In a new innovative approach, FireChat, a mobile app for iOS and Android, lets users chat and message each other without having a working mobile data connection.
India's Nucleus Research Pvt Ltd has launched its own version of the Yo app and called it Yup!
The rumours however have managed to gain some serious attention and Facebook's Messenger team has written a post clarifying busting these.
LINE Corp., which owns the popular LINE instant messaging app, has announced a new app for smartphone users. This one is called the "LINE Selfie Sticker".
A new mobile messaging application called FireChat is empowering nearby smartphone users to stay in touch even when there's no cellular service or Internet connection.
Japan-based messaging app LINE is offering free talktime worth Rs 50 to all its users in India. The company made the announcement in a press statement.
Just 18 months after appearing at risk of getting crushed by the swelling mobile wave, the No 1 social network is riding high.
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.
For Facebook, this is clearly the biggest tech deal.
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.
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.
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WhatsApp grew up in Silicon Valley, but its founder's background in Eastern Europe gave it its DNA.
Following the announcement of the acquisition of WhatsApp for $19 billion, Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg had this to say on his wall.
So why has Facebook bought WhatsApp? Well take a look at the numbers.
BlackBerry Ltd said on Monday that Andrew Bocking, the executive in charge of its BBM instant messaging business, has left the company.
But why messaging apps? The answer is obvious. Facebook is being overrun by the old, older and oldest. And that is just not cool.