Posts Tagged: mobile chat apps


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Viber’s CEO insists its still ‘open season’ for messaging apps to dominate Asia

Viber, the messaging app founded in 2010 by Israeli entrepreneur Talmon Marco, has steadily emerged from the enormous pack of mobile messeng...

  • December 4, 2013
  • at 9:00 pm
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Friendster to Promote KakaoTalk in Malaysia, Sets up Kakao Malaysia Subsidiary

In a big move into Malaysia, Friendster has agreed with Korean startup Kakao to help promote its chat and social messaging apps KakaoTalk an...

  • June 4, 2013
  • at 3:58 pm
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Are China Telecom and Netease Taking on WeChat with a New Mobile Chat App?

We’ve written a bit lately about how China’s major telecoms are upset with WeChat and other OTT services that they see as using ...

  • April 3, 2013
  • at 9:00 am
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American Copycat: MessageMe is Just a Clone of Popular Asian Chat Apps

American mobile chat app MessageMe has been generating a lot of buzz since its launch just a couple of weeks ago, and with good reason. Tech...

  • March 20, 2013
  • at 9:30 am
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After TV ads, KakaoTalk tops the app stores in the Philippines

Korea’s KakaoTalk has just been launched in the Philippines some two weeks ago, where it rolled out a series of TV advertisements featur...

  • August 20, 2013
  • at 8:00 pm
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WeChat Experiences Short Service Outage, Blames Hardware Problems as Users Complain

Tencent’s WeChat has gotten very big in China (and pretty big outside China, too). But even a mighty social network is vulnerable to h...

  • April 11, 2013
  • at 8:00 am
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Foreshadowing For Future Fees? China Unicom Begins Tracking Data Traffic from Apps Like WeChat Separately

We’ve already written about how China’s telecoms are concerned about over-the-top (OTT) apps like WeChat, and last week China Mo...

  • March 26, 2013
  • at 8:00 am
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