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Topic: facebook messenger

As the Mobile Messaging War Heats Up, Kik Tries to Win Over Marketers With GIFs

Bots serve pithy clips to different users

Twentieth Century Fox wants to talk to teens the way they do with their friends, so it's using GIFs to chat with them on mobile messaging app Kik. The film studio…

Facebook Just Shared Insane Q4 Mobile Numbers and Ad Sales

Its smartphone promos alone did $2.5 billion

Facebook's mobile sales continue to skyrocket, now accounting for 69 percent of its advertising business, according to results it shared today. During the 2014 fourth quarter, Facebook did $3.6 billion in…

Ad Prices at Facebook More Than Doubled Last Quarter

Brands compete to be seen

Facebook News Feed is getting more expensive. The price of an ad on the social network more than doubled last quarter, Facebook said today after delivering second-quarter results that impressed…

The Top 10 Messaging Apps by User Base and Revenue

Still big marketing opportunity though

A new report from Forrester Research gives marketers an interesting perspective on the quick growth of messaging apps in the past year. Whether or not that translates into solid revenue…

PayPal's David Marcus Will Lead Mobile Messaging at Facebook

Social giant's messaging app claims 200 million monthly users

PayPal president David Marcus has left to steer mobile messaging at Facebook. Facebook claims that its standalone messaging app, called Messenger, is now used by more than 200 million people monthly.…

The Top 3 Social Messaging Apps Among Smartphone Users

And a look at who's actually using WhatsApp

Facebook paid a staggering $19 billion for WhatsApp. While it trails Facebook as a messaging app in the United States, WhatsApp dwarfs Facebook in terms of monthly active users. Below,…

Facebook to Buy WhatsApp for $16B

Pending regulatory approval

Facebook has a deal to buy the messaging platform WhatsApp for $16 billion, the company announced. WhatsApp has more than 450 million users, according to the latest numbers from the…

One Direction Unveils Best Kik Campaign Ever

Boy band is latest to put toe in water of messaging trend

One Direction, the UK boy band with perfectly mussed hair, got the message about messaging apps. The group and its label Sony Music are reaching fans through a new campaign on…

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