Archive for March, 2015

Line’s COO Officially Takes Over As CEO To Turn The Messaging App Into A Mobile Services Platform

 Three months after announcing the transition, Line has officially received shareholder approval to appoint Takeshi Idezawa, the messaging app’s former chief operating officer, as its chief executive officer. The company said that Idezawa will take over the reins from its previous CEO, Akira Morikawa, today. Read More

Why The Kleiner Perkins-Social+Capital Deal Fell Apart

 In January, reports surfaced that Social+Capital was in “acquisition” talks with Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. Those talks fell apart. So what happened? TechCrunch has heard from a few people familiar with the discussions about what might have led to the deal falling through. Read More