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Kik Messenger Gives Strangers Online Access to Children

Popular messaging app Kik, that offers free, unlimited texting, along with games featuring animated characters and juvenile emojis which appeal to kids, is being used by predators to get direct online access to children, CBC News is reporting. Police say many parents have 'no clue' about potential dangers of the app, which allows users to send messages directly to...

Kik Acquires Toronto-Based ‘Blynk’ Fashion Startup

Waterloo-based messaging company Kik Interactive has today acquired the fashion app ‘Blynk’ along with its four full-time employees for an undisclosed sum, making it the company’s third acquisition since its founding in 2009. According to TechCrunch, Kik’s acquisition of the Toronto fashion app hints that the company may be planning to introduce its future services and products around fashion. For...

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...

Kik Hits 120 Million Users, Updates App with Increased Privacy Controls

Waterloo-based Kik has updated its cross platform messaging app to increased privacy and control when it comes to how users can manage how they chat with others. “Over the past year we’ve seen Kik become the top app used to chat one-to-one with your friends from other social apps,” said Kik CEO Ted Livingston. “A...