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What's Changing Social Media In 2016

The latest changes by social media and messaging firms are all about cementing their dominance in their users’ everyday lives. From Facebook’s push into bots to Twitter’s deal to stream NFL games to Snapchat’s discovery channels these services...

Read More30 Sep 16
3 Mobile Messaging Trends All Businesses Need To Know

The mobile messaging landscape is only becoming more hotly contested with many rival services each counting massive 500m+ user bases. However, while the competition for users’ time is fierce, innovation is flourishing in the sectors as apps introduce...

Read More03 May 16
Viber Encrypts Chats & YouTube Takes 360 Live

Massive job cuts in the big tech companies, the importance of mind set for a startup and live streaming Coachella. These are some of the key stories to stay informed today.  1. 72,000 Tech Jobs Cut In Past Year Intel’s announcement that it will cut...

Read More20 Apr 16
Remaking Money Transfers - Standing Out In A Crowded Market

London-based mobile money transfer service WorldRemit is trying to transform the remittances market and is getting a nice boost in the form of a USD45m credit line. It's going to need every cent to succeed as the money transfer market is a very crowded...

Read More11 Feb 16
3 Things Driving Mobile Ad Spend Past USD100bn

After initially struggling with smaller screen sizes and irritating push notifications, mobile advertising is maturing into a hugely lucrative industry, now the lifeblood of services such as Facebook and Twitter, as well as becoming an increasingly...

Read More16 Sep 15
INTERVIEW: “Real people talking about real things” – Viber Talks Mobile Messaging Marketing

As mobile messaging services see soaring user adoption the question for companies now is how do they monetise? Acquired last year by Rakuten for USD900m, Viber originally began life as a free-calling app like Skype, but now offers messaging...

Read More20 Aug 15
Monetising Messaging Is The Next Stage For Social Media Marketing

Facebook is the undisputed leader when it comes to social media marketing and its Q2 results are a firm reminder of that. The social network of 1.49bn monthly active users saw its revenues pass USD4bn for the first time in the three-month period...

Read More30 Jul 15
Why Facebook Video Calling Threatens Plenty Of Companies

Last week Facebook added video calls to within its Messenger app and within two days it tracked 1m video calls. The move comes amid an emergence of an array of like-minded apps like Meerkat and Periscope but it also brings to attention Facebook’s...

Read More06 May 15
Viber Still Losing Money Despite Hitting 236m Users

Instant messaging app, Viber, has hit 236m monthly active users (MAU) according to Rakuten’s most recent quarterly earning report. The Cyprus-based company, which is owned by Japan's Rakuten, gained more MAU than its competitor, Line, which only...

Read More13 Feb 15
Why Mobile Messaging Is The Next Frontier For Online Publishing

  Mobile messaging is becoming increasingly important to online publishers, as shown by BuzzFeed’s decision to start a public chat channel within Rakuten-owned Viber. It’s not the first such move for BuzzFeed, which also shares stories by WhatsApp,...

Read More16 Jan 15

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