Posts Tagged: messaging app

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Hike grabs no. 1 spot from WhatsApp on Google Play, iOS App Store in India

Free messaging app Hike, the Indian answer to WhatsApp, Line, and WeChat, has hit number one on the Google Play Store in India, toppling Wha...

  • July 16, 2014
  • at 12:03 pm
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4 reasons BlackBerry phones will die in Indonesia (but BBM will still reign supreme)

While the launch of BBM for Android and iOS is great news for a lot of Indonesians, the same cannot be said for the fate of BlackBerry’s h...

  • October 22, 2013
  • at 2:00 pm
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Japanese chat app Line rolls out prepaid cards in Japan, and yes, they look adorable

The Japanese team behind popular messaging app Line has rolled out prepaid cards that users can purchase offline and use to as credit for in...

  • October 1, 2013
  • at 10:58 am
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After Path, Indonesia’s PicMix holds hands with KakaoTalk

In May, we heard that Indonesia-made photo app PicMix has surpassed 11 million users worldwide. Currently it has 13 million users. All of th...

  • September 3, 2013
  • at 8:00 pm
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KakaoTalk Selects Controversial Indonesian Celebrity as New Ad Star For Ramadan

Korea-based messaging app KakaoTalk revealed today that it has rolled out a new TV ad campaign in Indonesia, this time centralized around th...

  • July 4, 2013
  • at 6:17 pm
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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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Line Has 160 Million Users Worldwide, Its Suite of Apps Pass 23 Million Downloads in Indonesia

Today Japan-based Line held a press conference to talk about the company’s progress in Indonesia. While the company did not reveal its exa...

  • May 28, 2013
  • at 2:13 pm
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WeChat Tops Indonesia’s iOS and Android Charts Thanks to TV Ads [VIDEO]

The China-based messaging app WeChat is seeing explosive growth in Indonesia right now. WeChat has reached the number one overall position o...

  • March 11, 2013
  • at 12:05 pm
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KakaoTalk Records 288% Indonesian User Growth and Looks to Embrace Local Communities

Today, Korea-based messaging app KakaoTalk held a press conference event called “Media Play Day.” Besides the usual information load dur...

  • February 27, 2013
  • at 9:30 pm
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Watch out Snapchat, BeeTalk is here to take over the sexting market

It’s almost undeniable that one of the most talked about apps of last year was Snapchat. Apart from the photo messaging app’s saucy repu...

  • January 3, 2014
  • at 4:42 pm
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Even Sir Paul McCartney has a Line account

Line is big in Asia, and as a leading social network in Japan, Thailand, and Taiwan (where it has 47 million, 18 million, and 17 million use...

  • October 17, 2013
  • at 8:00 pm
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Chinese chat app Yixin launches free international calls to China

Yixin, the messaging app developed jointly by China Telecom (NYSE:CHA) and the web portal Netease (NASDAQ:NTES), introduced a new feature ...

  • September 30, 2013
  • at 11:51 am
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First impressions: Sina releases WeChat competitor, WeMeet

WeMeet rolls your Weibo feed, RSS feeds, and a chat app all into one. The defining characteristic is the app's focus on groups.

  • August 26, 2013
  • at 10:39 pm
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This Could Get Messi: WeChat Hires World’s Best Footballer as TV Ad Star

Football is one of the most popular sports in the world, so if you can get the world’s best player to be the star of your TV ads, then the...

  • July 2, 2013
  • at 10:09 pm
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KakaoTalk Releases PC Version To Compete with Line, Viber, and Skype

KakaoTalk is now entering the desktop chatting battle with KakaoTalk PC. We'll see how it fares against an already crowded space.

  • June 20, 2013
  • at 1:35 pm
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Not Just Another Messaging App: Hoozin Offers Richer Experience in Group Chats

There are a lot of mobile messaging apps on the market right now like Line, KakaoTalk, and WeChat, to name but a few. Nonetheless, more and ...

  • April 5, 2013
  • at 6:16 pm
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Spread the Fun: Line Now Has Four Times More Games Than KakaoTalk in Indonesia

Japan-made chat app Line announced today that the company has released two new games onto its social gaming platform, called Dragon Flight a...

  • March 6, 2013
  • at 9:53 pm
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WeChat Offends Vietnamese Users with ‘Cow Tongue’ Chinese Maps

This week there are reports in Vietnam’s local papers, that Vietnamese mobile users are dropping WeChat. The app, which is one of the ...

  • February 1, 2013
  • at 12:12 pm
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