TechCrunch: Kik says it’s ‘here to stay,’ following shutdown reports

TechCrunch: Kik says it’s ‘here to stay,’ following shutdown reports. “It’s been a rough run for Kik of late. The once mighty messaging service announced in late September that it would be shutting down its app. CEO Ted Livingston noted in a blog post that the startup would be trimming its headcount from over 100 people to ‘an elite 19 person team,’ following a protracted 18 month battle with the SEC.”