Vurb to compete against Kik? Popularity of WeChat is seriously gnawing at the American messengers. Practically every distinguishable player on this market chooses the path of “all-in-one platform”. Kik openly announces its intend to follow this path, having attracted US $50 from Tencent. Snapchat is following suit with Discover as does Mark Zuckerberg integrating payment…
WhatsApp Web version for iOS In less than a year from the WhatsApp Web’s release the browser version of the messaging app for the iOS platform hit the ground. Earlier, users could see an iOS button on the app’s website, but it only meant there was a mobile version of WhatsApp for iPhone fans to download….
Tencent injects funds into Kik Interactive Inc.! Tencent is the largest internet company in China, as well as the owner of QQ and WeChat messaging apps, has decided to invest into Kik Interactive Inc. The situation looks rather strange, but both WeChat and Kik are regionally popular communication clients. They’re practically rivals, to be honest….
WeChat growing in value? According to a report from Bloomberg, the messaging application WeChat is valued at 83.6 billion US dollars, which is about a half of the current market capitalization of Tencent, owner and developer of the messaging service. Regardless of the fact that the value of Tencent’s asset can hardly be measured financially,…
Chinese young people prefer QQ According to a Chinese survey, users who were born after 1995 prefer QQ messenger and are not keen on WeChat. This happens, first of all, because they want to hide their private life from their parents. Recently, the QQ user base grew 72% and 80% of them are people from…
New stickers for Indians to celebrate the Independence Day! On the 69th anniversary of India celebrating its independence, WeChat messenger released a pack of animated stickers dedicated specially to this event. Now, on August 15, every Indian person can show his/her love to the country, to the numerous nuances of life in India in particular….
WeChat keeps actively growing The other day, Tencent published a report demonstrating a new record of its popular messaging app WeChat: the number of monthly active users (MAUs) of the “all-in-one” chat app has reached 600 M. The current figure exceeds the previous value for Q1 2015 by 9.3%. Let us recall that, according to…
Internet stars get paid for using WeChat? In one of its articles, Xinkuaibao Daily told its readers about a new way to make a living, invented by the venturous Chinese. Now, every public account owner with more than five thousand WeChat followers can earn $158 (1,000 Chinese yuan) in the worst case scenario. The…
AppMess News #17 A new version of Skype has come out for Mac. 7.10 – the latest available assembly – has helped take care of video call errors, rid the app of occasional flickering and video signal loss. The improved video quality is a very significant update that will put a smile on quite a…
Is WeChat the best messaging app? One of the top authors on the Wires portal, David Pierce, has written an article that we believe to be very interesting. The main idea is that people are in need of one, all-encompassing messaging app. So far, the only pretender is WeChat. The author called it so for…