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#Love: I’m Single, Therefore I Tinder | TechCrunch

#Love: I’m Single, Therefore I Tinder | TechCrunch | Messaging App Industry News | Scoop.it
In the game of Tinder, you win or you get bored and give up. That is pretty much standard operating procedure for anyone with a smartphone and a libido...
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Messaging Is A Winner-Take-Some Market | TechCrunch

Messaging Is A Winner-Take-Some Market | TechCrunch | Messaging App Industry News | Scoop.it
If you are anything like me, you use multiple messaging apps on a daily or weekly basis – and you use them for more than just texting. My colleagues,..
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Messaging app Viber targets 30 million users in India by year-end - IBNLive

Messaging app Viber targets 30 million users in India by year-end - IBNLive | Messaging App Industry News | Scoop.it
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Emu, A Smarter Messaging App With A Built-In Assistant, Exits Beta | TechCrunch

Emu, A Smarter Messaging App With A Built-In Assistant, Exits Beta | TechCrunch | Messaging App Industry News | Scoop.it
Emu, a new mobile messaging application exiting from beta today, is not just another text messaging alternative - it's a full-fledged mobile assistant,..
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Upstart apps offer messaging plus fun features like sketch pads and meme generators

Upstart apps offer messaging plus fun features like  sketch pads and meme generators | Messaging App Industry News | Scoop.it
A number of upstart apps offer more powerful messaging plus lots of fun features, including sketch pads and meme generators. Joanna Stern searches for an app that's right for her and her crew
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WhatsUp? PlayPhone brings the social virality of Tango's 190 million users to its games platform

WhatsUp? PlayPhone brings the social virality of Tango's 190 million users to its games platform | Messaging App Industry News | Scoop.it
Given Facebook's $19 billion WhatsApp acquisition, the timing for PlayPhone's latest announcement couldn't be better. The white label b2b social mobile gaming platform is hooking up with US messaging app outfit Tango.
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Facebook $19 Billion Deal Fuels Search for Next WhatsApp

Facebook $19 Billion Deal Fuels Search for Next WhatsApp | Messaging App Industry News | Scoop.it
Facebook Inc.’s purchase of WhatsApp Inc. for $19 billion is heightening the allure of other fledgling businesses, some of them little known in the U.S., that specialize in letting users send messages.
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The Messaging App Wars Are Just Getting Started

The Messaging App Wars Are Just Getting Started | Messaging App Industry News | Scoop.it
Dozens of messaging platforms are competing to become the YouTube of smartphone messaging. But which ones will win?
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Tango’s Co-Founder Comments On WhatsApp’s Acquisition By Facebook

Tango’s Co-Founder Comments On WhatsApp’s Acquisition By Facebook | Messaging App Industry News | Scoop.it
Earlier Facebook announced their plans to acquire WhatsApp, one of the world’s most popular instant messenger apps. With Facebook’s acquisition...
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5 Key Reasons WhatsApp Is Worth $19 Billion -- To Facebook

5 Key Reasons WhatsApp Is Worth $19 Billion -- To Facebook | Messaging App Industry News | Scoop.it
Is WhatsApp worth $19bn? By financial metrics, of course not. The company employs 52 people at last count and would need to increase its circa $50m annual revenue more than hundred times, something its business model is clearly unequipped to do. And yet, for Facebook, the outlay is worth it for [...]
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Instant Messaging to Account for 75% of Mobile Messaging Traffic by 2018, Will Generate Only 2% of Revenues

Instant Messaging to Account for 75% of Mobile Messaging Traffic by 2018, Will Generate Only 2% of Revenues | Messaging App Industry News | Scoop.it

SA new report from Juniper Research highlights the growing disparity between traffic volumes and revenues in the mobile messaging market. It states that despite accounting for 75% of the traffic – o...

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Latest stats from Juniper Research on the growth of mobile messaging  app traffic.

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The Branding Potential Behind Some of Mobile Messaging’s Big Players

The Branding Potential Behind Some of Mobile Messaging’s Big Players | Messaging App Industry News | Scoop.it

AThere are currently about 1.3 billion smartphones in use globally. By 2017, it’s expected that 2.5 billion users will connect through messaging-based apps. Snapchat. Line. Whisper. Tango. These are just some of the call names of a new messaging code that advertisers are trying to understand and speak themselves.

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Here's  an interesting point of view from Ad Week on the potential of messaging apps and what it could mean to advertisers.

