"Pingup is focused on automating local commerce through buttons and bots," said Mark Slater, CEO, Pingup. "We are the leader in aggregating over 180,000 local merchants for native, real-time transactions on online publishers and social platforms. Kik's messaging platform and bots are the natural evolution for this digital utility. The OrderNow bot has the potential to become the teenage generation's go-to method for food ordering."
Pingup holds the patents in managing user chat experiences with businesses and is bringing its API-powered local transaction capability to a broad range of leading-edge consumer platforms and interfaces.
Pingup is the nation's largest transaction platform for local services businesses, using proprietary technology to connect hundreds of thousands of local merchants with leading publishers such as Bing, Yahoo, YP, Citysearch and Superpages that have over 100 million monthly users and 250 million monthly local searches. Pingup aggregates over 180,000 US businesses, more than triple OpenTable's quantity in the US and continues to add thousands of businesses each month. The company is headquartered in Boston's Innovation District and backed by Avalon Ventures. For more information visit http://pingup.com. Follow us on Twitter:@pingupapp.
About Kik Interactive
Kik Interactive, Inc., connects the world through chat. The company is the maker of Kik, a chat platform with more than 300 million registered users where people can chat with friends and connect with chat-based experiences. Founded in 2009, Kik Interactive, Inc. is headquartered in Waterloo, with offices in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, and Toronto. For more information, please visit: kik.com.
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