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Line Launches A Lighter Version Of Its IM App In India and Ten Other Emerging Markets

24 Jul

News source:  Vishal Srivastava, The Tech Portal

Popular messaging and calling app LINE has today introduced a lighter, lesser than 1 MB version of its app known as LINE Lite in eleven countries. The new lite version would occupy lesser storage, will demand the least system resources, and would continue to provide LINE’s trademark Sticker and emoticon messaging. (more…)

A New Competitor to Apple Music? LINE Music Records 3 Million Downloads in Less than Two Weeks

27 Jun

Instant messaging provider LINE launched a paid music streaming service on June 11 in Japan. Downloads exceeded 1 million on the following day. LINE announced 10 days later that downloads have topped 3 million and the app was at one point the top downloaded app on Google Play and App Store. (more…)

LINE Launches Paid Music Streaming Service in Japan

12 Jun

Instant messaging app LINE unveiled its plan to introduce music streaming service nearly two years ago but the plan had yet to be realized, until June 11. LINE Music was officially launched in Japan to bring music to its messaging users for a whole new experience. The timing, though, is a bit sensitive to some, as Apple just introduced Apple Music, with a scheduled release date on June 30. (more…)

LINE Corporation Posts an Impressive First Quarter Revenue of JPY 28.1 Billion

5 May

On April 30, LINE Corporation, the owner of the instant communication app LINE, announced their worldwide earnings for the first quarter of this year (January – March). According to their report, the quarter’s revenue was JPY 28.1 billion (or TWD 7.3 billion), a 9% increase over the prior month and a 78% year-on-year growth. Additionally, LINE’s monthly active users reached 205 million. (more…)

Line acquires WebPay to boost mobile payment services

11 Feb

The launch of mobile payment services has become the most important step into the market for payment apps. In December 2014, Japan’s messaging firm Line introduced LinePay, which provides services in Line’s online stores. In order to strengthen mobile payment services, Line acquired Japanese start-up Webpay to expand mobile payments into other web-based stores. (more…)

Line Messaging App Expands to Chinese Market: A Challenge to WeChat? Or Call for Funding?

21 Jun

Japan’s largest over-the-top (OTT) messaging service software company, Line, is now building a team to target the Chinese market. (more…)