China's most popular messaging app takes the stage for KTV.
Six months after cancelling its previous bid, Line has a new CEO and a host of new services.
Users of Cubie, a mobile messenger with a following in Southeast Asia, will soon find the its owl mascot has flown away.
That's growth of 126 percent year-on-year.
As the world of mobile payments integrates with social media, the lines between communication and commerce will continue to blur.
Akira Morikawa, who oversaw Line's growth into an international messaging juggernaut, will pass the torch in March.
Line Music, a joint venture with Sony Music Entertainment and Avex Digital, will focus on the Japanese market while MixRadio will appeal to a global audience.
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Following a media uproar regarding South Korea's alleged plans to curb the spread of online rumors, Daum Kakao is trying to assure its users their data is safe.
Line Creators Market now has 270,000 sticker creators from 145 countries, with the top ten sticker sets averaging more than $300,000 in sales each.
Tapp is a new short-form communication mechanism where one can send up to 100 customizable characters and / or emojis with a single tap. You can also have private conversations
Cubie, once a promising chat app set to contend with Line and WhatsApp, has been stuck on a hamster wheel. But its new leadership team has devised a fresh vision they hope will set it back on track.
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Line’s revenues continues to soar in Q3. The messaging app raked in JPY 23 billion (US$211 million).
The funding, rumored to be in the millions of dollars, will be used to enter Indonesia, Vietnam, and other Southeast Asian markets.
Daum Kakao had initially complied with the authorities, providing the communication logs of users on a weekly basis.
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