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53% of LINE's $101 million Q2 2013 income generated by games

Total growth up 67% quarter-on-quarter

53% of LINE's $101 million Q2 2013 income generated by games
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The power of mobile messaging networks like Kakao and LINE isn't just their massive reach.

Because they also act as monetisation platforms, they take a cut of any revenue that happens within them.

Kakao recently announced that it generated $311 million in gross revenues during the first half of 2013, and now we can see how LINE measures up.

On the up

The now 200 million-strong platform announced that it generated $101 million (¥97.7 billion) in revenue in Q2 (April to June 2013).

This was up 67 percent quarter-on-quarter.

Of this revenue, 53 percent came from game in-app purchases, with 27 percent from sticker packs.

[source: TechInAsia]