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What's Next for Kik, One of the Original Mobile Messaging Hotshots

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Mobile messaging apps — WhatsApp, KakaoTalk, Line, WeChat, Voxer, Kik, etc — are in an interesting spot. They are some of the largest, most-used and best-loved apps in the world. They dominate their various countries and regions. But it’s not necessarily clear how they evolve and become long-lasting businesses. Are...
What's Next for Kik, One of the Original Mobile Messaging Hotshots

WhatsApp processes record 18B messages on New Year's Eve

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Mobile messaging service's new record eclipses its old record of 10 billion messages set in August. [Read more]...
WhatsApp processes record 18B messages on New Year's Eve

Facebook Chat Heads arriving soon on iOS

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The social network's retake on mobile messaging is coming to Apple devices, but the floating heads won't be following you everywhere. [Read more]...
Facebook Chat Heads arriving soon on iOS

Google's Venture Arm Is Backing A Rival To Whatsapp, The Messaging Startup Rumored To Be Worth $1 Billion

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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The crowded, fragmented mobile messaging app market, one of the hottest sectors in Silicon Valley, just got more crowded. Keith Teare, a veteran Valley entrepreneur, on Wednesday launched just.me, a service that claims to combine email, multimedia messaging and cloud storage in a single iPhone app....
Google's Venture Arm Is Backing A Rival To Whatsapp, The Messaging Startup Rumored To Be Worth $1 Billion

Apple posts iPad mini Christmas ad spot highlighting device's features and benefits of FaceTime

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Apple has published its Christmas-themed iPad TV commercial which emphasizes the use of FaceTime for keeping in touch with family and loved ones over the festive period and the smaller device’s features. The ad itself — spotted by MacStories — features a young girl who uses FaceTime to play the...
Apple posts iPad mini Christmas ad spot highlighting device's features and benefits of FaceTime

Openwave, ‘Inventors Of The Mobile Internet’, Sells Software Biz To Focus On Patents

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Mobile messaging, in its traditional sense, is on the decline, and the patent world is hot, hot, hot, and today one company that plays in both areas showed where it sees its stronger ties at the moment. Openwave, which calls itself the “inventor of the mobile internet” for the early...
Openwave, ‘Inventors Of The Mobile Internet’, Sells Software Biz To Focus On Patents
Japan's Line mobile messaging app reaches 100M game downloads

Samsung's ChatON messaging service gets multi-device syncing, improved tablet support and more

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This year has been a breakthrough one for mobile messaging apps, and Samsung is closing out 2012 with a major update to its own cross-platform service ChatON. The Korean electronics firm has unveiled version 2.0 which introduces a number of changes, including syncing across devices, multiple image messaging, new social...
Samsung's ChatON messaging service gets multi-device syncing, improved tablet support and more

As Google acquisition rumors grow, is WhatsApp really worth a billion dollars?

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July 9-10, 2013 San Francisco, CA Early Bird Tickets on Sale WhatsApp is fifth in the app store for monthly revenue. Fifth on Google Play for downloads, and seventh on Google Play for revenue. And it’s the second-most-downloaded app on Google Play. Impressive? Sure. But a billion dollars impressive?...
As Google acquisition rumors grow, is WhatsApp really worth a billion dollars?

WhatsApp reportedly moving into gaming after inking deal with Korean games-maker

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WhatsApp, one of the planet’s most popular mobile messaging apps, is said to be preparing to launch a games platform in a move that would diversify its monetization model and increase its revenues. That’s according to a report out of Korea where the US startup is said to have agreed...
WhatsApp reportedly moving into gaming after inking deal with Korean games-maker

Asian mobile messaging service Line embraces apps and opens the API for its 45m user-strong platform

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Japanese mobile messaging service Line has moved towards introducing third-party apps and services to its 45 million user-strong platform, after it revealed that it will introduce a new content-hosting platform — Line Channel — and open its API to developers. The new feature, which will debut in Japan before rolling...
Asian mobile messaging service Line embraces apps and opens the API for its 45m user-strong platform

WhatsApp processed a whopping (record) 18 billion messages on the last day of 2012

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Mobile messaging app WhatsApp has had a pretty remarkable 2012. It just announced that it had set a new single day record for the most messages published on December 31. The service processed 18 billion total messages, exceeding its previous record set last August of 10 billion messages. According to the...
WhatsApp processed a whopping (record) 18 billion messages on the last day of 2012

Line prepares to monitor its 150 million users to censor sensitive Chinese words

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Earlier this year, Tencent-owned WeChat, a mobile messaging app with more than 300 million users, came under fire for censoring ‘sensitive’ topics that its users were discussing. Now, Line, a rival app developed in Japan which has 150 million users, is the next in line to pal up to the...
Line prepares to monitor its 150 million users to censor sensitive Chinese words

7 months after acquiring it, Kwaga sells push notification service Boxcar to ProcessOne

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Well that was short-lived. Just seven months after it acquired Boxcar, French startup Kwaga (maker of Writethat.name) has announced that it is selling the push notifications service to fellow Paris-based company ProcessOne. Under the deal, the financial terms of which haven’t been disclosed, the technology and IP behind Boxcar will...
7 months after acquiring it, Kwaga sells push notification service Boxcar to ProcessOne

