News tagged with instant messaging

Sina plans New York IPO for Weibo microblog

(AP)—Chinese internet company Sina Corp. plans to spin off its Twitter-like microblog service, Weibo, in a U.S. initial public offering to raise $500 million, a person with knowledge of the deal said Tuesday.

dateFeb 25, 2014 in Business
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WeChat: China's popular mobile messaging app

As Facebook snaps up smartphone messaging service WhatsApp for a monumental $19 billion in cash and shares, focus has turned to its rivals. Here are some background facts about China's popular mobile messaging applicatio ...

dateFeb 20, 2014 in Software
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Top banks launch integrated messenger service

Leading banks have teamed up with financial data provider Thomson Reuters to launch a shared messenger service to facilitate communication between traders, British information services company Markit announced ...

dateOct 07, 2013 in Internet
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Google challenger in Vietnam redirecting queries

(AP)—A Russian-financed search engine seeking to challenge Google's dominance in Vietnam is redirecting queries for some politically sensitive terms to the American company's search engine, apparently as a way of avoiding ...

dateMay 16, 2013 in Internet
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