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Apple 'borrows' WhatsApp features, Jan Koum 'flattered'

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 04, 2014, 21:12

Soon after the keynote was delivered at the Apple WWDC in San Francisco on Monday, Koum tweeted: "very flattering to see Apple "borrow" numerous WhatsApp features into iMessage in iOS 8 #innovation."

WhatsApp hits 500 million active users

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 09:39

WhatsApp, the mobile messaging application, has achieved a milestone with a record of 500 million monthly active users.

WhatsApp CEO says won't compromise user privacy for Facebook

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 18, 2014, 21:03

Following Facebook's Whatsapp acquisition, the messaging app company's CEO Jan Koum has reassured Whatsapp users that their privacy will not be compromised for the social network giant.

WhatsApp worth over $19 billion: Facebook's Zuckerberg

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 25, 2014, 12:46

Billionaire Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg on Monday defended his huge USD 19 billion takeover of free mobile messaging service WhatsApp, saying it is actually worth much more.

WhatsApp to offer voice service in Q2

Last Updated: Monday, February 24, 2014, 20:57

Within a week of being acquired by Facebook, instant messaging app WhatsApp on Monday said it will offer voice service by June this year.

Google tried to stop Facebook-WhatsApp deal?

Last Updated: Friday, February 21, 2014, 10:55

Much talk is on about the USD 19 billion deal that Facebook signed with WhatsApp to buy the message service provider. However, it appears that another tech giant, Google, tried getting in the way of the deal.

WhatsApp founders swap struggle for billionaire status

Last Updated: Friday, February 21, 2014, 09:28

Jan Koum, an immigrant from Ukraine, was so poor as a teenager that he used saved his old Soviet notebooks for school and queued with his mom for food stamps.

WhatsApp founders swap struggle for billionaire status

Last Updated: Friday, February 21, 2014, 04:06

Jan Koum, an immigrant from Ukraine, was so poor as a teenager that he used saved his old Soviet notebooks for school and queued with his mom for food stamps.

WhatsApp hits 400 million active users

Last Updated: Friday, December 20, 2013, 15:30

WhatsApp, the mobile messaging application, has achieved a milestone with a record of 400 million monthly active users.

WhatsApp overtakes Facebook as leading mobile messaging service

Last Updated: Monday, December 02, 2013, 19:33

Undoubtedly, Facebook is the king of social networking space, but when it comes to social messaging on mobiles WhatsApp emerges as the clear winner.

WhatsApp says it has more users than Twitter

Last Updated: Thursday, April 18, 2013, 11:25

Messaging app WhatsApp now has more users than Twitter, company founder and CEO Jan Koum said at the AllThingsD Dive Into Mobile conference in New York.