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Mobile messaging app Kik has added native video capture to its service as it lays the groundwork to offer more interactive content options for its 200 million registered users.
An update to Kik for iOS and Android today now lets users record videos of up to 15 seconds from inside their chat windows. …Mobile Messaging
Maya Yarowsky, NoCamels | Mar, 3 2015
It’s only been a week since Pebble began its new crowdfunding campaign for the second-generation …Kickstarter
LINE, the messaging app that first became popular in Japan, is also experiencing tremendous success outside of Asia.
Like WhatsApp, LINE lets users make free voice calls and send free text messages from anywhere in the world.
Jeanie Han, the CEO of LINE Euro-Americas, spoke to us about LINE's …Japan
Everything’s more interesting if it’s happening right now. Jokes seem funnier when you hear them told in person. A dense political debate becomes captivating when watched live on TV. Real-time performances carry a peculiar vividness and urgency you can’t get from something that already happened, …Twitter
LOS ANGELES -- In the fragmented and competitive world of digital advertising, a Los Angeles company is putting up some impressive numbers, but still …Advertising
More changes afoot at Google+. TechCrunch has learned, and now confirmed with Google, that David Besbris has left his role as the head of the company’s social and identity product. He has been replaced by Bradley Horowitz, a longtime VP of product for Google+.
Update: Horowitz has confirmed our …Google
Messaging app Viber has quietly made its games service available for all users worldwide following a two month pilot in five countries.
The company, which was bought by Rakuten for $900 million a year ago, initially launched three games for users in Belarus, Malaysia, Israel, Singapore and Ukraine …Viber
Google announced this morning the launch of a pilot program which will allow mobile application developers the ability to advertise their apps directly within the Google Play store. These ads, which will initially be made available to advertisers already running search ads on Google.com, will also …Google
Hop, the email app that tries to make sending emails like using IM, has landed on Android today.
The idea behind Hop is that instead of sending long, cumbersome emails, you can quickly jump in and out of message threads and treat them like it’s like a quick chat service instead.
Over the last few …Email
Tim Cook is currently visiting Israel in conjunction with Apple opening a new office in Herzliya. As part of the trip, he met with the president of Israel, Reuven Rivlin.
The two leaders showed great respect for each other during a chat at the president’s residence. Along with recognizing an Israeli …Israel
For the past several years, the use of ad-block software has been a fringe behavior that publishers and advertisers didn't need to think much about. That is starting to change.
Overall, ad blockers are now used by ~5% of total internet users and climbing, according to PageFair, and this has the …Advertising
Layer, the company making it possible for developers to add rich messaging capabilities to their apps without having to build their own infrastructure from the ground up, is today making its service available to the public, following its beta period that began with its TechCrunch Disrupt win back …Software
Just six months after being acqui-hired, the original team behind ‘visual storytelling’ app Ultravisual are leaving Flipboard to venture out on their own once again.
The group’s yet-unnamed startup aims to make messaging — either one-to-one or one-to-many, Twitter-style — more context-aware, so that …Startups
At a small press event in San Francisco today, Google officially launched Android for Work, a set of technologies that makes it easier for companies to adopt Android and allows their users to bring their own devices to work.
The company first unveiled a preview of this technology during its I/O …Google
From Facebook-owned WhatsApp and Apple’s iMessage, to startups like Kik, and Telegram, it is easy to think the social messaging market is all sewn up.
Then there are photo and video-focused apps like Facebook’s Instagram, Twitter’s Vine or upstarts Coub, DubSmash, Prezi’s Nutshell, and MusixMatch’s …Instagram
Irked that advertisers are already trying to pinpoint your phone's location? It might be even harder to escape their grasp if AdNear is successful. The ad intelligence group is experimenting with location-tracking drones that profile audiences in harder-to-reach areas (say, field concerts or …Phones
Free calling and messaging service Viber could be banned in South Korea, after the company lost a patent suit to domestic operator SK Telecom.
Korea Herald reports that a court ruled in favor of SK Telecom’s claim that Viber’s “feature of reorganizing selected information from contact numbers saved …Patents
Yahoo wants app developers to know it really, really likes them. But even if they return the affection, will that be enough to turn the company around?
Today, at its Mobile Developer Conference in San Francisco, the Internet company rolled out a suite of new products and services aimed at helping …Yahoo
Messaging is the center of mobile. Snapchat is raising at around a $20 billion valuation. And no one cares who owns apps. On February 19, 2014, we didn’t know any of these things for sure. So when Facebook announced it would pay $19 billion to acquire WhatsApp — an app most American pundits had …Facebook
The instant messenger designed for business is about to get even better. Glip 2.0 is around the corner. Here are the highlights that made Glip 1.0 a …Sports Highlights
Today at Yahoo’s first mobile developer conference, the tech giant unveiled its new Yahoo Mobile Development Suite that combines Yahoo App Publishing for monetization, Search In Apps, and App Marketing with its Flurry Analytics acquisition made last year. This is Yahoo’s “ads in dev’s clothing” …Yahoo
Imagist Labs announced today the launch of Pop – a lo-fi video messaging app for iOS.
Pop is offering users the opportunity to have expressive conversations through video with the ease of text messaging.
Messages on the app can last up to five seconds and can be replayed indefinitely, allowing users …Pop Art
At its first mobile developer conference in San Francisco, Yahoo introduced its own mobile developer suite that ties together Flurry and Yahoo features.
The new mobile suite contains five products in a single suite: Flurry Analytics and Explorer with a new interface and the capability quickly parse …Yahoo
A company called ArmorText, which is developing a secure messaging client for the enterprise designed to meet the needs of those in regulated markets, has just raised nearly $2 million in outside funding. The round, which is still ongoing, may top that number when it fully closes. Leading the round …Enterprise
Make way for another hyper local anonymous chat app. Reach, which has just launched on iOS, has been built by an Israeli-based startup, using $250,000 in pre-seed money from friends and family to cover their development costs. The team is looking to raise a seed round as it seeks to gain traction …Anonymous
LinkedIn announced Thursday its first major leap into ad tech, with the launch of a global display advertising network. It's the next stage of the strategy it set out last year to build out a $1 billion business-to-business (b2b) marketing businesses.
The professional social network has partnered …LinkedIn
People turning to their phones to kill time in waiting rooms at health care facilities may soon see an unexpected image: a person in blue scrubs, with dark purple bruises on her arm.
It is one of the ads in a targeted mobile campaign launching Wednesday, designed to raise awareness about the …Advertising
Trello, the collaborative task-management software, has topped 7 million users, with 120,000 new users joining the platform every week. Trello co-founder Michael Pryor confirmed to TechCrunch that the service has 1.7 million monthly active users, with Trello users in every country in the world …Whiteboard
Like it or not, Facebook advertisements just got even smarter.
On Tuesday, the social network announced Product Ads, a set of tools that lets businesses more effectively target Facebook's 1.4 billion or so users with a new, automated process.
With Product Ads, businesses who upload their product …Facebook
Back in November, Pushbullet added a way for Android users to send and reply to texts from the Chrome browser, with messages actually being initiated from a connected phone. Last month, Pushbullet arrived for Mac OS X and iOS. Now, the company has become more of a universal message manager with …Phones