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.
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.
It doesn't have WhatsApp's numbers, but Kik has proven popular among teens in the US and around the world.
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.
The 4-year-old company is now letting people visit any Web site without leaving the app.
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.
Kids love Kik because they don't have to give out their phone number, CEO and founder Ted Livingston tells CNET.
Haier, an electronics giant, is enlisting sellers through WeChat -- with the incentive of sales commissions. Social selling may be the next big wave.
Curious about Wi-Fi calling and what it entails? CNET has the rundown on what you need to know.
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.