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iOS 8 features ruffle a few feathers, WhatsApp CEO accuses Apple of 'borrowing'

iOS 8 features ruffle a few feathers, WhatsApp CEO accuses Apple of 'borrowing'

By 4 June 2014

WhatsApp CEO and co-founder Jan Koum has spoken out about Apple's new features coming to iMessage with iOS 8 later in the year. He suggests that the Cupertino company may have been influenced by some of the functionality of his messaging application when... >>

What does Facebook own? Here's the companies it has acquired and the reasons why

What does Facebook own? Here's the companies it has acquired and the reasons why

By 26 April 2014

Facebook is on a spending spree, shelling out billions and billions of dollars on both small and large companies that the social network will either fold into its umbrella or tap to improve experiences. Facebook has gobbled up roughly 50 companies since... >>

WhatsApp Voice over LTE is going to push networks to compete or die trying

WhatsApp Voice over LTE is going to push networks to compete or die trying

By 18 April 2014

WhatsApp recently announced that it will be introducing voice calling in the next few months. According to network software engineers this means huge changes ahead for networks that will result in the death of 3G calls, the start of HD chatting, better... >>

WhatsApp is offering a SIM with unlimited messaging for free

WhatsApp is offering a SIM with unlimited messaging for free

By 8 April 2014

In a world first WhatsApp has teamed with a German network provider to offer its own SIM with free WhatsApp messaging. This is a step towards making WhatsApp an MVNO, meaning a carrier that doesn’t own an actual network – like GiffGaff. Initially... >>

Google: We never tried to buy WhatsApp, what are you talking about?

Google: We never tried to buy WhatsApp, what are you talking about?

By 26 February 2014

Google has denied claims on Wednesday that it made a bid for WhatsApp, before the messaging app was acquired by Facebook earlier this month for more than $16 billion.  Sundar Pichai, senior vice president of Android and Chrome at Google, called the... >>

Zuckerberg wants to make social networking, messaging and search free for all

Zuckerberg wants to make social networking, messaging and search free for all

By 24 February 2014

Mark Zuckerberg has said that Facebook wants to create a 911 style service for the internet to allow people to access services like social networking, messaging, and search for free to people around the globe. "We want to create a similar dial tone for... >>

WhatsApp to get voice calling feature in next few months

WhatsApp to get voice calling feature in next few months

By 24 February 2014

WhatsApp will gain voice calling abilities in the second quarter of this year. CEO Jan Koum revealed that the much-requested feature will arrive before the summer, at a press event at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The messaging service, bought by... >>

Internet.org is the real reason behind Facebook WhatsApp deal, and here's why

Internet.org is the real reason behind Facebook WhatsApp deal, and here's why

By 20 February 2014

In less than a month Facebook has gone from being the leading social networking site, to one that could potentially be the leading instant messaging app company as well. If the deal goes through, Facebook will have a further 450m people it can count... >>

WhatsApp acquisition: Why did Facebook spend more than $16bn on a messaging app?

WhatsApp acquisition: Why did Facebook spend more than $16bn on a messaging app?

By 20 February 2014

Facebook has bought WhatsApp for a headline figure of $16 billion, but the deal goes well beyond that. The monumental deal involves both cash and stock, but Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook's CEO, has already promised his public company will not use advertising... >>

Facebook's WhatsApp acquisition is huge: The 10 big company buyouts in recent memory

Facebook's WhatsApp acquisition is huge: The 10 big company buyouts in recent memory

By 19 February 2014

Facebook has just made the big announcement that it's buying hit messaging app WhatsApp for $19 billion. To compare the size of the deal, we've rounded up substantial acquisitions of internet and device companies in recent memory.  HP buys Compaq for... >>