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wired.com - 26 readers, 515 Tweets - Facebook wants to position Messenger as your default chat app by sheer force. And it's probably working.
wired.com - 24 readers, 1409 Tweets - So much for brevity.
time.com - 41 readers, 94 Tweets - Facebook is inviting developers to make apps specifically for Messenger
businessinsider.com - 26 readers, 751 Tweets - That's 200 million new MAUs in just 8 months.
qz.com - 23 readers, 345 Tweets - The world's most popular messaging apps are mirror images of each other. WhatsApp, purchased by Facebook on Wednesday for $19 billion, prides itself on doing one thing well—offering a messaging service free of ads, games, and gimmicks. Its China-based competitor WeChat, owned by internet giant Tencent, strives to be everything at once: a platfor...
timesofindia.indiatimes.com - 24 readers, 204 Tweets - With over a tenth of the users from the country, India is one of the biggest markets for WhatsApp, business head Neeraj Arora said.
wired.com - 22 readers, 13 Tweets - Image: Lore Sjöberg If you did a double-take yesterday when Facebook announced that it was spending an astounding $19 billion to buy mobile messaging software company WhatsApp, you’re forgiven. After all, the software isn’t widely used in the United States, and WhatsApp is a 32-engineer company that’s kept a decidedly low profile. In India, howe...
money.cnn.com - 11 readers, 1 Tweets - China is gradually relaxing controls in many areas of life but Beijing keeps a tight grip on technology and access to media. These seven items are still off limits.
wsj.com - 16 readers, 2 Tweets - Yik Yak, the anonymous-messaging app that has spread rapidly across college campuses, was valued at between $300 million and $400 million in its latest funding round.
forbes.com - 33 readers, 370 Tweets - Forget banner ads. Forget humans. The teen-tastic messaging app is getting advertisers to ‘chat’ with its 200 million users through automated bots, and the system is working.