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LINE aims for 1B users in 2015

Japan-based messaging app maker LINE is aiming to reach one billion users during 2015, more than doubling its current user base, according to its CEO. Akira Morikawa announced the bold objective during a press conference in Tokyo, which was reported …

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Facebook set for Messenger push

Facebook is set to remove some of the messaging features from its main smartphone app in order to drive take-up of its standalone Messenger product. According to Reuters, the company has already begun notifying users in France, UK and “several …

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Twitter takes on Cover app team

Twitter acquired the team behind Android personalisation app Cover because they share a vision that “smartphones can be a lot smarter – more useful and contextual”. Cover “learns which apps you use in different contexts and puts them right on …

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Fake app tops Google Play charts

A fake anti-virus app which managed to secure a user rating of 4.7 out of five stars topped the Google Play chart – despite offering no actual functionality. According to Android Police, the app, called Virus Shield, does not offer …