Line Enters E-book Business With Line Manga

TechInAsia: Line Corporation popular messaging app, Line, has launched Line Manga yesterday. Line Manga is an extended service and a separate app from Line messaging app which allows users to read manga while on the move available both on iOS and Android. The launch brings 30,000 comics to Line’s 120 million users with popular titles […]

Like Once, Friend Anywhere

Two good pieces on Facebook today. First, this piece from Reuters on the challenge mobile messaging apps present to Facebook: Create personal profiles. Build networks of friends. Share photos, videos and music. That might sound precisely like Facebook, but hundreds of millions of tech-savvy young people have instead turned to a wave of smartphone-based messaging […]

China’s Telecoms to Charge for WeChat?

WSJ: China’s state-run telecom companies are no strangers to angry customers, who complain loudly and often about poor service or hidden charges. But the companies experienced a new level of consumer rage over the weekend as rumors emerged that they’re working on a plan to charge for the use of the country’s most popular free […]