Kim said Google has struggled to gain market share in Korea because many of the country's Internet users rely on Web portal-style services. Those services funnel users through one central point for all their Internet needs and limit exploration of different sites.
"Google isn't entitled with God-given right to
become #1 in every region it operates in, just because it's Google," he wrote. "It's actually more about the Korean Web industry than about Google. I think the Korean web industry needs a player
that can, as a balancing force, provide more options to the users and help create a more open Web." --Tanya Irwin