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Chat platform Kik to launch Kin crypto currency sale; company expects to raise $125 million
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Chat platform Kik to launch Kin crypto currency sale; company expects to raise $125 million

Global chat platform Kik said on Tuesday it will launch in two weeks the sale of its own crypto currency which is expected to raise $125 million.

Chat bots will make it easier for consumers to interact with IoT devices
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Chat bots will make it easier for consumers to interact with IoT devices

With rapid innovation in IoT appliances comes a fragmented ecosystem. Chat bots are here to make the IoT interface a lot easier for the consumer.

Kik Interactive is planning to launch digital currency called 'Kin'
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Kik Interactive is planning to launch digital currency called 'Kin'

Kik is a free chat and messaging application founded in 2009 and built for teenagers, with about 300 million registered users.

Snapchat is the top searched app on iOS App Store
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Snapchat is the top searched app on iOS App Store

According to a report in Forbes magazine, Snapchat led all competitors in App Store search volume and as a result, Snapchat was also the app people were looking for most frequently.

Yahoo releases Finance, Weather, News and Pet Monkey bots on Facebook
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Yahoo releases Finance, Weather, News and Pet Monkey bots on Facebook

Yahoo just announced the release of four of its content bots for Facebook. These bots have already been available on Kik.

Despite hurdles, chatbots will be a reality and soon they’ll be texting you back
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Despite hurdles, chatbots will be a reality and soon they’ll be texting you back

The chatbots are coming – to help run your life or sell you stuff – at an online texting service near you.

Now ISIS launches an Android app to further its terror agenda
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Now ISIS launches an Android app to further its terror agenda

Adding teeth to its growing internet and social media presence, the ISIS terrorist group has reportedly launched an app that features news and videos showing executions and battlefield victories and propagates its agenda, the media reported.

WeChat, Line use marketing might to upend rivals like WhatsApp, Viber
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WeChat, Line use marketing might to upend rivals like WhatsApp, Viber

In the battle to become the global messaging app of choice, China's WeChat and Japan-based Line have brought out some large marketing guns - TV ads featuring soccer star Lionel Messi, for instance - that have powered promising bursts of overseas growth.

WeChat, Line use marketing might to upend rivals like WhatsApp, Viber
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WeChat, Line use marketing might to upend rivals like WhatsApp, Viber

In the battle to become the global messaging app of choice, China's WeChat and Japan-based Line have brought out some large marketing guns - TV ads featuring soccer star Lionel Messi, for instance - that have powered promising bursts of overseas growth.

Viber to introduce monetisation by way of stickers
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Viber to introduce monetisation by way of stickers

Viber will not be the first cross-platform messaging app to run down monetisation lane and it definitely will not be the last. It has, however, taken the same

How did BlackBerry lose its mojo?
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How did BlackBerry lose its mojo?

The phone that once so dominated the UK youth market that its messaging service BBM was even blamed for helping to connect young rioters who fought police and wrecked shops in London and other cities in 2011, has now lost its cool.

How did BlackBerry lose its mojo?
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How did BlackBerry lose its mojo?

The phone that once so dominated the UK youth market that its messaging service BBM was even blamed for helping to connect young rioters who fought police and wrecked shops in London and other cities in 2011, has now lost its cool.

It's official: IM app messages surpass SMSes
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It's official: IM app messages surpass SMSes

If you happen to have cross platform instant messaging apps like WhatsApp, Viber, WeChat, Nimbuzz or Kik installed on your phone, you will realise that your

Kik hits 30 million downloads, launches 'Kik Cards'
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Kik hits 30 million downloads, launches 'Kik Cards'

Messaging service Kik is celebrating 30 million downloads with the release of a new feature that enables you to share multimedia content in conversations...