On-off-on-off... The rumored postponement is similar to what happened in September 2014.
Morikawa Akira left Line in April, and now he’s back to square one with a video platform startup that might just shush the haters.
26d ago by Jonathan Rudd
Mobile messenger apps arguably offer the most intimate and engaged advertising opportunities available to brands right now. Canadian messaging app Kik and its m...
29d ago by David Corbin
Line is dominating Asia, but how does CEO Takeshi Idezawa think they can push into the rest of the world?
7:18 pm on Jul 13, 2015 by Jonathan Rudd
E-Marketer predicts that by 2018 there will be 200 million new smartphone users in emerging Asia. To put that into context, that’s more users than there are cur...
8:29 pm on Jul 8, 2015 by Rahul Raj
BobbleApp creates your comic character, including a bobblehead. You can then use the stickers in apps like WhatsApp, WeChat, and Line.
5:00 pm on May 20, 2015 by Anh-Minh Do
VNG, Vietnam's top consumer tech company, just announced that its chat app, Zalo, just hit 30 million registered users.
11:33 am on Apr 30, 2015 by J.T. Quigley
Line earned US$236 million and increased its monthly active user count to 205 million between January and March.
6:38 am on Apr 15, 2015 by C. Custer
One of Asia's favorite chat apps, Line, announced today that it will offer support for the Apple Watch. And yes, it will support stickers (but not as many as y...
11:49 am on Apr 10, 2015 by David Corbin
After growing Line into a global phenomenon, Akira Morikawa is ready to start from scratch.
9:52 am on Apr 2, 2015 by David Corbin
Six months after cancelling its previous bid, Line has a new CEO and a host of new services.
4:57 pm on Feb 27, 2015 by Josh Horwitz
Taiwan Line users can now buy new and used goods from Line Mart.
3:33 pm on Feb 25, 2015 by David Corbin
Line Taxi is taking advantage of a key partnership with a local taxi company’s army of cars, expanding its reach far beyond that of Uber’s.
5:18 pm on Feb 20, 2015 by Mark Bivens
Consumers in Thailand are using Instagram stores to discover products and then discuss the sale via Line.
11:55 am on Feb 17, 2015 by Josh Horwitz
The Japanese chat app continues to flesh out its lifestyle services suite.
11:11 am on Feb 13, 2015 by David Corbin
The business accounts are now available in 17 languages. There is a paid option for individuals and organizations who want to connect with large fan bases.
6:02 pm on Feb 12, 2015 by David Corbin
The investment gives Line access to a pipeline of young female stars.
5:30 pm on Feb 11, 2015 by Josh Horwitz
One year after getting bought by Naver, Gogolook continues to look for growth.
11:08 am on Feb 10, 2015 by David Corbin
The acquisition helps solidify Line Pay’s position in an increasingly crowded playing field in Japan.
12:17 am on Feb 10, 2015 by David Corbin
The messaging giant has launched yet another fund for startups, this time targeting those in O2O, ecommerce, payment, media, and entertainment.