Kik Messenger, once a popular messaging platform, had created so many controversies in the past years that everyone was happy when it decided to shut down. According to the latest reports, however, Kik might not be shutting down after all. MediaLab, one of the multimedia holding companies based in Los Angeles, will be acquiring the Kik Messenger, says the official blog post from Kik. This follows the CEO Tim Livinston’s tweet that the company is expected to shut down as there are issues dealing with the SEC of the US. Now, however, MediaLab has stepped into the game.
“Whether it be a passion for an obscure manga or your favorite football team, Kik has shown an incredible ability to provide a platform for new friendships to be forged through your mobile phone. As a group of non-conformists ourselves, we resonate with the Kik ethos and felt this was a community we wanted to help continue,” says the MediaLab team while substantiating its decision to purchase Kik Messenger and stop it from simply depleting. The team has also said that it would be listening to the customers and regulators as it revamps the Kik experience, but all the while, keeping the digital space intact.
“While we’re really excited about all the potential, we promise to never lose sight of what makes Kik special. We don’t plan on screwing it up but just in case we’re veering off course, we’re counting on all of you to keep us honest so don’t hesitate to reach out,” adds the blog post written by the MediaLab team. For this LA-based multimedia company, Kik would be an amazing addition to the collection of apps it has managed to acquire in the course of time. It is not yet clear how MediaLab is planning to address the aspects of Kik that sparked controversy though.