News and Articles About WhatsApp

Zuckerberg: Facebook Has No Near-Term Plan to Monetize WhatsApp
WhatsApp

Zuckerberg: Facebook Has No Near-Term Plan to Monetize WhatsApp

Everyone will have to wait and see how 'Big Blue' can turn a profit on its recently acquired messaging service.
Facebook's WhatsApp Acquisition Now Has a $22 Billion Price Tag
Acquisitions

Facebook's WhatsApp Acquisition Now Has a $22 Billion Price Tag

That's about $3 billion more than when the deal was announced for $19 billion back in February.
Facebook Wins EU Approval for $19 Billion WhatsApp Bid
Acquisitions

Facebook Wins EU Approval for $19 Billion WhatsApp Bid

The landmark deal gives Facebook a strong foothold in the fast-growing mobile messaging market.
Pinterest Gets Chatty, Launches Its First Private-Messaging Feature
Pinterest

Pinterest Gets Chatty, Launches Its First Private-Messaging Feature

Chat away, pinners. Pinterest may be late to the game, but it's finally jumped on the messaging bandwagon.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Facebook Reportedly Weighing Integration of Uber Into Messenger App
Messaging

Facebook Reportedly Weighing Integration of Uber Into Messenger App

Preliminary discussions between Mark Zuckerberg and Travis Kalanick point to the social network's stated desire to diversify and monetize its messaging platform.
Geoff Weiss
Pondering Facebook's Future, Zuckerberg More 'Excited' By Messaging Than Photos
Facebook

Pondering Facebook's Future, Zuckerberg More 'Excited' By Messaging Than Photos

'There are only so many photos you're going to want to share with friends,' the CEO said during an earnings call. 'There's just a lot more people want to express.'
Geoff Weiss
How to Disrupt an Industry in Three Steps
Disruption

How to Disrupt an Industry in Three Steps

Everyone's out to change the world these days. While that's no walk in the park, it isn't always rocket science, either.
Steve Tobak
Secure That First Investor, and the Rest Will Come
Venture Capital

Secure That First Investor, and the Rest Will Come

Venture capital's dirty little secret: investors don't like going it alone.
Facebook Rolls Out Site-Wide 'Privacy Checkup,' Revamps Default User Settings
Privacy concerns

Facebook Rolls Out Site-Wide 'Privacy Checkup,' Revamps Default User Settings

Rather than assuming that new users wish to share their feeds with the entire Internet, Facebook will now implement default sharing among 'Friends.'
Geoff Weiss
The $19 Billion WhatsApp Deal Was Big, But Not the Year's Biggest (Infographic)
Facebook

The $19 Billion WhatsApp Deal Was Big, But Not the Year's Biggest (Infographic)

So far in 2014, there have been three M&A deals larger than Facebook's $19 billion purchase of WhatsApp.
Catherine Clifford
Want to Chat on Facebook? Soon, You'll Need a Second App for That.
Facebook

Want to Chat on Facebook? Soon, You'll Need a Second App for That.

Users might not be happy about needing another app, but the move could ultimately make Facebook Messenger a much more powerful tool.
Benjamin Kabin
4 Things to Know About Facebook's Plan for Total World Domination
Facebook

4 Things to Know About Facebook's Plan for Total World Domination

Mark Zuckerberg is taking on Planet Earth by drone, laser and satellite, pledging to connect the 'whole world' to the Internet… One new Facebook user at a time?
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Alibaba Wages $215 Million to Dance With Messaging App Tango
Social Media

Alibaba Wages $215 Million to Dance With Messaging App Tango

On the heels of WhatsApp's $19 billion acquisition by Facebook, the Chinese web titan dominated the latest round of fundraising for rival messaging platform Tango.
Geoff Weiss
The 12 Hottest iPhone and Android Apps
Apps

The 12 Hottest iPhone and Android Apps

We ranked the apps that launched and received the most buzz in February.
Ryan Bushey