Im Markt der WhatsApp-Services kracht es aktuell gewaltig. Im Fokus: WhatsService, InstaNews, WhatsBroadcast und Whappodo. Es geht um Tausende Kundendaten, um Handynummern, um Leser – und um viel Geld. Denn diese vier Anbieter haben frühzeitig erkannt…
Yesterday (October 23rd) Tencent revealed a wide array of WeChat statistical data and analysis previously unknown to the public.
If Facebook’s David Marcus can get every business on to Messenger, who will need Google or Apple?
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Google has recently announced they are acquiring Jibe Mobile, a leading provider of RCS (Rich Communications Service) that is particularly specialising on running RCS infrastructure in the cloud, allowing carriers easy hosted implementations and/or also bridging the disparate carrier instances of their own operated RCS services for interconnection. Established in 2006, well before the launch and rise of iOS and Android, their mission statement was to bridge the “newer world of Silicon Valley with the older world of telecommunications”. Among the 26 carriers working with Jibe Mobile are Deutsche Telekom, Orange, Sprint, to name a few. Continue reading “On what is driving Google to acquire Jibe Mobile and make a strong commitment towards RCS (André Cramer)”
Pro-privacy secure messaging app Telegram is seeing some impressive usage growth this year. Here at TechCrunch Disrupt SF founder Pavel Durov revealed on stage the platform is now seeing 12 billion…
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With two – Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp – of the top notch messaging platforms everyone is keen to see how Facebook will eventually launch the monetization engine on them. FB Messenger’s 700m MAU and WhatsApp’s 800m MAU are goldmine assets with huge potential. Compare what Asian messengers WeChat/Weixin, Kakao and the likes are demonstrating.
But, and that is a key learning from previous experiences on the introduction of monetization features in the core service, they don’t rush things. Continue reading “About Facebook’s Strategy for Messaging Monetization (André Cramer)”
Facebook’s Messenger and WhatsApp continue to dominate
Five years ago, I started talking about the Future of Voice, and then subsequently started running workshops with Martin Geddes on the topic. At the…