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 antitrust regulators are asking Facebook's rivals and telecoms operators whether the bid for WhatsApp will lead to price hikes and curb innovation.
WhatsApp founder Jan Koum has said that India is an important market, if the app aims to hit the one billion mark.
Just 18 months after appearing at risk of getting crushed by the swelling mobile wave, the No 1 social network is riding high.
WhatsApp founder Jan Koum on Sunday issued an apology and blamed a network router for Saturday's outage of the mobile messaging app.
WhatsApp, the rapidly expanding mobile messaging app, suffered an outage for more than three hours on Saturday.
WhatsApp has been a strong player in Asia, but in the past year has faced strong competition from LINE and WeChat.
For many Silicon Valley insiders the price tag proved difficult to swallow, especially if WhatsApp's business model and product roadmap doesn't evolve.
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.
For Facebook, this is clearly the biggest tech 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.
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.
Some of the most popular messaging apps were developed in Asia, where a slew of competitors are vying for dominance.
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.