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.
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The 4-year-old company is now letting people visit any Web site without leaving the app.
Kids love Kik because they don't have to give out their phone number, CEO and founder Ted Livingston tells CNET.
The messaging app, which now has 50 million users in total, is rolling out new versions for both Android and iOS.
A popular messaging app tries to up the competition by adding a way to share videos, drawings you create, and more.
Private messaging isn't so private, say University of New Haven researchers who found Android apps transmitting and storing unencrypted images, chats, screenshots and even passwords.
Less will be the new more in a year that will be defined by single-purpose social apps for each of your singular desires.
The photo-sharing app adds direct messaging, the first Steam Machines start to roll out, and YouTube reveals the top viral videos of the year.
Japan-based messaging and VoIP calling service Line hopes the cute Sanrio character will entice US users to check out its mobile messaging app.
Silly in nature, stickers could help Facebook's messaging products appeal to younger users gravitating toward other apps.