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Facebook completes acquisition of WhatsApp

Facebook completes $19 billion acquisition of WhatsApp

Facebook has completed its $19 billion acquisition of WhatsApp. The deal was swiftly finalized following the approval by the European Union on Friday. WhatsApp co-founder and CEO Jan Koum will sit on the Facebook Board of Directors. Facebook's acquisition of the messaging company was...
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Facebook's $19 billion deal to buy WhatsApp is approved by the EU

Facebook has received approval from the European Union for its $19 billion purchase of WhatsApp. The main concern over the deal in Europe was that the deal would harm communication in the telecom market. The European Commission said that the acquisition would not impede competition, according to...
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MySmartPrice turns WhatsApp into a price comparison tool

The price comparison website MySmartPrice is now enabling millions of consumers in India to check out better deals online, even when they have little connectivity. The web service will allow users to utilize WhatsApp, the massively popular cross-platform messenger, to make quick and speedy...
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New WhatsApp update for iPhone adds a way to archive chats and more

A new version of the WhatsApp Messenger app for the iPhone has been released, adding a way for users to achieve chats for the first time, among a number of new features, changes and improvements. Here's the full change log for the new 2.11.9 version of the app: Added ability to archive chats...
Best messaging apps for iPhone: Google Hangouts, LINE, WhatsApp, and more!

Best messaging apps for iPhone: Hangouts, LINE, WhatsApp, and more!

iMore's guide to the best, most reliable, and most widely used messaging apps currently available on the iPhone! Looking for the best iPhone apps to stay in contact with your friends and family? When it comes to messaging, the list of services to choose from is pretty much endless. Whether you...
WhatsApp servers are down — it's not just you!

WhatsApp servers are down — it's not just you!

WhatsApp, the incredibly popular instant messaging service recently purchased by Facebook for almost $20 bilion, is offline at the moment. So, yeah, it's not just you. It's the WhatsApp servers. There's no word yet on how long the outage will last, so let us know in the comments whether it's...
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Iran censors WhatsApp because Mark Zuckerberg is a 'Zionist'

It must be that internet access is slow, because Iran just got around to banning WhatsApp because parent company co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg is Jewish. Kind of. After, you know, Facebook bought WhatsApp over two months ago. The ban comes courtesy of Abdolsamad Khorramabadi, Secretary of...
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WhatsApp pairs with German carrier e-Plus to launch new SIM deal

The now Facebook-owned messaging service, WhatsApp has unveiled a new SIM deal in Germany. This prepaid SIM provides consumers with unlimited access to WhatsApp on top of agreed data limits. It's a milestone since this is the first time the popular service has partnered with carriers to sell a...
WhatsApp down, slow, or inconsistent for you? You're not alone!

WhatsApp down, slow, or inconsistent for you? You're not alone!

WhatsApp, the cross-platform instant messaging service recently acquired by Facebook for $16+ billion, seems to be having some trouble this morning. We're getting multiple reports of it simply not working, the send button being grayed out, messages sending slowly, or it working sometimes but not...
ZEN & TECH 61: How to deal with social addiction

ZEN & TECH 61: How to deal with social addiction

ZEN & TECH is Mobile Nations' lifestyle podcast where we work on centering your inner geek and using technology to help reduce stress and live better lives. In today's episode, Georgia and Rene discuss why we're social, how we interact on networks, the differences between SMS/MMS, Twitter,...

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