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Messaging Service WhatsApp To Extend Subscription Model To iOS This Year, But Don’t Hold Your Breath For A Desktop App

Messaging Service WhatsApp To Extend Subscription Model To iOS This Year, But Don’t Hold Your Breath For A Desktop App

WhatsApp, the popular mobile messaging app that eschews advertising in favor of a paid model, is getting ready to bring its iOS app in line with the apps it makes for other platforms by turning it into an annual subscription service. Jan Koum, WhatsApp’s CEO, says that the company is planning this year to shift … Continued

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Line: We’re A Social Entertainment Platform, Not Just A Free Calls Messaging App

Line: We’re A Social Entertainment Platform, Not Just A Free Calls Messaging App

Line, an app made by NHN Japan Corporation, which has grown rapidly, amassing over 100 million users since its launch in summer 2011, is typically labelled as a messaging app – and compared to the likes of WhatsApp, Viber and Skype because it offers free calls and texts. But in reality Line’s feature set positions … Continued

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Facebook Isn’t Holding Back Their Growth: MessageMe Raises $1.9M And Grabs 1M Users

Facebook Isn’t Holding Back Their Growth: MessageMe Raises $1.9M And Grabs 1M Users

MessageMe, <a target="_blank" href="http://techcrunch.com/2013/03/15/facebook-messageme/”>the multimedia messaging app that got smacked by Facebook last week, isn’t letting that hurdle set back their growth. The company said today that it has more than 1 million users, is sending 500 notifications now per second and recently picked up $ 1.9 million in funding from a large syndicate of … Continued

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Quipio, Where Instagram Meets Text Messaging

There’s a new formula in place, as forged by Instagram. Step A: Choose a popular, yet simple, media (like a photo, a video, a blog post, or a text message). Step B: Frill up said media, but with the simplest set of tools possible (filters, Vine-style recording). Step C: Make sharing to any and every … Continued