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Instagram v5.1 arriving with focus on design and speed

Instagram has announced the latest Android app update. This one is arriving as version 5.1, and should be immediately noticeable due to the new look. Instagram for Android now has a flat design. This is described as being a "cleaner" design, however the folks at Instagram are also touting the new speed.

WhatsApp CEO promises calling feature in Q2 2014, hints at carrier agreements

What are Facebook’s ambitions with their purchase of WhatsApp? If WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum’s comments today are correct, WhatsApp may just be your new communication platform. Not messaging, but communicating. At a talk during MWC this week, Koum said WhatsApp would have voice calling capabilities this year, in addition to their already robust messaging service.

Google offered over $19 billion for WhatsApp, but CEO felt it was spiteful

With Facebook’s massive acquisition of WhatsApp, many were curious as to why the social networking giant would be interested in a messaging platform. More to the point, why were they interested to the tune of $19 billion? Even more curious was WhatsApp’s rebuffing of Google’s apparent advances to acquire them. Now that the deal is done, new information on events leading up to the acquisition paint an odd picture.

What’s changing for WhatsApp users? “Nothing”

With Facebook purchasing WhatsApp, users may be concerned about what could change. Though we speculated in the announcement that there could be an advertising angle for Facebook, it seems WhatsApp will continue to operate normally. Still a standalone app, and keeping the same pay structure.

Facebook purchases WhatsApp for $19 billion

Facebook, in their continued desire for a messaging platform, has agreed to purchase WhatsApp. The selling price is a whopping $16 billion in cash and Facebook stock, plus $3 billion in Restricted Stock Awards, or RSA. A regulatory filing details all the subtleties, but for now — we’re going to sit back and marvel at that price.
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