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WTF? Skype Quietly Removes “Offensive” Emoticons | TechCrunch

WTF? Skype Quietly Removes “Offensive” Emoticons | TechCrunch | Messaging App Industry News | Scoop.it
It's a sad day. As is so often the case, my copy editor was about to flip me the virtual bird on Skype and she couldn't. Why? Because Microsoft is a prude.
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Line Targets 1BN Users Of Its Messaging App By 2015 | TechCrunch

Line Targets 1BN Users Of Its Messaging App By 2015 | TechCrunch | Messaging App Industry News | Scoop.it
The ripples from Facebook's $19BN purchase of messaging app WhatsApp continue to rock the app space, pushing more and more developers to build comms tools..
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AppRedeem Launches Smug Messenger, A WhatsApp Alternative That Rewards You For Getting Friends To Join | TechCrunch

AppRedeem Launches Smug Messenger, A WhatsApp Alternative That Rewards You For Getting Friends To Join | TechCrunch | Messaging App Industry News | Scoop.it
AppRedeem, the maker of AppTrailers, a service that allowed users to watch teaser videos about mobile applications in the hopes of boosting downloads, is..
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From 1BN To 2BN Users: Mobile Messaging Apps To Get “Mass Adoption” In 2014, Says Ovum | TechCrunch

From 1BN To 2BN Users: Mobile Messaging Apps To Get “Mass Adoption” In 2014, Says Ovum | TechCrunch | Messaging App Industry News | Scoop.it
If you thought the hype around mobile messaging apps had reached some pretty crazy heights already -- what with SnapChat apparently snubbing cash acquisition..
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The 10 Most Popular Mobile Messaging Apps In The World

The 10 Most Popular Mobile Messaging Apps In The World | Messaging App Industry News | Scoop.it

With Facebook's acquisition of WhatsApp last month, mobile messaging apps have taken center stage thanks to the sheer weight of their ever-expanding user bases. Such apps are colossal players in the mobile game, originating everywhere from Silicon Valley in California to Gurgaon, India.

 

Here are 10 international messaging apps whose worldwide influence is racking up millions of users from across the globe.

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PlayPhone, Tango Partner to Offer Carrier-Branded Games Stores

PlayPhone, Tango Partner to Offer Carrier-Branded Games Stores | Messaging App Industry News | Scoop.it

Interesting, because messaging apps are already a hugely important distribution channel for mobile games in Asia. And some smart industry folks have predictedthat 2014 is the year the trend goes global.


Here comes a test for that thesis, sure to be one of many this year: A partnership between carrier-billing company PlayPhoneand messaging app Tango, which already distributes games. Tango will add a PlayPhone plugin to its app so that users will be able to bill gaming purchases directly to carriers in PlayPhone’s network.

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Since Facebook Owns WhatsApp, Here Are 5 Alternative Messaging Services

Since Facebook Owns WhatsApp, Here Are 5 Alternative Messaging Services | Messaging App Industry News | Scoop.it
You shouldn't feel forced to relinquish your messaging data to Facebook.
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WhatsApp Could Be Worth $100 Billion Once It Monetizes Like Its Asian Peers

WhatsApp Could Be Worth $100 Billion Once It Monetizes Like Its Asian Peers | Messaging App Industry News | Scoop.it

Although $19 billion seems like a lot for WhatsApp, its competitors from Asia are valued much higher an a monthly active user basis. They could signal that the valuations for all messaging apps are about to explode.

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Expect more disruption from messaging: Tango co-founder | Video | Reuters.com

Feb. 20- Mobile service providers and text messaging won't be the only things impacted by the rise of low-cost mobile messaging services like WhatsApp, says Eric Setton, co-founder of rival service Tango.
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Facebook Enters $16 Billion Deal for WhatsApp

Facebook Enters $16 Billion Deal for WhatsApp | Messaging App Industry News | Scoop.it
Including an additional $3 billion in restricted stock units, the acquisition price for WhatsApp amounts to $345 million for every one of the company’s 55 employees.
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As War for Web Messaging Users Grows, Rakuten Buys Viber for $900 Million

As War for Web Messaging Users Grows, Rakuten Buys Viber for $900 Million | Messaging App Industry News | Scoop.it
The agreement could heat up competition in the world of web messaging, where services like WhatsApp of the United States and WeChat of China are vying for users.
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Tango mentioned as among the many messaging apps.

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