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LINE Corporation, owner and operator of the free call and messaging app LINE, today announced that it was recipient of “The 2015 Crunchies Award for Best International Startup” at the 8th Annual Crunchies Awards Ceremony.

The Annual Crunchies Awards, organized by TechCrunch and VentureBeat, is an annual ceremony to congratulate the startups that achieved the most buzz that year, as well as praise the latest IT innovations. The 8th hosting of the event brought together the hottest startups at the Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco on February 5, 2015.

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LINE was nominated for Best International Startup from among 20 categories

As a startup active on the global stage, LINE was nominated for Best International Startup from among 20 categories, beating out other nominated favorites like Kik, Spotify, Citymapper, EyeEm and more for the title of “The 2015 Crunchies Award for Best International Startup.”

“We are extremely proud to receive such an illustrious award, and would like to express our deepest gratitude to all users and everyone else supporting LINE who voted for us,” said Takeshi Idezawa, COO of LINE. “I look forward to sharing the joy of this award with all our employees, users, and fans. We hope to take this success and use it to provide an even more revolutionary and superior service in the future, and look forward to your continued support.”

LINE is available for most major mobile and desktop platforms.

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By Josh Robert Nay

Josh Robert Nay is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of TruTower. He has worked in the telecommunications industry since 2003 and specializes in GSM based technology. He also uses (too many) VoIP apps and is a long-time user of BlackBerry, Android, and Windows Phone. He adores anything having to do with space exploration and writing. In addition to the links below, he can be found on LinkedIn and can also be found on his website at