Posts Tagged: chat apps


Mark Zuckerberg visits his psychotherapist in this bizarre TV ad for WeChat

Mark Zuckerberg visits his psychotherapist in this bizarre TV ad for WeChat

WeChat has come out with a bizarre new ad that features Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg visiting his psychotherapist. Sorta.

  • April 24, 2014
  • at 1:10 pm
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Facing competition from WeChat, Alibaba’s chat app has turned its focus away from messaging

Last week, Chinese tech giant Alibaba released an updated version of Laiwang, the company’s bid for a mobile messaging app in the vein of ...

  • April 21, 2014
  • at 4:22 pm
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Line now has 400 million registered users

Line hits two new highs – 400 million registered users, 10 billion messages sent per day

Japan-made messaging app Line revealed today that it now has 400 million registered users. While the app is most popular in Japan, it boasts...

  • April 2, 2014
  • at 12:01 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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Line now has 390 million users with Japan and Thailand as top countries

Today, along with the opening of a new Bangkok office, the makers of Line messaging app revealed its latest user numbers – 390 million...

  • March 27, 2014
  • at 4:45 pm
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Tencent just unleashed a secret weapon for WeChat that will terrify China’s Android app stores

China’s WeChat messenger (or Weixin, as it’s known domestically) comes packed with more tools than a Swiss army knife, and it...

  • March 21, 2014
  • at 8:27 pm
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Kiddies rejoice, Japan’s Line messenger will launch an app for streaming family movies

Popular Japanese messenger Line has announced it will soon launch an app that streams family-friendly movies, reports The Bridge. According ...

  • March 21, 2014
  • at 2:45 pm
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Line now has 400 million registered users

WeChat sees resurgent growth, now has 355 million active users

Chinese web titan Tencent (HKG:0700) has just put out its Q4 2013 earnings report. Amidst the financial figures is the one number everyone w...

  • March 19, 2014
  • at 5:28 pm
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Shoppers rejoice, Line Mall makes its way on to iOS for Japanese users

The team behind Japan’s popular messaging app Line has brought its consumer-to-consumer e-commerce app Line Mall to iOS, over two mont...

  • March 6, 2014
  • at 3:15 pm
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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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4 reasons why Asian tech companies are using flash sales to sell their stuff

Flash sales are becoming an increasingly popular way to sell products online. We're seeing the trend grow among Chinese tech companies, most...

  • April 9, 2014
  • at 2:44 pm
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5 indicators why Line could soon topple Facebook in Thailand

Thais really love their social networks. Thailand’s Electronic Transactions Development Agency (ETDA) reports that over 90 percent of web ...

  • April 2, 2014
  • at 9:30 am
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Unblockable? Unstoppable? FireChat messaging app unites China and Taiwan in free speech… and it’s not pretty

Over a week ago a messaging app for the iPhone called FireChat launched and quickly attracted attention from the international tech media. C...

  • March 31, 2014
  • at 5:05 pm
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WeChat’s latest update adds restaurant tagging as app seeks to boost local listings

WeChat (or Weixin, as it’s known domestically), China’s leading mobile messenger, released an update for iOS last week that brings a...

  • March 24, 2014
  • at 2:48 pm
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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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Alibaba Tango

Why did Alibaba invest $215 million in Tango when no one in China uses Tango?

In yet another boon to the mobile messaging race, Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba has led a $280 million investment round in the Mountain Vi...

  • March 20, 2014
  • at 1:53 pm
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Tencent versus Alibaba: a complete guide to an increasingly fierce rivalry (INFOGRAPHIC)

Tencent (HKG:0700) is the world’s fourth largest web company, and Alibaba is on the verge of history’s largest tech IPO. Both o...

  • March 19, 2014
  • at 9:00 am
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Now you can create your own sticker sets on Line, and earn money from them too

Popular Japanese messaging app recently announced it will introduce a new feature that lets users create and sell their own virtual stickers...

  • February 26, 2014
  • at 5:01 pm
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