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Line stages Taiwan TechPulse event, hopes to find new partners

2017/11/03 22:35:34

Photo courtesy of Line Corp.

Taipei, Nov. 3 (CNA) Japanese messaging app operator Line Corp. announced Friday that it plans to expand its services to cover the Internet-of-Things next year and hopes to find new partners in Taiwan to help with this development.

At the LINE Taiwan TechPulse 2017 held in Taipei, attended by more than 700 third-party developers, the messaging company said it hopes to expand the functions and utility of its messaging platform.

A Japanese subsidiary of the Korean Internet search giant Naver, Line said Taiwan's strong technology development capabilities and huge talent pool were the reasons behind the event.

Meanwhile, Cheng Hung-chia (陳鴻嘉), head of Line's research and development division, also detailed the company's upcoming plans for the IoT following the recent introduction of Line's AI assistant "Clova."

Through Clova, Line is aiming to create a world in which AI seamlessly blends into every device, scenario and environment, according to the company.

Ultimately, it wants to create a thriving ecosystem based on content, services, and mobile devices with its growing team of partners, he said.

(By Jeffrey Wu and Ko Lin)