“LINE Corporation Announces 2014 Q1 Earnings”
223% year over year growth and 400 million users (although not sure what their DAU are). Impressive stats and more support that OTT messaging is continuing to grow (and dilute user engagement on traditional carriers).
We’ve heard that Google Voice is getting dragged to the trash can and most of its functionality will be incorporated into the G+ Hangouts apps on both Android and iOS. This has already happened to …
I’m really, really not enjoying the Hangouts app on my Android device. Since it’s a Nexus 5 I have no choice but to use it for SMS; it’s slow, sometimes crashes, and makes me miss iMessage (one of the few iOS things I really miss, a lot).
It is good, however, to see the convergence Google is doing (as a consumer). I can’t wait to see how big of a lid the big carriers are going to flip when Google allows you to drop your normal carrier and map your number to Hangouts.
Google plans to kill Google Voice in coming months, integrate features into Hangouts
Fleep is adding Android, Mac and Windows to the list of supported platforms for its team-messaging app.
We’re trying out Slack right now instead of Skype. Considering this one too.
Fleep, The Team Messaging App Built & Funded By ‘Skype Mafia’, Adds Mac, Windows And Android Apps | TechCrunch