Tag: messaging app

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Facebook Messenger has more than 11k bots already

Earlier this year, Facebook opened up its Messenger app to chatbots from external developers. Just under three months later, more than 11k bots have launched within the messaging app.
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Paul McCartney launches ‘Sound Stickers’ on messaging app Line

Paul McCartney now has more followers on Line than on Twitter and Facebook combined: 10.7m followers on Line compared to 2.3m on Twitter and 6.2m Facebook Likes. That’s one reason why McCartney’s marketing team is putting...
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Rithm relaunches as a streaming/messaging app hybrid

Here’s our problem – no, actually, here’s THE problem – with music messaging apps. They’re all starting from an install base of zero, without the tens of millions of users of a big streaming music service, or the...
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UMG gets in early to location-based messaging app Traces

Universal Music Group is the first partner for a new location-based messaging app called Traces, which is launching officially at SXSW this week. The app blends location, messaging and augmented reality (AR) features to get...
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Snapchat boss: ‘Music is really appealing to us right now’

We know Snapchat is interested in music: the messaging app has worked with several emerging bands on promotional videos; signed Warner Music Group as one of the launch partners for its Snapchat Discover section; and just...
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Snapchat wants more funding – at a $19bn valuation

Remember when Snapchat raised $485m of funding in December valuing the messaging app at $10bn? If your jaw dropped then, it may be hitting the floor again this morning: Snapchat is reportedly looking for another $500m of...
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Social music app Mindie gets locked out of Snapchat

Messaging app Snapchat is on a drive to stop people using unofficial clients to access its service, after the ‘Snappening’ hack last year that saw thousands of private photos and videos leaked. That’s having a knock-on...
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Social app Line launches YouTube-like Line TV feature

Originally a messaging app but now a fully-fledged social/entertainment network, Line has been building its profile in the West over the last year, even if the majority of its 181 million active users are still in its native...
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Madonna’s new music video makes its debut on… Snapchat?

Imagine a Venn diagram of ‘people who use Snapchat’ and ‘people who are interested in the new Madonna album’. We’re not sure how big a crossover there’d be, in all honesty. That may be the point of the star’s...
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Messaging app Line’s revenues up 126% in 2014

The company behind messaging app Line published its latest financial results yesterday, with the app’s revenues up 126% year-on-year to ¥77.4bn ($656m). The company said that Line ended 2014 with 181 million monthly active...
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Messaging app Kik has 200m users (but won’t talk MAUs)

Kik is one of the messaging apps battling for a space on teenagers’ smartphone homescreens, and yesterday it published some stats. They included the milestone of 200 million registered users, although unlike rivals like...
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Snapchat Discover launches with strong curation focus

Monday’s predictions of a launch for Snapchat’s new Discover feature yesterday were right: it went live in the afternoon.