Line app lined up for DoCoMo smartphones

Business / Corporate May 16, 2013

Line app lined up for DoCoMo smartphones

by Kazuaki Nagata

NTT DoCoMo said Wednesday it will team up with the popular social network provider Line to offer a special app for DoCoMo users, aiming to deepen its relationship with the operator of the growing communication tool. "Line's growth has been incredible. . . . We'd ...

National May 6, 2013

Abe asks kids to text him questions

Kyodo To celebrate the Children's Day national holiday, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Sunday invited kids to ask him questions using LINE, a popular smartphone application that provides free calls and messaging. "Working as prime minister, I usually have few chances to talk with children," Abe ...

Already a huge hit, Line aims for SNS market

Business / Corporate Feb 22, 2013

Already a huge hit, Line aims for SNS market

by Hiroko Nakata

The instant messaging app Line is already dominating the lives of young smartphone users in Japan and has spread rapidly elsewhere in the world, but its developer is eyeing even more aggressive growth. Unlike global giants like Facebook and Twitter, the nascent social networking service ...