Line Corp teams up with the International Vaccine Institute to encourage vaccinations

The International Vaccine Institute (IVI) has announced a new partnership with Line Plus Corporation, the Korea-based subsidiary of mobile messaging platform Line Corporation. As part of the collaboration, Line Plus


Messaging app Line could be lining up its own crypto exchange in Japan

Japan’s largest messaging app, Line, is reportedly nearing the introduction of its own cryptocurrency exchange. The news comes just days after Facebook unveiled its Libra digital currency. According to Bloomberg,


Line adds Snapchat Stories copy

Japanese messaging app Line has become the latest platform to mimic the ‘story’ concept introduced and made famous by Snapchat. Line’s ‘Stories’ feature will enable its users to “share moments,


Messaging app Line unveils cryptocurrency and blockchain network

Line Corporation, the owner of popular messaging platform Line, has launched its first digital token, Link, and its first blockchain network, Link Chain, both of which were built independently by


Line launches $10m crypto investment fund

South Korean messaging firm Line has increased its focus on cryptocurrency even further with the launch of $10m investment fund dedicated to the space. The token venture fund is to


SoftBank picks up majority stake in Lines mobile business

SoftBank has agreed to enter into partnership with Line’s mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) subsidiary in a deal that will see the Japanese telecoms giant acquire a 51 per cent


Line links up with Folio for an in-app investment management portal

Line Corporation, the Japanese subsidiary of South Korean internet company Naver Corporation, has entered into a ‘capital alliance’ with investment management firm Folio, which will see its service integrated into


Line dominates messaging in Japan, with 50.2m using its service this year

Instant messaging service Line will be used by 50.2m people in Japan in 2017, which is equal to 92.8 per cent of the country’s mobile messaging app users in the


Line introduces cloud AI virtual assistant

Line, the Japanese subsidiary of the Korean internet search company Naver, has unveiled its first cloud AI at Mobile World Congress. The AI named ‘Clova’, which is short for ‘Cloud


Line Enters Work-based Messaging Market to Challenge Slack, Facebook

Japanese instant messaging platform Line has launched a messaging platform for the workplace, as it looks to do battle with the likes of Slack, Facebook and Microsoft. According to Tech

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