Tag Archives: mobile-messaging-apps

FaceBook vs Snapchat may kindle interest in Snow App

snow-mobile-video-appSnapchat has successfully gained popularity amongst millennials. The company is finally set to debut IPO as early as March 17, valuing the firm at between USD20-25b. Lately, we are observing an interesting trend. Facebook appears to be testing Snapchat–like features on several of its properties to compete with Snapchat. Of note, its effort to put photo and video across apps is being accelerated.

For instance, Facebook has launched similar forms of apps (e.g – Poke, Slingshot, Flash, etc.), tested its features across Continue reading FaceBook vs Snapchat may kindle interest in Snow App

WhatsApp Gets Hotter after Facebook Acquisition

Facebook’s acquisition of Instagram nearly two years ago was its first large deal, the announced acquisition of WhatsApp last month for $19bn in cash and stock is clearly its biggest bet to date which everybody is watching keenly. Given the size of the transaction and the perceived low switching costs of mobile messaging apps, investors are paying particular attention near-term on user growth for the WhatsApp messaging app to see if MAUs (monthly active users) are trending toward Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s goal of “over one billion people in the next few years“. Continue reading WhatsApp Gets Hotter after Facebook Acquisition

Yixin from NetEAse and China Teleocm to Compete WeChat / WhatsApp – Offer Free Data Network

Yixin Moble Chat Messaging App from China TelecomYixin is a Mobile messaging app introduced through a joint venture between NetEase (27% stake) and China Telecom (73% stake). With China Telecom taking the step forward it appears to us that Yixin App is Optimized for 3G mobile Networks unlike how WeChat Posed a Major Problem for China Mobile. Continue reading Yixin from NetEAse and China Teleocm to Compete WeChat / WhatsApp – Offer Free Data Network