#098 Line

Line is a phone application phenomenon created by NHN Japan but now has over 140 million users worldwide.

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It is an online messaging service – free messages, calls and more to your contacts.

It was developed after the Tohoku earthquake as a way to keep in contact when traditional means of communication like telephone networks were damaged

The application itself is free as well – so how do they make money to support their millions of users?

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Selling the stickers that you can send to your friends in messages.

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Brown and Cony are the mascots of Line and their real-life merchandise is also pretty impressive:

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