Message service Line to enter mobile carrier business in Japan

Mar 25, 2016

Message service Line to enter mobile carrier business in Japan

Line Corp., which offers a popular mobile message and online voice-call service, is entering the mobile carrier business in Japan, promising to underprice competition as it grows its platform for news, music, games, live streaming and online shopping. Tokyo-based Line, founded five years ago, ...

May 21, 2015

Line said to prepare dual listing before Japan Post IPO

Line Corp., operator of Japan’s most popular mobile-messaging service, is preparing for a dual listing in Tokyo and New York before Japan Post Holdings Co.’s initial public offering, people with knowledge of the matter said. The Tokyo-based company aims to sell shares around September ...

Line again files for listing on TSE

Apr 2, 2015

Line again files for listing on TSE

Free messaging app provider Line Corp. has once again filed for listing on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, informed sources said Thursday. Line applied in mid-2014 for a share sale in Japan and said it was eyeing a U.S. listing as well. But it pulled ...

Oct 27, 2014

Teaching students the p's and q's of smartphone use

With the rapid spread of smartphones, service providers are increasingly offering programs that aim to teach manners and ethics to wired kids. Line Corp., a messaging app provider, in April began developing a curriculum on information morality in conjunction with Shizuoka University. They drew ...

May 10, 2013

Line reports sharp spike in first-quarter sales

Line Corp., a privately held smartphone messaging company based in Tokyo, said Thursday that sales climbed 92 percent to ¥5.82 billion in the first quarter. The earnings were the first to be reported by the wholly owned subsidiary of South Korea’s NHN Corp. Game ...