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VoIP / SIP
WhatsApp for iOS updated
The new version 2.12.5 includes the ability for users to include videos in chat backups.
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VoIP / SIP
WhatsApp brings slew of new features to Android
WhatsApp has added new features to the instant messaging application for Android users.
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Facebook
Mobile and online messaging traffic skyrockets
Mobile and online messaging traffic will reach 160 trillion per annum by 2019. This is up from 94.2 trillion this year and equals 438bn daily.
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Windows Phone
Windows Phone users: The WhatsApp wait is nearly over
WhatsApp, complete with its new VoIP capabilities, is expected to be available to Windows Phone users soon, according to latest reports.
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VoIP / SIP
Meet SkipRoaming: "Like WhatsApp on steroids"
“It's a combination of the best features of WhatsApp, Skype, Viber, and Facebook Messenger all put together in one app and on steroids."
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VoIP / SIP
WhatsApp: Not so free after all?
WhatsApp is quick to say its calling feature is free, even between countries, but only when a user has an unlimited Wi-Fi hotspot...
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VoIP / SIP
Facebook: 10% of VoIP market - and aiming much higher
Facebook is claiming 10% of the mobile VoIP market via Messenger, as it looks to ramp up that figure with its WhatsApp voice offerings.
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VoIP / SIP
WhatsApp finally shares VoIP love with iOS users
iOS users can today jump on the WhatsApp bandwagon with the popular app finally announcing the voice calling capability is now available on iOS.
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VoIP / SIP
WhatsApp increases VoIP play
WhatsApp ramps up its push into voice, prompting suggestions that it is one of the most disruptive forces in telecommunications history.
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VoIP / SIP
WhatsApp’s voice service a wake-up call for operators
The sheer size of WhatsApp's network could disrupt the market and some operators are already adopting a defensive stance.
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Malware
Scammers target WhatsApp's new VoIP function
With many WhatsApp users looking to get the new VoIP feature, it is likely many will fall for the scam as WhatsApp slowly releases the functionality.
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Apple
WhatsApp for PC snubs iOS users
Hugely popular messaging platform WhatsApp has announced it has launched a desktop messaging option that allows its users to send messages via a web browser.
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Gaming
Kiwi youth indulging in illegal downloads
Almost half of those surveyed admit to unauthorised streaming of TV programmes and almost a third indulge in unauthorised downloading of movies.
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Apple
WhatsApp hits 700 million users
WhatsApp now has 700 million monthly active users and those users are sending 30 billion messages per day, according to Jan Koum, WhatsApp CEO.
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Messenger
Slingshot launches data only plans for online messaging
Slingshot says many mobile phone users only use the call function when they need to get hold of people urgently, and that a growing number of their users prefer to communicate via messaging apps such as Facebook, email and Whatsapp.
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Cloud
Facebook to take on Telco's with VoIP service
More online competitors coming for the calling revenues of Telcos
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Cloud
Facebook dead? No chance...
Most have accepted as fact that young people are fleeing Facebook en masse, writes one researcher.
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Apple
WhatsApp sets the Facebook record straight…
There has been a lot of inaccurate and careless information circulating about what WhatsApp’s future partnership with Facebook would mean for its users’ data and privacy.
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Facebook
Wave of consolidation will occur in social messaging in 2014
The recent acquisitions of WhatsApp by Facebook and Viber by Rakuten signal that social communications, and particularly messaging, are becoming a core part of OTT services.
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Gaming
WhatsApp's "values and beliefs will not change"
'If partnering with Facebook meant that we had to change our values, we wouldn’t have done it."
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Internet
Facebook aims to connect the "next billion"
"Zuckerberg’s proposal is Facebook-centric, with the social network and OTT players reaping the immediate benefits."
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Facebook
US$16 billion Facebook acquisition or Air Reward Points…?
WhatsApp co-founder Jan Koum reveals mega-bucks Facebook deal hung in the balance after he refused to miss a flight because it was booked with Air Reward Points.
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Apps
WhatsUp with WhatsApp?
"Can't believe all these people are crying about Whatsapp not working, do some exercise, do some work, learn a language."
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Facebook
Is Facebook's WhatsApp acquisition a surprise?
Facebook’s acquisition of WhatsApp should come as no surprise and makes sense for both parties, although there are some key challenges ahead in terms of how Facebook develops and monetises WhatsApp going forward.