Windows Phone users do crave popular apps, no matter what apologists, fanboys say
Whenever a pundit brings up apps as an irrefutable argument for Windows Phone weaknesses, platform fanboys and apologists quickly point out they could not care less about whatever the Store is then lacking.
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Fri Mar 07, 2014
How Facebook is grinding its mobile app rivals into dust
Yahoo keeps grimly churning through acquisitions; buying and shutting down small tech firms with mechanical fervor.
Why privacy worries won't drive me off social media: Lauren O'Neil
Lauren O'Neil is a producer on the Community desk of CBC News and a self-professed 'internet addict.'
Thu Mar 06, 2014
ChitrChatr Congratulates WhatsApp on Its Acquisition by Facebook For $19 Billion
ChitrChatr feels this reinforces the sector's momentum as technological advancements that consolidate and simplify communications are achieved.
Wed Mar 05, 2014
Facebook Messenger launches on Windows Phone with all the bells and whistles
I thought that Facebook messenger was dead? Thats why they purchased WhatsApp. I am confused.
Mon Mar 03, 2014
Apple CarPlay: Siri At The Wheel
CarPlay adds iOS 7 features to the dashboards of select cars, making it easier and safer for iPhone owners to access messages, maps, and media.
Sat Mar 01, 2014
Google finally updates Google Hangouts on iOS
Months after the release of Apple's iOS 7 upgrade for the iPhone and the iPad, Google finally released an update to the Google Hangouts chat application bringing on full compatibility with iOS 7 features and a host of new features.
Thu Feb 27, 2014
Google Hangouts on iOS Now Looks Like Messenger, WhatsApp
Google gave its Hangouts app for iOS a complete overhaul on Thursday - one that will look very familiar to users of other mainstream messaging apps.
Google Hangouts 2.0 for iOS redesigned with iPad tweaks, 10-second video messages
Google Hangouts just jumped a full version number on Apple hardware -- the first major update since it added voice calls late last year -- and 2.0 has more than just a new iOS 7-ready look.
Wed Feb 26, 2014
Digital Savant Micro: What is 'WhatsApp?'
Facebook surprised the tech world last week by acquiring WhatsApp, a popular messaging app, in a deal worth a stunning $19 billion.
Tue Feb 25, 2014
WhatsApp adding voice services potentially cuts out carriers
While WhatsAppA's move to add voice services could further deteriorate wireless carriersA' revenues, the popular messaging app and its soon-to-be owner Facebook are positioning themselves as partners to carriers.
Mon Feb 24, 2014
MWC: BlackBerry leapts into bed with Nokia over BBM
Showing just how the newly-confident BlackBerry views its software services as key to its survival, the Canadian smartphone pioneer has jumped straight into bed with Nokia.
Sun Feb 23, 2014
Facebook Messenger coming to Windows Phone 8
This week in Barcelona, Microsoft's Joe Belfiore suggested that the spread of Windows Phone 8 across the planet is leading in to a greater app spread.
Fri Feb 21, 2014
Austin American Statesman
Why did Facebook pay $19 billion for WhatsApp?
Facebook surprised the tech world this week by acquiring WhatsApp , a popular messaging app, in a deal worth a stunning $19 billion.
Thu Feb 20, 2014
WhatsApp Alternatives: Six instant messaging apps
Facebook just annnounced its plan to buy WhatsApp for $19bn, leaving some users fearing the worse for the instant messaging service.
Wed Feb 19, 2014
Contra Costa Times
Facebook's $19 billion deal for WhatsApp breaks Silicon Valley records
The Facebook and WhatsApp app icons are displayed on an iPhone on February 19, 2014 in San Francisco City.
Facebook buys WhatsApp messaging service
The SEC filing reveals that the purchase will be split between cash and stock, at $4 billion and $12 billion respectively.
Tue Feb 11, 2014
The Power Of Social Payments
RBC became the first North American bank to roll out a P2P service using Facebook Messenger, as the trend of social media payments looks to be ready for take-off.