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# whatsapp - Tuesday 18 March, 2014

WhatsApp co-founder assures users their privacy won't be affected by Facebook deal
# Set The Record Straight
# Set The Record Straight

WhatsApp co-founder assures users their privacy won't be affected by Facebook deal

Mar 18th 2014, 9:45 AM 5,929 Views 9 Comments

The company’s co-founder Jan Koum said its goal is “knowing as little about you as possible” and it wouldn’t have accepted Facebook’s offer if they had to compromise its principles.

# whatsapp - Wednesday 12 March, 2014

Security flaw on Android version of WhatsApp could leave user chats exposed
# Loophole
# Loophole

Security flaw on Android version of WhatsApp could leave user chats exposed

Mar 12th 2014, 4:46 PM 8,726 Views 7 Comments

The flaw would allow another app to access a user’s entire database of chats by accessing their SD card.

# whatsapp - Monday 3 March, 2014

Column: Children don't understand the consequences of sexting
# Explicit Images
# Explicit Images

Column: Children don't understand the consequences of sexting

Mar 3rd 2014, 7:30 PM 2,240 Views 27 Comments

Children as young as 10 have engaged in ‘sexting’ – sending explicit images or texts to another person — but they are distanced from the reality of what they are doing, writes Dr Maureen Griffin.

# whatsapp - Wednesday 26 February, 2014

Turns out Google didn't bid for WhatsApp after all
# Speculation
# Speculation

Turns out Google didn't bid for WhatsApp after all

Feb 26th 2014, 7:30 PM 17,044 Views 12 Comments

The company’s senior vice president, Sundar Pichai, said that reports of it bidding $10 billion for the service were “simply untrue.”

# whatsapp - Tuesday 25 February, 2014

LINE adds 2 million new users after WhatsApp outage, and rubs it in
# Shots Fired
# Shots Fired

LINE adds 2 million new users after WhatsApp outage, and rubs it in

Feb 25th 2014, 2:13 PM 18,539 Views 16 Comments

And we mean it *really* rubbed it in.

WhatsApp, data compression and Snapchat: What we learned from Zuckerberg's keynote
# Questions
# Questions

WhatsApp, data compression and Snapchat: What we learned from Zuckerberg's keynote

Feb 25th 2014, 7:45 AM 12,391 Views 12 Comments

While the focus was on WhatsApp and its $19 billion valuation, Mark Zuckerberg touched upon a number of issues that will be important further down the line.

# whatsapp - Monday 24 February, 2014

The knock-on effect: WhatsApp rival adds 8m users in 4 days
# Knock-on Effect
# Knock-on Effect

The knock-on effect: WhatsApp rival adds 8m users in 4 days

Feb 24th 2014, 7:22 PM 26,468 Views 14 Comments

Telegram Messenger, a messaging app that focuses on privacy, saw almost five million users sign up on Saturday after WhatsApp experienced an outage.

WhatsApp's first move after its deal with Facebook? Adding voice calls
# Constant Chatter
# Constant Chatter

WhatsApp's first move after its deal with Facebook? Adding voice calls

Feb 24th 2014, 2:08 PM 16,043 Views 25 Comments

WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum says that the new feature will arrive as early as April.

# whatsapp - Sunday 23 February, 2014

Weird Wide Web: Skyping with your dog, kiddie smartwatches and falling in love
# Week In Web
# Week In Web

Weird Wide Web: Skyping with your dog, kiddie smartwatches and falling in love

Feb 23rd 2014, 11:00 AM 7,616 Views 0 Comments

All of your essential tech and social media news for the week in one byte-sized portion.

The 9 at 9: Sunday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Feb 23rd 2014, 8:54 AM 12,459 Views 1 Comment

Good morning. Here are the nine stories you need to know as you start your Sunday.

WhatsApp apologises after 'server issues' affect millions worldwide
# Whats Oops
# Whats Oops

WhatsApp apologises after 'server issues' affect millions worldwide

Feb 23rd 2014, 8:03 AM 17,776 Views 15 Comments

The messaging service was bough by Facebook for $16 billion last week.

# whatsapp - Thursday 20 February, 2014

10 ancient texting traumas that are now a thing of the past
# Wb Hun
From The Daily Edge
# Wb Hun

10 ancient texting traumas that are now a thing of the past

Feb 20th 2014, 9:30 PM 74,827 Views 102 Comments

The prehistoric times before WhatsApp.

Explainer: After WhatsApp, where do messaging apps go from here?
# Messaging
# Messaging

Explainer: After WhatsApp, where do messaging apps go from here?

Feb 20th 2014, 4:22 PM 19,045 Views 16 Comments

With the purchase of WhatsApp and Viber, the rush for messaging apps has begun, but what else is out there?

WhatsApp billionaire was rejected by Facebook AND Twitter in the past
# PFO
From The Daily Edge
# PFO

WhatsApp billionaire was rejected by Facebook AND Twitter in the past

Feb 20th 2014, 10:32 AM 4,790 Views 2 Comments

The lousers.

BBC's amazing WhatsApp Twitter typo
# What's That?
From The Daily Edge
# What's That?

BBC's amazing WhatsApp Twitter typo

Feb 20th 2014, 7:40 AM 4,543 Views 3 Comments

WHAT’S Mark Zuckerberg paying for?

# whatsapp - Wednesday 19 February, 2014

Facebook buys WhatsApp message service for $16billion
# Big Bucks
# Big Bucks

Facebook buys WhatsApp message service for $16billion

Feb 19th 2014, 10:23 PM 19,741 Views 73 Comments

The deal includes $4 billion in cash and $12 billion in stock.

# whatsapp - Saturday 8 February, 2014

These are the worst things people do in a WhatsApp group
# Whassssaaaaaaap
From The Daily Edge
# Whassssaaaaaaap

These are the worst things people do in a WhatsApp group

Feb 8th 2014, 6:00 PM 191,654 Views 20 Comments

Come on people, be sound!

# whatsapp - Monday 13 January, 2014

50 billion instant messages expected to be sent each day in 2014
# SMS
# SMS

50 billion instant messages expected to be sent each day in 2014

Jan 13th 2014, 2:16 PM 9,898 Views 18 Comments

The figure is more than twice the number of text messages expected to be sent in 2014.

# whatsapp - Wednesday 11 December, 2013

Explainer: Why are the major social media sites trying to break into mobile messaging?
# Stay In Touch
# Stay In Touch

Explainer: Why are the major social media sites trying to break into mobile messaging?

Dec 11th 2013, 1:51 PM 10,755 Views 29 Comments

With younger users moving towards apps like Viber, WhatsApp, and Line, the traditional social media sites are trying to bring them back.

# whatsapp - Tuesday 4 June, 2013

EU wants to ban mobile networks from blocking Skype over 3G
# Net Neutrality
# Net Neutrality

EU wants to ban mobile networks from blocking Skype over 3G

Jun 4th 2013, 2:30 PM 12,144 Views 28 Comments

The European Commission wants to guarantee net neutrality by stopping carriers from selectively blocking services.