Line executive to be among industry bigwigs at Taipei digital content meet
CNATAIPEI -- A senior marketing communication manager at mobile messaging service provider Line Corp. will speak at an annual digital content forum in Taipei next month, the organizers said Tuesday.
August 28, 2013, 12:01 am TWN
Line executive Satoshi Yajima will be one of many industry heavyweights and experts to share their success stories and insights at Digital Taipei in September, the Taipei Computer Association said in a statement.
Yajima will not only talk about how Line has become one of the most popular messaging service providers in the world but will also look at industry trends and the future direction of his company, the association said.
Launched in June 2011, Line took just 399 days to reach the 50-million-user mark, compared with 1,096 days for Twitter and 1,325 days for Facebook.
There are currently 230 million Line users worldwide, and the number is still growing at a significant pace. To take advantage of its growing popularity, Line plans to launch video call services along with other regional services, such as music and online shopping.
The forum's organizers have also invited Tommy Palm, the guru behind the globally popular game app Candy Crush Saga, to speak at the forum, which is themed “Mobile-first Chances Unlimited.”
Palm, dubbed the “Games Guru” by social games company King.com, will share the story of his wildly successful app Candy Crush Saga, which now has over 45 million monthly active users worldwide.
Over the 10 years that Palm's team has been involved in developing mobile games, it has won nine international awards and numerous nominations — including an award for “Best Social Game” at the IMGA awards in 2013.
Other speakers at the September forum will include representatives from TV Tokyo Corp., Sherpa Games, Neocyon Inc. and the design team behind the video game “Journey,” the organizers said.
The two-day event, which will also include one-on-one trade meetings and app demonstrations, will be held Sept. 16-17 at the Taipei International Convention Center, the organizers said.