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Line Targets 1 Billion Users in 2015 as Services Surge

Line Corp., operator of the most-popular mobile messaging application in Japan, plans to double its users to more than 1 billion globally by next year.

The company has a target of 500 million to 600 million users by the end of this year, Chief Executive Officer Akira Morikawa told a conference in Tokyo today. Line, which is controlled by South Korea’s Naver Corp., had 400 million subscribers as of April 1.