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Juniper Research: Messaging revenues to decline by $600M as traffic increases by 200%

The value of the global messaging market will decline from $113.5 billion (€100.5 billion) in 2014 to $112.9 billion in 2019 despite messaging traffic being tipped to double

Rumor Mill: Google planning to test OTT mobile messaging app

Google is reportedly planning to use India as a testing ground for a new over-the-top mobile messaging app that will likely launch in 2015.

Ericsson claims iOS first for Bowser WebRTC browser

Ericsson's research and development (R&D) division said it has released the only WebRTC browser for iOS, as it revealed it is making the browser open source to boost development.

The app spam fallout: How developers will need to rethink SMS

Encouraging the take-up of social networking, messaging and gaming apps is one thing, but some app providers are involved in "growth hacking"--achieved through mass SMS app promotion invitations sent on behalf of users who install the apps. Mobile security firm AdaptiveMobile recently took a closer look at this trend and how different strategies are playing out.

Japanese firm Rakuten splashes $900M for OTT service Viber

Japanese retailer and e-commerce company Rakuten, which owns Kobo e-readers and online retailer Play.com, is acquiring Viber Media and its popular Viber over-the-top messaging service for $900 million.

Analysys Mason: Operators in CEE need to be alert to the OTT threat

The mobile market in Central and Eastern Europe is evolving more quickly than expected and operators need to be alert to the over-the-top (OTT) threat, said Analysys Mason in a new report.

Analysys Mason: OTT messaging volumes will nearly double in 2014

More than half of smartphone owners worldwide are already active users of over-the-top (OTT) messaging apps, and there are no signs of the market slowing, according to a new study from Analysys Mason.

Social messaging goes mobile in 2014

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China Telecom moves into social messaging

China Telecom has teamed up with Netease to launch a new social instant messaging (IM) service that will take on WeChat, the popular and disruptive IM app from Tencent.  

Analyst: OTT messaging destroying billions in operator revenues

Operators stand to lose more than $3 billion (€2.3 billion) in mobile messaging revenues will be lost to operators between 2012 and 2017 as consumers are attracted to use over-the-top messaging services, according to a new report from research firm Strategy Analytics.