The overall messaging market will fall in value by $600 million, from $113.5 billion last year to $112.9 billion by 2019, according to new data from Juniper Research.

The popularity of instant chat apps such as WhatsApp and Line may be good news for consumers, but those hoping to make money from messaging may lose o(...)

How do you create a $15 billion company in an industry that gives its primary product away? Line did it by getting smartphone users to pay for (...)

The Facebook effect: rival messenger app Telegram claims a surge of popularity in the wake of Facebook’s deal to buy WhatsApp. Photograph: Dado Ruvic/Reuters

After Facebook announced last week that it would buying WhatsApp for $19 billion, a competing messaging application backed by Pavel Durov, crea(...)

Facebook is paying more than double its annual revenue for a chat program that has little revenue.Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Facebook’s purchase of fast-growing messaging startup WhatsApp for an eye-popping $19 billion largely won approval from analysts, who said the (...)