Posts Tagged: viber


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Despite WhatsApp’s dominance in India, investors still bet on local chat apps like Hike

Indian instant messaging app Hike just received $14 million in funding from Bharti Softbank, according to the Economic Times. The app repo...

  • April 1, 2014
  • at 11:08 am
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Rakuten wants to see Viber getting a million new users per day

Last month, Rakuten (JSD:4755) acquired Viber messaging app in a $900 million deal as the Japanese ecommerce titan tries to diversify and be...

  • March 6, 2014
  • at 2:50 pm
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Viber was the enigma of the mobile messaging wars. Why did Rakuten buy it for $900 million?

The Wall Street Journal has reported that Rakuten, the Japanese e-commerce firm, will purchase Viber, the Cyprus-based mobile messaging star...

  • February 14, 2014
  • at 3:34 pm
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10 highlights of Indonesia’s tech industry in 2013

Let’s look back at what the Indonesian tech industry went through last year. It’s not just a history lesson, as it also points the way f...

  • January 17, 2014
  • at 4:30 pm
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5 ways that social media rocked the Philippines in 2013

Facebook is still growing in Asia with over 351 million active users at the last count. The Philippines, contributes more than 30 million...

  • December 20, 2013
  • at 1:00 pm
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Viber reports 8 million users in Philippines and 8 million in Vietnam too

Viber is growing very fast in Asia, with now over 8 million users in Vietnam and 8 million users in the Philippines.

  • November 29, 2013
  • at 1:51 pm
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Viber goes Asian, adds a sticker store to compete with Line, KakaoTalk, and WeChat

Viber goes to war with KakaoTalk, Line, and WeChat with a new sticker store. In other words, they wanna make money off of stickers like thei...

  • November 12, 2013
  • at 7:01 pm
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Messaging app Viber is now available in Indonesian language

Israel-made messaging app Viber is leaping into Indonesia today as it’s now available in the Indonesian language on iOS, Android, Windows ...

  • October 24, 2013
  • at 7:31 pm
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Chat apps are destroying SMS in India: Indians now only send 2 SMS per day

Chat apps are destroying SMS in India: Indians now only send 2 SMS per day

We’ve seen it happen in the US and Europe, and then in China. Now it’s happening in India. The popularity of sending SMS in Indi...

  • September 25, 2013
  • at 11:30 am
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Viber reports 12 million users in Vietnam, but a local rival is surprisingly close behind

Yesterday, VNG announced that it has hit over 10 million registered users on its chat app Zalo, up from three million users from July last y...

  • March 21, 2014
  • at 7:03 pm
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After Rakuten acquisition, Viber reveals it has 100 million active users

After Rakuten acquisition, Viber reveals it has 100 million active users

Earlier today, the popular messaging app Viber revealed it has been acquired by Rakuten, the Japanese e-commerce titan. The $900 million dea...

  • February 14, 2014
  • at 7:50 pm
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It’s time for messaging apps to quit the bullshit numbers and tell us how many users are active

One of the biggest trends of the last few years is messaging apps. Dozens of startups and major web companies have leapt into this social sp...

  • January 23, 2014
  • at 2:58 pm
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Will Appota and VNG go head-to-head in 2014?

VNG and Appota, two very different companies are about to converge in 2014 in mobile distribution. Next year is going to be a battleground.

  • January 16, 2014
  • at 5:00 pm
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Viber’s CEO insists its still ‘open season’ for messaging apps to dominate Asia

Viber, the messaging app founded in 2010 by Israeli entrepreneur Talmon Marco, has steadily emerged from the enormous pack of mobile messeng...

  • December 4, 2013
  • at 9:00 pm
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The chat app battle is no battle, it’s just more toys for adults

The chat app battle is a large focus for folks watching Asia's internet evolution, but it's being framed naively. It's actually not a battle...

  • November 26, 2013
  • at 9:00 am
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Chat apps like Whatsapp, Line, and KakaoTalk are cool but Viber is the real dark horse [Startup Asia Preview]

Anh-Minh Do, editor at Tech In Asia, will be interview Viber CEO Talmon Marco on stage at Startup Asia Jakarta on November 22nd.

  • October 30, 2013
  • at 1:35 pm
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Pakistani province looks set to ban Skype, Viber and maybe other messaging apps

Pakistani province looks set to ban Skype, Viber and maybe other messaging apps

One Pakistani province looks set to ban Skype and maybe other messaging apps, the Tribune reports today. The southern province of Sindh will...

  • October 3, 2013
  • at 10:48 pm
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Philippine telco bundles chat apps with phone plans for free

Chat apps are one of the biggest trends in Asia today. In the Philippines, Globe Telecom recognizes that. Last month, Globe bundled Viber...

  • August 30, 2013
  • at 1:30 pm
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