|Native name||LINE 株式会社|
|Industry||Internet and Telecommunication|
|Founded||Tokyo, Japan (September 4, 2000 )|
|Key people||Morikawa Akira CEO|
|Products||LINE, Naver, livedoor|
|Subsidiaries||LINE PLUS Corporation
LINE Business Partners Corporation
DataHotel Co., Ltd.
LINE Corporation is an ISO-certified Japanese company, a subsidiary of South Korean company Naver Corporation. The company's business is mainly associated with the development of mobile applications and internet services.
LINE Corporation was founded on September 4, 2000, as Hangame Japan Corporation. On August 24, 2003, the company was renamed as NHN Japan Corporation. From April 1, 2013, the company is traded as LINE Corporation.
LINE is a smartphone app which allows users to make calls and messaging with other LINE users, both nationally and internationally. The service was launched in June 2011, and it is being used in 230 countries around the world.