Posts Tagged: Naver


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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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19 of the hottest South Korean startups came to Tokyo looking for business partners – here’s our top five favorites

19 of the hottest South Korean startups came to Tokyo looking for business partners for Startup Alliance Korea. Here are the top five from t...

  • July 10, 2014
  • at 5:30 pm
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How stickers-as-a-service can change the way we communicate at work

How stickers-as-a-service can change the way we communicate at work

Stickers are certainly not frivolous. They're a multi-million-dollar industry, and this founder plans to take advantage of it with 'stickers...

  • April 15, 2014
  • at 10:30 am
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Japanese telco rumored to be chatting up Line, seeking stake in popular messaging app

The messaging app landgrab is on. Less than a week after Facebook bought out WhatsApp, and shortly after Rakuten acquired Viber, a report in...

  • February 25, 2014
  • at 11:36 am
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Korean web giant Naver acquires makers of Whoscall

Korean web giant Naver has acquired Gogolook, the Taiwan-based startup behind Whoscall, a popular app in East Asia that identifies the origi...

  • December 9, 2013
  • at 12:55 pm
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Line reaches 10 million users in India, Katrina Kaif advertises Line app

Line app is still growing, brings in $194 million in revenue in Q3

Messaging app Line, which now has 280 million registered users around the world, brought in JPY 19.1 billion in revenue – which is $19...

  • November 7, 2013
  • at 5:46 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 Opens Sponsored Channels for Third-Party Apps; Will Rivals KakaoTalk and WeChat Follow Suit?

Japan-based chat app Line yesterday announced a new feature that enables sponsored promotions of third-party apps in its platform called “...

  • June 22, 2013
  • at 1:51 am
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NHN Is Going Into Search In Vietnam

In Vietnam, the chat app battle is fearsome. Western competitors Whatsapp and Viber face serious opposition from Asian rivals like Line, Kak...

  • April 19, 2013
  • at 11:15 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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Tests reveal Line and Kakao disruptions in China mirror the government’s block on Facebook

One week ago, internet users in China started to report malfunctions on popular foreign services Line, KakaoTalk, Flickr, and OneDrive. The ...

  • July 10, 2014
  • at 3:04 pm
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You can now call cell phones and landlines using Line, but only on Android

The latest update to Japan’s top social messaging app Line comes with a Viber- and Skype-like voice call feature (hat-tip to @WhatT...

  • March 17, 2014
  • at 8:08 pm
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Line adds a new theme store

Line gets colorful, adds new theme store in updated Android app

Messaging app Line has updated to v4.0 on Android, but it hasn’t resulted in a much-needed visual update for the old-looking app. Inst...

  • February 7, 2014
  • at 5:02 pm
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Weird virtual world Line Play celebrates first anniversary with 13 million users

Messaging app Line is ending the year with a bang. Not only has Line reached 300 million registered users worldwide this week, today the com...

  • November 28, 2013
  • at 1:00 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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Messaging App War: WeChat and Line are Leaving KakaoTalk Behind; WhatsApp Should be Worried

This month we received word from messaging apps KakaoTalk and Line that they have reached ever increasing user-base milestones. The messagin...

  • July 25, 2013
  • at 8:00 pm
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Is Online Content in Vietnam Actually a Wasteland? Let’s Look Deeper

Is Online Content in Vietnam Actually a Wasteland? Let’s Look Deeper.

Since I posted an article on HaiVL on Tuesday, it has raised eyebrows for two big reasons. First, the 9gag-like HaiVL community caught wind ...

  • May 17, 2013
  • at 4:00 pm
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Line Just Hit the 1 Million User Mark in Vietnam

Line, the mobile messaging app out of Japan, just hit one million users in Vietnam. This is a big milestone for the company, which has just ...

  • February 28, 2013
  • at 1:20 pm
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