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Topic: Tango

Funny or Die Reveals 10 Percent of Its Kik Fans Click on Video Messages

'Never seen that kind of number'

Funny or Die found a new way to boost video views. All it takes is a little Kik—help from the messaging apps' new Promoted Chats product. The digital comedy crew…

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…

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…

Messaging App Tango Raises $280 Million

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba helps

Tango is the latest messaging app to attract big dollars, with Alibaba Group leading a fundraising round of $280 million. The Mountain View, Calif-company is among the growing mobile messaging…

Is WhatsApp's 'No Ads' Policy Already Starting to Loosen?

Report says brands could pay to reach users

WhatsApp is exploring a way to let brands message its 450 million-plus user base after all, according to a report today. The largest text messaging platform, which Facebook is buying…

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…

The Branding Potential Behind Some of Mobile Messaging’s Big Players

Marketers, take note (before this message disappears)

There are currently about 1.3 billion smartphones in use globally. By 2017, it’s expected that 2.5 billion users will connect through messaging-based apps. Snapchat. Line. Whisper. Tango. These are just some…

MoPub Debuts 'Native' Ads as Twitter Ramps Up Its Marketing Products

Gives advertisers more flexibility with in-app purchases

MoPub has announced an ad-buying platform for apps that lets mobile marketers build different types of promotional experiences. In the example given of launch partner Tango, a cross-platform messaging app…

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