Posts Tagged: Line

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Line brings its Q&A app to Taiwan in advance of its plunge into local ecommerce

The popular chat app just rolled out a Quora-esque app to its strongest market. It also announced its ecommerce app will soon come to Taiwan...

  • September 18, 2014
  • at 6:05 pm
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Line has 30 million users in Indonesia, now 2nd biggest market

Line is perhaps Indonesia’s most popular chatting app now.

  • September 12, 2014
  • at 7:19 pm
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Lazada’s former Indonesia CEO has ditched ecommerce for this live video streaming site

“We’re different from YouTube because you dictate what’s going to happen,” explains Thomas Damek, founder of, which went li...

  • September 11, 2014
  • at 9:36 pm
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Picocandy lets you add your own stickers store with two lines of code (#StartupAsia Arena)

Picocandy lets you add your own stickers store with two lines of code (#StartupAsia Arena)

Even established messaging apps like Viber have been using content from PicoCandy.

  • September 4, 2014
  • at 4:32 pm
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$12M in sales for user-generated stickers on LINE

Sales for Line’s user-created stickers are showing healthy growth.

  • August 20, 2014
  • at 3:47 pm
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Line announces $100M fund just for mobile games, acquires 10% stake in Gumi

The $100M fund will first be used to acquire a 10 percent stake in Gumi which will begin producing games for the Line platform by the end of...

  • August 6, 2014
  • at 3:17 pm
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Line launches ‘hidden chat’ to do what Facebook couldn’t – kill Snapchat

“Hidden Chat” allows the user to have private chats with friends which will be automatically deleted within one minute.

  • July 22, 2014
  • at 6:02 pm
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WeChat first: a new frontier in China beyond Android and iOS

As WeChat slowly opens up to the world, no developer that wants to break into China should write it off as too closed to consider.

  • July 17, 2014
  • at 4:06 pm
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Line files for IPO on Tokyo Stock Exchange as well as in US (Update: confirmed)

Line is set to file for a huge IPO with the Tokyo Stock Exchange, according to reports today.

  • July 15, 2014
  • at 4:21 pm
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Spread the news: BBC takes to popular messaging app Line

The BBC has just started using the popular messaging app Line to share news.

  • September 17, 2014
  • at 9:05 pm
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Line releases regional breakdowns for its 490 million registered users

Its biggest markets by user count are now Japan, Indonesia, and Thailand - but that's not necessarily where its money is coming from.

  • September 12, 2014
  • at 5:45 pm
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Thailand’s tourist police get cute with new sticker sets on Line

There's no limit to who will opt in for sticker sets on the popular chat app

  • September 9, 2014
  • at 12:55 pm
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Line takes aim at Rakuten and Amazon, to launch five new ecommerce services

The chat app is going to roll out four of the services by the end of 2014.

  • August 27, 2014
  • at 3:59 pm
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DeNA operating profit tumbles 59%, hope found in alternative businesses

The gaming giant will dedicate most of resources to games but is hedging its bets with a variety of news businesses such as manga and DNA te...

  • August 6, 2014
  • at 6:25 pm
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Line revenues spike 25% to $177 million as messaging app shotguns towards IPO

Japanese mobile messenger Line just keeps raking in cash.

  • July 31, 2014
  • at 2:09 pm
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The new frontiers of Vietnam’s premier chat app: VNG’s Zalo

VNG has made millions off of its desktop gaming platform, but now it faces the challenge of transitioning everything to mobile. How will thi...

  • July 21, 2014
  • at 3:35 pm
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Line’s new ecommerce app for Thailand is the scruffy cousin to its shopping app in Japan

Thai shoppers, rejoice – popular Japanese chat app Line, which has 24 million registered users in the Land of Smiles, just rolled out ...

  • July 16, 2014
  • at 6:09 pm
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Line seeks to emulate Hello Kitty with an empire of cute

A look at how one chat app could provide a blueprint for Japan's cultural resurgence.

  • July 15, 2014
  • at 12:00 pm
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