LINE Registered Users Exceed 200M Worldwide
TOKYO, July 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- LINE Corporation, owners and operators of the free calling and messaging app, "LINE", announced that registered user numbers for the app have exceed 200 million worldwide today.
Since its launch in June 2011, LINE has grown to become a service enjoyed by users all over the world, reaching out from Japan to as far as Taiwan, Thailand and other Southeast Asian countries, the Middle East, Spain, India, and South America. We here at LINE would like to express our sincere gratitude to all you 200 million users for your support.
Since its launch, LINE has also taken various efforts to localize its service and contents for each country and region. For example, we have offered special Brown and Cony Ramadan stickers to users in Islamic regions in conjunction with Ramadan, the Muslim holy month that is marked by daily fasting from dawn to sunset. Additionally, in Indonesia, we have also donated all proceeds for the sale of a set of orangutan stickers to a fund aimed at the conservation of this endangered species in that country.
To celebrate the milestone of 200M registered users, and to share the outcomes of our various activities domestically and abroad, and our goals for the future, LINE will be conducting a business conference this August, called Hello, Friends in Tokyo 2013. LINE is offering 100 users a chance to win a pair of invitations to the event. Please visit our website for more details.
All download figures are for iPhone/Android/Windows Phone/BlackBerry/Nokia Asha/feature phone apps combined.
LINE is a smartphone app which allows users to enjoy free calls and messages to one another, both nationally and internationally, regardless of which mobile network provider they are using. Launched in June 2011 by NHN, LINE has more than 100 million users worldwide. It has also been ranked no. 1 in 41 countries in the free app category including Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Thailand, Malaysia, Macau, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Jordan, Israel, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, Cambodia, Kazakhstan, Russia, Belarus and Latvia. LINE carries various unique features such as 'instant translation service,' 'Official Accounts' that enable users to interact with famous public figures, 'Timeline and Home' to share recent updates with friends, 'Shake it,' a fun way of exchanging ids and many 'Emoji/Stickers/Emoticons.' For more information visit: http://line.naver.jp/en/.
About NHN Corporation
NHN Corporation is Korea's premier Internet company, operating the nation's top search portal, Naver (www.naver.com) the leading online game portal, Hangame (www.hangame.com) the nation's largest children's portal, Jr. Naver (jr.naver.com), Korea's first online donation portal, Happybean (happybean.naver.com) and microblog service Me2DAY (http://me2day.net/).Starting from the two business pillars of search and games, NHN has rolled out a wide range of innovative and convenient online services that enable people to enjoy their lives. NHN outgrew the confines of the national borders. Not only did we build a good reputation in Japan but it also set up NHN USA, forging toward becoming a world-class internet company. The key mission is to connect users with the best quality services. For more information visit: http://www.nhncorp.com/nhnen/index.nhn .
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