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Intel and LINE to Collaborate For Technology Innovation

Intel Developer Zone and LINE Official Account will join to Support Software Developers, Accelerate IoT Solutions

Intel Corporation today announced the collaboration with LINE Corporation to enhance the communications for software developers community and to accelerate the adoption of Internet of Things (IoT) enabled solutions.

Software is one of key factor for technology innovation. To deliver latest information on time and effectively drive communications, Intel will add the LINE Messenger as a platform to connect with software developers. The Intel official accounts on LINE will start with India and Indonesia at the initial stage. Through these official accounts, Intel will share with followers the latest updates and resources on technologies like IoT, game development, Intel® RealSense™ Technology, Android* and Windows* application development and more. The Intel Software official account on the LINE Messenger app is an extension of Intel® Developer Zone online community and a single destination for all software related updates, tools and resources from Intel for software developers and makers.

In addition, both companies will work together to create a range of IoT enabled solutions spanning home automation, digital signage, intelligent vending machines and the likes. Intel and LINE also team up with selected partners to add Intelligence to edge devices, deliver data to the cloud, analyze data for valuable insights and dashboard visualizations, real-timefeedback capture and reporting for LINE applications through LINE Business Connect.  It is intended to create additional value added services from the internet of things to new user experiences.

Today, at the Intel Software Day 2015 , the companies showcased Intel processor based intelligent vending machine from Kirin Beverage Value Vendor Co. Ltd. This Intel processor based intelligent vending machine is served with LINE’s Business Connect, developed by Kirin Beverage Value Vendor Co. Ltd., Sanden Retail System Corp. and V-Sync Co. Ltd. It provides new entertainment function for the customers and manages marketing data to offer better customer experiences.  The companies demonstrated this solution at the showcase of Intel Software Day 2015.

“We are proud to announce this new and exciting collaboration with LINE Corporation, which we believe accelerate software technology innovations.” said Sophia Chew, vice president of the software and services group and director of developer relations division at Intel Corporation.  “Expanding the reach of the Intel Developer Zone through LINE’s Official account, we will be able to engage with software developers in a timely and effective manner. We hope our IoT enabled solutions give an inspiration for new business, new device/service adopting technologies from Intel and LINE.”

“We are excited for this innovative collaboration.  By unveiling intelligent vending machine with Intel, we see the potential of enabling IoT solutions for various devices globally.” said Shintaro Tabata, Senior Vice President, Head of Corporate Sales at LINE Corporation. “We believe LINE will become the common user interface in this IoT era, and through LINE Business Connect, we will be able to provide mobile CRM platform to connect various devices, enterprise backbone system and end users more effectively”

About Intel
Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) is a world leader in computing innovation. The company designs and builds the essential technologies that serve as the foundation for the world’s computing devices. As a leader in corporate responsibility and sustainability, Intel also manufactures the world’s first commercially available “conflict-free” microprocessors. Additional information about Intel is available at newsroom.intel.com and blogs.intel.com, and about Intel’s conflict-free efforts at conflictfree.intel.com.

About LINE
LINE Corporation is based in Japan and operates the LINE messenger app, a global service used in more than 230 countries. It offers free one-to-one and group messaging. Free domestic and international voice and video calls are also available. Apart from its messenger app that is used to send popular virtual stickers -colorful emoticons- the company offers a wide range of non-messaging services ranging from games to photo sharing apps.  For more information about LINE, please visit http://linecorp.com/en/

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