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Business / Tech Oct 15, 2018

Toyota and Line to offer voice-controlled AI navigation next summer

Toyota Motor Corp. and messaging app provider Line Corp. said Monday they will offer an artificial intelligence platform featuring voice commands for navigation services in Toyota cars in Japan by next summer. The services will use Line's Clova (Cloud Virtual Assistant) Auto system, a cloud-based ...

Payments via QR codes slowly becoming more widespread in Japan

Business Aug 31, 2018

Payments via QR codes slowly becoming more widespread in Japan

The number of restaurants, convenience stores and other shops accepting payments with smartphones using QR codes is rising in Japan, although the pace of growth is slow. Major information technology firms are working to promote a cashless payment system and banks are also joining the ...

Business May 16, 2018

Line, Marui and KDDI look for slice of the securities industry

Companies in telecommunications, retail and other sectors are entering the securities industry in Japan, aiming to provide young people with financial services that can be conveniently used with credit cards or smartphones. Earlier this year, mobile phone carrier KDDI Corp., messaging app provider Line Corp. ...

Line and Nomura mull joint securities investment JV

Business / Corporate Mar 29, 2018

Line and Nomura mull joint securities investment JV

Line Corp. and Nomura Holdings Inc. are considering providing joint securities services to clients who use Line. The two companies said Wednesday that they are planning to establish a joint venture by the end of May to offer mobile and online brokerage services and investment ...