Kik closes $50 million investment from Tencent, creator of WeChat
Android

Kik closes $50 million investment from Tencent, creator of WeChat

Tencent has been investing in a number of companies lately, and the latest series D funding target for China’s largest internet company might come as…

WeChat jumps to 600 million monthly active users
BlackBerry

WeChat jumps to 600 million monthly active users

If you’re betting on Chinese messaging app WeChat to be knocked out of the messaging app race anytime soon, you’ll find yourself on the losing…

South Korean company Daum Kakao names Rim Ji-hoon as CEO to replace co-CEOs
Android

South Korean company Daum Kakao names Rim Ji-hoon as CEO to replace co-CEOs

Daum Kakao, the company behind Kakaotalk, South Korea‚Äôs popular messaging platform, has named a new CEO to replace the two co-CEOs that have led the…

WeChat celebrates Singapore’s 50th birthday with locally-designed Ang Ku Kueh Girl stickers
Android

WeChat celebrates Singapore’s 50th birthday with locally-designed Ang Ku Kueh Girl stickers

Localized content is big with WeChat as it makes strides to close the gap on WhatsApp and become the world’s go-to messaging application. The most…

The Lax Gadgets Power Up Portable USB Charger can help travelers keep their devices powered while on the go
Android

The Lax Gadgets Power Up Portable USB Charger can help travelers keep their devices powered while on the go

We’ve reviewed quite a few USB chargers here on TruTower, because nothing can make a trip — overseas or otherwise — more frustrating than losing…

Skype being built into Messaging, Phone and Video apps on Windows 10 this summer
News

Skype being built into Messaging, Phone and Video apps on Windows 10 this summer

After retiring the modern Skype app in favor of the Desktop version earlier this summer, Microsoft is working to bring a unified experience to its…

Juniper Research: Payments via Social Media to Drive Mobile Money Transactions to 13 Billion This Year
Android

Juniper Research: Payments via Social Media to Drive Mobile Money Transactions to 13 Billion This Year

Payments via social apps and networks are hugely popular, and a new report from Juniper Research, which provides research and analytical services to the global…

Apple, Samsung seek to kill the need for standard SIM Card with e-SIMs
Android

Apple, Samsung seek to kill the need for standard SIM Card with e-SIMs

Apple and Samsung are apparently looking to embed e-SIM cards into their smartphones to enable users to easily switch carriers and sign up for new…

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