The Iranian government is putting all its effort and capacity to help the locally developed messaging apps to lift off from the ground. Iran’s Vice Presidency for Science and Technology has announced that the government will give out grants to eligible local messaging app companies with a considerable number of users.
Wikipedia has a fast growing competitor now, and it’s called Everipedia. The website, as the founders call it is a "thugged-out Wikipedia" which is a crowdsourced encyclopedia and knowledge aggregator. Here’s TechRasa’s interview with two of the co-founders of Everipedia.