WhatsApp bans WhatsApp Plus users
Instant messaging service WhatsApp is apparently banning the users who are also operating WhatsApp Plus along with it. WhatsApp Plus is a third-party client and is wrongly being termed as an upgraded alternative to the original WhatsApp messaging .
BlackBerry Chief Demurs on Sale of Messenger Service, for Now
. The prospect of selling or spinning off BlackBerry’s messaging service has helped buoy the company’s fortunes, though John S. Chen hinted that may not happen quite yet.
Facebook Stock Not So Different Than Bitcoin
. The risk for Facebook and Bitcoin, respectively, is that someone creates a better social network or decentralized digital currency, writes Rob Cox of Reuters Breakingviews.
WHATSAPP cracks down on people using unofficial clients
Last weekend, as BGR India pointed out, several tech-focused websites in India erroneously reported that WhatsApp+ was actually going to be the new WhatsApp app, for some reason ��� perhaps because its support for themes and emoji can be seen as .
WhatsApp Hits 700 Million Monthly Users - Digits - WSJ
WhatsApp, the mobile messaging service acquired by Facebook for $22 billion, announced Tuesday it has grown to 700 million monthly active users, up from 600 million in August. WhatsApp now has more users than any��.
You Can Now WhatsApp From Your Desktop
For one thing, WhatsApps desktop version is a straightforward mirror of the WhatsApp on users phones, meaning that you need an active web connection on your phone, rather than your computer. For the majority of users this shouldnt be a problem���but.
(Updated) WHATSAPP begins crackdown on unlicensed 3rd party clients
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WHATSAPP is on the web, but only for Chrome (and not iOS)
After doing a little cleaning up of unqualified services, WhatsApp is now coming to the desktop. A long-desired feature for fans, WhatsApp is now available on the browser ��� but not any browser. For now, Chrome is the only browser supported, and youll.
WhatsApp launches desktop messaging option
Messaging platform WhatsApp has announced that users can now send messages from their desktop web browsers. However, in a blog post announcing the feature, the company says that messages will still live on users phones. The desktop messaging .
WhatsApp Finally Launches on the Web - The Next Web
It seems the day many people have been waiting for is finally here ��� WhatsApp is now available on your desktop, but only if youre an Android, Windows Phone or BlackBerry user. The new Web client is actually a simple��.
The Messaging App Wars Are Just Getting Started
. Dozens of messaging platforms are competing to become the YouTube of smartphone messaging. But which ones will win?
Founders of an Anti-Facebook Are Won Over
The co-founders of WhatsApp are not brash young Silicon Valley entrepreneurs. They are just two guys who wanted to create a simple messaging service.. Jan Koum and Brian Acton, co-founders of WhatsApp, which was bought by Facebook for at least $16 billion, are not brash young Silicon Valley entrepreneurs and prefer to operate lean and below the radar; they are obsessively focused on creating simple, private, nearly free text messaging service.
WhatsApp gets itself a web version, but iPhone owners won.
The CEO of WhatsApp said that ���Apples platform limitations��� was the reason why no iOS version is available.
WhatsApp begins crackdown on unlicensed 3rd party clients
In a move to deter unlicensed 3rd party clients, WhatsApp has begun instituting 24-hour bans of service citing several reasons including safety.
WHATSAPP finally comes to the web, but doesnt jibe with iOS
Well, those leaks were spot on. WhatsApp founder Jan Koum just announced (via Facebook, naturally) that the hugely popular messaging company has launched a web client thatll let users fire off messages from inside the��.
WHATSAPP finally launches on the Web
It seems the day many people have been waiting for is finally here ��� WhatsApp is now available on your desktop, but only if youre an Android, Windows Phone or BlackBerry user. The new Web client is actually a simple mirror from the WhatsApp app on.
The Chatter for Sunday, Feb. 23
Notable quotes from business articles that appeared in The New York Times last week.
State of the Internet: Still Growing but More Mobile Than Ever
. Mary Meeker, an influential venture capitalist, analyzes the rapid growth of mobile devices, Internet video and China in her annual report on the state of the Internet industry.
