Line IPO could raise more than $1bn for social network
Japanese messaging app Line is preparing for its delayed IPO on the Tokyo and New York stock exchanges. The company has announced that it will price its IPO at between $26.50 and $31.50 a share, potentially raising as...
June 29, 2016
Line to shut down MixRadio streaming service
Music-streaming service MixRadio is to shut down in the coming weeks, after parent company Line decided that the “financial challenges” of the streaming market were too high. “The MixRadio music streaming service...
February 16, 2016
MixRadio inks Samsung preloading deal for India
Streaming service MixRadio has inked its latest partnership, with Samsung, which will be preloading its app on its mobile devices in India. Starting with the Z3 smartphone, which launched this week. It should be a boost...
October 15, 2015
Sandbox 135 – Super Fans
Lead: Streaming is unlocking intricate data about super fans and their listening behaviour, putting artists and labels in powerful new positions to make the most of this real-time flow of analytics. Hailed as a win/win for...
June 17, 2015
MixRadio streaming music app tops the charts in Indonesia
Nearly a month ago, MixRadio spread its wings beyond Windows Phone with the launch of its streaming music apps for iOS and Android. Now the company is claiming early success in an interesting market: Indonesia. MixRadio tells...
June 15, 2015
Line’s music service goes live in Japan
We have been writing about Line for a long time, especially in regard to its importance as a social channel for acts (and not just Western mega-acts like Paul McCartney, Taylor Swift and Katy Perry) where stickers have been...
June 11, 2015
MixRadio launches branded stickers within Line app
Streaming service MixRadio was bought from Microsoft by social app Line earlier this year, with one of the key aspects being the potential ability to promote the service app to more than 200m active Line users. With MixRadio...
June 9, 2015
MixRadio streaming music service launches on Android and iOS
Streaming music service MixRadio – originally launched by Nokia, then sold to Microsoft, which sold it on to Line – is finally expanding beyond Windows Phone. The service launches today for Android and iOS devices. MixRadio...
May 19, 2015
MixRadio sees messaging and music coming together with Line
Having completed its acquisition by messaging firm Line, streaming service MixRadio’s Mark Wheatley has been talking about the company’s ambition to bring music and messaging together in the future. “We will see –...
March 24, 2015
MixRadio teams with UN for #HappySoundsLike campaign
20 March is apparently the International Day of Happiness. No, we’d not heard of it either, but it’s a United Nations initiative to remind people around the world that “the pursuit of happiness is a fundamental human...
March 16, 2015
Android and iOS still carving up the smartphone market
A decade ago, in the heyday of Symbian and BlackBerry, if you’d said two unannounced smartphone operating systems would be hoovering up 96.3% of the market by 2015, many mobile industry folk would have laughed. And yet...
February 26, 2015
Social app Line launches YouTube-like Line TV feature
Originally a messaging app but now a fully-fledged social/entertainment network, Line has been building its profile in the West over the last year, even if the majority of its 181 million active users are still in its native...
February 9, 2015