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Line: We’re A Social Entertainment Platform, Not Just A Free Calls Messaging App

Line: We’re A Social Entertainment Platform, Not Just A Free Calls Messaging App

Line, an app made by NHN Japan Corporation, which has grown rapidly, amassing over 100 million users since its launch in summer 2011, is typically labelled as a messaging app – and compared to the likes of WhatsApp, Viber and Skype because it offers free calls and texts. But in reality Line’s feature set positions … Continued

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Ad-free Social Platform App.net Goes Freemium With Free, Invite-Only Plan

App.net, the project that emerged from founder Dalton Caldwell’s desire to build a social platform that wasn’t driven by advertising, is adding its first free option today. Given Caldwell’s emphasis on creating a product that people are actually willing to pay for, this might seem like a step backwards, or one of those infamous startup … Continued

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Wikimedia and Internet Brands settle all litigation, clearing path for free wiki travel site Wikivoyage

Wikimedia and Internet Brands settle all litigation, clearing path for free wiki travel site Wikivoyage

The Wikimedia Foundation has just announced that it has reached a settlement with new media company Internet Brands to put a stop to all litigation between the two parties concerning the creation and recent launch of free wiki travel site Wikivoyage. Wikivoyage is a free (and ad-free) online travel guide that anyone can edit, but … Continued

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BitTorrent Sharpens Enterprise Focus, Launches SoShare To Send Large Files, Offering First Terabyte Free

BitTorrent, the once-notorious P2P file-sharing site that has turned a new leaf as a legit, distributed computing provider, is today launching SoShare, a service to send large files from one computer to another, with the first terabyte of files sent free. Out today in beta for Google Chrome, Firefox and Safari for Mac; and Chrome, … Continued