Your Depressing Future: IMing with Brands

Sam Biddle · 07/28/14 11:15AM

"Messaging apps"—which bring all the computing power of AIM to your smartphone—are so very in right now. The problem is, most of them don't make any money. But what if your buddy list were filled with advertisers? That's the plan.

Nitasha Tiku · 06/20/14 12:18PM

If Path cannot be Snapchat, then it shall be the world's 9,000th messaging app. Dave Morin just spent some of his shady new funding to acquire a startup called TalkTo. Like the saying goes, you gotta spend your investors' money to lose your investors' money.