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    Back in February, Facebook announced it was buying popular mobile messaging app, WhatsApp, for a whopping $19 billion. We later compared WhatsApp to Facebook's in-house chat service, Facebook Messenger. We learned that, despite their core differences, they had a lot in common. But how does WhatsApp compare to, say, another popular mobile messaging service like Kik? WhatsApp is powered by your mobile number – it requires a working number for activation. Kik, on the other hand, doesn't require a working number and it doesn't require other people to have your number to work. One of its best ...

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    Our smartphones offer us many ways to communicate with each other. We can send SMS messages to one another. We can use Facebook to chat. Twitter lets us send direct messages back and form. Google's Hangouts offers us similar functionalities. On iOS there's iMessage. And let's not forget Skype, AIM, Yahoo! Messenger, Jabber, ChatOn, Kik, Snapchat, and who knows how many others. One could make the argument that there are simply too many ways with which we can communicate with one another. I wouldn't argue against that. The bigger issues, however, are identification and standards. If you want ...

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