Yes, messaging is a hot space and no, there aren t many messaging apps companies you can invest in.

But app vendors tend to be bought or go public at the worst possible time.

OMGPOP proceeded to fall apart with stunning speed thereafter.

Both were enjoying the afterglow of major successes they were entirely unequipped to repeat Farmville and Candy Crush Saga, respectively .

Several app industry insiders believe Rovio received a $2 Billion offer from a major Hollywood studio in the summer of 2012 – literally just as free apps were taking over the entire app industry and wrecking paid app specialists like Rovio.

China s Tencent paid $9 Billion for Supercell a month before Pokemon Go debuted and changed the dynamics of the mobile game market yet again.

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