SOCIAL: We have all moved a long way from early messaging platforms such as AOL and ICQ - thank goodness, some might say. Often running alongside our existing use of social networks, next-gen messaging apps have brough thte instant connectivity (with multimedia) to a next level. But some argue that technology and behaviour is already looking at the next phase. Read more on TechCrunch.
We are witnessing the end of the rise of mobile-focused independent messaging startups that started just five years ago.
This follows the news that Korea’s leading messenger KakaoTalk is merging with one of that country’s largest internet portals, Daum Communications.
Only Kik Messenger remains standing independently, although there are a slew of ephemeral messengers like Snapchat that are coming in the next generation (more on that in a minute).
Before diving into the details of Messaging 2.0, it’s important to understand the context of where this market started.
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NB:Messaging image via Shutterstock.