Posts Tagged: WhatsApp


Whatsapp in India

WhatsApp doubles its numbers in India in past 6 months, now has 50 million active users

WhatsApp now has 48 million monthly active users in India. Rounding that up to 50 million, that’s double the 25 million it had in India fi...

  • April 23, 2014
  • at 12:15 pm
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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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5 reasons why WhatsApp can’t be number one in Indonesia

1. No free calls, 2. No fun features, 3. No marketing impact, 4...

  • February 21, 2014
  • at 3:09 pm
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WhatsApp “free” usage could change very soon in Indonesia

I am one of WhatsApp’s users in Indonesia who, thanks to the company’s kindness, has not paid a dime so far.

  • February 20, 2014
  • at 6:21 pm
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What WeChat needs to learn from Facebook

WeChat is doing things in China no other app in the world is doing right now. It manages to innovate with every update, having added social...

  • February 12, 2014
  • at 12:30 pm
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NOTW - Asia tech news this week

Staff picks: 7 top news stories this week on Tech in Asia

This week, Bitcoin bites the bullet in China, while in Australia an upcoming IPO will mark a maturing of the daily deals industry in Southea...

  • December 7, 2013
  • at 2:05 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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WeChat inks deal with Singapore telco to attract more young users

Tencent’s mobile chat app WeChat and Singapore telco StarHub today launched a new WeChat plan, in which pre-paid users of the telco can en...

  • November 19, 2013
  • at 5:30 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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As India's election starts, the BBC turns to messaging apps as a news channel

As India’s election starts, the BBC turns to messaging apps as a news channel

When India last held a general election in 2009, the country had fewer than 50 million internet users – a mere four percent of the populat...

  • April 7, 2014
  • at 6:54 pm
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3 ways WhatsApp can help Facebook grow

Spencer Ng is a client service associate director at TNS – a global market research firm. He is interested in anything digital and works o...

  • March 7, 2014
  • at 1:01 pm
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Ads, games, and gimmicks: peering into the future of WhatsApp and Facebook

Facebook’s purchase of mobile messenger WhatsApp for $19 billion marks an interesting contradiction. Facebook, as a business, supports it...

  • February 20, 2014
  • at 11:18 pm
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Even with WhatsApp acquisition, Facebook doesn’t quite own Asia (yet)

News broke this morning that Facebook has acquired Whatsapp for a whopping $19 billion. What does this deal means to Asia, a continent fille...

  • February 20, 2014
  • at 5:46 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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Whatsapp in India

WhatsApp has 30 million active users in India, up 5 million from last month

WhatsApp is accelerating faster than ever in India, and right now has 30 million active users in the country, according to Neeraj Arora, Wha...

  • December 5, 2013
  • at 3:19 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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5 reasons why the fight between WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, and Line matters

Are you tired of tech blogs covering messaging apps that you’ve never used, which are popular in countries that you’ve never been to? Do...

  • November 15, 2013
  • at 9:00 pm
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Whatsapp in India

WhatsApp continues Indian invasion as it breaks the 25 million active user mark

Today WhatsApp representatives revealed to Indian media that the popular messaging service recently broke the 25 million monthly active user...

  • November 8, 2013
  • at 9:37 pm
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