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Move Over Facebook: WeChat Is Set to Become the Only App African Internet Users Need

Claire van den Heever | Posted 02.05.2016 | World
Claire van den Heever

CAPE TOWN, South Africa -- Today, digital banking, investing and lending have gone mainstream in China, with millions of consumers skipping straight from cash to mobile finance. The African market shows similar potential.

WhatsApp Now Tells You When Someone Has Read Your Message

The Huffington Post | Kerry Flynn | Posted 11.06.2014 | Technology

Just a month after Facebook officially acquired WhatsApp, the messaging app is adding one of Facebook Messenger's most annoying features: read receipt...

64 Billion Messages in 24 Hours: Key Takeaways From WhatsApp's Massively Disruptive Statistics

Peter Diamandis | Posted 06.16.2014 | Business
Peter Diamandis

To give you some perspective, that is 10 times the amount sent in the entire US text message industry in one day. That is just insane!

Facebook Really Can't Change WhatsApp's Privacy Policies Now

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 04.10.2014 | Technology

When Facebook agreed to acquire the popular messaging service WhatsApp, some feared Mark Zuckerberg's company would ignore privacy promises made to ea...

Jillian Berman

Sorry, Libertarians: Only The Government Can Stop The Internet From Killing Jobs | Jillian Berman | Posted 03.18.2014 | Business

The U.S. economy has a technology problem, and it could use an intervention. Every major wave of "disruptive" technology that has hit the economy s...

Bill Gates Sounds Skeptical Of Zuckerberg's Latest Deal

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 03.16.2014 | Technology

Bill Gates sounded a skeptical note about Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's decision to pick up WhatsApp on ABC's “This Week" Sunday. Gates seemed ...

Erlang: From WhatsApp To Outerspace

The Huffington Post | Katelyn Bogucki | Posted 03.17.2014 | Huffpost Code

In February, Facebook acquired the company WhatsApp for $19 billion. WhatsApp serves over 465 million users and there are over 40 billion messages sen...

WhatsApp's Biggest Promise May Get Broken With Facebook Deal

The Huffington Post | Dino Grandoni | Posted 03.10.2014 | Technology

A pair of pro-privacy groups say WhatsApp could potentially break one of its biggest promises by agreeing to be acquired by Facebook for roughly $19 b...

Bianca Bosker

The Myth Of Freedom From Facebook | Bianca Bosker | Posted 02.28.2014 | Technology

When the CEOs of big companies buy smaller startups in a grab for their members, the executives know there’s a very important, very formulaic promis...

The Secret To Really Achieving The 'American Dream'

Blake Kernen | Posted 04.27.2014 | Teen
Blake Kernen

In case you're in need of a little more evidence that The American Dream is alive and well, here's this.

Zuckerberg Promises Facebook Won't Read Your WhatsApp Chats

The Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker | Posted 02.25.2014 | Technology

Worried that Facebook is going to ruin WhatsApp? Mark Zuckerberg promises it won't. Facebook's approach to our personal information couldn't be mor...

A Completely Unrealistic Solution to the Problem of Inequality

Floyd Elliot | Posted 04.26.2014 | Business
Floyd Elliot

Robert Reich, the perfectly-sized* former Secretary Of Labor, recently wrote about Facebook’s acquisition of WhatsApp, the company that markets a me...

The New WhatsApp Billionaires and the Future of Philanthropy

David Callahan | Posted 04.24.2014 | Impact
David Callahan

Once upon a time, big philanthropy worked like this: After decades of building a great fortune (because it used to take decades), a titan of industry would create a major foundation late in life and, not long after, would pass from the scene.

Bianca Bosker

WhatsApp CEO Is Against Whatever Facebook Is For | Bianca Bosker | Posted 02.20.2014 | Technology

Mark Zuckerberg may be Facebook friends with the guys whose company he just bought for $19 billion. But by all indications, Jan Koum, WhatsApp’s CEO...

Why WhatsApp Is The Startup Silicon Valley Deserved

Taylor Casti | Posted 04.22.2014 | Technology
Taylor Casti

In a land of pushy 20-something wunderkind CEOs, WhatsApp's Jan Koum is a 37-year-old black sheep who just wants to build a great product without media attention. No muss, no fuss.

A Beginner's Guide To WhatsApp

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 02.20.2014 | Technology

On Wednesday, Facebook acquired the messaging app WhatsApp for $19 billion. If you're not one of the 450 million people in the world who already u...

Why Facebook Paid An Astonishing Sum For WhatsApp In 2 Charts

The Huffington Post | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 02.20.2014 | Technology

You may never have heard of WhatsApp, the messaging service which Facebook on Wednesday announced it had purchased for a jaw-dropping $19 billion, but...

Facebook Is No Longer Happy Just Being Facebook

Bianca Bosker | Posted 04.21.2014 | Technology
Bianca Bosker

We've thought of Facebook's growing ecosystem of services as revolving around and expanding the core Facebook experience. We're thinking too small. Zuckerberg is dreaming of an even larger universe of services that aren't tied to Facebooking, but communicating -- full stop.

Facebook To Buy WhatsApp For $19 Billion

The Huffington Post | Dino Grandoni | Posted 02.20.2014 | Technology

If Facebook can't have Snapchat, it'll reach deep into its pockets to buy the next best thing. Late Wednesday, Facebook announced that it will buy ...