News tagged with messaging

Does WhatsApp deal show Facebook knows what's up?

If Facebook hopes to remain the social networking leader, CEO Mark Zuckerberg knows the company must follow the people. That realization compelled Zuckerberg to pay $19 billion for WhatsApp, a mobile messaging application ...

dateFeb 20, 2014 in Business
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WeChat: China's popular mobile messaging app

As Facebook snaps up smartphone messaging service WhatsApp for a monumental $19 billion in cash and shares, focus has turned to its rivals. Here are some background facts about China's popular mobile messaging application ...

dateFeb 20, 2014 in Software
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WhatsApp deal highlights suite of similar apps

Facebook's announcement it is paying $19 billion in cash and stock to acquire WhatsApp is a milestone event in the short history of mobile messaging apps. Hundreds of millions of people have downloaded such apps to their ...

dateFeb 20, 2014 in Software
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Twitter says images blocked in Venezuela

Twitter said Friday that Venezuela was apparently blocking pictures from being shared in tweets as people took to streets to protest inflation and shortages amid sometimes violent unrest.

dateFeb 15, 2014 in Internet
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