April 17th, 2013

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WhatsApp is “bigger than Twitter”, according to CEO Jan Koum, who revealed that the service now has more than 200m active users. Twitter’s last public milestone was also 200m users but Koum supported...

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April 9th, 2013

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WhatsApp is not being sold Google despite reports of a $1bn acquisition, according to the messaging company’s business development head Neeraj Arora. Arora told AllThingsDigital that the company is not...

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March 28th, 2013

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Messaging apps like Line, Kakao and WeChat may have started in Asia, but they are rapidly catching on worldwide, along with Western rivals like WhatsApp. The Wall Street Journal has a good roundup of...

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March 19th, 2013

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WhatsApp is to extend its subscription model to its iOS app, charging $1 a year to use the messaging service. The company’s CEO Jan Koum told Dutch journalist Alexander Klopping (via TechCrunch) that...

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March 14th, 2013

WhatsApp has launched a native app for BlackBerry 10, some three months after claiming it had no plans to support the OS. The app offers the standard WhatsApp features, as well as real-time push notifications...

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January 3rd, 2013

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The Christmas spike in smartphone and tablet activations, as well as app downloads, is now well known. But the figures emerging from Christmas 2012 are still startling for their sheer scale. We'll start...

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October 24th, 2012

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Apple may have delivered 300bn iMessages since the service debuted in autumn 2011 but WhatsApp is unlikely to be overly bothered, shifting roughly that amount in a month. In August WhatApp announced it...

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October 9th, 2012

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Almost half of all smartphone owners use some form of instant messaging (IM) or over-the-top (OTT) messaging app, according to new research from Analysys Mason. The company’s new Consumer Smartphone...

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September 11th, 2012

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You’ve probably already heard that the Nokia Lumia devices are getting an exclusive Angry Birds app, Roost. Now the company has revealed a further range of exclusive apps for Lumia, including offerings...

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