Facebook Chases Post-App Prize with 1 Billion Messenger Users

Facebook has always hoped Messenger would become its anchor in a post-app Internet. One billion users gets it closer to to that goal. The post Facebook Chases Post-App Prize with … Continue Reading →

Sean Parker’s Airtime video chat app now lets you watch Twitch streams with friends

 Airtime, the online video chat company from Sean Parker, is getting into the game watching segment after it added support for live-streaming service Twitch. Read More


Line Is the Biggest Tech IPO of the Year. It Sells Stickers

Line’s hardly the only messaging company. But it seems to have figured something out: how to make money. The post Line Is the Biggest Tech IPO of the Year. It … Continue Reading →

Understanding Line, the chat app behind 2016’s largest tech IPO

 Line, the mobile messaging app from Japan, is going public today in a dual Japan-U.S. IPO that is set to be the largest of a tech company this year to … Continue Reading →

Chat app Line targets $1.14B raise in what could be 2016’s largest tech IPO

 Line, the messaging app from Asia famed for its cutesy yet expressive emoji-like stickers, is on track to hold 2016’s largest tech public listing. The company today announced pricing for … Continue Reading →

At Disrupt SF, Facebook’s Chief Messenger David Marcus will chat about chat

 Will voice replace our thumbs? Will brands drown out our friends? Are chatbots the future if nobody wants them? TechCrunch Disrupt SF will get the answers from David Marcus, Facebook’s … Continue Reading →