Kik Messenger

Kik Messenger to Live On Under its New Owner MediaLab

Only weeks after Waterloo-based Kik Interactive's CEO revealed that his company has decided to shut down the messaging service so it can focus solely on its Kin cryptocurrency, MediaLab has announced that it has acquired Kik Messenger from its creators and will continue developing the app, Engadget is reporting. MediaLab, that also owns the anonymous...

Kik Messaging App Shutting Down to Focus on Kin Cryptocurrency

CEO of Waterloo's Kik Messenger Ted Livingston has today announced that his company has decided to shut down its messaging service so it can focus solely on its Kin cryptocurrency. Livingston said that the decision had been forced on Kik by a legal battle with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) over Kin. Livingston says the company...

Kik Messaging App For iOS Passes 200 Million Registered Users

Messaging app Kik, created by a Canadian team of developers, has passed 200 million registered users. Kik Interactive was founded six years ago in Waterloo by Ted Livingston, who started the company while studying at the University of Waterloo. Kik Interactive’s head of marketing Heather Galt said: "We’re really excited about it. It puts us...

Waterloo-Based Kik Messenger Raises $38.3M, Acquires GIF Startup Relay

According to a report by Re/Code, Waterloo-based messaging app Kik has raised $38.3 million in new funding and has also acquired Relay, a messaging network focused on sending and receiving GIFs. Back in May, the company had announced that is continuing to grow “rapidly” with 120 million users, as every day over 275,000 people joined the messaging...