We all know that feeling; you send a text to your crush, one that you have carefully thought out and pondered about sending for the last two hours, and, after pushing the send button with your sweaty fingers, you anxiously sit and wait for a reply. Minutes pass and you […]
Eight months after we initially heard that Facebook had acquired WhatsApp for a whopping $19 billion, the deal has finally been approved by the various commissions involved in the US and Europe. In fact, the deal‘s price tag has actually increased to $21.8 billion.
The very popular messenger app WhatsApp has once again received a software update and this time it adds Android Wear compatibility with voice messaging on your wearable. WhatsApp has over 500 million active users, so expanding its functionality to all possible avenues is no problem, especially after receiving the massive […]
And people ask why Facebook paid so much for WhatsApp? Less than a year ago WhatsApp announced that they had reached 300 million active users, and now they have hit 500 million. That is a massively impressive growth rate, only equalled in the tech world by their parent company, Facebook.
Last month we reported WhatsApp will add voice calls to its app, and we now have our first leak of what it might look like. The first leak is for the iOS version of WhatsApp, and for the first time it seems like we have concrete evidence that we will […]
Just after making a their big acquisition announcement last week, WhatsApp has dropped another big one and announced that they will be adding voice calls to their popular messaging service. CEO of WhatsApp, Jan Koum, made the big announcement himself at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona today. While no […]
Even though the majority of the world is extremely surprised at the extremely high value Facebook placed on the messaging service when paying a total of $19 billion for WhatsApp. According to new sources, it wasn‘t the only offer that WhatsApp received, however. CNN Fortune reports that Google also tried […]
So what is the best way of staying ahead of your competitors? Buy them out! Facebook announced late yesterday that they will be purchasing messaging giant WhatsApp for a combined package of $19bn. The deal is structured to include $16 billion in cash and stock, of which $12 billion will take the […]
WhatsApp has announced via a tweet that the company has hit a new record after processing a staggering 27 billion messages in one day. new daily record: 10B+ msgs sent (inbound) and 17B+ msgs received (outbound) by our users = 27 Billion msgs handled in just 24 hours! “” WhatsApp […]
Now this is a smart move. Recognizing the shift away from SMS, Nokia has embraced the WhatsApp standard for their new low cost Asha 210 phone. The new Asha 210 features a dedicated button to access WhatsApp, and a full qwerty keyboard for messaging addicts. Well done to Nokia for […]