WhatsApp

WhatsApp Messenger update adds Android Wear support

WhatsApp Messenger has been updated and has added in support for new devices and other improvements. The app is now at version 2.11.362 and the update went live on August 29. The exact size of the app will vary depending on the device you are installing it on.

WhatsApp beta update now has Android Wear support

As Android Wear continues to grow in popularity in the wearables market, more and more apps have been releasing updates to support this platform. WhatsApp, one of the most popular messaging apps in the world, has released a beta update where you can do more than just view their notifications on your smartwatch, giving you the ability to read and even respond to messages.

Facebook earnings show messaging is the way to profit

With their earnings call today, Facebook announced the typical myriad of financial statistics. A giant increase in both revenue and profit carry the day, but additional news from their various entities more than suggest their direction. When it comes to Facebook and the user, the message is clear: messaging is their new direction.  

WhatsApp downplays reported security hole

It should perhaps surprise no one that WhatsApp would release a statement that washes its hands regarding a recently reported security flaw. One is left wondering, however, if there is any truth to the company's claims or if it's simply applying age-old damage control techniques.

Android chief Pichai says there was no WhatsApp offer from Google

At MWC this week, Android and Chrome chief Sundar Pichai had something interesting to say about WhatsApp. According to the Google SVP, they never made an offer for WhatsApp. This contradicts earlier reports that Google was dead set on acquiring WhatsApp, even going so far as to offer cash to be notified of any other offers for the messaging service.

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.
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