Posts Tagged: group messaging

Hike app stickers

Hike App Gets More Expressive, Updated With Stickers and Voice Messaging

India’s top contender in the global messaging app battle is Hike, which launched back in September last year. Today Hike has been updated ...

  • June 20, 2013
  • at 2:00 pm
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China Mobile launches Jego app, 0

China Mobile Challenges Skype and WeChat With a New Globally Targeted App

China Mobile (NYSE:CHL; HKG:0941), the world’s biggest mobile telco by user-base, has perhaps been inspired by the worldwide success of We...

  • May 31, 2013
  • at 10:33 am
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Wechat user numbers

WeChat Now Has 190 Million Active Users, Close to Passing Whatsapp

Tencent’s (HKG:0700) deputy general manager Hou Xiaonan has revealed that the company’s social messaging app WeChat now has 190 million ...

  • May 9, 2013
  • at 11:33 am
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Renren TongXueShuo app

Remember “China’s Facebook”? It’s Fighting Back Against WeChat With a New Messaging App

Once hailed as “China’s Facebook”, Renren (NYSE:RENN) has had a rough few years. First overtaken by microblogging (with new rivals Sin...

  • April 23, 2013
  • at 2:30 pm
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Just.me app launch

Just.me Launches as a Messaging App to Kill Off Facebook, Looks to Asia for Big Boost

Oh great, another messaging app. But now that these are clearly ubiquitous social tools, we’ll have to get used to seeing new ones lau...

  • April 17, 2013
  • at 12:00 pm
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Tianji Acquires Business Networking App as Battle Rages to be China’s Top LinkedIn Site

It’s all too rare that a Chinese startup gets the satisfaction of an exit in which it’s snapped up for its userbase or expertise...

  • March 5, 2013
  • at 12:33 pm
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MiTalk messaging app Southeast Asia

China’s Xiaomi Aims its MiTalk Messaging App at Southeast Asia, Japan, and Korea

China’s Xiaomi not only makes a range of popular Android-based smartphones (a whopping 7.19 million sold in 2012) but also its own gro...

  • January 21, 2013
  • at 4:45 pm
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Tencent Responds in Case of Apparent WeChat Censorship

Yesterday we broke the story of how WeChat, the world’s biggest Whatsapp-style messaging app, was apparently censoring words that are ...

  • January 11, 2013
  • at 11:59 pm
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WeChat Drift Bottle

WeChat App Implicated at Trial of Pedophile in China

The trial of a sexual predator in Guangdong province in southern China has implicated the smash-hit messaging app WeChat as the way that the...

  • December 19, 2012
  • at 10:30 pm
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cubie messenger

Now With 8 Million Users, Cutesy Messaging App Cubie Adds Easy Mobile Payments Via Your Phone Bill

We know that cutesy sticker/emoticon packs are critical to the success of messaging apps in Asia – and they’re also a great way to m...

  • June 14, 2013
  • at 4:55 pm
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dena comm

DeNA Starts Integrating Casino Games Into its Chat App Comm

Dr. Serkan Toto is a gaming expert and independent consultant based in Tokyo. You can follow him on Twitter and his blog. This article is re...

  • May 30, 2013
  • at 1:00 pm
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cat fist chat app thumb

An Indonesian Telco Develops Chat App to Battle Against WhatsApp, Line, and the Rest

A few months ago we reported that the Indonesian telcos were planning to build a chat app platform together to battle the aggresively expand...

  • May 8, 2013
  • at 2:15 pm
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Hike app update

How You Feeling? India-Made Hike App Adds Status Updates and Moods

We saw the India-made messaging app Hike launch last summer and then go global in December. In the fast-moving world of social media, that m...

  • April 18, 2013
  • at 10:30 pm
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Jongla

Jongla Pushes into Asia, Focuses on Content in Messaging App Battle

The world’s top messaging apps might have over half a billion users between them, but plenty of startups still see room for growth ...

  • March 28, 2013
  • at 9:00 pm
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Hollywood stars using WeChat in China

Hollywood Celebrities Get Chatty with Chinese Fans on WeChat

Last summer we noted how Western brands like Starbucks and Buick were quick to jump on the messaging app WeChat as a way of reaching out to ...

  • February 11, 2013
  • at 12:03 pm
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WeChat v4.5 beta

Next Version of WeChat App Will Add Voice Chatrooms, Song Recognition [Screenshots]

Yesterday, WeChat app officially hit an impressive new milestone – 300 million registered users – and that coincided with an iOS...

  • January 17, 2013
  • at 2:45 pm
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Now China’s WeChat App is Censoring Its Users Globally

We’ve written a lot about the progress of the world’s biggest messaging app, the China-made WeChat, which is fast approaching 30...

  • January 10, 2013
  • at 10:40 pm
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India’s Hike App Goes Global, Ready to Zap Messages Across Android, iPhone, WP

The India-made messaging app Hike, which we previewed back in September, has made good on its promise to launch internationally. And to make...

  • December 12, 2012
  • at 11:54 pm
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