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Were taking a somewhat various method to our second element for the Inspiring advertisers series. A fortnight before, Boris interviewed Reed Hastings on his businesses courses and knowledge, however now Im shaking it up with a glance at a 26-year-old creator who is disrupting the mobile and social media places: Kik CEO and creator Ted Livingston.
Livingstons trip as a business owner try much less than Hastings also more capable businesses leadership, but he’s toasted levels, experienced gut-wrenching lows and appear on the reverse side with a cellular texting companies who has over 80 million registered users.
Youve read all of us state they before: were growing like hell! Exactly how insane? With 225k new users every single day, were now at 80 million consumers #KikSurvey
Kik, for those of you who dont see of it, has its own core consumer base in america, and industries alone as an universal messaging solution that does not require a phone number for registration. People on iOS, Android os, Windows Phone as well as other networks can change texting, images and gamble games and see content material free-of-charge across the solution.
It began at RIM
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Waterloo, Canada-based Kik not too long ago passed away 80 million customers, that was provided specific value from regional media just who noted that it got the 4-and-a-half year old startup past BlackBerry and its BBM mobile texting answer.