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Ifeelgoods And D.A. Consortium Partner To Let Brands Offer Digital Rewards Through Line

Digital reward platform Ifeelgoods and D.A. Consortium, one of Japan’s largest advertising agencies, are working together to let companies create promotional campaigns on Line messaging app. This ma

Line’s COO Officially Takes Over As CEO To Turn The Messaging App Into A Mobile Services Platform

Three months after announcing the transition, Line has officially received shareholder approval to appoint Takeshi Idezawa, the messaging app’s former chief operating officer, as its chief executive

Indian Messaging App Hike Rolls Out Free Voice-Calling Before WhatsApp

Just three weeks after announcing the acquisition of Zip Phone, India-based messaging app Hike has updated its Android app with a voice-calling feature. When Hike bought Y Combinator-backed Zip Phone,

Indian Messaging App Hike Acquires YC-Backed Zip Phone

Hike, a messaging app based in India, announced today that it has purchased Zip Phone, a Y Combinator-backed startup, for an undisclosed amount. This is Hike’s first acquisition. Zip Phone, which la

Talkz Thinks Talking Stickers Will Be The Next Big Thing For Mobile Messaging Apps

Sticker packs and emoji have become a go-to means for mobile messaging companies to generate revenue from what are otherwise free applications. Today, one such service, a <a href="https://beta.techcr

Indian Mobile Messaging App Hike Raises $14M In New Funding From BSB

Hike, a cross-platform messaging app based in India, announced that it has received $14 million in new funding from BSB, a joint venture between Hike's founder and SoftBank Corp. In a statement, Kavin

Disposable Phone Number App Burner Grabs $2 Million In Seed Funding

Before the world was informed of the massive and invasive government spying programs run by the <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/tag/nsa/">NSA</a> and <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2013/07/

Move Over Chat Heads. Ustwo’s New App Honk! Wants You To Meme-ify Your Friends With “Visually Explosive” Messaging

Just when you thought chat app makers had run out of things to say -- i.e. because they've said it all already, via text, VoIP, videochatting, emoticons, snaps, pokes, stickers, Chat Heads, WHATEVER -

Line Adds French & Brazilian Portuguese Versions Of Its Messaging Apps As It Goes After South America & The U.S.

Line, the messaging-app-cum-social network that started in Asia but has spread beyond its home turf to amass more than 100 million users globally, has just added French and Brazilian Portuguese versio

Line Doubled Users Every Day In Hong Kong Last Week

Japanese messaging app Line has just reported that new users in Hong Kong have been doubling each day for the past week since January 29. The app, which is the dominant messenger of choice in Japan

Can A Messaging App Beat Standalone Social Networking? Khosla-Backed Stealth Startup Just.me Gears Up For Launch With iOS Beta

Just.me, the new project from Keith Teare, co-founder of TechCrunch and partner at Archimedes Labs, has launched in beta as an app for iOS -- ahead of a public release on the App Store, likely in a mo