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Facebook to require separate mobile app for messages

Last Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014, 10:46

Facebook Inc will no longer let users send and receive private messages within its main smartphone app, and will require that users install a separate messaging app, the Internet company said on Wednesday.

Twitter`s Vine adds private messaging

Last Updated: Friday, April 04, 2014, 09:39

Twitter-owned Vine said today it was adding an option for private messages sent using the service`s looping short videos.

Twitter's Vine adds private messaging

Last Updated: Friday, April 04, 2014, 02:29

Twitter-owned Vine said Thursday it was adding an option for private messages sent using the service's looping short videos.

Alibaba invests $215 million in messaging app Tango

Last Updated: Thursday, March 20, 2014, 11:56

The investment gives Alibaba a minority stake in a messaging service with 200 million registered users and 70 million active users.

Vine says no to sexually explicit content

Last Updated: Friday, March 07, 2014, 13:46

Offenders of the new policy would face account suspensions.

'Instant messaging Apps firms should be regulated'

Last Updated: Thursday, February 27, 2014, 15:37

WhatsApp had recently announced that it would start offering voice service by June this year.

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.