Posts Tagged: mobile messaging


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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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WhatsApp has 30 million active users in India, up 5 million from last month

WhatsApp is accelerating faster than ever in India, and right now has 30 million active users in the country, according to Neeraj Arora, Wha...

  • December 5, 2013
  • at 3:19 pm
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5 reasons why the fight between WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, and Line matters

Are you tired of tech blogs covering messaging apps that you’ve never used, which are popular in countries that you’ve never been to? Do...

  • November 15, 2013
  • at 9:00 pm
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Is the market for mobile chat apps saturated?

Given the increasing number of mobile instant messaging (IM) or chat apps to choose from, one wonders how many chat apps the market can take...

  • September 5, 2013
  • at 9:08 am
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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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South Korean chat app KakaoTalk gets serious about Indonesia, partners with Telkomsel telco

KakaoTalk has officially announced its partnership with Indonesia’s biggest telco, Telkomsel, to enable carrier billing for its app.

  • December 25, 2012
  • at 7:35 pm
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How big is Line in Taiwan? Big enough to have its own museum exhibit

In most markets, Japan-based messaging service Line is but one mobile chat app among many others, all of whom are competing for eyeballs in ...

  • December 10, 2013
  • at 7:30 pm
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WeChat inks deal with Singapore telco to attract more young users

Tencent’s mobile chat app WeChat and Singapore telco StarHub today launched a new WeChat plan, in which pre-paid users of the telco can en...

  • November 19, 2013
  • at 5:30 pm
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Whatsapp in India

WhatsApp continues Indian invasion as it breaks the 25 million active user mark

Today WhatsApp representatives revealed to Indian media that the popular messaging service recently broke the 25 million monthly active user...

  • November 8, 2013
  • at 9:37 pm
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11 Hot Mobile Messaging Apps from Asia and How They’re Super-Innovative

With the numbers Rick released on mobile messaging apps growth, and Willis’ post on how heated the mobile messaging battle is getting, I t...

  • February 12, 2013
  • at 12:09 pm
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Why the Mobile Messaging War Will Be Even More Intense in 2013

There are so many mobile messaging apps coming out of Asia – KakaoTalk, WeChat, Comm, GREE Messenger, Line, Cubie, and the list goes o...

  • January 2, 2013
  • at 9:00 am
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Recipe for Domination? Korea’s Kakao Mixes Messaging and Gaming, Goes Global

Kakao Corporation’s messaging app KakaoTalk has been at the fore of a wave of Asian chat apps burning up handsets across the region. T...

  • November 20, 2012
  • at 9:00 pm
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