How Kik Plans to Steal Snapchat's Teen Hearts

Chief Executive Officer Ted Livingston thinks Kik's growing rivalry with Snapchat is as intense as the battle between Uber and Lyft

Livingston sees Snapchat as Kik's true competitor.

Each morning, Kik Chief Executive Officer Ted Livingston tries to spend an hour in the bath to read and contemplate. It's not always relaxing, especially when his mind turns to the mobile messaging business, in which he has no shortage of competitors.

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