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WhatsApp Signs Up 500 Millionth Customer

WhatsApp, the OTT messaging service has announced that it now has over 500 million active users. more

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Facebook Warned About Privacy Concerns Following WhatsApp Purchase

Facebook has been warned about protecting customer privacy should its planned aquisition of WhatsApp get regulatory approval. more

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Ovum: A wave of consolidation will occur in social messaging in 2014

The recent acquisitions of WhatsApp by Facebook and Viber by Rakuten signal that social communications, and particularly messaging, are becoming a core part of OTT services, whether their primary focus is social networking, gaming, or even commerce. more

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WhatsApp Breaks Messaging Record with 65 Billion Messages in One Day

WhatsApp, the OTT messaging platform says that it have broken its own record for messages, and earlier this week a total of 64 billion messages were processed on its platform in a single day. more

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Woman Hospitalised After Excessive WhatsApp Typing

A woman used the WhatsApp messaging service so much over the last Christmas holiday, that she ended up in hospital. more

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Microsoft Considered Bid for WhatsApp Before Facebook Bought it

Microsoft also took a look at buying the OTT messaging vendor, WhatsApp before Facebook paid US$19 billion for the company. more

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WhatsApp Faces Regulatory Hurdles Launching Voice Service

Oman's telecoms regulator has warned that plans by the OTT app, WhatsApp to offer voice calls over its service will still need regulatory approval. more

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Fitch: Facebook, Skype Challenge Telcos' Free Cash Flows

Facebook's acquisition of WhatsApp, and the messaging service's plans to expand to include voice calls, will put further pressure on telcos' ability to increase free cash flows, according to the debt ratings agency, Fitch. more

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WhatsApp Planning to Offer Free Voice Call Within Months

Messaging app WhatsApp is adding phone calls to its messaging services in a move that could directly target the mobile operator's core business models. more

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WhatsApp Suffers Major Network Outage Following Facebook Purchase

OTT messaging service, WhatsApp suffered a major network outage on Saturday just days after it had agreed to be bought by Facebook in a $16 billion deal. more

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