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Kik for iOS

Kik is a solid chat app with fun extras, but if you don't already have friends using it, there's nothing to really set it apart from the competition.

By June 11, 2014

4 stars Editors' rating June 11, 2014

WhatsApp, Kik, Viber or ReTXT: Which third-party messenger is right for you?

Whether you're more the practical type that just wants standard messaging features or someone who loves spicing up your conversations with something extra, this collection has the app for you.

By May 19, 2015


Messaging app Kik could be up for sale

It doesn't have WhatsApp's numbers, but Kik has proven popular among teens in the US and around the world.

By April 9, 2015


Kik raises $38 million on mobile-messaging promise

The messaging-and-chat app maker's round was led by hedge fund Valiant Capital Partners and brings the company's total venture capital funding to $70.5 million.

By November 19, 2014


Kik sticks a browser in its messaging app

The 4-year-old company is now letting people visit any Web site without leaving the app.

By February 5, 2014


Four mega popular messaging apps you've probably never heard of

Want to sell your goods while chatting to friends? China's got the app for you. Need a messenger with 10,000 emoticons? Line from Japan has you covered.

By September 7, 2015


Kik rides teen interest to 100M users

Kids love Kik because they don't have to give out their phone number, CEO and founder Ted Livingston tells CNET.

By December 12, 2013


Chinese firm recruiting 1M messaging app users to sell electronics

Haier, an electronics giant, is enlisting sellers through WeChat -- with the incentive of sales commissions. Social selling may be the next big wave.

By August 27, 2015


Android Auto vs. Apple CarPlay: Google and Apple battle for dashboard dominance

After a few months of on-the-road testing, I put Apple CarPlay and Android Auto head-to-head to see how they stack up.

By June 16, 2015


What you need to know about Wi-Fi calling

Curious about Wi-Fi calling and what it entails? CNET has the rundown on what you need to know.

By April 21, 2015