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WhatsApp update for Android includes end-to-end encryption to protect messages
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WhatsApp update for Android includes end-to-end encryption to protect messages

An online privacy tool endorsed by Edward Snowden is being used to protect WhatsApp messages from snooping by encrypting them as they travel the Internet.

EU seeks rivals' feedback on Facebook, WhatsApp deal
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EU seeks rivals' feedback on Facebook, WhatsApp deal

EU antitrust regulators are asking Facebook's rivals and telecoms operators whether the bid for WhatsApp will lead to price hikes and curb innovation.

India an important market if we want to reach 1 billion users: WhatsApp's Jan Koum
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India an important market if we want to reach 1 billion users: WhatsApp's Jan Koum

WhatsApp founder Jan Koum has said that India is an important market, if the app aims to hit the one billion mark.

After $19 bn WhatsApp deal, Facebook and Zuckerberg are riding high
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After $19 bn WhatsApp deal, Facebook and Zuckerberg are riding high

Just 18 months after appearing at risk of getting crushed by the swelling mobile wave, the No 1 social network is riding high.

WhatsApp apologises, says router caused 3 hour outage
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WhatsApp apologises, says router caused 3 hour outage

WhatsApp founder Jan Koum on Sunday issued an apology and blamed a network router for Saturday's outage of the mobile messaging app.

WhatsApp goes down for 3 hours, days after $19 bn Facebook deal
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WhatsApp goes down for 3 hours, days after $19 bn Facebook deal

WhatsApp, the rapidly expanding mobile messaging app, suffered an outage for more than three hours on Saturday.

Facebook take note: WhatsApp isn't a hit everywhere in Asia
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Facebook take note: WhatsApp isn't a hit everywhere in Asia

WhatsApp has been a strong player in Asia, but in the past year has faced strong competition from LINE and WeChat.

$19 billon Facebook deal analysis: WhatsApp's simplicity is its big plus and minus
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$19 billon Facebook deal analysis: WhatsApp's simplicity is its big plus and minus

For many Silicon Valley insiders the price tag proved difficult to swallow, especially if WhatsApp's business model and product roadmap doesn't evolve.

Google tried to keep WhatsApp away from Facebook, was reportedly ready to top $19 billion
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Google tried to keep WhatsApp away from Facebook, was reportedly ready to top $19 billion

It’s been reported that Google first offered a humble $10 billion to buy WhatsApp at one point, and then went on to offer to beat Facebook's $19 billion.

WhatsApp founders crashed Zuckerberg's Valentines day plans to make $19 bn deal
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WhatsApp founders crashed Zuckerberg's Valentines day plans to make $19 bn deal

The Facebook - WhatsApp deal was struck over a plate of chocolate covered strawberries that were intended for Zuckerberg's wife, Priscilla Chan on Valentines Day.

$19 billion for WhatsApp: The 'go big or go home' moment for Facebook
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$19 billion for WhatsApp: The 'go big or go home' moment for Facebook

If Facebook hopes to remain the social networking leader, the company must follow the people. That realisation compelled Zuckerberg to pay $19 billion for WhatsApp.

Facebook buys WhatsApp: A look at its top four rivals
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Facebook buys WhatsApp: A look at its top four rivals

Some of the most popular messaging apps were developed in Asia, where a slew of competitors are vying for dominance.

Facebook pays $19 bn for WhatsApp, but Sequoia Capital gets last laugh
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Facebook pays $19 bn for WhatsApp, but Sequoia Capital gets last laugh

With the sale of its protégé company message service WhatsApp to Zuckerberg's Facebook for $19 billion, Sequoia found a way to make money from Facebook as well as solidifying its position as a titan of venture capital.