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  1. Messaging Apps
  2.  Instant Messaging (IM) technology is a type of online chat that offers real-time transmission over the internet. More advanced instant messaging can add flie transfer,clickable hyperlinks, voice IP, or video chat. By 2010, instant messaging over the Web was already in sharp decline, in favor of messaging features on social networks such as Facebook and Twitter. Most instant messaging takes place on messaging apps, which by 2014 had more users than social networks.
  3. History and Inventor of Line
  4. Line, a messaging app made by South Korea's Naver Corp. that took off in Japan, just crossed 100 million users globally 19 months after it originally launched. The app is one of the leading contenders in smartphone messaging in Asia and faces off against Tencent's WeChat and KakaoTalk.
  5. Line launched in Japan in 2011, reaching 100 million users within eighteen months and 200 million users only six months later. Line became Japan's largest social network in 2013. In October 2014, Line announced that it had attracted 560 million users worldwide with 170 million active user accounts. In February 2015, it announced the 600 million users mark had been passed and 700 million were expected by the end of the year. It is the most popular messaging application in Japan. It is also popular in Taiwan, Thailand and Turkmenistan.
  6. Line was originally developed as a mobile application for Android and iOS smartphones. The service has since expanded to BlackBerry OS (August 2012), Nokia Asha (Asia and Oceania, March 2013), Windows Phone (July 2013), Firefox OS (February 2014), iOS tablets (October 2014), and as a Chrome Browser Application (via the Chrome Web Store). At one point, Line was available as a website (non-browser-app), but it has since been discontinued. The application also exists in versions for laptop and desktop computers using the Microsoft Windows and macOS platforms.
  7. ? What is
  8. Is a freeware app for instant communications on electronic devices such as smartphones,tablet computers, and personal computers. Line users exchange texts, images, video and audio, and conduct free VoIP conversations and video conferences.The service is operated by Line Corporation, in a Japanese subsidiary of South Korean internet search giant Naver Corporation.
  9. History and Inventor of Viber
  10. Viber Media was founded in Tel Aviv, Israel, in 2010 by Talmon Marco and Igor Magazinnik, who are friends from the Israel Defense Forces where they were chief information officers. In its first two years of availability, Viber did not generate revenues. It began doing so in 2013, via user payments for Viber Out voice calling and the Viber graphical messaging "sticker store". The company was originally funded by individual investors.
  11. Djamel Agaoua became Viber Media CEO in February 2017, replacing co-founder Marco who left in 2015. In July 2017 the corporate name of Viber Media was changed to Rakuten Viber and a new wordmark logo was introduced. Its legal name remains Viber Media.
  12. What is ?
  13. Viber is a cross-platform instant messaging and voice over IP application operated by Japanese multinational company Rakuten, provided as freeware for the Microsoft Windows, macOS, Linux, Android and iOS platforms. Viber was initially launched for iPhone on December 2, 2010, in direct competition with Skype. It was launched on the Android platform on July 19, 2012, followed by BlackBerry and Windows Phone on May 8, 2012, and Nokia's Series 40, Symbian and Samsung's Bada platform on July 24, 2012, by which time the application had 90 million users.
  14. In July 2013, a desktop version for Windows and macOS was released. In August 2013, Viber for Linux was released as a public beta and in August 2014 a final version. In June 2016 a UWP-based desktop application for Windows 10 was released in the Windows Store. Viber is one of the more popular messenger applications in Russia.
  15. History and Inventor of Kakao Talk
  16. Kakao Company was founded by Beom Soo Kim in the year 2010. He is the former CEO of the NHN Corporation. The company is based in Seoul, South Korea. The current CEO of the company is Kae-Beom Lee and his partner Sirgoo Lee. In the year 2013, the company has a revenue of nearly 200 million dollars, through gaming, mobile commerce, digital content and its marketing channels for celebrities and brands. It has its first profit of 42 million dollars in the year 2012.
  17. The Kakao Corporation was named as the top developer in the Google Android Market and aslo was chosen as the No.1 SMS app by the Cnet. According to the AppAnnie report in 2013 it is the third top publisher through monthly revenue in Google Play. The Kakao Talk Corporation is also the top publisher for Google Play and iOS in South Korea. It is also the top app for Android and iOS Play revenue in South Korea. KakaoTalk launched March 18, 2010 and gained by 57 million registered users by August 2012 while it jumped to 130 million users in January 2014.
