Posts Tagged: viber


This father-son duo just made free voice calls a reality

This father-son duo just made free voice calls a reality

What they did was to create an app that allows quality calls to be made even on 2G networks.

  • August 5, 2014
  • at 5:42 pm
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Viber claims an early lead in Myanmar with 5 million registered users

Wassup WhatsApp? Viber claims an early lead in Myanmar with 5 million registered users

Viber is claiming an early lead ahead of all its messaging app rivals in the newly opened up country of Myanmar.

  • August 1, 2014
  • at 5:16 pm
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Rakuten Ventures managing partner Saemin Ahn: “No one should tell you what your vision is about.”

Rakuten just launched a $100M fund for startups. Here’s why the company is more than just “Japan’s Amazon”

As Alibaba prepares for its IPO and Tencent aggressively pushes its WeChat messenger all over the world, it’s easy for folks in the we...

  • June 30, 2014
  • at 4:02 pm
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Viber has at least 100M ‘concurrent online users’ at any point in time

Viber trials WhatsApp and WeChat, but is ahead of KakaoTalk. No word on Rakuten integration yet.

  • June 11, 2014
  • at 12:29 pm
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Viber reports 12 million users in Vietnam, but a local rival is surprisingly close behind

Yesterday, VNG announced that it has hit over 10 million registered users on its chat app Zalo, up from three million users from July last y...

  • March 21, 2014
  • at 7:03 pm
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After Rakuten acquisition, Viber reveals it has 100 million active users

After Rakuten acquisition, Viber reveals it has 100 million active users

Earlier today, the popular messaging app Viber revealed it has been acquired by Rakuten, the Japanese e-commerce titan. The $900 million dea...

  • February 14, 2014
  • at 7:50 pm
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It’s time for messaging apps to quit the bullshit numbers and tell us how many users are active

One of the biggest trends of the last few years is messaging apps. Dozens of startups and major web companies have leapt into this social sp...

  • January 23, 2014
  • at 2:58 pm
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Will Appota and VNG go head-to-head in 2014?

VNG and Appota, two very different companies are about to converge in 2014 in mobile distribution. Next year is going to be a battleground.

  • January 16, 2014
  • at 5:00 pm
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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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Rakuten: Viber has 608 million registered accounts, is the future of our company

Viber's company's growth comes at a time when Rakuten wants to make the messaging service an essential component of the larger conglomerate.

  • August 4, 2014
  • at 4:59 pm
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The new frontiers of Vietnam’s premier chat app: VNG’s Zalo

VNG has made millions off of its desktop gaming platform, but now it faces the challenge of transitioning everything to mobile. How will thi...

  • July 21, 2014
  • at 3:35 pm
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Myanmar’s new mobile internet users embrace Android smartphones, pick Viber over Facebook

Half of Myanmar’s mobile internet users came online during the past 12 months. They're using Android smartphones and checking out messagin...

  • June 24, 2014
  • at 3:27 pm
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Despite WhatsApp’s dominance in India, investors still bet on local chat apps like Hike

Indian instant messaging app Hike just received $14 million in funding from Bharti Softbank, according to the Economic Times. The app repo...

  • April 1, 2014
  • at 11:08 am
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Rakuten wants to see Viber getting a million new users per day

Last month, Rakuten (JSD:4755) acquired Viber messaging app in a $900 million deal as the Japanese ecommerce titan tries to diversify and be...

  • March 6, 2014
  • at 2:50 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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10 highlights of Indonesia’s tech industry in 2013

Let’s look back at what the Indonesian tech industry went through last year. It’s not just a history lesson, as it also points the way f...

  • January 17, 2014
  • at 4:30 pm
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5 ways that social media rocked the Philippines in 2013

Facebook is still growing in Asia with over 351 million active users at the last count. The Philippines, contributes more than 30 million...

  • December 20, 2013
  • at 1:00 pm
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Viber reports 8 million users in Philippines and 8 million in Vietnam too

Viber is growing very fast in Asia, with now over 8 million users in Vietnam and 8 million users in the Philippines.

  • November 29, 2013
  • at 1:51 pm
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