongAngDaily, June 29, 2004. Retrieved on September 28, 2007.
  2. ^ Chang Chung-hoon and Wohn Dong-hee, "Nate On increases lead over MSN Messenger", JoongAng Daily, May 30, 2005. Retrieved on September 28, 2007.

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