Ted Livingston

Kik raises nearly $100M in highest profile ICO to date

The highest profile ICOs from a consumer internet company to date has come to a close after messaging app Kik raised nearly $100 million from its token sale. The exact amount is 168,732 ETH —

Chat app Kik takes on Facebook with developer ecosystem built on the blockchain

There’s been much talk of ICOs — initial coin offerings — amid the rising value of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies like Ethereum. Now the industry is about to see its first &#82

Payments are all that’s needed for chatbots to deliver on their promise, says Kik CEO

After the initial hype, chatbots have been written off by many in the tech industry for failing to deliver on their promise. But one of the leading figures behind the early charge believes one missin

MAUs be damned: Kik proposes new user engagement metrics for chat apps

Gauging your app via the number of monthly active users is dubious at best. When it comes to daily use apps, such as messaging services or social networks, that data point is all the less illustrative

Kik already has over 6,000 bots reaching 300 million registered users

Messenger and WhatsApp may be the 800-pound gorillas in the chat space thanks to Facebook's significant reach, but Waterloo-based Kik is rapidly building a young, dedicated audience of users that are

Kik CEO Ted Livingston to discuss the future of mobile messaging at Disrupt NY 2016

Messaging is the hot topic of 2016, which is why we're tremendously excited to announce that Ted Livingston, the founder and CEO of popular chat app Kik, is confirmed as a speaker at our upcoming Tech

Chat App Kik Claims Higher Engagement Than Snapchat As It Hits 200M Registered Users

Snapchat may been in the news for its new media-centric 'Discover' platform, but a less familiar startup is pressing its claim as the most popular chat app among young people in the U.S..

Inspiring: Kik Founder Donates $1M To Kickstart University of Waterloo Seed Fund

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/ted.png" /> The founder of messaging app <a href="http://kik.com">Kik</a>, 23-year-old entrepreneur <a href="http://www.crunchbase.com/person