Retargeting for mobile messaging: An old marketing tool becomes new again

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This story is part of a series exploring the themes of our upcoming, invitation-only Mobile Summit, April 1-2 in Sausalito, Calif. Explore more stories in the Mobile Summit Debate series. Brendan O’Kane is CEO of OtherLevels Imagine this scenario: you’re launching an email campaign to promote a new product....
Retargeting for mobile messaging: An old marketing tool becomes new again
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Japanese firm DeNA brings its mobile gaming platform to Android in Korea

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Japan’s DeNA has teamed up with Korean Internet giant Daum to officially launch a localized version of its Mobage mobile social gaming platform for Android mobile devices in South Korea. According to an announcement from DeNA, the ‘Daum Mobage’ platform and apps are now available for devices running the Google-owned...
Japanese firm DeNA brings its mobile gaming platform to Android in Korea

Is Facebook On The Brink Of Another Major Acquisition? (FB)

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Facebook could bid to acquire WhatsApp, the mobile messaging app, as it aims to extend its mobile reach. The rumoured acquisition, reported by TechCrunch today, comes after CEO Mark Zuckerberg declared last month that the future of his company lay in mobile devices. "The big thing is obviously going to...
Is Facebook On The Brink Of Another Major Acquisition? (FB)

Japan's DeNA posts record quarterly revenue of $567m, operating profit jumps 54% year-on-year to $216m

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Japanese mobile social gaming firm DeNA has announced record revenue of $567 million (52.3 billion yen) for its third quarter 2012. The company, which runs the Mobage games network for iOS and Android, saw revenues rise 52 percent year-on-year, while operating profit jumped 54 percent from that of Q3 2011...
Japan's DeNA posts record quarterly revenue of $567m, operating profit jumps 54% year-on-year to $216m

Apple forces Line to remove the ability to send virtual items as gifts from its iOS app

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Asian mobile messaging service Line is seeing early success with its monetization model — to the tune of $58 million in revenue for Q1 2013 — but there’s a little bad news today as the company has withdrawn the gift sharing feature from its iOS app at the request of...
Apple forces Line to remove the ability to send virtual items as gifts from its iOS app
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Are you watching, Facebook? Asia's mobile chat apps show how it's done

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The App Store and Google Play may not be kings forever. If we look to Asia, we can see evidence that Web-based apps may be creeping closer to finding dominance on smartphones. And no-one should be more interested in the trend than Facebook. Last week, South Korea’s Kakao Talk announced...
Are you watching, Facebook? Asia's mobile chat apps show how it's done

Betaworks Acquires Vibe, the Anonymous Twitter Alernative Popularized During Occupy Wall Street

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When we first told you about Vibe, a New York-based pseudonymous mobile messaging app, last September, Occupy Wall Street was in full swing. In fact, Vibe app creator Hazem Sayed earned the nickname "White Hat" for walking around Zuccotti Park passing out flyers for his protester-friendly service. There was even...
Betaworks Acquires Vibe, the Anonymous Twitter Alernative Popularized During Occupy Wall Street

Mogreet Releases APIs To Let Developers Quickly Add SMS, Video, Rich Media Messaging To Apps

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Mogreet, the Los Angeles-based startup that provides brands and marketers with a distribution platform for mobile video messaging, today announced the release of its API developer portal, which allows third party-developers to easily integrate MMS, SMS, video and in-app messaging into their applications. Launched in 2006, Mogreet has built a...
Mogreet Releases APIs To Let Developers Quickly Add SMS, Video, Rich Media Messaging To Apps

Asian messaging app Line passes 100 million downloads, just 18 months after launch

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We’ve been saying for some time that mobile messaging is a huge business in Asia and there’s yet another proof point as Line, a popular chat app produced by the Japanese arm of Korea’s Naver, hit 100 million downloads, just 18 months after launching. Naver had not been shy communicating the...
Asian messaging app Line passes 100 million downloads, just 18 months after launch

NHN Japan spins off its Line messaging business to focus on its international expansion

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Demonstrating the strength of its massively popular Line messaging apps and services, NHN Japan — the Japanese arm of Korean search giant Naver — announced today it is to split gaming and Internet services businesses, spinning off its messaging, search and Web portals into a new company. NHN Japan says that...
NHN Japan spins off its Line messaging business to focus on its international expansion

Good Technology debuts mobile enterpise messaging for Mango

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Good Technology has unveiled a new version of its Good for Enterprise secure messaging platform. The new version provides secured, encrypted mobile messaging and access for corporate email, contacts, and calendars through on Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango). The software will interoperate with Good's FIPS-certified 192 bit AES encryption. Nokia's Lumia...
Good Technology debuts mobile enterpise messaging for Mango

Google said to ponder $1B WhatsApp acquisition

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Popular messaging app WhatsApp is the subject of acquisition rumors yet again, this time with search giant Google said to be considering buying the app for as much as $1 billion. The move is said to be part of a wider push by Google to solidify its standing in the...
Google said to ponder $1B WhatsApp acquisition

Mobile messaging apps: The threat to Facebook and other social networks

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These days it’s common for most Web firms to be focused on mobile. Facebook, Twitter, Google, you name it, they’re all building their smartphone (and feature phone offerings) in a bid to better position themselves and their user experience to take advantage of the growth of the mobile as a...
Mobile messaging apps: The threat to Facebook and other social networks
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