MessageBird, the omnichannel cloud communications platform recently valued at $3 billion, is continuing to ramp up its M&A activity. Following last year’s acquisition of Pusher, a company that provides real-time web technologies, it is announcing that it has acquired “video-first” customer engagement platform 24sessions, and customer data platform Hull. Terms of the two new deals […]
Baidu joins a wave of US-listed Chinese firms in seeking a trading foothold in Hong Kong amid simmering tensions between the world’s two biggest economies. Companies from JD.com to NetEase raised about US$17 billion through share sales in Hong Kong last year, according to Bloomberg’s data.
Pioneered by WeChat almost four years ago, mini-apps are now common in China and India, and gaining traction in other markets, too. Mini-apps, or lightweight apps designed for integration into host apps, allow smartphone users to access several services through one app, saving them data and storage space. They also give host apps more ways […]