Friday, 20 June 2014

Path is back with a new messaging app that can talk to people and places




Dave Morin is ready to start talking about Path again.
After a year of keeping quiet and releasing hardly any product updates, Morin is today unveiling the future of the company: a messaging app, an acquisition, and a social network where you can add as many friends as you want. He’s also breaking out numbers about Path usage for the first time in months. The app now has 4 million daily users, Morin says, up from 1.5 million at the beginning of 2014, and handles 10 times more traffic than it did a year ago.
First, Path is releasing a messaging app called Path Talk for iPhone and Android. Path Talk is essentially Path’s messaging feature, stripped out and given its own standalone app. There’s no way to chat inside Path anymore — you’ll...
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