Japans messaging app plans dual listing

A messaging app launched in the aftermath of Japan's 2011 earthquake and tsunami, Line, is moving towards a possible dual listing in Tokyo and New York as it jostles for space in an increasingly crowded and imaginative market.
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A man uses Japan's smartphone based social networking service (SNS) 'LINE' in Tokyo on August 3, 2014. A messaging app launched in the aftermath of Japan's 2011 earthquake and tsunami, Line is moving towards a possible dual listing in Tokyo and New York as it jostles for space in an increasingly crowded and imaginative market. (AFP/Getty Images)
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A man uses a sticky service of Japan's smartphone based social networking service (SNS) 'Line' in Tokyo on August 3, 2014. A messaging app launched in the aftermath of Japan's 2011 earthquake and tsunami, Line is moving towards a possible dual listing in Tokyo and New York as it jostles for space in an increasingly crowded and imaginative market. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Line app is displayed on a Samsung Galaxy on July 16, 2014 in Tokyo, Japan. It has been reported that Line Corp., the developer of smartphone messaging app with more than 400 million users, has applied for an initial public offering on the Tokyo Stock Exchange. (Getty Images)
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An employee of the LINE Corporation shows off the company's latest iPhone application, 'LINE Kids Animation' during its press preview in Tokyo on March 20, 2014. LINE Corporation, offering an instant messaging application on smartphones and personal computers, announced they will soon start the 'LINE Kids Animation' service for children with a target age between one and six year olds. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Japan's smartphone based social networking service (SNS) 'Line' president Akira Morikawa delivers a speech about Line's global strategy in Urayasu, suburban Tokyo on August 21, 2013. The Line, which has 230 million users in the world, offers users a free messages, voice calls and group chats service, and will soon start an online shopping service. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Japan's smartphone based social networking service (SNS) 'Line' president Akira Morikawa delivers a speech about Line's global strategy in Urayasu, suburban Tokyo on August 21, 2013. The Line, which has 230 million users in the world, offers users a free messages, voice calls and group chats service, and will soon start an online shopping service. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Japanese mobile communication giant NTT Docomo president Kaoru Kato (L) shakes hands with Akira Morikawa, president of Line, a smartphone based social networking service (SNS) in Tokyo on May 15, 2013. NTT Docomo also announced the company had formed a business alliance with smartphone based free voice and messaging service provider Line to enhance the convenience of voice and messaging applications for Docomo's smartphones. (AFP/Getty Images)