Posts Tagged: Line



Line taps fans of the messaging app for new TV commercials in Thailand

Today Line, the popular chat platform, launched its first TV commercial specifically for the Thai market. According to Line, the TV commerci...

  • October 30, 2013
  • at 3:00 pm
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Line now has 280 million registered users, up 50 million in 2 months

Today, Japan-made messaging app Line revealed a rise in its registered users to 280 million. That is a 50 million increase in just two month...

  • October 29, 2013
  • at 5:26 pm
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Line users in Taiwan make mini-soap opera masterpieces out of sticker sets

Line, the popular mobile messaging app, has already permeated pop culture in its major markets. In Taiwan, images of Line’s signature ...

  • October 14, 2013
  • at 6:30 pm
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A timeline of Line and its branded stickers in Thailand (Infographic)

There are 18 million Line users in Thailand, making it the messaging app’s top country outside of its home nation, Japan. This lastest num...

  • October 8, 2013
  • at 3:00 pm
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KakaoTalk makes bet to win Indonesian market with free calling feature for BlackBerry

Indonesia is a hot battleground for chat apps: according to a recent report from Nielsen, four out of the top five “most engaging” apps ...

  • October 3, 2013
  • at 12:00 pm
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Japanese chat app Line rolls out prepaid cards in Japan, and yes, they look adorable

The Japanese team behind popular messaging app Line has rolled out prepaid cards that users can purchase offline and use to as credit for in...

  • October 1, 2013
  • at 10:58 am
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Chat apps are destroying SMS in India: Indians now only send 2 SMS per day

Chat apps are destroying SMS in India: Indians now only send 2 SMS per day

We’ve seen it happen in the US and Europe, and then in China. Now it’s happening in India. The popularity of sending SMS in Indi...

  • September 25, 2013
  • at 11:30 am
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Mobile chat app Line wants to take over the world, but faces a long road ahead.

At Line’s annual event in Tokyo last August, leaders announced it would roll out channels for shopping, music, and video calls, first for ...

  • September 19, 2013
  • at 8:30 pm
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Line celebrates 200 million games downloaded, holds 7-day games fest

Japan-based mobile messaging company Line continues to grow fast. Its Line Game platform and suite of mobile games has surpassed 200 million...

  • September 12, 2013
  • at 4:30 pm
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Chat apps like Whatsapp, Line, and KakaoTalk are cool but Viber is the real dark horse [Startup Asia Preview]

Anh-Minh Do, editor at Tech In Asia, will be interview Viber CEO Talmon Marco on stage at Startup Asia Jakarta on November 22nd.

  • October 30, 2013
  • at 1:35 pm
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Even Sir Paul McCartney has a Line account

Line is big in Asia, and as a leading social network in Japan, Thailand, and Taiwan (where it has 47 million, 18 million, and 17 million use...

  • October 17, 2013
  • at 8:00 pm
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For the love of Line, get yourself a Line debit card in Thailand

Japanese chat app Line is known not just for its popularity in certain Asian markets, but for the way the characters in its branded sticker ...

  • October 11, 2013
  • at 6:14 pm
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Line reaches 10 million users in India, Katrina Kaif advertises Line app

Line reaches 10 million users in India, aims at 20 million by end of year

Line first launched officially in India some three months ago, armed with a TV ad campaign targeted at high-school aged users. According to ...

  • October 7, 2013
  • at 1:17 pm
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Line brings its web store to Taiwan as part of greater retail push

  This month marks the start of a new wave in Line’s push for greater monetization. Today, in Japan, the company formally introduced ...

  • October 1, 2013
  • at 12:44 pm
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Blackberry Messenger launches on iOS and Android. Now what?

As announced in Jakarta, Blackberry has launched its messaging app, BBM, on both iOS and Android. The official launch was delayed.

  • September 30, 2013
  • at 10:00 am
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Line releases app update that includes video calling and Vine-esque video

Line, the Japanese messaging platform that keeps growing and growing, today released an updated version of its app that comes stacked with n...

  • September 24, 2013
  • at 6:20 pm
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How Asia’s messaging apps will blossom as mobile platforms

Joshua Kevin is a former blogger at Tech in Asia and former community manager at KakaoTalk Indonesia. Now, he’s working on his own startup...

  • September 17, 2013
  • at 1:30 pm
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Messaging app Line seeks a boost in China with app store promo and new stickers

China’s messaging app scene might be dominated by WeChat, but Japan-made rival Line nonetheless launched officially in China in Decemb...

  • September 10, 2013
  • at 3:43 pm
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