Telegram Claims 50M Monthly Active Users, Seems To Be.
Back in March this year, Telegram said it had 35 million monthly active users, 15 million of whom used it daily, with 18 billion messages monthly, 600 million messages daily. By contrast, the far larger WhatsApp is on roughly��.
WHATSAPP to Let You Make Voice Calls via Skype? Nope.
Its no secret that WhatsApp is planning to roll out voice calling functionality for its insanely popular messaging app, but despite aiming to set it live in Q2 2014, that target date slipped as the year quickly passed by. However��.
WhatsApp launches its web client, but not for iOS users
WhatsApp said today that it has launched its web client, but not for iOS users. In a blog post, WhatsApp wrote that ���Today, for the first time, millions of you will have the ability to use WhatsApp on your web browser. Our web client is simply an.
WHATSAPP Hits 700 Million Users | Re/code
WhatsApp, the messaging service Facebook paid $19 billion for last February, has grown to 700 million monthly active users, up from 600 million in August, according to CEO Jan Koum. Thats more than 200 million new users��.
For Facebook, Its Users First and Profits Later
. The social networking giant’s agreement to buy the messaging start-up WhatsApp for up to $19 billion is risky, but follows a trend in valuing the number of users over revenue.
Can You Trust Secure Messaging Apps?
. Messaging apps and security are two of the hottest topics in tech, though it’s not always easy to be sure you can trust the wave of supposedly secure messaging services out now.
Crash Your Friends WhatsApp Remotely with Just a Message
A Vulnerability has been discovered in the wildly popular messaging app WhatsApp, which allows anyone to remotely crash WhatsApp just by sending a specially crafted message, two security researchers reported The��.
WhatsApp Blocks Third-Party App, Locks Out Users
WhatsApp is cracking down on third-party app WhatsApp Plus, and punishing users who downloaded it. The Facebook-owned company has cut off access to the unauthorized WhatsApp Plus service, which provided additional customization for the popular .
WHATSAPP Comes To The Desktop
One weird catch: to log in on the desktop, you have to take a picture of a QR code through WhatsApp on your phone. This is necessary, presumably, because WhatsApp uses your phone number and SMS verifications rather than usernames/passwords.
WhatsApps web-based chat client launches, only works with Google Chrome.
One of the services most-requested features, WhatsApp has today launched its web-based chat client. Rumors of it coming soon started appearing yesterday when screenshots of the latest WhatsApp app leaked showing an interface for logging into the web .
WhatsApp cracks down on people using unofficial clients.
Many users afflicted an were using Whatsapp+, one of the most popular third-party WhatsApp clients for Android phones. Android Police noted that people using another WhatsApp alternative, WhatsappMD, are also reporting��.
After WHATSAPP Deal, Visions of Magic Numbers
. How much money would it take for you to sell your start-up, quit your job or close your venture capital fund and walk away from it all?
This is probably what WhatsApp voice calling will look like.
WhatsApp has been promising to introduce call functionality for almost a year now, but new images from an experimental build of the app suggest the feature could be close to completion. The.
Modeling the Financial Logic for Facebooks Huge Deal
. A new Reuters Breakingviews calculator shows how the social networking giant can bring the messaging start-up’s valuation in line with its own.
WhatsApp cracks down on users of unofficial clients.
It looks like WhatsApp has begun to crack down on users of third-party clients for the messaging service today. The company recently began instituting 24-hour bans for users of WhatsApp Plus, specifically. However, there��.
Facebooks WHATSAPP comes to desktop computers
The move expands WhatsApps reach to even more devices, and underscores Facebooks desire to fuel the worlds communications. The service, which has more than 600 million users, is one of the worlds largest social chat platforms, and the expansion .
WhatsApp to Start Offering Internet Phone Calls
. On the heels of its $16 billion acquisition by Facebook, WhatsApp said it would offer voice services, diversifying beyond its main messaging service.
