Facebook mulls B2C chat for WhatsApp, games for Messenger Platform

Facebook may finally have a plan to make money from WhatsApp by letting businesses pay to contact users of the messaging app, Bloomberg reported. Facebook is already testing such a service for its Messenger app and it may apply this to …

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Globe adds WhatsApp as zero-rating partner

Globe Telecom in the Philippines has expanded its zero-rating access offer and now gives prepaid and postpaid customers free access to WhatsApp. Free WhatsApp gives customers real-time messaging and voice calling without data charges on any Globe prepaid promo or …

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EU reform policy will look at competitive threat from WhatsApp, Skype – report

The European Commission (EC) is reportedly keen to ensure US internet giants are subject to the same regulatory rules as network-based incumbents. “It is necessary to design a fair and future-proof regulatory environment for all services,” writes a draft EC policy …

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WhatsApp hits 800M active user milestone

WhatsApp has hit 800 million monthly active users, according to a tweet from founder Jan Koum, indicating the company is maintaining its rapid growth trajectory. Early this year Koum put the figure at 700 million, while the 600 million mark …

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WhatsApp launches voice calls for Android users

A long-anticipated free voice calling service has now been added to the Android version of WhatsApp, putting it in direct competition with the likes of Skype, Viber and Apple’s FaceTime. The feature had initially been beta tested on a small number of users, after …

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Facebook dominates 2014 app download, with LINE making cash

The “app superpowers” of Japan, South Korea and the US collectively generated more revenue in 2014 than the rest of the world combined, highlighting their ability to monetise even as the market saturates and download growth slows, according to App …

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Facebook dominates 2014 app download, with LINE making cash

The “app superpowers” of Japan, South Korea and the US collectively generated more revenue in 2014 than the rest of the world combined, highlighting their ability to monetise even as the market saturates and download growth slows, according to App …

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WhatsApp issues temporary ban to unofficial app users; adds web version for Android

WhatsApp users accessing the service via an unauthorised app are being locked out of the messaging service for 24 hours. WhatsApp Plus provides ways to customise the appearance of WhatsApp conversations and to increase the size limit of attached video …

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WhatsApp reaches 700M active users

WhatsApp, the messaging app acquired by Facebook for $22 billion last year, now has 700 million monthly active users, according to a post by the company’s CEO on Facebook. Jan Koum also noted that users send more than 30 billion …

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