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Messaging app Telegram launches Korean version to cash in on privacy fears

By Sohee Kim SEOUL (Reuters) – Privately owned German messaging app Telegram released a Korean-language version on Tuesday to capitalize on a surge in demand from users wary of local apps such as KakaoTalk after the government said it would … Continue reading

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Facebook cashing in on mobile messaging

The social network is reportedly developing a new feature that would let users of its Facebook Messenger app send and receive money. Tech News Headlines – Yahoo News

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China’s Tencent shuts messaging accounts after censorship rules-state media

China's Tencent Holdings Ltd has suspended more than 300 accounts on its WeChat mobile messaging app and banned around 40 others as government restrictions on spreading political news online take effect, state media said on Friday. Earlier this month, China … Continue reading

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Kleiner to invest in messaging startup Snapchat at near-$10 billion valuation: report

Venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byer has agreed to invest in fast-growing messaging startup Snapchat at a valuation close to $ 10 billion, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday, citing people with knowledge of the matter. At … Continue reading

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Xiaomi issues fix amid privacy scare over its cloud messaging service

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China imposes new restrictions on instant messaging tools: Xinhua

By Paul Carsten BEIJING (Reuters) – China will force real-name registrations on users of instant messaging tools and require public accounts wishing to publish or reprint political news to seek prior approval, state media said on Thursday. Last year, China … Continue reading

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New York luster may lure Japan messaging app Line’s IPO away from Tokyo

By Emi Emoto and Sophie Knight TOKYO/SEOUL (Reuters) – Tokyo may struggle to get a piece of a listing that could value Japan's social messaging service Line Corp at up to $ 20 billion, with bankers saying New York is … Continue reading

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Japanese messaging app Line files for IPO valued over $10 billion: source

By Emi Emoto and Sophie Knight TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese messaging app operator Line Corp applied for an initial public offering (IPO) valued at over 1 trillion yen ($ 9.85 billion) around two weeks ago at the Tokyo Stock Exchange, … Continue reading

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After beating Google, Korea’s Naver goes global with messaging app Line

By Se Young Lee and Joyce Lee SEOUL (Reuters) – The billionaire founder of web portal operator Naver Corp beat back Google Inc to leave South Korea one of few countries where the U.S. search engine does not dominate. Now, … Continue reading

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Intel launches messaging app using cartoons to mimic sender’s face

By Noel Randewich SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Intel Corp is getting into voice instant messaging with a smartphone app that uses facial tracking technology to caricature a sender's expressions. Pocket Avatars was launched on Thursday by Mike Bell, an Intel … Continue reading

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