Yesterday will be remembered as the day that the messaging war started.
In the immense game of thrones that mobile became the instant Steve Jobs unveiled the first fat, slow, and utterly revolutionary iPhone, the first war among technology giants was for mobile devices. The second was mobile platforms: iOS and Android.
The third mobile tech war will be fought over messaging. And it will be fought everywhere.
WeChat has done amazing things in China. Facebook’s Messenger and its “10,000 bot…