January 20th, 2021

Wattpad has been bought by Naver

Wattpad is being acquired by Naver, the South Korean conglomerate, in a $600 million cash-and-stock deal.

Naver plans to incorporate at least part of the business into another of its holdings, the publishing platform Webtoon, which Naver launched in 2004, brought to the U.S. in 2014, and that features thousands of comic strips created by its users. It also has a huge audience. According to Naver, Webtoon was averaging more than 67 million monthly users as of last August.

Source: Techcrunch

The independent author, wattpad, and fanfic communities I follow are abuzz about this acquisition. Where Netflix now browse for book ideas to adapt? Have any fav wattpad fics you wanna save before changes happen, Omona?  

*Thanks for fixing tags, mods.

Changkyun

Monsta X's IM to make his solo debut




MONSTA X’s I.M will be releasing his first solo single!

On January 20, Sports DongA reported that I.M is working on producing music for his upcoming solo single release at the end of February. Following reports, a source from Starship Entertainment confirmed, “I.M is preparing to release a solo single at the end of February.”

Although I.M has released various mixtapes such as “Fly with me” in the past, this will be I.M’s first official solo single since MONSTA X’s debut in May 2015. At the 35th Golden Disc Awards on January 9, I.M had revealed, “I don’t know when, but I’ll be releasing a solo single in the first half of the year.”

I.M is the youngest member of MONSTA X, and the group has released hit songs including “Trespass,” “Follow,” “Alligator,” “Shoot Out,” “FANTASIA,” “Dramarama,” and “Love Killa.” I.M has also participated in writing the rap lyrics for all of the songs in his group’s domestic albums, and he produced songs such as “MOHAE,” “Champagne,” “U R,” “ZONE,” and “Night View.” In May 2016, I.M released his first solo mixtape “WHO AM I,” which featured YESEO, and he also released “BeMyFriend” with Joohoney, and “Horizon” with ELHAE.





source: soompi via naver 1 2
Hyungwon

Teaser roundup featuring Kyuhyun & Bobby

Kyuhyun "Moving On" Dialogue Teaser





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source: SJofficial & ygent_official