Mio raises $8.7M Series A to make enterprise messaging interoperable

Mio, a startup that helps enterprise teams collaborate across messaging services like Zoom Chat, Microsoft Teams, Slack and Cisco’s Webex, today announced that it has raised an $8.7 million Seri

Sendbird’s messaging platform gets new moderation tools, full-text search and more

Sendbird is announcing a major update to its chat API for web and mobile today. With this, Sendbird is adding numerous new features to its service that will make it easier for its customers to moderat

Happy 20th birthday, ICQ!

Uh-oh! It's 20 years to the day since the introduction of one of the internet's most well-remembered chat apps: ICQ.

Can Israel build big, sustainable companies?

For all the "Start-up Nation" fanfare, Google's acquisition of Waze - Israel's highest profile start-up exit to date - was valued at just $1.1B. And, while Israel officially has two Unicorn companies

Messaging 2.0 Is Now Over

The second messaging revolution is now quickly coming to a close. With the news today that Korea’s leading messenger KakaoTalk is merging with one of that country’s largest internet portals, Daum

Naspers Buys 28.7% Of Facebook, Zynga Investor And ICQ Owner DST

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/07/naspers-dst.png" class="shot2" /> A unit of international media group <a href="http://www.crunchbase.com/financial-organization/mih-group-nas

AOL Sells Instant Messaging Service ICQ To DST For $187.5 Million

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/04/google-dst-make-play-for-aol_s-icq.png" class="shot2">It's done. AOL has<a href="http://www.businesswire.com/portal/site/home/permalink/?ndmVi

With New Client, ICQ (Finally) Enters The Realtime Era

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/01/icq71-90x200.png" width="90" height="200" />I had just turned sixteen when instant messaging client <a href="http://www.icq.com">ICQ</a> was f

Google, DST Make Play For AOL's ICQ

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/12/icq-215x117.jpg" width="215" height="117" />A number of companies are pursuing AOL's <a href="http://www.icq.com/">ICQ</a> instant messaging p

Naspers Could Be The Next Owner Of ICQ (And Why That Would Make Sense)

<img src="https://techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/icq-naspers.png" width="170" height="196" />Last week, it was <a href="http://blogs.barrons.com/techtraderdaily/2009/11/19/aol-reportedly-sh

Advertising Everywhere: innerActive to Power ICQ's Free Mobile Content

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/inneractive-billboard-182x200.jpg" width="182" height="200" /> Israeli startup <a href="http://www.inner-active.com">innerActive</a> has been

Does Israel Still Have its Mojo? AOL Certainly Thinks So

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/cp_1239201868_25378v2-max-250x250-170x200.jpg" width="170" height="200" /> In a <a href="https://techcrunch.com/2009/03/25/now-that-china-is-

Blackberry Finally Gets AIM Client And More

I can totally understand why Blackberry owners are sighing in relief right now. The Blackberry’s lack of a decent IM client or dedicated AIM client made me not want to use my Blackberry half the