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SoftBank talks tie-up with Line

SoftBank Corp confirmed local reports stating it was in talks about a possible merger between …

WhatsApp tests disappearing messages

WhatsApp began testing a new feature which will allow users to set self-destruct timers for …

Line shifts founder to co-CEO role

Japan-based messaging company Line appointed its founder Jungho Shin (pictured) to the position of co-CEO …

Kakao profit hit by surge in investments

South Korean messaging app provider Kakao reported a net loss in the last quarter of …

Line launches Link cryptocurrency

Japan-based messaging platform Line launched a cryptocurrency as part of a loyalty programme which allows …

Gamers chat app Discord hits $1.7B valuation

Discord, a messaging app for video gamers, raised $50 million from existing investors including Tencent, …

Naver names new chairman and CEO

South Korea’s Naver, the country’s largest internet portal and maker of the popular messaging app …

Line swings to profit on surge in ad revenue

Messaging app firm Line swung into the black in 2016 on strong growth in advertising, …

WhatsApp backdoor circumvents message security

WhatsApp features a security backdoor which can be used by parent Facebook, and potentially even governments, to read …

Messaging apps emerge as gateway to internet – Hike CEO

LIVE FROM RISE 2016, HONG KONG: Mobile messaging apps continue to evolve as technology improves, …