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SPAM CONTROL AND MORE CONTENT FROM KIK’S LATEST UPDATE

SPAM CONTROL AND MORE CONTENT FROM KIK’S LATEST UPDATE

Kik updated Kik, the first texting app that decided to become a platform, has been updated. Unfortunately, the most recent update doesn’t have anything to do with the platform that Ted Livingston, company CEO, has been going on and on about. It does, however, touch on user experience. Having done the math, the Canadians chose to…

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KIK’S 30 ENGINEERS PER 200 MILLION USERS. YOU DO THE MATH

Kik texting app is constantly being improved. Not too long ago, Kik added the option to send videos in chats, after which users were presented with the option to independently create emojis. Next, the project’s team decided to have some fun and juggle some stats around. Developers specifically stated that more than 200 million people…

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KIK & DOSOMETHING COME TOGETHER TO CHANGE THE WORLD

It is probably pointless telling our readers about the Kik messenger. Everybody has heard about its creator Ted Livingston and his ambitious plans. The new step is meant to strengthen the Kik community, attract new member and change the world with each separate deed. DoSomething is a social non-profitable organization that unites young people for…

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FBI DEMANDS ACCESS TO ENCRYPTED WHATSAPP CONVERSATIONS

Growing fears of Islam threat forced the Federal Bureau of Investigation to seek access to data from top messaging apps, like WhatsApp and Kik.   A recent Los Angeles Times article dramatically demonstrated that even tough FBI agents are familiar with fear. Security agents are concerned because of the information they uncover, when collecting data on terrorist…

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DIY KIK SMILEYS

Last September, users of the messaging app called Kik finally got the opportunity to decorate their messages not only with standard smileys, but with various neat emojis. Prompt user feedback was very effective and positive. Ted Livingston is Kik cofounder and CEO. The aforementioned fact made his team approach the second stage of emotionally coloring…

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KIK MESSENGER INTRODUCES VIDEO SHARING

Just recently, in March this year, the Kik messenger introduced an option of instant video exchange. This was a great gift to the users. The new function allows recording 15-second videos and sending them to their chat recipients right away. Even though these videos are much shorter than the ones you can send via special…

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KIK EYEING STRATEGIC INVESTOR

Kik, the developer of the eponymous messaging service based in Waterloo, Canada, is looking into expanding its service functionality through partnerships or strategic investments from large IT companies. According to media reports, the possibility of selling the biz isn’t even up for discussion yet. As reported by Bloomberg, the company has more than 200 million…

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Kik Puts the Entire Internet into Its Chat and Leaves Facebook Messenger Behind

While Facebook Messenger became a platform only recently, its competitor with a less famous but a more succinct name Kik keeps surprising its users giving them cooler innovations. From now on, the messenger app has got a full-scale browser built in. The innovation introduced by Facebook only now (I mean becoming a platform) was done…

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Kik Promoted Chats with Targeting

  In August, the Kik Messenger released, as Ted Livingston, the CEO, wrote in the corporate blog, a revolutionary advertising feature. We are talking about promoted chats, where a robot on the side of brands uses boilerplate phrases to reply questions asked by chatters. E.g., the robot of the Kik team always makes jokes, and…

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How to Make the WeChat of the West. Directions from the Kik’s Founder

The founder of Kik has written a long post entitled: The Race to Become the WeChat of the West. Here we offer you the major points: Back in 2009 investors believed that users need nothing but Facebook. Investors were irritating: Why do you need chat that’s just on your phone? Why just texting is not…