Naver’s Earnings Miss Expectations As Line’s Sales Growth Slows

South Korean Internet giant Naver announced quarterly results that fell short of expectations because of weaker performance from the gaming unit of its messaging app Line. This echoes problems faced b

Top Japanese Messaging App Line Adds Kids Apps To Its Growing Product Roster

Japan's top smartphone messaging app, Line, which reaches about a third of that country's mobile phone users, just <a target="_blank" href="http://translate.google.com/translate?sl=auto&tl=en&

Meet Line, The Messaging App That Reaches About One-Third of Japan’s Mobile Phone Users

It would be easy to assume that giants like Apple, Facebook and the carriers will control smartphone messaging. But the reality is that the global messaging market remains fragmented with several inde

Korea's NHN Buys Japanese Portal Livedoor For $68 Million

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/04/nhn_livedoor_logo.png" /> Big news from the Asian Internet industry today: Korea's web behemoth <a href="http://www.nhncorp.com/en/main/index.

Google Takes U.S. Share From Yahoo In July; Baidu Now Third Largest Search Engine In The World (ComScore)

Google keeps gaining search market share in the U.S., but its global dominance is not as great as previously indicated.  Last night, comScore released its search market share and query growth numbers

Ijji.com: The Future Of Casual Online Gaming?

We’ve covered a variety of casual gaming sites before on TechCrunch. It’s a hot vertical, particular since the rise of the Nintendo’s Wii console proved that there was a huge willing