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BLACKBERRY BOILING OVER

On 21 January an adaptation of the letter written by BlackBerry chief John Chen was published. The letter referred to “neutrality online”, an issued that has recently been discussed on the Internet. BlackBerry‘s man in charge considers it discriminating that iMessage is available only to iOS users. He directly addressed this issue in a letter…

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MTS JUST HAD TO GO AND DO THE SAME

The summer of 2015 is going to be a very hot time for the messenger market. One of the leaders of the Russian telecommunications market, MTS, has already announced plans to release its instant messaging application. We are well aware that the company has spent around 100 million rubles on development, moreover, the messenger will…

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ChatGrape SEASON

A HOT DEBATE IS ABREWING IN WESTERN PRESS REGARDING AN AMBITIOUS AUSTRIAN STARTUP, WHICH IS SOMETHING MORE THAN JUST A MESSENGER. ChatGrape is an entire ecosystem for communication. To go into detail, ChatGrape is a teamwork messenger or, in other words, a group chat, positioning itself as a “smarter” product than Slack and HipChat, which…

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MEGACHAT IS THE NEW SKYPE

The end of last December saw a succession of news headlines from the flamboyant Kim Dotcom – starting with his heroic deal with hackers, that took down both the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live, and going as far as spreading rumors about the creation of new messengers.

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DASHER GIFENGER

  It is difficult to surprise anyone with a messenger in 2015. Humongous WhatsApp, where the number of users is nearing a billion Viber with stickers and public chats KakaoTalk, Tango, LINE with games Encrypted Telegram. Sometimes it seems that the number of messengers is increasing faster than the number of their users. Everyone is…

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ROUNDS CLOSES $12 MILLION SERIES B ROUND OF FUNDING

Rounds, the Israeli video messenger service, has raised $12 million in Series B round of funding. The company was founded in 2008 and since then has undergone significant changes, attracting $22 million in investments and 25 million registered users, the majority of which, according to Rounds CEO Dany Fishel, came in the last couple of…

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Brief Case File: Wire

The Next Web had its point when it put the Wire messenger on the list of the most promising 2014 projects, predicting it to grow big and strong in 2015. So why is the messenger so good, and what are its advantages?