Liz Gannes

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Kik Raises $19.5M for Mobile Messaging Platform

While global mobile messaging app leader WhatsApp told us last week at D: Dive Into Mobile that it had no plans to build a broader platform, competitor Kik Interactive is betting all its chips on becoming a platform. And the company just got some more chips — $19.5 million in Series B funding led by Foundation Capital.


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus