Dec 1, 2015

Messaging app Line ties up with newspapers, broadcasters

Naver Corp.’s Line app, Japan’s biggest messaging service, began a revenue sharing system with news media organizations that start their own channels on the system. The system started Tuesday, Line said at a briefing in Tokyo. News media partners include the Asahi, Mainichi and ...

Sep 18, 2014

Sex abuse involving smartphone messaging apps surges

Sexual predators have increasingly been using anonymous smartphone messaging apps such as Line and KakaoTalk to groom children for abuse, with 262 minors victimized in the first half of this year, more than double the reported number a year earlier, the National Police Agency ...

Sep 18, 2014

Line says shopping app to eclipse sales of stickers, games

Line Corp., operator of the nation’s largest mobile messaging service, says its shopping mall application could become its biggest source of revenue, eclipsing sales from games and character stickers. The Tokyo-based company, owned by South Korea’s Naver Corp., started the Line Mall app in ...