  18. What is ?
  19. KakaoTalk or sometimes KaTalk, is a free mobile instant messaging application for smartphones with free text and free call features. It was launched on March 18, 2010 and is currently available on iOS, Android, Bada OS, BlackBerry, Windows Phone, Nokia Asha, Windows and macOS. As of May 2017, KakaoTalk had 220 million registered and 49 million monthly active users. It is available in 15 languages.[1] The app is also used by 93% of smartphone owners in South Korea, where it is the number one messaging app.
  20. In addition to free calls and messages, KakaoTalk users can share diverse content and information including photos, videos, voice messages, location, URL links as well as contact information. Both one- on-one and group chats are available over WiFi, 3G or LTE and there are no limits to the number of friends who can join in on a group chat. KakaoTalk automatically synchronizes the user’s contact list on their smartphones with the contact list on KakaoTalk to find friends who are on the service. Users can also search friends by KakaoTalk ID without having to know each other's phone number. The KakaoTalk service also allows its users to export their messages and save them for future reference.
  21. History and Inventor of WeChat
  22. WeChat began as a project at Tencent Guangzhou Research and Project center in October 2010. The original version of the app was created by Zhang Xiaolong and named "Weixin" by Ma Huateng, Tencent CEO and launched in 2011. The government has actively supported the development of the e-commerce market in China—for example in the 12th five-year plan (2011–2015). By 2012, when the number of users reached 100 million, Weixin was re-branded "WeChat" for the international market.
  23. WeChat had over 889 million monthly active users in 2016, 90 percent of whom were in China. For comparison, Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp (two other competitive international messaging services better known in the West) had about a billion Monthly Active Users in 2016 but did not offer most of the other services available on WeChat.
  24. What is ?
  25. WeChat is a mobile text and voice messaging communication service developed by Tencent in China, first released in January 2011. The app is available on Android, iPhone, BlackBerry, Windows and Phone platforms. WeChat has over 700 million downloads, with 300 million active users. This makes it one of the most popular social apps in the world, and a valid competitor to WhatsApp and Viber.
  26. WeChat has multiple features including video chat, voice calling, SMS, games, QR code scanning and much much more. WeChat offers full M-commerce capabilities inside the app. WeChat was built and owned by Tencent Holdings Limited, which is China’s first globally known Internet brand.
  27. History and Inventor of Skype
  28. First released in August 2003, Skype was created by the Swede Niklas Zennström and the Dane Janus Friis, in cooperation with Ahti Heinla, Priit Kasesalu, and Jaan Tallinn, Estonians who developed the backend that was also used in the music-sharing application Kazaa. Skype was founded by Estonian developers Zahti Heinla, Priit Kasesalu and Jaan Tallinn, Danish developer Janus Friis and Sweden’s Niklas Zennstrom. The foremost voice-over-IP service was launched in August 2003. Skype actually stands for “Sky Peer to Peer.”
  29. The original Skype application permitted voice calls from PC to PC and little else. Skype’s original logo was purple. Skype’s 0.9 Beta created the platform to permit calls to landlines from PC’s on a fee schedule. Through the evolution of various Skype upgrades, the company continued to experiment with different colours before finally settling on the current blue background.
  30. After the original 0.90 Beta, Skype released several subsequent versions (0.97, 1.0 and 1.4 Beta). Version 2.0 Beta was released in 2005. This version revolutionized the Internet call industry and paved the way for the greatest and most expansive Internet communication app. The 2.0 Beta program first introduced video calling using a greatly simplified new design and a simplified interface.
  31. What is ?
  32. If you pay a little, you can do more – like call phones and send SMS. You can pay as you go or buy a subscription, whatever works for you. And in the world of business, this means you can bring your entire ecosystem of workers, partners and customers together to get things done. Skype is a telecommunications application software product that specializes in providing video chat and voice calls between computers, tablets, mobile devices, the Xbox One console, and smartwatches via the Internet and to regular telephones.
  33. Skype is software that enables the world's conversations. Millions of individuals and businesses use Skype to make free video and voice one-to-one and group calls, send instant messages and share files with other people on Skype. You can use Skype on whatever works best for you – on your mobile, computer or tablet. Skype is free to download and easy to use.