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The Next WhatsApp?

Apr 2 2014, 5:11pm CDT | by

Jan Koum’s texting app is used by 450 million people but was barely known in its birthplace, the U.S., until Facebook snapped it up for $19 billion in February. What other apps are huge in...

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The Next WhatsApp?

Apr 2 2014, 5:11pm CDT | by

Jan Koum’s texting app is used by 450 million people but was barely known in its birthplace, the U.S., until Facebook snapped it up for $19 billion in February. What other apps are huge in parts of the world? These four have become dominant in the world’s biggest mobile market, China, where more than 700 million use smartphones. (Not all apps use the same matrix to count users.)

WeChat
355 MILLION USERS
China’s version of WhatsApp, developed by Tencent Holdings, is much more versatile, with text and voice messaging, Skype, walkie-talkie, group chat, and services like Facebook, Twitter and PayPal, all accessed with a few easy clicks. Businesses and celebrities use it to send updates and ads to followers, making it compete with Weibo, the Chinese version of Twitter. WeChat’s fourth-quarter revenue for 2013 was between $30 million and $50 million–the first time Tencent revealed such figures, in an industry where earnings information is often closely guarded./>/>

Meitu XiuXi
320 MILLION MOBILE DOWNLOADS
Chinese girls tend to be obsessed with smooth white skin, big eyes, thin faces and pointy chins. This selfie-friendly app gives them all that for free (in pictures). It reduces photo editing to a few clicks like “Freckle and Pimple Removal” or “Enlarge Eyes.”/>/>

Momo
110 MILLION USERS
Lets you chat with other users nearby, whose pictures and news feeds can be seen by anyone. You can join interest groups, but most connections are stranger-to-stranger, and men don’t shy from asking women out with it. Nickname: “Magic Weapon for Finding Hookups.”/>/>

Chang Ba
130 MILLION USERS
Transports karaoke from a bar or the shower into your phone. Sing free or purchased popular songs (lyrics provided), get instant ratings and share with friends. Chinese pop stars use it to interact with fans, and would-be stars to build a portfolio and fan base. In 2013 Chang Ba says it brought in just under $1.6 million./>/>

 
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7 weeks ago

RM47mil KWSG contributions still unclaimed

Jun 9 2014 7:54am CDT | Source: Business Times Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR: About RM47 million of contributions in the Teachers Provident Fund (KWSG) still remain unclaimed, the Dew ...
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7 weeks ago

Gold shop lost almost RM1mil

Jun 9 2014 3:50am CDT | Source: Business Times Malaysia

KANGAR: A gold shop owner lost almost RM1 million after after the safe on in his shop was brok ...
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7 weeks ago

Motion to debate MAS losses in Dewan Rakyat rejected

Jun 9 2014 3:39am CDT | Source: Business Times Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR: AN emergency motion to debate the losses incurred by Malaysia Airlines last year, amounting to RM1.2 billion was rejected by the ...
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7 weeks ago

MH370 Tragedy: Hisham: RM27.6 mil spent on 1st phase of SAR

Jun 9 2014 2:11am CDT | Source: Business Times Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia spent some RM27.6 million in its first phase of the search operations for missing Malaysia Airline flight MH370, said Acting Transport Minister, Datuk Seri Hishammu ...
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7 weeks ago

9.1m litres of diesel seized in a month

Jun 8 2014 1:11am CDT | Source: Business Times Malaysia

PUTRAJAYA: The Domestic Trade, Cooperatives, and Consumerism ministry has seized some 9.1 million litres of diesel and property worth RM58 million since mounting ‘Operasi Diesel Selatan’ in ...
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7 weeks ago

Girl, 9, awarded RM2.78m compensation for medical negligence

Jun 6 2014 4:56am CDT | Source: Business Times Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR: A nine-year-old girl who suffered brain damage during her birth at a government hospital was awarded over RM2.7 ...
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7 weeks ago

Malaysia's total trade in April up 12pc

Jun 5 2014 11:52pm CDT | Source: Business Times Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia's total trade in April 2014 rose by 12 per cent from a year ago to RM123.86 billion due to growing trading activities, International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed said ...
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7 weeks ago

Works Ministry to spend RM20m for upgrading works at 50 accident black spots

Jun 4 2014 11:35pm CDT | Source: Business Times Malaysia

JOHOR BARU: The Works Ministry will implement upgrading works at 50 accident prone locations in the country that have been identified this year involving an ...
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7 weeks ago

Najib launches loan scheme for Ramadan traders

Jun 4 2014 10:24pm CDT | Source: Business Times Malaysia

PUTRAJAYA: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak today launches RM45 million Ramadan ...
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8 weeks ago

Residents bring up objection against Kidex to Suhakam

Jun 4 2014 4:49am CDT | Source: Business Times Malaysia

PETALING JAYA: A group of 20 Petaling Jaya residents held a meeting with the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) over their objection against the proposed RM2.2 billion Kinrara Damansara Skyway (Kidex ...
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