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Its market share had been on the decline there as people increasingly used competing Web portals, like Naver and Daum.
Line has already applied for an initial public offering in Tokyo, but the app's parent company reportedly has its eyes on Wall Street.
Line applies for an initial public offering on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, according to reports, and may also consider listing on Wall Street.
The third largest phone maker in Korea continues to post losses while still owing debt to various entities, including Korea's three carriers.
The Korean electronics giant preps two new high-end tablets to compete directly with Apple's iPad and iPad Mini, says a Korean portal site.
The country's antitrust watchdog says Google has done nothing improper by requiring mobile device makers to bundle its search engine with their products.
A Korean site founded by former Samsung staffers says the next Galaxy smartphone could just be a couple months away and pegs it to a recent slowdown in GS4 sales.
Known for its cartoonish emoticons, Japan's Line is aiming for half a billion users in 2014.
Google's app store outpaced the sales growth of the App Store over the past several months, but Apple still is the top revenue grabber, says mobile analytics firm Distimo.
LG's latest flagship device hasn't even gone on sale, yet rumors of a more powerful version are already circulating.