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LINE app enables group conversation call for up to 200 people, for free

Messaging app LINE has launched a group calling app called Popcorn Buzz, that lets up to 200 people converse simultaneously, reports TechFirstpost. The app is currently available on Android for free, with an iPhone app still in the works. Popcorn Buzz calls can be made over Wi-Fi, 3G, and 4G networks. After initiating a call - it can be shared with LINE and non-LINE users by  a URL. Existing users can sync up their LINE contacts within Popcorn Buzz. Popcorn Buzz shows the small green circles light up over the profile pictures of people who talks, and the profile pictures of invited people who have not yet joined will be grayed out. In 2013, Japanese-based LINE targeted India with its attracting features like stickers and emoticons of around 5,000. With data users increasing and SMS declining, there’s going to be a land-grab of users in India over the next few months that messaging apps would not like to lose out on. LINE had acquired, in 2014, Microsoft’s MixRadio music streaming service for an undisclosed amount. Other developments at LINE: It released a limited edition of NBA stickers; include basketball players LeBron James and Steph Curry in all sorts of gestures. LINE had also announced, in 2014, the launch of its own subscription-based music streaming service LINE MUSIC, in partnership with record label companies Avex Digital and Sony Music Entertainment. It announced, in 2014, to extend its mobile payment service LINE Pay globally. LINE Pay, in 2014, allowed users to link their debit or credit card,…

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