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Facebook extends closing of WhatsApp acquisition by a year

Last Updated: Sunday, July 27, 2014, 10:58

Social networking giant Facebook has extended by a year the closing of its landmark USD 19 billion deal to acquire instant messaging app WhatsApp.

BBM coming to Windows phones later this year

Last Updated: Thursday, May 15, 2014, 17:12

Canadian firm BlackBerry is all set to extend the instant messaging service to Windows phones later this year as it seeks newer avenues for monetisation.

Snapchat settles with FTC over misleading users about privacy

Last Updated: Friday, May 09, 2014, 17:49

The FTC's complaint also accuses Snapchat of duping its users over the amount of personal data the company collected.

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 deal shows stunning growth of messaging apps

Last Updated: Monday, February 24, 2014, 10:23

Facebook`s deal to pay up to USD 19 billion for WhatsApp comes on the heels of a USD 900 million purchase of another messaging service, Viber, by Japanese Internet giant Rakuten.

WhatsApp Service down, three days after Facebook deal

Last Updated: Sunday, February 23, 2014, 07:05

WhatsApp's 450 million worldwide users were unable to access the smartphone free-messaging service, three days after Facebook declared it was lavishing up to USD 19 billion on it.

Analysts say jury still out on sense of Facebook-WhatsApp $19bn deal

Last Updated: Friday, February 21, 2014, 13:26

After the initial sticker shock, market analysts and investors have been trying to make sense of the multi billion dollar acquisition deal between Facebook and WhatsApp and are cautiously optimistic of the future of the two companies.

Facebook mega-deal for WhatsApp `a brilliant move`

Last Updated: Friday, February 21, 2014, 09:42

Facebook`s $19-billion deal for the red-hot mobile messaging service WhatsApp is a savvy strategic move by the world`s biggest social network, even if the price tag is staggeringly high, analysts say.

What in the world is WhatsApp?

Last Updated: Friday, February 21, 2014, 09:37

The online messaging platform has been catching on for a few years with younger users and international sets of friends, but a much larger audience noticed it on Wednesday, when Facebook Inc said it had agreed to pay $19 billion for the service.

Facebook-WhatsApp acquisition: Ten things you want to know

Last Updated: Friday, February 21, 2014, 02:02

WhatsApp is a cross-platform mobile app which allows users to exchange messages without having to pay telecom charges.

Facebook-acquired WhatsApp to have 'No ads, No games, No gimmicks'

Last Updated: Thursday, February 20, 2014, 10:40

Facebook announced its plans to acquire popular messaging service WhatsApp and immediately investors and users were concerned if the next move would be to bring ads to the platform.

BlackBerry shares surge 9% after Facebook bid for WhatsApp

Last Updated: Thursday, February 20, 2014, 09:19

Facebook Inc`s stunning USD 19 billion bid for fast-growing mobile-messaging startup WhatsApp sent shares of BlackBerry Ltd surging after the closing bell on Wednesday, as investors were cheered by the lofty valuation for the messaging platform.