Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Messaging Apps

$FB - Facebook raised eyebrows on the $19B price for Whatsapp. But other messaging apps are out there competing for eyeballs, too.

"…Line is a contender—along with the U.S.'s WhatsApp and China's WeChat—in a global struggle to dominate smartphones."

I think Whatsapp is helped out by $FB money and social media dominance, but other companies could come along and decide to back one of these other messaging apps to get in the ballgame.

Messaging App Line Gains Traction Abroad

Eric Pfanner

The Wall Street Journal. - The Wall Street Journal. - ‎Tuesday‎, ‎April‎ ‎22‎, ‎2014

Japan-based Line generates more revenue than rivals WhatsApp and WeChat combined, as the three messaging apps battle for the top spot on phones world-wide.

If you have Windows 8, open this in The Wall Street Journal.

Sent from Surface Pro

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