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Facebook Reportedly Gets EU Approval On WhatsApp Deal Facebook Reportedly Gets EU Approval On WhatsApp Deal

Facebook announced its intent to purchase WhatsApp for $19 billion in February. The deal is still pending the necessary regulatory approvals, but according to a report from Reuters, it’s getting approval from the EU. The report cites two people familiar …

Growth Rate Of Social Apps Compared Growth Rate Of Social Apps Compared

This week, GlobalWebIndex released a new report about global trends in social platform usage. It found that SnapChat is the fastest-growing social app, followed by Kik Messenger. It’s interesting that the top fastest-growing social apps are completely independent of any …

WhatsApplebee’s Is Your New, Exclusive Chat App for Brewtus Lovers WhatsApplebee’s Is Your New, Exclusive Chat App for Brewtus Lovers

The problem with most social networks is that they aren’t exclusive enough, and they don’t center on specific interests. Same goes for some messaging apps. What if you only want to talk, anonymously, to people that share your love for, …

WhatsApp Hits 500 Million Users, 700 Million Photos Shared Daily WhatsApp Hits 500 Million Users, 700 Million Photos Shared Daily

Messaging app WhatsApp has just announced a huge milestone–they’ve topped half a billion “regular, active” users. And those users are sharing more than 700 million photos and 100 million videos every day. “Thanks to all of you, half a billion …

FTC to Facebook: Don’t Screw with User Privacy After WhatsApp Acquisition FTC to Facebook: Don’t Screw with User Privacy After WhatsApp Acquisition

Today, Facebook Chief Privacy Officer Erin Egan and WhatsApp General Counsel Anne Hoge received a diplomatic, but pointed letter from Jessica Rich, the Federal Trade Commussion’s Bureau of Consumer Protection head. And the TL;DR version is this: don’t screw with …

WhatsApp ‘Sets Record Straight’ On Facebook Acquisition WhatsApp ‘Sets Record Straight’ On Facebook Acquisition

A little less than a month ago, Facebook announced that it is acquiring WhatsApp for about $19 billion. There have been countless articles about what this deal will mean for WhatsApp users in the meantime, and apparently WhatsApp hasn’t been …

Google Never Tried to Buy WhatsApp, Says SVP Google Never Tried to Buy WhatsApp, Says SVP

The rumor coming on the heels of the biggest acquisition in recent memory–Facebook’s $19 billion buy of messaging service WhatsApp–was that Google also wanted to snatch up the wildly popular app and at one point had offered a handsome sum. …

WhatsApp Has A Button For Sending Traffic To Publishers WhatsApp Has A Button For Sending Traffic To Publishers

WhatsApp, which is being acquired by Facebook for $19 billion, has a share button for publishers that has the potential to drive traffic to websites. Here’s what it looks like: The company reportedly launched this late last year, and is …

Google Reportedly Offered WhatsApp $10B Before Facebook Snatched It Up for $19B Google Reportedly Offered WhatsApp $10B Before Facebook Snatched It Up for $19B

The big news yesterday afternoon came from Facebook, who announced that they were acquiring popular cross-platform messaging service WhatsApp for $19 billion–a staggering sum that dwarfs the nearly $1 billion Facebook paid for Instagram back in 2012. But it looks …

Facebook Is Acquiring WhatsApp For $19 Billion Facebook Is Acquiring WhatsApp For $19 Billion

Facebook just announced that it is acquiring WhatsApp for approximately $16 billion, including $4 billion in cash and approximately $12 billion in Facebook shares. The deal also includes an additional $3 billion in restricted stock units bringing the total to …

Messaging Apps Are Taking Over Mobile Messaging Messaging Apps Are Taking Over Mobile Messaging

Over the past two years, mobile messaging apps such as WhatsApp and SnapChat have become some of the most popular mobile apps around. Signs are even appearing that the messaging app segment may be taking the place of traditional social …

Google Said To Be In Talks To Acquire WhatsApp (WhatsApp Denies) Google Said To Be In Talks To Acquire WhatsApp (WhatsApp Denies)
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Update: Hope you had that grain of salt with you. WhatsApp says it’s not talking to Google. Rumors are circulating that Google is in talks to acquire WhatsApp. The root appears to be Digital Trends, which cites “an inside source” …