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Topic: messaging

Disney's Frozen Coming to Messaging Apps in Sticker Form

TextPride gets rights to sell characters on phones

Disney's Frozen is coming to messaging apps in sticker form. The animated blockbuster has been merchandised, advertised, digitized—and now there's a licensing deal to bring the characters to apps like…

14 Digital Trends on Kleiner Perkins' Venture Capital Radar

Mary Meeker on who shall inherit the Web

Snapchat and WhatsApp both account for 700 million photos shared daily. The average Google user is six times more valuable than the average Facebook user. Buzzfeed is big on Facebook…

All Those Kik Pics From Strangers Will Now Be Blurred

Messaging app censors for safety

Mobile messaging app Kik is giving users new controls to protect against unwanted anonymous advances, the company said today. The app will censor images from strangers to limit lewd content…

Tango Messaging App Invites Brands to Hit Publish

Taps Spotify, AOL for launch of channels

Messaging app Tango is following in the footsteps of competitors like BlackBerry Messenger with the launch of media channels users can follow. Tango Channels is still in testing and will…

Yahoo Buys Upstart Snapchat Rival Blink

Enters secret messaging fray

Yahoo is buying its way into the discrete messaging craze with another acquisition. An app called Blink is Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer’s latest takeover target.  Blink is a small startup with…

Another Social Media Marketer Goes Wild on Tinder

Toronto woman also spams her way into 2,000 hearts

Tinder "hacker" marketers are popping up everywhere. Now, a Toronto woman said she matched 2,000 men in 24 hours on the hot dating app, all by following a social media…

How One Guy Wooed 2,000 Women on Tinder

Is spam good for the heart?

Blake Jamieson is trying to digitally play his way into women’s hearts, and it might actually be working. The aspiring content marketer applied a little branding to his profile on…

Twitter's Redesign Speaks to Brands and Users With Emojis, Vine Messenger, Video, Ads

'Media forward' simplifies tweet culture

Twitter’s new look is rolling out more widely today, and it has some users saying it looks similar to Facebook. The messaging service is making changes to solve its most…

Skype's Message to Facebook and WhatsApp: Millennial Use Growing

Tops 300 million people

Skype is making its case to marketers that it is hip with millennials, that highly coveted youth demographic. Skype now counts more than 300 million users and said it reaches…

BlackBerry Messenger Debuts Slate of Ad Products

Sponsored content emerges

BlackBerry is introducing ads and virtual stickers into its messenger app as it tries to squeeze value from its core communication service. BlackBerry executives were in New York last week…

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