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WhatsApp for PC snubs iOS users
Hugely popular messaging platform WhatsApp has announced it has launched a desktop messaging option that allows its users to send messages via a web browser.
Kiwi youth indulging in illegal downloads
Almost half of those surveyed admit to unauthorised streaming of TV programmes and almost a third indulge in unauthorised downloading of movies.
WhatsApp hits 700 million users
WhatsApp now has 700 million monthly active users and those users are sending 30 billion messages per day, according to Jan Koum, WhatsApp CEO.
Slingshot launches data only plans for online messaging
Slingshot says many mobile phone users only use the call function when they need to get hold of people urgently, and that a growing number of their users prefer to communicate via messaging apps such as Facebook, email and Whatsapp.
Facebook to take on Telco's with VoIP service
More online competitors coming for the calling revenues of Telcos
WhatsApp sets the Facebook record straight…
There has been a lot of inaccurate and careless information circulating about what WhatsApp’s future partnership with Facebook would mean for its users’ data and privacy.
Wave of consolidation will occur in social messaging in 2014
The recent acquisitions of WhatsApp by Facebook and Viber by Rakuten signal that social communications, and particularly messaging, are becoming a core part of OTT services.
WhatsApp's "values and beliefs will not change"
'If partnering with Facebook meant that we had to change our values, we wouldn’t have done it."
Facebook aims to connect the "next billion"
"Zuckerberg’s proposal is Facebook-centric, with the social network and OTT players reaping the immediate benefits."
US$16 billion Facebook acquisition or Air Reward Points…?
WhatsApp co-founder Jan Koum reveals mega-bucks Facebook deal hung in the balance after he refused to miss a flight because it was booked with Air Reward Points.
WhatsUp with WhatsApp?
"Can't believe all these people are crying about Whatsapp not working, do some exercise, do some work, learn a language."
Is Facebook's WhatsApp acquisition a surprise?
Facebook’s acquisition of WhatsApp should come as no surprise and makes sense for both parties, although there are some key challenges ahead in terms of how Facebook develops and monetises WhatsApp going forward.
WhatsApp coming over the hill? It's a US$16 billion Facebook acquisition
"WhatsApp is on a path to connect 1 billion people - the services that reach that milestone are all incredibly valuable."