Posts Tagged: messaging apps


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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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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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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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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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Line wants to steal you away from Skype with new phone calls service

Right in the thick of chat app madness, Japan’s Line messenger has announced it will roll out a new feature to further boost its alrea...

  • February 26, 2014
  • at 3:10 pm
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KakaoTalk makes its way onto Nokia Asha

Today the team behind KakaoTalk announced it has made its popular messaging app available for Nokia Asha devices. Owners of Nokia 500, 501, ...

  • February 17, 2014
  • at 12:15 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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5 ways China’s WeChat is more innovative than you think

Tech in Asia has been covering WeChat, China’s most popular mobile message app, before it even had an English name. Meanwhile, internation...

  • February 7, 2014
  • at 8:30 am
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On the eve of Chinese New Year, WeChat processed 10 million messages in one minute

The team behind WeChat, China’s behemoth mobile messaging app, released a short infographic yesterday reporting user activity on the eve o...

  • February 3, 2014
  • at 12:11 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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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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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
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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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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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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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Cubie sticks it to rival messaging apps, lets you make stickers with your cat

Taiwan-based Cubie has always been ahead of the game when it comes to making messaging a little more fun and personalized, and it’s contin...

  • February 7, 2014
  • at 6:00 pm
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Chinese WeChat users sent out 20 million cash-filled red envelopes to friends and family within two days

Last week WeChat, the popular Chinese messaging app, launched a feature letting users based in China gift money to friends and family. The f...

  • February 5, 2014
  • at 2:15 pm
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Line makes more money than any other non-game app in the world

Line‘s active user count might be an enigma, but the latest edition of the App Annie Index shows outside of games, Line was the top e...

  • January 30, 2014
  • at 9:00 pm
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