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WhatsApp Scraps Subscription Fee, Announces New Communication Tools for Businesses
WhatsApp

WhatsApp Scraps Subscription Fee, Announces New Communication Tools for Businesses

While the service has long vowed to remain free of third-party apps and spam, its latest pivot could pave the way for a Facebook-like monetization model.
Geoff Weiss
Report: Google Is Building a 'Smart' Mobile-Messaging App to Rival Facebook Messenger
Google

Report: Google Is Building a 'Smart' Mobile-Messaging App to Rival Facebook Messenger

The service will reportedly enable people to text each other and use chatbots to search, yes, you guessed it, Google.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
15 Surprising Tech Mergers That Could Have Happened But Didn't (Infographic)
Technology

15 Surprising Tech Mergers That Could Have Happened But Didn't (Infographic)

MySpace could have snagged Facebook. Facebook could have scored Snapchat. Alas, there are many offers that can be refused. Not every match is made in heaven.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
This New Startup Wants to Be Your WhatsApp for Professional Networking
Instant Messaging

This New Startup Wants to Be Your WhatsApp for Professional Networking

Email is taking a back seat to real-time messaging. Caliber says its going to make business communications move faster.
Catherine Clifford
Alibaba Creates DingTalk, a Social Networking App for Businesses
Messaging Apps

Alibaba Creates DingTalk, a Social Networking App for Businesses

Capable of carrying conference calls and group messaging, DingTalk targets small- and medium-sized enterprises.
7 Cool Social Apps That Are Changing the Way We See Ourselves
Social Media

7 Cool Social Apps That Are Changing the Way We See Ourselves

There is much more to social media than Facebook and Twitter.
John Rampton
 From ICQ to AIM to WhatsApp: The Rise and Fall of Instant Messenger Apps (Infographic)
Apps

From ICQ to AIM to WhatsApp: The Rise and Fall of Instant Messenger Apps (Infographic)

IM apps have 4ever altered how we communicate. Countless messaging tools have come and gone in the 18 years since they first debuted. Which ones will stand the test of time?
Kim Lachance Shandrow
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