Ratings agency Fitch on Friday warned that the acquisition of WhatsApp by Facebook and the former's plans to enter voice calls will further dent global telcos' ability to increase free cash flows, but ruled out serious impact on the Indian players in the near-term.
A cyber security firm said on Tuesday that it uncovered stolen credentials from some 360 million accounts that are available for sale on cyber black markets, though it is unsure where they came from or what they can be used to access.
Billionaire 29-year-old Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg stars in the mobile industry's biggest fair, fresh from his $19 billion (14-billion-euro) takeover of smartphone messenger WhatsApp.
An unassuming white building in Mountain View, California, entered Silicon Valley folklore on Wednesday as the place where Jan Koum signed a $19 billion deal.
Fast-growing startup WhatsApp was the talk of tech town on Thursday after social media giant Facebook announced a $19 billion buyout of the mobile-messaging application. While the deal created an instant global buzz, an Indian took centrestage in the aftermath. Mega deals | WhatsApp: From food stamps to $19 billion dollar deal
With a big, bold deal for hot messaging service WhatsApp, Facebook is demonstrating it wants youth, a wider footprint in more markets and new kinds of services to stay fresh.
WhatsApp grew up in Silicon Valley, but its founder's background in Eastern Europe gave it its DNA. Its founder and CEO Jan Koum, 37, grew up mostly in the Ukraine, and moved to Mountain View, California, as a teenager.
Facebook on Wednesday announced it was acquiring WhatsApp, a world leader in mobile messaging over the internet with 35 million users in India, for $19 billion in stock and cash.
Twitter Inc encountered a user revolt for the first time as a public company after it tweaked its "block" function on Thursday, prompting an outcry from those who said the new policy empowered perpetrators of online abuse.
Twitter has restored the ability to block unwanted followers from peering at posts, quickly reversing a policy change that triggered a barrage of criticism. The turn-around came just hours after it modified its blocking mechanism.
A new study explains why despite Google+'s massive membership, the social network is more like The Matrix than a metropolis.
BackPeddle is a new app that lets users control what they share on Facebook, Twitter and Google+ and for how long.
Facebook is working to become your new best friend, getting to know you better by infusing the billion-member social network's software with artificial intelligence.
Facebook on Tuesday began serving up video ads that pop up and play when users check their news feeds. Video ads will play on mobile devices as well as when people visit Facebook from laptop or desktop computers.
Salem Ayash, a poet from the city of Taiz, said that he requested the unusual 'payment' before agreeing to let his daughter get married as no-one in Yemen can afford to pay dowries anymore, Metro.co.uk reported.