Facebook Enters $16 Billion Deal for WhatsApp
. The acquisition of WhatsApp is Facebook’s largest by far, and marks a new height in the frenzy to acquire popular technology start-ups.
The Other Big Winner in the WHATSAPP Deal: Your Wallet
. By helping people bypass texting fees from mobile carriers, WhatsApp saved heavy users of texting a lot of money.
WhatSim sells a WhatsApp-only mobile plan on the cheap
WhatsApp is now capturing a good deal of the worlds texting traffic, so an Italian company figured it was time to create a WhatsApp data plan for the world. The people behind Italys Zeromobile have launched a new venture called WhatSim that sells a.
WhatsApp And Snapchat Could Face UK Ban After Election
UK Prime Minister David Cameron could push for a ban on WhatsApp and Snapchat if he wins this years general election. The move would be the result of new surveillance plans proposed in the wake of the terror attacks in��.
WHATSAPP rolls out end-to-end encryption using TextSecure.
The most recent update to WhatsApps Android app includes a surprising feature: strong end-to-end encryption, enabled by default. Its the strongest security any major texting app has offered, even.
Messaging App Line Files for I.P.O. in Tokyo
. The growth of Line, which has more than 430 million users, comes as some Internet messaging applications have received rich valuations
Facebook Looks to Become Big Fish in Another Big Pond
The acquisition is part of its effort to create a series of applications on a user’s mobile device instead of relying on its core social network alone.. Facebooks $16 billion deal to buy WhatsApp is part of its effort to create a series of applications on a user’s mobile device instead of relying on its core social network alone; with 450 million users, WhatsApp is most widely used cross-platform messaging app; deal could lead to increased competition and tension with some of worlds biggest telecommunications operators.
WhatsApp is Now on the Web (and Your Home Computer)
It requires that you have the latest WhatsApp app on your phone and an internet connection on both, as it shares the same account, data and connection. On your desktop it requires that you use Chrome. It currently works with��.
App Smart: Messaging
Several apps, including WhatsApp, Kik and Viber, offer alternatives to SMS for communicating with others from your phone.
Facebooks $21.8 Billion WhatsApp Acquisition Lost $138 Million Last Year
. Based on the data in a new securities filing, Mark Zuckerberg’s company paid about 2,000 times annual revenue for WhatsApp.
Foreign Forces in League With Hong Kongs Democrats Include Gandhi, King, Jesus
. Hong Kong citizens pushing for more democracy are indeed, as People’s Daily, the Chinese Communist Party newspaper, said, colluding “with external forces.” At the top of the list of foreigners influencing the movement: Gandhi, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Jesus Christ.
WHATSAPP for PC: messaging web client now available on internet browsers
WhatsApp users send over 30 billion messages a day. A QR code will appear, which must be scanned inside of WhatsApp to activate the service. However, the client is not entirely convenient, as a users phone must stay connected to the internet for the .
Pricing Tencent’s WeChat
China Internet giant Tencent says its popular WeChat app is raking in the cash - but by giving few other details, has made gauging its profitability a struggle, says Breakingviews Peter Thal Larsen.
WhatsApp Plus users suspended by official app for 24 hours
WhatsApp is imposing 24-hour lock-outs on people trying to access its service via an unauthorised Android app. The Facebook-owned messaging service said that it had acted against users of WhatsApp Plus because of concerns that the program might .
WhatsApp Finally Tells You When Your Messages Are Read
If youre a WhatsApp user, you should see a small but useful change start rolling into the app. As 9to5Mac spotted, the app will now light up its double-check marks blue when a message has been read. If the read receipts��.
Users of 3rd-party WhatsApp clients reportedly being banned from the service.
WhatsApp is one of the most-used messaging apps in existence, and today countless users of the service have taken to Google+ and Twitter to report that theyre being banned from the service for 24 hours. The common denominator between those reporting .
Idolizing Bollywood’s Bad Boy
The actor Salman Khan’s effect on Indian men is the subject of “Being Bhaijaan,” a documentary by the directors Shabani Hassanwalia and Samreen Farooqui.