July 11, 2011 21:00 ET

Multi-Language Version of KTH's 'Korean Celeb Face Match' That Searches Faces of Korean Wave Stars Who Resemble User Breaks Into Japan Market

A Hit Application in Korea, 'Korean Celeb Face Match' Enables Users to Seek Korean Wave Stars They Want to See

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA--(Marketwire - Jul 11, 2011) - A new application of recognizing face, 'Korean Celeb Face Match' that enables one to search things in common with top Korean stars, such as Super Junior, Shinee, f(x), Girl's Generation, Dong Bang Shin Ki(TVXQ), and KARA, made inroads into the Japanese market.

As it earns explosive popularity among famous entertainers, including K-Pop stars, as well as the populace in Korea, KTH(President: Seo Jeong-su) (KOSDAQ: 036030), a leading smart mobile service provider in Korea, launched a multi-language version of popular 'Korean Celeb Face Match' application that supports English, Japanese and Chinese languages.

The 'Korean Celeb Face Match' application debuted by KTH is an entertainment application that can display faces of top 5 Korean Wave stars who most lookalike the user by analyzing the user's face in the picture taken with a smart phone. As it speculates age and gender based on the picture of the face, it helps the user have fun and tension at the same time, boasting such a high popularity that it is regarded as a 'must have application' in Korea.

Moreover, 'Korean Celeb Face Match' gains fame as an application that is frequently used by top celebrities in Korea, such as Super Junior, 2am, BoA and Miss A. These Korean Wave stars recognize faces using their own pictures and post results online such as SNS, amusing fans.

The strength of 'Korean Celeb Face Match' application is that it allows users to easily transmit results of recognition to various SNS sites such as Twitter and Facebook, enabling users to share with friends images of 'Lookalike Celebs,' and when a user click pictures of 'Lookalike Celebs,' they are directly linked with search engine sites and conveniently view various data of these entertainers, including profile, articles and images, in English. Also, the application is useful for those who search for fresh potential Korean Wave stars as it can provide outcomes of recognized faces of new emerging Korean entertainers along with those of already famous Korean Wave stars.

In addition, users can enjoy the 'Quiz: Guess who?,' a game that seeks Korean Wave stars who most lookalike a certain person. When users want to summit ranking in playing the 'Quiz : Guess who?,' they may log in through their ID of Twitter or Facebook.

The new global version of 'Korean Celeb Face Match' application is now available at App Store for free download.

PM Yun Se-jeong at KTH, the developer of 'Korean Celeb Face Match,' said, "The Korean Wave is recently spreading across the world as Korean entertainers are increasingly earning popularity in Europe and North America as well as Asia. Having earned popularity from a majority of smart phone users including celebrities in Korea, KTH will provide unique fun to Korean Wave fans in the United States with the launch of multi-language version of 'Korean Celeb Face Match' for iPhones."

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