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Topic: messaging apps

Here's How Yahoo's New Messaging App Silently Combines Texting and Video

Users will express themselves without sound

Yahoo just released a messaging app, Livetext, which lets people chat on their phones while viewing each other on video. Here's the kicker: The video app doesn't offer sound. So, users…

7 Ways to Get People to Share Your Snapchat Messages, Even Ads

How to prompt users to spread the word

Snapchat has been a lot more ad friendly of late. It still lacks some features brands love—giving users an easy way to follow their accounts and like their content, for…

K-Swiss Shows Why Kik Video Could Be Huge for Brands

Comeback campaign uses rewards to lure viewers

Kik has launched a new video ad experience—and it appears to really get people watching by offering rewards for their time. The millennial-minded messaging app is letting users choose which ads…

Marketers Are Eager to Tap Into Snapchat's Treasure Trove of Millennials

Even if they have to go around the messaging app to do it

Brands salivating over Snapchat as an engaging influencer marketing tool are all too often put off by costly campaigns and inconclusive results. But given the messaging app is insanely popular…

Horror Film Lets You Have an Increasingly Intense Chat With the Main Character

Insidious 3 stunt via Kik shows how bots are evolving

In the new horror movie Insidious: Chapter 3, a girl stuck in bed is eager for contact with the outside world. She's even willing to chat with you right now.  Thanks…

10 Must-See Digital Marketing Stats From the Past Week

Instagram users, Snapchat billionaires and SXSW data

Instagram is a juggernaut. Snapchat is a phenomenon, and Kik and Line are basically killing it. What do all these have in common? They represent the latest in mobile and…

Can Kik Beat Snapchat With New Targeting Capabilities for Brands?

Pick a country, gender and device

A hot messaging app is starting to get more targeted with its fledgling ad business. Kik said today that it is giving brands the ability to deliver promoted messages based…

Fraternity Brothers Fight Over Ownership of Fast-Growing Mobile App

Lawsuit says Yik Yak founders owe their friend a share

A story of "betrayal" and "greed"—it's a story as old as apps themselves. And now a fraternity brother is claiming he was robbed of his stake in Yik Yak, a…

Kik's Next Big Play: An Animated GIF Messaging App

Booming startup buys Relay after raising $38.3 million

The GIF has a future in mobile advertising, especially within messaging apps, according to Kik. The messaging startup, which just raised $38.3 million, has purchased Relay, a GIF-based messaging app…

Snapchat Says Ads Are Coming This Weekend: 'We Need the Money'

Reveals new details of its business plans

Snapchat—ready to actually bring in revenue—will start showing ads this weekend, and the messaging app gave a better understanding of how marketing will arrive in users' inboxes with a blog…

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